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Roses are low-maintenance plants that require aggressive pruning. Many modern landscape rose cultivars are extremely hardy, disease resistant, and attractive, and the blooms are lovely. Rosa rugosa is a disease-resistant, hardy landscape and native rose that blooms in the fall with broad red and pink hips. Checkout landscaping for more info.

If your edible landscape choices with trees and shrubs were liberating, wait before looking at perennial options. There are many perennial edibles to choose from, particularly for herb use. Rosemary (mentioned above as a shrub but easily maintained as a smaller perennial), sage, thyme, oregano, chives, ginger (in warm climates), and lavender are all common perennial herbs. Though mint is a hardy and aggressive perennial, its proclivity for spreading makes it unsuitable for landscaping. Mint is best kept enclosed and grown in containers. Agastache is a wonderful, less common herb that thrives in the landscape. Echinacea, with its lovely blooms that are now available in colours other than purple and white, is also tough. Cheyenne Spirit is an Echinacea combination of long-lasting blooms that brighten up the landscape. It comes in red, orange, coral, purple, and other colours. The blooms and leaves of several of these plants can be used in cooking and for a number of other tasks around the house.

There are a number of perennial plants that aren’t herbal but do provide vegetable food. Artichoke is a beautiful perennial in colder climates. Its unique and stately form makes it a great focal point. If you pick the flowers before they bloom, you may eat the artichoke. Allowing some of the spears to grow and mature for the rest of the season rewards you with tall and wispy foliage that contrasts and fills in well among other plants. Asparagus, or what we know as asparagus, emerges as a thick spear (the portion we eat) early in the spring. Rhubarb is a large-leaved plant that produces edible stalks in the early spring.