Come Again Perennials

Annuals are well loved mainly because they bloom all summer. Perennials on the other hand, mainly have one flush of flowers per season, then move into dormancy to perform again the following year.

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening. Tips on how to get your perennials to re-bloom!

Many perennials will re-bloom a second time in the season if they are given the proper care. Not all are up to this trick but many are. With a little guidance from the gardener, some perennials will give a second flush of blooms. It may not be as full as their first flush, but none the less well appreciated in the later garden.

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

The trick to encouraging more flowers is to cut your perennial right to the ground as soon as the first blooms are spent. This might feel a bit dramatic at the time leaving them rather bare.

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

However, this will stimulate the plant to re-grow and produce more blooms as it works to full fill it’s season’s cycle.

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

The longer your growing season the better your results will be, but even in my zone 5 garden I can enjoy a full second bloom from many perennials.

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

In the fall when all flowers are spent, I re-cut these perennials back to the ground a second time as they await the coming of winter.

Re-blooming Perennials that I Love:

Blanket Flower

Poppy

Nepeta

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

Veronica

Lavender

Yarrow

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

Garden Phlox

Salvia

Come Again Perennials with Sensible Gardening

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