With a handy central location in Cardington Village, our garden nursery supplies a variety of herbaceous perennials to trade and retail customers in Ampthill, Biggleswade, Hitchin, St Neots and the surrounding counties. The information below gives the hobbyist gardener a clear idea of what to expect from perennials at Cottage Farms Nurseries.
Some herbaceous perennials, the ones which die down in autumn and winter, go into a form of hibernation. They tend to thrive more in the summertime.
While the soft, succulent and green stems on herbaceous plants die down in autumn and remain dormant throughout the winter, the plant itself retains a strong root and an underground system that resists cold weather conditions. Come the spring, fresh life and rapid growth become instantly recognisable as landscapes start to flourish.
Herbaceous perennials define a type of plant that lives for two or more years, but usually many more. There are two different herbaceous perennials for our customers to consider. We refer to those which die down to ground level during the autumn and winter months, and then regrow in the spring, as herbaceous plants. Typically, herbaceous plants grow in size every year because they start over in the spring with a much larger root system.
Herbaceous perennials which don’t die down during the autumn and winter months are evergreen perennials. These most commonly take on the form of shrubs, trees, or, in some instances, a combination of both.
Some homeowners in the Ampthill, Biggleswade, Hitchin and St Neots areas, as well as those in our main service locations of Bedford and Milton Keynes, mistake smaller herbaceous perennials for being herbs, but this is not the case. The term simply refers to the way perennials, particularly herbaceous plants, survive.
Our garden nursery has the following herbaceous perennials available, grown on our own premises to ensure a plant of good quality, at a lower price, without the impact associated with long-distance transportation.
If you have herbaceous perennials in mind that we don’t cultivate or stock onsite, Cottage Farm Nurseries can still source them for you – usually in no more than a two-week timeframe.