Hardy perennial

Hardy perennials, sometimes called herbaceous perennials, are plants which can survive in open ground all year. Autumn is an excellent time for planting hardy perennials ready for next spring. During Winter the visible part of the plant dies back, and can be cut back to tidy the bed, but this does not indicate that the entire plant has died. In fact, they only die back to a rootstock where next year’s shoots are protected; these protected shoots are the basis for the magical growth that appears when conditions permit.

Examples of hardy perennials and some of the favourites of our customers include delphiniums, hostas, lupins, heucheras and primroses but there are many more which are not listed here.

As each variety of hardy perennial becomes available for sale it will be announced on our new arrivals page and plants in optimal condition will be highlighted on the looking good page. Check these pages regularly if you require a specific variety or call in at Freeland Nurseries to view our current stock; if you take this approach our experienced staff will be glad to offer advice on plants that will satisfy your requirements.

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