Perennial (n) - existing for a long or indefinite time, continually recurring
Perennials, also known as herbaceous perennials or Herbaceous plants, live for a minimum of 2 years, often for many seasons. Perennials, grow and bloom over the spring and summer, and generally die back every autumn and winter, reappearing on the same rootstock the following spring. Some perennials keep their leaves all year round and offer attractive borders and ground-covers.
Cat grass (catgrass) is a name used to describe a number of different types of grass which are popular with cats. It would appear that there are two main species of grass referred to as cat grass. Once the grass is an inch or two long, move to a spot easily accessible to your cat. It is also a good idea to have some growing outdoors in an enclosure if your cat has access to one.
A useful and attractive perennial with grey/green foliage and pretty sprays of mauve flowers that appear from spring right through to autumn. Useful as an edging for flower beds. Loves a sunny position and a good haircut every now and then. Hardy, evergreen easy to grow if you can keep your cats off it long enough!
Colour: Mauve Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x Spreading
'Snow in Summer' AKA Yoyo is so named as the tiny silver grey leaves are smothered in star-shaped white flowers throughout the summer. A sweet little perennial which is perfect to cascade over walls and hot dry banks. Quite vigorous and hardy. Evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x spreading
Spider plant. Long strappy vareigated foliage of green and cream make this much loved house plant a great selection for filtered light areas in the garden or for hanging baskets. Named after the small offsets that hang from long stems resembling spiders. Evergreen
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 40cm
Exotic tropical looking perennial with broad strap like foliage and large orange flower heads which appear from early spring. Happiest out of direct sunlight therefore ideal for planting in large drifts under deciduous or native trees. The clumps get better and better as they mature. Evergreen.
Clivia are frost tender plants but as they are usually planted under trees this affords them some protection. They do well in a container. They are surface rooted so avoid soil disturbance.
Colour: Orange Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 40cm
A handsome perennial with broad strap like foliage and large red flower heads which appear from early spring. Happiest out of direct sunlight, ideal for planting under deciduous trees. These seedlings are from the Dr Hammett Clivia breeding programme. Evergreen.
Colour: Red Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 40cm
Lily of the Valley. A much loved old-fashioned perennial with dark green leaves and sprays of small, very fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers from late winter to early spring. Prefers a semi-shaded position and moist, humus rich soil. Ideal for ground-cover planting under trees.
Colour: White Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15cm x spreading
Highly aromatic Herb that is popular for adding a pungent flavour to Chinese, Thai and Mexican cuisine. This variety is very slow to bolt ( hence the name) and can be grown in a pot or the garden. Likes the sun and fertile soil to do well. Annual.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 15cm
Porcelain Blue has it's clusters of tubular, vibrant, mid blue flowers on show all year. Enjoy heavy repeat flowering during Autumn, Winter and Spring and spot flowers during the Summer months. Luscious blue green foliage making the perfect compliment. Perennial.
Colour: Blue Habit: Mounding Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 30cm
Corydalis Porcelain Blue
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