A perennial plant is a plant that lives for more than two years, with some varieties living a lot longer. A perennial will live longer than an annual plant.
They tend to grow and bloom over the spring and summer, then die back during the autumn and winter, returning the following spring from their roots.
There are some real benefits to planting perennial plants. Their roots are usually extensive and run very deep into the ground. These roots hold the soil and can help to prevent soil erosion.
Perennials can also help to reduce the level of weed growth in your garden, as a perennial’s roots will out-compete weeds for nutrients in the soil and sunlight.
Perennials come in all shapes and sizes, and you can plant a beautiful array of colours and styles to create a varied and colourful garden.
You can view the current Whinwhistle stock of Perennials below