With a handy central location in Cardington Village, our garden nursery supplies a variety of herbaceous perennials to trade and retail customers in St Neots, Bedford, Milton Keynes and the surrounding counties. These hardy plants provide numerous benefits for homeowners and for those in the professional field of landscaping. The information provided below gives the uninitiated a clearer idea of what to expect from perennials.
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 customers in St Neots, Bedford and Milton Keynes to consider. We refer to those which die down to ground level during the autumn and winter months, and then re grow 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 that 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 St Neots, Bedford and Milton Keynes areas mistake smaller herbaceous perennials for being actual herbs but this is not the case. The term simply refers to the way perennials, particularly herbaceous plants, survive. These particular herbaceous perennials, the ones which die down in autumn and winter, effectively go into hibernation.
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 underground system that is highly resistant to cold weather conditions. Come the spring, fresh life and rapid growth become instantly recognisable as landscapes starts to flourish.
In warmer climates across the world, many herbaceous perennials thrive during winter and the early part of the spring and then die down in the summer before emerging again in the autumn. The bulbs we supply to customers in St Neots, Bedford and Milton Keynes are more suited to the UK’s temperate conditions, and tend to thrive more in the summertime.
Herbaceous Perennial Types