Perennials are the heart or foundation of your garden. Once they are established, they are low maintenance, carefree, rugged plants that thrive for many years. These wonderful plants are also know as “herbaceous perennials” or plants which die back and go dormant in the fall and then jump up in the early spring-summer. Most perennials are able to be divided and produce more plants like Hostas and Daylily. Others will produce seeds and with the help of wildlife they are born. We currently grow over 1000 varieties of perennials. Plants that are commonly seen to Natives to those hard to find rare specimens.
PERENNIALS ARE LOW MAINTENANCE, CAREFREE, RUGGED PLANTS THAT THRIVE
When one thinks of a perennial, generally, flowers first come to mind; However they have much more to offer the garden. They all have amazing flowers that bloom at a certain time or times every year allowing for all-season garden interest. Along with breathtaking fragrances from both flowers and foliage they often have outstanding color diversity and textures that enhance the entire garden. These beautiful traits continue to improve as the perennials mature.
CAREFUL SELECTION & TRIALS ENSURE WE GROW THE VERY BEST VARIETIES
We grow our perennials to be hard and tough so they can be planted ANYTIME the ground is not frozen. We are confident in this technique which requires specialized knowledge and growing ability to ready the plant for maturity. Careful selection and trials ensure we grow the very best varieties available. Perennials grow roots while its cold and show little to no above ground action. So be patient in the spring because you’ll be pleasantly surprised when conditions are suitable they explode out of the ground with fresh new growth.
Generally speaking, Perennials require very little fertilizer. An easy way is to use a slow-release fertilizer. This is granules applied when wanted or a top dressing raked into the soil. Liquid fertilizer may be used once a week or twice a month on most perennials especially in poor soil conditions. Important to apply when plants are actively growing. That means when the temperatures are above 50 degrees and you can see new growth. Always read instructions before application. On the other hand, most Annuals love fertilizer, such as Petunias. They can be fertilized up to 2-3 times a week or every other watering. Other Annuals especially those in containers once a week should be fine.
TOP FULL SUN PERENNIALS
- SHASTA DAISY- ‘Becky’ & ’Snowlady’
- DAYLILY- ‘Stella d’Oro’
- CATMINT- ‘Blue Wonder’
- MEADOW SAGE- ‘May Knight’& ‘Caradonna’
- LAVENDER -‘Munstead’
- RUSSIAN SAGE -‘Little Spire’&‘Filagran’
- ECHINACEA- ‘Magnus’
- BLANKET FLOWER- ‘Goblin’&‘Fanfare’
- BEE BALM - ‘Jacob Cline’
- Hollyhock & Malva-‘Zebrina’, ‘Mauritianna’
TOP FULL SHADE PERENNIALS
In no particular order...
- GLOBEFLOWER- ‘Golden Queen’
- FERNS –‘Ostrich’, ‘Cinnamon’
- MONKSHOOD- napellus
- SWEET WOODRUFF – odoratum
- LENTEN ROSE –Lady Series
- BLEEDING HEART- ‘Old-Fashioned Rose & White
- LUNGWORT – ‘Raspberry Splash’ & ‘Samurai’
- Large-Leaf Golden Ray- ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’
- Siberian Forget-Me-Not- ‘Looking Glass’