Not sure whether to plant perennials vs. annuals in your garden? Learn the key differences to make an informed decision for your gardening lifestyle so it’s easy to grow and care for. Here's what you need to know.
Perennials are plants that live for more than two years.
Annuals are plants that are not cold tolerant and live an entire lifecyle from seed to flower in one growing season. All roots, stems, and leaves of the plant die annually.
It's important to know your hardy zone so you know whether or not a plant is hardy to your zone. If it's not hardy to your zone, it's considered an annual.
Perennials tend to cost more than annuals.
Annuals typically have a longer bloom time than perennials.
If you are just starting out or want to experiment with plants, go with annuals because there is less of a committment.
Native perennials are easy care, low maintenance options. And if you divide perennials, you can grow your garden for free.
Follow along to learn more about growing perennials and annuals.