Garden mums are tender perennials that last longer than a year, depending on when and where they are planted, according to Briggs Garden and Home. Mums are a great choice to put fall color in the garden. More »

Chrysanthemums require lots of water and fertilizer, rich soil with good drainage and full sun. In warmer climates, they're grown as perennials. In cooler climates, they can be grown as annuals. They are excellent flower... More »

Pelee mums, also known as Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Pelee', are technically perennials, but they are not cold-hardy. While they can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 7, 8 and 9, they are unlikely to live through a winter... More »

Flowers that thrive in shady conditions include annuals such as fuchsia and lobelia as well as perennials like toad lily or bleeding heart. Shade plants need less than four hours of sunlight each day, preferably only in ... More »

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Pansies are short-lived perennials typically used as annuals or biennials because of their short blooming period. They are viola hybrids with a complex ancestry that includes several species. Gardeners recommend that pan... More »

The primary difference between annual and perennial flowering plants is that annuals observe their entire life cycle, from seed to flower, within a single growing season while perennials perpetuate their life cycles betw... More »

There are good reasons to use both annuals and perennials in a garden and landscape. Location, environment and personal preference are three important things to consider. Perennials are planted only once, so they are les... More »