Plant Life cycles

Gardening Terms at a Glance

Annual: A plant that only lives for a single season. During this season the plant carries out it’s complete biological process. That process involves, living, flowering, going to seed and then dying.

Biennial: A flowering plant that takes two years to complete it’s biological lifecycle. Typically, the first year the plant grows leaves, stems and roots then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months. Upon the return of warmer weather the plant then begins the flowering process.

Perennial: A plant that lives for more than one season, often going into a dormant season for part of the year.

Read More