Perennial (n) - existing for a long or indefinite time, continually recurring
Perennials, also known as herbaceous perennials or Herbaceous plants, live for a minimum of 2 years, often for many seasons. Perennials, grow and bloom over the spring and summer, and generally die back every autumn and winter, reappearing on the same rootstock the following spring. Some perennials keep their leaves all year round and offer attractive borders and ground-covers.
One of the most attractive grassy textured plants available. Fine evergreen soft golden yellow foliage that will make a superb edging plant. Easily grown in all soil conditions taking sun shade and extreme wet. Ideal for those trouble spots.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 10cm
Sweet Flag - A miniature and attractive version of this little grassy perennial from Japan. Forms neat clumps of weeping green leaves on short rhizomes both of which have a sweet cinnamon fragrance, especially when dried. Ideal for boggy spots or at pond/stream edges. Quite hardy and easy to grow. Semi-evergreen.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 10cm
Gorgeous shrub with lacy dark foliage. New foliage emerges green and darkens to a dark purple/black colour. Upward curving spikes of white bottlebrush flowers, which are beautifully scented appear in summer. Prefers moist humus-rich soil conditions and requires a lot of water to grow. Plant in sun to part shade.
A quick growing and rewarding perennial ground-cover that forms bold rosettes of foliage and spreads by under-ground runners. In early spring spikes of beautiful bright blue flowers appear en masse. Prefers a semi-shaded spot with protection from hot afternoon sun. Evergreen.
It is important that Ajuga does not completely dry out in hot dry summer conditions.
Colour: Blue Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x spreads
A low carpet of medium-sized leaves in an attractive bronze-purple shade. Foliage takes on metallic overtones on mature summer leaves especially if planted in full sun. Short spikes of blue flowers are an added bonus in mid to late spring. Prefers filtered light. Performs well in containers. Evergreen in warm climates.
Colour: Blue Habit: Ground cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 30cm
Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller' is larger and more robust than the species, forming mounds of lobed, grayish-green fuzzy leaves topped by airy yellow flowers in spring. It is best in moist soil in part shade. Great as a groundcover or for cutting.
The common name for this perennial is Lady's Mantle. The wavy edged leaves are meant to represent the cloak or mantle that covered Mary as she travelled to Bethlehem.
Colour: Green / Yellow Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 30cm
The Peruvian Lily is a vigorous perennial that has real flower power. Get your garden rocking and a rolling with this variegated version that has bright red flowers. Happy in the sun or a little shade in well drained soil. Will spread so make sure you plant with room to grow. Perennial.
Colour: Red Habit: Multiplying Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 70cm
Japanese anemone. One of the glories going into autumn, single hot pink flowers. Flowers in autumn and again in summer. Prefers full sun or shade in well drained soils. Flower spikes 70cm. Ideal for woodland planting where it will spread quickly. Perennial
This is a tough and hardy and spreads by strong fibrous roots so give it room to spread and you will be well rewarded.
Colour: Pink Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x spreads