Dec 02 2019
Are you asking, “Do annual plants come back every year?” because you are choosing which plants best suit your needs? Learn more about annuals and perennials here
Do annual plants come back every year? Simply put, the answer is “No”. Annual plants have a life cycle of only one year. Annual plants need to be planted each year if you want them to be present in your garden.
Annuals are able to complete their entire life cycle in a single growing season. This involves them starting from seed, growing with vegetative vigor, blooming, producing seeds, and then dying. Some people think the name “annual” means that the plant comes back annually, however, it really means that the plant has a one-year life span.
Those who grow annuals often do it because they love how long annual plants can bloom for. Marigolds, geraniums, and begonias are examples of annuals that present beautiful, colorful flowers when they bloom. Gardeners frequently select annuals that will have the vigor to bloom from spring to fall, filling the growing season with exceptional color.
If you want to add the best annual and perennial plants and flowers to your landscape, contact our team today. We provide complete landscaping services to the entirety of Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, both residential and commercial properties. Call now: 508-477-4814.
Adding annual, perennial, and biennial plants to your garden landscape
Annuals and perennials can work well together as part of a complete garden and landscape design. Both can be great options for providing color to your landscape, although annuals will require planting each year.
Unlike annuals, perennial plants do not have to be replanted each year. Each perennial will have its own specific timeline — some may need replanting after three or so years if they show signs of decline. Other hardier perennials may be able to live well for 20 years or more, depending on the type of plant and the care they receive.
In addition to perennials and annuals, there are biennial plants. These plants have a two-year life cycle in which the first year is dedicated to establishing itself and growing as a green plant. The biennial plant will go dormant during the winter, then return the following growing season ready to bloom. Biennial plants will produce seeds before they die, and will need to be replanted after this life cycle is complete.
We can plant and care for your annual and perennial plants
Our team can build the garden of your dreams with the guidance of our master gardeners. Maffei Landscape has been developing and maintaining gardens for our clients for nearly 30 years. If your property is on Cape Cod or part of Southeastern Massachusetts, then we can bring that same level of expertise to your garden.
Do you want flowers of a specific color to adorn your landscape? How about annuals and perennials that work best with the soil and environmental conditions of your landscape? We know how to add seasonal color to the landscape of your dreams. Contact our knowledgeable representatives now to receive a free quote on your next landscaping project: 508-477-4814.