Alfalfa, (Medicago sativa), also called lucerne or purple medic, perennial, cloverlike, leguminous plant of the pea family , widely grown primarily for hay, pasturage, and silage. Alfalfa is known for its tolerance of drought, heat, and cold and for the remarkable productivity and quality of its herbage.
Basil; Chervil; Cilantro/Coriander; Dill; German Chamomile; Summer Savory; Parsley (lives two years, but is usually grown as an annual for best flavor) Perennial Herbs. Perennial herbs live for two or more years, often growing and spreading each year. These herbs will die back to the ground in winter and sprout anew in spring.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning, known as a peppercorn. When fresh and fully mature, it is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter and dark red, and contains a single seed like all drupes.
The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its piquant berries. It is native to temperate parts of central and northern Europe and northern Asia where it prefers damp fertile soils and is widely cultivated both commercially and domestically.
How To Grow Blueberry Plants Blueberries will live and produce for 40 to 50 years. Attending to their ideal location and conditions at planting will guarantee you delicious fruit for many years. Attending to their ideal location and conditions at planting will guarantee you delicious fruit for many years.
Breckland thyme is the northernmost species in its large genus. It is a very important source of nutrition for large blue and eastern baton blue butterfly caterpillars because they only lay their eggs in Breckland thyme flowers and they only eat thyme. Honeybees like the nectar, making it a good honey plant.
Broccoli is seen as a biennial. As a result, the broccoli plant grows in the first year and then flowers the second year. It is the flowers that make up the broccoli that we know and eat. Once the broccoli plant has flowered and been harvested, then one usually pulls up the plants and starts again.
Butterfly weed plants (Asclepias tuberosa) are trouble-free North American natives that produce umbels of bright orange, yellow or red blooms all summer long. Butterfly weed is appropriately named, as the nectar- and pollen-rich flowers attract hummingbirds and hordes of butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects throughout the blooming season.
Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, is an edible species of the genus Allium. Its close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion. A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia, and North America.
Concord probably rings a bell, as it is a common table grape often made into jelly. Niagra is a white grape that is also delicious eaten off the vine. Canadice, Catawba, Muscadine, Steuben, Bluebell, Himrod and Vanessa are also popular table grapes.
Hop plants prefer the same soils as potatoes and the leading potato-growing states in the United States are also major hops-producing areas; however, not all potato-growing areas can produce good hops naturally: soils in the Maritime Provinces of Canada, for example, lack the boron that hops prefer.
Autumn sage, native to Texas, is perennial to USDA zone 6, but can be grown as an annual in colder climates. It's long, late-summer bloom period often makes it worth growing, even as an annual. It looks a little different from other sages, as it has tiny leaves and develops into a small bush.
Plant taxonomy classifies English lavender plants as Lavandula angustifolia. The Latin word, angustifolia means "narrow-leafed." Botanically-speaking, Lavandula angustifolia is classified as an evergreen shrub (for warm climates), since this perennial produces woody stems above ground.
Plants may be divided, but this isn’t as easy as it is with other garden plants and often proves unsatisfactory. Like their aforementioned cousins, the fennel herb has a long tap root that doesn’t like to be divided or moved. Planting fennel by seed is the much easier option. Seed can be sown as soon as the soil warms in the spring.
Rhubarb is best planted from a crown, which can be acquired from a garden center (or a neighbor whose rhubarb bed is out of control), and should be allowed to grow for several years before harvesting the stalks for that perennial summer favorite, strawberry rhubarb pie.
Horseradish is a perennial vegetable/herb grown for its pungent roots, which are used to spice up a variety of dishes from roast beef to cocktail sauce to a Passover Seder Plate. The leaves can also be eaten, when young and tender, but should not be eaten by animals.
One Perennial to Rule Them All! Do you have a favourite plant? Something that you just couldn’t do without? For me, that is the Jerusalem Artichoke. Those first shoots appear just after the thaw of Spring. If you are in a hurry to see them, relax, any tubers left from last season will arrive in good time.
Care of Kale. You can sow kale seeds in an area with well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plants need consistent moisture; plants can tolerate dry soil, but it negatively affects the leaf flavor. Plant seeds about 1/2 inch deep with 1 inch between seeds and 18 to 30 inches between rows; thin seedlings to 12 to 18 inches apart.
Comparing Perennial Leeks with Regular Leeks Perennial Leeks Perennial leeks are rare and difficult to find in Australia for some reason, yet they are simple to grow and one of the best and most productive vegetables to grow for home gardeners.
The lemon balm plant (Melissa officinalis) is actually a member of the mint family and is a perennial herb. It grows as a bushy, leafy herb with a pleasant lemon smell and small white flowers. If not carefully controlled, lemon balm can quickly become invasive in the garden.
Perennial herb gardens will give you an inexpensive and fresh supply of many herbs. Just think, you'll have mint for your teas all year long, either fresh or dried. You can add freshly chopped oregano to your tomato sauce, and fresh sprigs of thyme to give zest to your chicken soup.
Outside of its native range, areas where peppermint was formerly grown for oil often have an abundance of feral plants, and it is considered invasive in Australia, the Galápagos Islands, New Zealand, and the United States in the Great Lakes region, noted since 1843.
Pineapples (Ananas comosus) are perennial fruit native to South America and grown commercially in Hawaii. Because they're tropical to subtropical plants, pineapples grow only in the warmest regions, so they thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11.
There are a few radicchio varieties to choose from, all of which are easy to care for and grow. This article can help get you started. This article can help get you started. If you want to expand the types of salad greens you use, try radicchio growing. There are a few radicchio varieties to choose from, all of which are easy to care for and grow. This article can help get you started.
Find essential growing information on the sea holly, including: flower and foliage colors, height and width, seasonal features and special features. Check out more information about the sea holly perennial and explore tips on growing sea holly.
If you want sorrel as a perennial, then it's a good idea to sow a number of seeds, either where you'd like them to grow or in pots, and then thin them out or transplant them to 12 inches (30cms) apart. In following years, as it spreads, you can remove middle clumps in order to arrive at 2-foot (60 cms) spacings. That way, you'll get plenty of leaves while the plants bulk up.
Strawberry plants are not relegated to a short fruiting period during the spring. These sweet fruits can be perennials when they are trained and strategically chosen for their specific cultivar's growing habit; each of the three main strawberry varieties fruit at various times during the growing season.
The Sweet Potato is considered the 7th most important food crop in the world. The Sweet Potato is the state vegetable of North Carolina (United States), and this state is the lead producer of Sweet Potato in the US. China is the world’s largest producer of Sweet Potato at 105 million tons (95,250,000,000 kg)! Half of it is used for animal feed.
The turnip or white turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa) is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot. The word turnip is a compound of tur-as in turned/rounded on a lathe and neep, derived from Latin napus, the word for the plant.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Caprifoliaceae) is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. In the summer when the mature plant may have a height of 1.5 metres (5 ft), it bears sweetly scented pink or white flowers that attract many fly species, especially hoverflies of the genus Eristalis.
Watercress is a rapidly growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic, perennial plant native to Europe and Asia, and one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans. It is a member of the family Brassicaceae, botanically related to garden cress, mustard, radish, and wasabi—all noteworthy for their piquant flavor.
Yarrow can get taken for granted because it is such a dependable, low care, perennial plant, but these are features that make its beauty even better. Yarrow can get taken for granted because it is such a dependable, low care, perennial plant, but these are features that make its beauty even better.