Herbaceous perennials examples

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Perennials are plants that will normally live for a long time – several or many years. Some perennials die down to ground level each autumn/winter and start to re-grow the following spring. Those that die down and re sprout are known as Herbaceous Plants. They normally increase in size each year, because they will be re-starting life with a larger root system left over from the previous year. Other Perennials do not die down each year, and they are known as evergreen perennials . Trees and shrubs are typical examples!

Herbaceous Plants – or herbaceous perennials are often mistaken for herbs! Some herbs can be herbaceous. Herbaceous perennial simply describes the way the plant survives. In this case, it hides away for the winter. Think of it as a hibernating being! If a plant is described as a herbaceous plant, it dies down!

Most of the herbaceous perennials in this section, die down in the autumn; lay dormant for the winter; then sprout into life from ground level in the spring.

Some herbaceous perennials - generally in warmer parts of the world, thrive in the winter or early spring, then die down for the summer months and emerge in either autumn or late winter.

Most of the bulbs that we use in the UK and other temperate gardens, are herbaceous - and they are also perennials - (herbaceous perennials) and they die down in late spring, lie dormant throughout the summer months, then start to grow in late winter. A notable exception is the colchicum - commonly known as the autumn crocus. These start to flower in the Autumn - before their foliage emerges for the winter and then dies down again in the spring.


Cuttings are clones

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The term clone is used in horticulture to mean all descendants of a single plant, produced by vegetative reproduction or apomixis. Many horticultural plant cultivars are clones, having been derived from a single individual, multiplied by some process other than sexual reproduction. As an example, some European cultivars of grapes represent clones that have been propagated for over two millennia. Other examples are potato and banana


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