- $55 for 5 perennials delivered and installed ($120 value)
Perennials: Nature’s Recurring Gems
Perennials are the Rocky of flowers, able to regrow even after winter takes its toll. Check out Groupon’s guide to these persistent plants.
As opposed to annuals, which spend their entire lives within one year, perennials are just that—perennial, reappearing for years or even decades without having to be replanted. Though their tops may die and fall to the ground in the autumn, their crowns and roots stay alive through the winter, allowing new foliage to bloom in the spring. Because trees and shrubs are technically perennials, botanists use the term "herbaceous" to refer to the bright, beloved floral species of perennials, such as daylilies, daffodils, and peonies.
It may seem as though buying perennials is a no-brainer, since they only need to be planted once and left alone, but there are actually several factors to consider. Perennials typically cost more than annuals and other plants, and different species grow, bloom, and flower at their own time and pace, making it difficult to sync their appearance. Though some may assume spring is the time to plant any and all flowers, perennials that bloom in the spring and early summer should be hidden away in the late summer or early fall.