FLOWERING PERENNIALS - Knowledgebase Question

HEFLIN, AL
Question by BROOKSB
October 2, 2006
CAN YOU GIVE ME A LIST FOR FLOWERING PERENNIALS THAT DOES NOT GO DORMANT IN WINTER? (THAT HAS SOME GREENERY ALL YEAR). WE ARE IN ZONES 7/8 CENTRAL ALABAMA.


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Answer from NGA
October 2, 2006

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Rita,

Sorry for the delayed reply. By definition a perennial will die back in the winter and regrow in the following season. Shrubs and some groundcover type plants may stay green through the year. You might consider an evergreen species of fern if the area is shady or perhaps a groundcover such as liriope. But these would not bloom. For blooms in shade perhaps a dwarf azalea. In sun/part shade a dwarf gardenia would be nice.

The following web site lists a great list of perennials for Alabama:
http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/...

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