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A plant that normally lives for more than two years. Trees and shrubs are perennial plants. Some perennials die back to the roots each winter but new shoots grow again in the spring. [AGROVOC]

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Bulbs for Florida

Florida gardeners can choose from a wide variety of bulbous plants that will thrive and produce beautiful flowers year after year with proper care. Bulbous plants have thickened underground storage organs which enable them to survive unfavorable environmental conditions. These underground organs are usually the propagative units of the plants.


Gardening with Perennials in Florida

MG035/ENH-68 by Sydney Park BrownDecember 12, 2022Perennials with colorful flowers or foliage can provide color in your landscape during every season of the year. Once established, these plants typically require less maintenance than annuals and they have the advantage of being a more permanent part of your landscape.

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