What Is The Difference Between An Annual And A Perennial? - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Kimberly Bondy
Allen Park, MI
Question by micmckim
March 28, 2001
What is the difference between an annual and a perennial? I'm just starting to garden and figured that I had better know what these are first:)


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Answer from NGA
March 28, 2001

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Annuals are planted every year. They grow from seed, flower, set seed and die in one season. Biennials grow for one season, live over the winter, then bloom, set seed and die in their second season. Perennials should live for three years or more.

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