Flowers from The Garden Centers at Ace – Annuals, Biennials and Perennials
Gorgeous plants including annuals, biennials and perennials.
At your local garden centers at Ace Hardware and Hearth in Glen Burnie and Pasadena, and The Outback Garden Center at Ace Home and Leisure in Edgewater / Annapolis you’ll find the very best flowers for your garden.
Flowering Plant Life Cycles
Botanists recognize three categories of flowering plants based on their life cycles: annuals, biennials, and perennials.
Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle in one growing season.They generally are abundant flower producers. Common examples are petunias, marigolds, and zinnias.
Biennials complete their life cycles in two growing seasons. Normally blooming in spring, the seeds that follow germinate immediately producing plants that are capable of overwintering until the following spring. After flowering, the plant will die. Examples are forget-me-nots, foxglove, and hollyhocks.
Perennial plants live for three or more years. This category is further subdivided into two groups: the woody trees and shrubs, and the herbaceous perennials. In temperate zones, the leaves and stems of herbaceous perennials die back to the crown (junction between stem and root) each winter. Examples are irises, oriental poppies, phlox, and mums.