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Is it Annual or Perennial ?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by HarryS, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    Just bought a nice Coreopsis Early Sunrise , perennial plant (?)
    Looking it up for reference , the RHS site states..
    Coreopsis Early Sunrise' is a perennial, usually grown as an annual,
    I have seen this phrase on a couple of other plants. What does it mean though do you grow it as a perennial or renew each year from seed grown plants :scratch:
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    Hi Harry,

    " Perennial usually grown as an annual " usually means that they are slightly tender and unless given some protection over the Winter they would flower and then die.

    Think the same for Geraniums ( Pelargoniums ), Petunias, Bedding Lobelia, Begonias and many Fuchsias etc. All of these are perennial in their native habitat but are grown as annuals in the UK.
     
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