Difference Between Annuals and Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

blacksburg, sc
Question by sid07501
May 2, 2006
What's the diffrence between a perennial and an annual plant? Also what months should each be planted in northern south carolina?


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Answer from NGA
May 2, 2006

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Annuals are plants whose life cycle (vegetative growth, bloom, seed set) is completed in a single growing season. The plant dies at the end of the cycle and a new generation begins with seed germination.

Perennials are plants that usually grow foliage the first year and bloom the second, although some may bloom the first year. They live for several or many years and as they grow into large clumps can be divided.

You can plant annuals in spring or summer; perennials in spring, summer or fall.

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