Easy To Care Herbaceous Plants
Herbaceous plants are easy-to-care-for plants. As a general rule, annual plants are all classified as herbaceous, but herbaceous plants can also be biennials or perennials as well. Many gardeners rely heavily on herbaceous plant species to add color and texture to their gardens, and these plants often form the core of a garden. A typical herbaceous plant starts to die down in the fall, often dropping leaves in the process. In the spring, new growth appears as the plant’s roots and low-lying stems start to put out fresh shoots. Eventually, the plant will flourish again, often producing bright, colorful flowers and rich greenery which will thrive through the summer before the plant starts to die back again.
In the case of annuals, the plant often reseeds itself, and new plants will grow again in the following spring. Biennials and perennials may be able to reseed, but they can also spread through rhizomes, corms, and bulbs. Some plants die back completely, while others retain some growth near the ground, especially in temperate zones, where the weather will not be severe enough to force the plant to die off entirely. This trait can be valuable, as gardeners usually do not want to look at dead stems and vacant patches in the garden every winter.