A perennial is a plant that comes back year after year. Perennials come in many shapes, sizes, colours and varieties and are an excellent way of adding seasonal colour to the garden. There are perennials for all locations including sun, shade and part shade. Different varieties offer interest at different times of year. For example, some perennials bloom in the spring, some in the summer and a few even have fall or winter interest.
Some perennials are evergreen while others are herbaceous, meaning they die back to the ground in the winter and re-emerge the following spring.