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  • Marilyn Kopczyk (Landscaper'ette)

3 Most Common Plant Types

The success in growing and maintaining all botanical's depends greatly on the care they receive. Soil quality, sufficient water supply and proper drainage are all essential elements for botanical's to thrive.


An annual often refers to a plant grown outdoors in the spring and summer and surviving for just for one season.

These stunning flowering plants have a one seed-to-seed life cycle that can occur in as little as a month, although most species tend to last several months.

Upright Land & Tree's favorite Annuals are Begonia, Geranium, Hawaii Blue, Impatiens, Marigold, Mums and Petunia.


A biennial is a flower that tends to live 2 to 3 years. They sprout in the 1st year and generally bloom best in the 2nd, yet some heftier biennials lie dormant in the 2nd, reseed itself and bloom in the 3rd.

Because of there whimsical growth, they are best planted during the Spring season to get a full year of growing in. Upright Land & Tree's favorite Biennials are Dianthus, Foxglove and Gerbera Daisy.


A perennial is a robust reseeding flowering plant that lives and blooms year after year. Perennials grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die back every autumn and winter, and then return in the spring from their strong root-stock.

Upright Land & Tree's favorite Perennials are Aster, Astilbe, Balloon Flower, Black-Eyed Susan, Coral Bell, Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Day Lily, Gay Feather, Iris, Lavendar, Lupine, Phlox, Salvia, Shasta Daisy, Sedum, Variegated Liriope, Verbena and Yarrow.

There are some species of plants, such as Black-Eyed Susan, that have been known to shift their growing pattern from a perennial to an annual, and vice versa, when the climates condition changes.

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