Henry’s Gardens offers a large variety of perennial plants to choose from. Our perennials are cold-weather hearty plants that will return yearly for you to enjoy.
Perennials grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die back every autumn and winter, and then return in the spring from their rootstock.
However, depending on the rigors of local climate, a plant that is a perennial in its native habitat may be treated by a gardener as an annual and planted every year from seed, from cuttings, or from divisions. For example, tomato vines live several years in their natural tropical/subtropical habitat but are grown as annuals in temperate regions because they don’t survive the winter.
Read more about this year's featured Helleborus plants
Helleborus or Lenten Rose is a zone 4-8 shade perennial that can last a lifetime (I have my Grandmother’s). They love shade with spotty sun. A bushy, herbaceous perennial standing 18-24” tall and 18 -24” wide, Helleborus is a reliable evergreen for the shade and is mildly drought-tolerant once established. Their buds begin to show in late February and continue to emerge through late April. Once the weather starts to warm, they will bloom for over 8 weeks and experience a transformation of colors. When the blooms become green and stiff, you can collect seed or make the blooms into a dried arrangement for fall decor.
The Lenten Rose likes moist soil in the spring but can not survive in standing water. Helleborus come in single and double blooms. The single blooming have more blossoms, and the double blooms are a little larger (anywhere from 2.5–4”). They pair well with Hostas, Bleeding Heart, Meadow Rue, and Coral Bells.
Henry’s Gardens will be carrying the Helleborus Honeymoon Series from Walters Gardens in Michigan
You will also be able to find the following varieties of perennial plants at Henry’s Gardens:
Henry’s Gardens also carries the following varieties of perennial plants:
Alstromeria Inca Ice
Astilbe, Delft Lace
Baptista, Lavender Stardust
Baptista, Lemon Meringue
Cimicifuga Hillside Black Beauty
Geum Totally Tangerine
Heuchera Silver Gumdrop PW
Hosta, Brother Stefan
Hosta, Coast to Coast PW
Hosta, Guardian Angel
Hosta, Mini Skirt
Hosta, Wishing Well
Leucanthemum Banana Cream PW
Phlox, Bright Eyes
Phlox Violet Pinwheels
Be sure to visit us & check out our new specimen garden for great ideas for your landscaping!