Perennial plants are flowers or plants that grow back
every year of season. The top part of the plant dies off that is the flowers
and leaves and grow back in the spring. It uses the same route system and most
plants keep their leaves all year. They make attractive borders and ground
covers for yards and businesses. They can be purchased in in quarts, or gallon
They can be planted in the spring but many come
in containers so they can be planted in the summer and fall too They need
organic soil and good drainage. Fertilizer helps to make them grow properly.
Some of these plants are bee balm, irises, butterfly weed, cat mint, day lily
and garden flox. They require watering, mulching, weed control, and
Some wildflowers are perennials but when planted
do not show until the next year. They will establish their root systems but no
flowers will show up until the second year. After the first year you will get a
showy flowers with plenty of foliage So when you decide to plant perennial
wildflowers the first year is growth the second is when the flowers and foliage
Some of the top ones that grow to become showy
flowers are butterfly weed that produces some showy orange flowers in
midsummer. It needs full sun and sandy draining soil to grow well. The best
part of wildflower perennials is they come back every year. You don’t have to
Another popular wildflower is Black Eyed Susan growing on the side of the road and in fields. It is a common hybrid and
readily available for planting. Another one is the milky bell flower that likes
full to partial sun and well drained soil that is moist. Another popular one is
wild carrot with lacy and pink blossoms. It prefers full to partial sun and
well drained moist soil.
A Perennial has different purpose like attracting
hummingbirds and butterflies. Some are resistant to deer. Others make great
ground covers or plants for shady sites. They adapt well to different
conditions and soils.
Wildflowers take patience and work to grow. They
can be started from seed and need little mowing or water when established. They
require knowing the specific soil and temperature conditions to grow well. Most
require full to partial sun and do not need much fertilization. They should be
planted in early spring.