A plant that returns each year, a.k.a. the core of your garden

With their staggered bloom times from spring to summer to fall, perennial flowers keep a garden interesting throughout the year. After trees and shrubs, perennials are also a great way to add structure, height and visual interest to your garden. Though they may have a shorter bloom time than annuals (from a few weeks to a couple of months depending on the variety), perennial foliage is often interesting in its own right during non-bloom periods, showing off a variety of colors, shapes and textures.

Perennial plants are appealing to both beginners and expert gardeners alike since they return year after year, and require relatively little care during the season. A bit of deadheading, perhaps some dividing and cutting back in the late fall or early spring, and an established perennial will take care of itself. Our garden nursery houses varieties perfect for sun, shade and everywhere in between, and we are happy to suggest perennials with a variety of characteristics: deer resistance, butterfly and bird attraction, different seasonal bloom times, fragrance, and stunning cut flowers.

As the seasons change, so do our plants, so give us a call if you’ve got a specific perennial in mind. Or visit our garden center to take a stroll through our extensive perennial showcase and see what pops out at you! Ask a Green Thumb for expert advice on everything from classic best-sellers to unique modern hybrids and you’re sure to leave with your garden’s missing piece.

garden-splendorVan Putte Gardens is the exclusive Garden Splendor retailer for the Rochester area. Healthy, gorgeous plants and down-to-earth information make gardening easier and more beautiful. Each plant comes with an anodized aluminum Remember Me garden marker to identify and mark the location of your premium Garden Splendor plant for years to come. Find hundreds of Garden Splendor perennials, trees and shrubs throughout our garden center!

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