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About perennials

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Perennials serve as the backbone for borders and add seasonal interest to all gardens.


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  • they are valued for their yearly return and dependable blooming
  • they often bloom for extended periods or repeat their bloom cycle through the growing season. 
  • are great for boarders


Most perennials share the following characteristics

  • they have nonwoody stems; they live for more than two years
  • they typically die down to the ground in the winter
  •  they renew their above-ground growth in the spring.


Perennials, care guide


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