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    Perennial Vs annual gardening


    Can you explain to me what distinguishes a perennial from an annual in gardening?

    Asked by Karen on 22nd Dec 2020
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    Four Seasons Garden Design & Maintenance

    "Morning Karen,

    Perennials are plants that during late autumn and into winter. Basically when the garden is dormant. You start cut down to ground level. When they're all brown, and the the leaves and flowers have done their thing.

    Once an annual plant has done it's thing. That's it. It won't grow again the following year. So you may as well pull it out.

    Things like cosmos are annuals. Although perennials are better value for money. Some annuals like cosmos are great. Perennials are things like daisies, alchemilla mollies, delphiniums.

    Other good annuals are marigolds, pansies, larkspur.

    Hope this helps,


    Answered on 23rd Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    EJK Gardening and Building Services

    "Annual plants only last during the summer and autumn warmer months. Perennial might die back during colder months, but will return in the Spring to carry flowering."

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    All round property services

    "Annuals: Plants that flower and die in one season are annuals—although some drop seeds that grow new plants in the spring. ... Perennials: Perennials, on the other hand, come back for many seasons. While the top portion of a perennial dies back in winter, new growth appears the following spring from the same root system."

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

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