What is a perennial plant?
A perennial plant is a plant that lives for over two years and can flower several times over the course of its life. These plants are therefore a great option for anyone who wants to take care of their garden or vegetable garden, but is short on time. Perennial plants require little care and a variety can be found to meet all needs.
Their watering needs vary according to species and they can be grown in the ground, in planters, in vegetables patches or even in greenhouses. Perennial plants may also have medicinal properties, but some varieties are poisonous. Available in
a range of shapes and colours, perennial plants may need to be covered up over the winter
, depending on where you live. Fertiliser , such as manure, mulching and an efficient watering system are great for encouraging growth and flowering.
23 of the most common perennial plants for gardens and vegetable patches
In addition to providing the base for the famous alcohol enjoyed during the Belle Epoque, absinthe is also known for its therapeutic properties. It is especially effective at combating gastric issues. It can also be used to repel insects, slugs and snails.
Garlic is an essential foodstuff for maintaining good health. It is rich in vitamins and provides a number of benefits to the body. It is easy to grow and does not require a lot of water.
Arnica flowers are used to make ointments designed to relieve bruises and sprains. Arnica can be recognised by its yellow flowers and long leaves.
Artichoke is a perennial vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. It is very rich in vitamins and has energy-enhancing benefits. It can reach up to 1.5 metres in height in the garden.
The main advantage of bamboo is that it is easy to care for. It has a rich and decorative foliage.
Bougainvillea is a perennial plant that is grown in the ground in southern regions or in a container
in other areas. Bougainvillea flowers often provide
an incredible spectacle or colours
is a great plant for protecting vegetable patches
: it can be used to repel green flies from vegetables. Additionally, it flowers all throughout the summer
Chrysanthemum produces beautiful coloured flowers
which bring gardens
to life from the start of the summer right up to the first major cold spells in the winter
Turmeric is a yellow spice
used to build the base of many curries. It may also be the most powerful
in the world. The plant
requires little care, but does need warmth and moisture
Dahlias can be grown in the ground or in a pot. This plant flowers over the summer up to the start of winter. There are many different colour varieties.
Edelweiss is a plant
that originates from the mountains
and produces white star-shaped flowers
This is a perennial green plant that is usually grown in doors to give your home décor a touch of greenery and elegance. It is easy to maintain and provides a beautiful green foliage.
These berries are loved by everyone, young and old! Strawberries
can be eaten as a dessert or simply just enjoyed from the plant on a warm afternoon. They are low in calories and high in vitamin C
Wisteria stands out for its scent and numerous purple flowers; pink and white varieties are also available.
This is a plant to be grown in a pot. It constantly produces new flowers and offers a wide range of different colours.
Hydrangea is a flowering shrub
with blue, purple, pink or red flowers. Nevertheless, do not forget that this plant is poisonous
. As such, you need to keep your children far away from it.
17. Marguerite daisies
Marguerite daisies feature a yellow centre and white petals
and are perfect for brightening up gardens
. The are easy to grow and just need sunshine.
18. St John's wort
This plant produces stunning yellow flowers. It is also used frequently as a therapeutic plant, particularly for treating mild depression, and to help heal rashes or burns.
This is the perfect plant for adding colour to a garden
in the wintertime, thanks to its yellow pompom-like flowers. It is generally grown in the ground in warm regions
and in containers elsewhere.
20. Lily of the valley
Lily of the valley has white bell-shaped flowers and a delicate scent.
Rosemary is an aromatic plant
that is generally used to bring out the flavour of grilled meat or fish
. It can withstand temperatures of down to -10°. Rosemary can also be used to make perfume
, cosmetics or even honey.
Thyme is an aromatic plant that has a characteristic taste Its flowers are commonly used in French cooking. It is also a pest-repellent.
Tomatoes are best grown in a vegetable patch
and feature among the most consumed fruits in the world
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