These stalwart plants of the gardening world are, unfortunately, quite misunderstood. A perennial comes back year after year and with the right care gets healthier, stronger and bigger. They have a long lifespan, peonies for example can live 20 years.
They come in all shapes and sizes from climbing vines, to tall and rigid Monkshood, to ground cover sedum. There are definite favourites, peony, columbine and lupin to name a few, and others more famous for their leaf than their flower (hello hosta!). Some varieties that bloom in early spring and others throughout the summer right up until fall.
Golden Acre has the largest variety and biggest quantity of perennials in Calgary and has them all season long.