Perennial, definition

February 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm 1 comment

Perennial: As in a plant that recurs on a yearly basis in your Zone. A plant can be considered a perennial in a warmer zone, and an annual in a cooler climate. A perennial plant will live 3 years or more.

An herbacious perennial:  a plant with non woody stems,  will die back in winter and return the next year. Eg. Peonies, Coral Bells

A woody perennial: a plant with woody stems,  have buds that stay above ground over winter. E.g. Trees

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