What is the difference between annual and perennial flowers?
Annual flowers grow for one season, then die with the onset of freezing weather. The above ground portion of perennial flowers die off in freezing weather, but the plant returns from the base and rootstock the following spring. Some annuals behave like perennials in southern climates however. Annuals are a great way to change the look of your garden from year to year.They also tend to have a longer flowering period than perennials. Perennials are also beautiful, and give you the most value for your money as they keep returning. As their flowering season is usually shorter, make sure to plant different varieties to keep color going through the season.