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See what it takes to make your perennials bloom year after year and discover which perennial flowers and plants can live for up to 50, even 100, years at HGTV Gardens.


Perennial plants can be short-lived (only a few years) or they can be long-lived, as are some woody plants like trees. They include a wide assortment of plant groups from ferns and liverworts to the highly diverse flowering plants like orchids and grasses. Plants that flower and fruit only once and then die are termed monocarpic or semelparous.


Although liriope is probably not the first plant people think of when they talk about long-lived perennials, we’ve found that this unassuming little perennial can persist for years. Its grasslike foliage and short spikes of pretty flowers have been found growing in long abandoned Southern gardens.


Perennial plants are plants who's life duration spans more than onegrowing season. For example most trees and shrubs are perennial as they live for anumber of years (seasons), even into the ...


How Long Do Plants Live? The length of time a plant can live depends on the species. There are three classifications for the length of a plant's life span: annuals live one growing season, biennials live two growing seasons and perennials live more than two growing seasons.


Other plants only live for one season, regardless of where they're growing. These plants usually self-sow, or drop seed behind to grow again. Some plants that we grow as annuals are actually ...


Our perennial weeds are in for the long haul and need serious treatment like digging, grubbing and translocated herbicides. Leave a small part of a perennial weed behind and you will have it again. How long plants live will affect the way we control our weeds and manage our desirable plants.


How long do pepper plants live, anyway? Are they annuals, perennials or somewhere in between? Can you grow them indoors in the winter? Let’s take a look at the life of a pepper plant. Note: In the years since I have written this post I have had more experiences with keeping pepper plans going — here’s my new post.


Flowers -Vase Life in Your Home At Grower Direct one of the questions we hear frequently from our customers is How long will my flowers last? A simple question, without a simple answer. Flower vase life depends on many, many factors, some which are in our control (ours and yours) and some which are not.


Annual flowers, like petunias or impatiens, flower heavily all summer -- they don’t need to conserve energy the way perennials do. To have continuous color in a perennial garden, you’ll need a variety of plants that bloom at different times. Myth #3. Perennials live forever.