Types of Plants – Hardy Perennials

Hardy Perennials die down each autumn and grow again the following spring so they can stay in the ground all year and only require to be split every three to five years.

Care: Plant Hardy Perennials in autumn or spring. The site should be well prepared and lots of well-rotted organic matter incorporated, remove all weeds and ensure the soil is well drained, water well before planting and a good layer of mulch.

Apply a general fertiliser in the spring and replace the mulch each Autumn. Deadhead regularly to encourage flowering throughout the season but keep a few heads in place to produce seeds for the following year. Once flowering is over and the plant starts to die back cut back the dead growth to ground level to keep the site tidy.

Hardy Perennials in our Garden: Below is a selection of hardy perennials we have in our garden;

Peony ‘Bowl of Beauty’

Geranium Johnson’s Blue

Japanese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’