THE PERENNIAL PLANT ASSOCIATION HAS DESIGNATED JUNE AS PERENNIAL GARDENING MONTH, AND FOR GOOD REASONS.
How can you not love June in Richmond with all the colors from so many blooming perennials? To name a few perennials in bloom: Coreopsis, Monarda, Heuchura, Astilbe, Achillia, Daylilies, Nepeta-I can go on and on with naming perennials. But I won’t. You need to come to see us and see all this beauty for yourself. Besides all the beautiful and colorful perennials in bloom, June is a great gardening month for planting perennials.
Maybe some of you are a little confused by the term perennial. A perennial is a plant that lives year after year and will typically go dormant during our colder winter months and come back to life with the warmer weather of early spring.
Also, there are perennials for almost any gardening location. Some perennials are sun-loving. Some perennials need shade. So, you need to do some homework on your various gardens and study the light to choose perennials.
Each year the PPA selects one perennial to highlight for the year. The perennial plant of the year for 2023 is Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush,’ commonly referred to as “Black-Eyes Susan.” Like all Rudbeckia varieties, American Gold Rush must be planted in full sun – maybe a little shade – and with well-draining soil. It has yellow daisy-like flowers. It grows more compact than the traditional Goldstrum variety. American Gold Rush grows to be about two feet tall and about twice as wide. A very hardy perennial.
So, see us for all your perennial needs. We have a beautiful selection to show you.
Happy Gardening and “Plant a Little Happiness”