Perennial plants are the true performers in the landscape! In their ideal conditions, these plants will return year after year and even offer the possibility of division for increasing their numbers in the garden. Typically, perennials have a shorter period of bloom than annuals do, so it’s important to look at all of the characteristics of a plant when choosing it for a space. Does it have a unique leaf shape? Is the colour of its foliage a feature? Will it have fall colour? Does it produce a seed pod or a berry? These are all features of a perennial that in combination with its bloom, will make it worthy of its placement.