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Know the Differences Between Annuals and Perennials [Infographic]February 16th, 2016 by
Should your garden plans include annuals or perennials? If you’ve always wanted to know the difference between annual and perennial plants, keep reading for our quick guide.
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Annuals vs. Perennials: What’s the difference?
- Annuals live for only one season. They must be replaced every year.
- Blooms of annuals are bright and last from spring until the first frost.
- Annuals require pruning and fertilization throughout their short lifecycle.
- Popular annuals include poppies, marigolds, and sunflowers.
- Perennials grow and spread for many years.
- Blooms of perennials don’t last as long as those of annuals. Combine perennials for season-long color.
- The roots of perennials spread outward, so they must divided every few years.
- Popular perennials include roses, peonies, and daffodils.