Most often, when we speak of herbaceous plants we are talking about the perennial variety that will typically die off in winter months but come back healthier and hardier year after year. While there are varieties that won’t winter well, we stock a large selection of herbaceous perennials for your continued enjoyment every year.
What Is an Herbaceous Plant?
If we were to define ‘herbaceous’ it would be best to describe the stems. An herbaceous plant has a stem that is soft, green and non-woody and most often the growth of the plant that is above the ground will die totally back in the winter months but will revive nicely in the spring and summer. Some have roots and some grow from bulbs, so the type of plant you choose will be started accordingly. There are many different types of perennial plants that have an equally broad range of preferred growing conditions with some preferring hot sunny spots and others preferring a bit of shelter and shade.
Herbaceous Perennials from Carpenter’s Nursery
When you bring your herbaceous perennial home from Carpenter’s Nursery, it will have been planted in a 2L pot and the root ball (or bulb) will be healthy and well formed. We believe in the perennial varieties because they will come back year after year, providing you with a plant that provides great value for money.
Most Common Varieties of Herbaceous Perennials
Of the common varieties we stock, we have found that Delphiniums, Campanulas, Lupins, Hostas and Geums are amongst the most popular and so we usually have a well-stocked selection of each. Our plants have already been over-wintered so that when you take your plant home you can be assured that it has been well-cared for and it will survive the next winter.
Flowering Herbaceous Plants You Will Probably Recognise
One of the most in-demand varieties of flowering herbaceous perennials we carry would be the Delphiniums. Often referred to as a ‘larkspur,’ the Delphinium can reach a height over 2 metres and will draw attention from afar. Other varieties you may recognize would be Daisies, Mums, Peonies and Columbine.
When you’ve chosen the herbaceous perennials you’d love to take home to your garden, talk to us about caring for your plant. We’ll help you understand how to help them weather the winter well and we’ll show you how you can best protect the roots and/or bulbs for ultimate health once spring arrives again. Herbaceous perennials are the most common plants used in decorative gardens and each variety can require care that is unique. Whether you are new to gardening or would just love to investigate new plants this year, visit our Garden Centre or give us a call on 01727 853340. We look forward to helping you grow the loveliest garden in town.