Perennial plants provide much-needed colour and interest throughout the summer and early autumn, transforming gardens with their beauty. Most often they are planted together to create herbaceous and mixed borders, creating vibrant displays full of floral blooms.
To speak to our helpful team and find out which perennial plants might suit your garden, visit Poplar Nurseries on the A120 just outside Colchester, located on Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, or call 01206 210 374.
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Discover a wide array of perennial plants and flowers
Throughout the season we offer a wide range of garden perennials, with up to 200 different varieties stocked. We offer a range of sizes to cater for all budgets, with our displays changing weekly for inspiration, interest and value.
The two terms commonly used by gardeners are perennial, which is used for all non-woody plants, including those which are evergreen or semi-evergreen such as Bergenia (elephant’s ears), Epimedium, Hellebore, Stipa Gigantea (an ornamental grass). Herbaceous perennials differ in that all the stems die back in late autumn and early winter. Well-known examples include Delphinium, Geranium, Miscanthus (an ornamental grass) and Sedum. You’ll find them all at Poplar Nurseries.
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What is a perennial plant?
While shrubs are considered the backbone of the garden, it is the perennial plant that helps to provide the ‘wow factor’, the continuity of flower colour and the changing depth in the garden border. However, with careful planning and planting, they can provide colour through much of the year (except the depths of winter).
The term ‘perennials’ is used loosely by gardeners to indicate those plants which grow in beds and borders, and which are not trees, shrubs or bulbs. They are the ‘summer colour’, the ‘border flowers’ and make up a ‘flower garden’.