Among the various ways in which plants are classified, one classification is based on the life of the plants or more precisely the cycle in which they bloom and die. So there is always a period in between and depending on that longevity plants are classified as Annuals, Biennials, and Perennials. So here we are going to see about one such type that is the perennials, the life of perennial plants and facts about such plants.
Life of perennial plants:
Perennials plants are the plants that can sustain for two seasons. The bloom during the season produce fruits and continue to live without dying. Most of these perennial plants live for more than two seasons. In simple words, a plant or flower that has a lifespan of more than two years is called perennial plant. Some of the facts about perennial plants are as follow.
Other Characteristics and facts:
- Though the life of the plant is fixed for two seasons, most of the perennial plants live for more than three seasons. That is with proper care it is hard for them to die, that is the reason why they are called the perennial ones.
- Unlike the other types in the classification that bloom and die over a period, these plants do not have anything like that. They can live even after one vegetation cycle is over and thereby during the lifespan, they rest a lot in the middle. That is after one season is over.
- For instance, mango is a perennial plant and gives fruits over seasons, but most plans that we see gives the best quality fruits in the alternative season, in between they just go through a slumber.
- Having said so much about perennials, you think perennials don’t die? Some of the perennials do die. Herbaceous perennials die during the winter season. When the spring returns, the flowers get back to life. During this slumber they don’t produce new leaves or bear fruits, they just exist. They will get back to work only when the spring reappears.
- In case if you are into gardening and you have perennials wait for the flower to bloom and stop. Once the blooming and fruit-bearing period are over, dig the place, cut them to pieces and replant them. They will grow well when the spring returns. This is one method of growing your vegetation.
- In general, the blooming period stays for 3 to 4 weeks that is a month or so. It may extend to a maximum one more week and mot more than that. The fruits start dying and the ones that come to life during this season are usually tasteless and doesn’t match the usual quality.