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Nothing lasts forever.The term perennial simply means a plant that will last for more than 2 years. That can mean 3 years that can mean 50 years or more. As the plants age they can lose their ability to produce the same quantity or quality of fruit. Perennials don't live forever. They do eventually die or lose their ability to produce. For example ...


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It's called evolution. Different plants have different strategies to help replicate their genome across the planet. Annuals, or bi-annuals have found it best to flower in the first or second year. So, you'll see cabbages etc change their shape dramatically as they become tall and flowery so that they can disperse their seeds as far as possible. Once they ...


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If the plants apparently have never (or not for a while) been exposed to strong sun and wind, I would definitively recommend hardening them off or shielding them a bit: If the plants look basically robust, e.g. if you suspect they have been bought by the nursery from another supplier that grew them outside, leaving them outside in dappled shade and with ...


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If the flowers on this plant are long, cone shaped, yet still small, it's Cimicifuga racemosa, also known as Actaea racemosa, common name Black Cohosh or Bugbane. Perennial, flowers around July, does well in shade, highly fragrant white flowers, height up to 6 feet, usually between 4 and 6 feet, including the flowers - the first link shows the leaves, ...



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