The Q&A Archives: Difference Between Annuals and Perennials

Question: What is the difference between annuals and perennials?

Answer: An annual grows from seed, blooms, sets seed, and dies all in one season. A perennial lives for three years or more and while it may bloom and set seed each year, it comes back from the roots. A biennial grows from seed the first year, winters over, then grows, blooms, sets seed, and dies the second year.

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