Dynamic – Diverse – Divine
The perennial collections from Rohsler’s offer many “garden moments” throughout the year. In fact, many of Rohsler’s perennials are grown on site by horticulturists Eric Rohsler. Eric treats each plant with meticulous care not only as they are growing but also as they are waiting to be sold to their new homes. He encourages local gardeners to experiment with diverse perennials to infuse their landscapes with seasonal interest and texture and to ensure successive blooms.
By definition, perennials are long-lived plants that flower year after year. One of the fantastic things about the perennial group is the options! The variety of different plants that fall into this category extends well beyond Shasta Daisies and Coreopsis. Perennials can include many plants such as:
- Ornamental Grasses
sun or shade we have the perennials for you
Bulbs are the icing on the cake, adding yet another layer of interest to the perennial garden. Speciosa Tulips, Daffodils, Snowdrops, Crocuses, Winter Aconite, and Woodland Hyacinths all grow well in our area and are the first indicators that Mother Nature has flipped the switch to usher in springtime.
Some perennials love shade and others prefer full sun. Drought-tolerant perennials such as Stonecrop, Hens and Chicks, Missouri Evening Primrose, and selected grasses like Blue OatGrass (Helictotrichon semperviren) are perfect for your xeriscape.
steal the show each season
One of the great things about perennials is that there are plants for every season! Spring, summer, fall, and winter all have their own groups of plants which will bloom every year at the same time.
In the spring look for the show to begin with plants like:
- Bleeding Heart
- Virginia Bluebells
- Mountain Pinks
In the summer the main show stopper is the rose. Other summer classics include perennials such as:
- Cutting Phlox
Autumn brings out the best in plants like:
- Japanese Anemones
- Several species of Ornamental Grasses
- Joe-Pye Weed
- Hardy Ageratum
- Stonecrop (try “Autumn Joy”)
- Sweet Autumn Clematis
While most people think that everything dies off in the winter, that’s not always the case. When most of the garden is experiencing winter down-time, hellebores will bloom like wild, even if there is snow on the ground.
In addition to creating desirable habitat for native animals and pollinators, perennials add to your home’s value and provide an enjoyable habitat for you!