The vast majority of gardeners know the difference between annual and perennial plants. Annuals are those who fulfill their life cycle in a single year, and perennials which produce seed in each season, but the plant still survived.
This does not preclude that in some areas, the weather, treat some perennials as if they were annual, that is another story. But what happens with the plants on a biannual basis? what are they?
Well, neither more nor less, are the plants that their life cycle is accomplished in two years. That is to say that if the plants in the summer or autumn of one year will not flower until the following season.
Are plants that simply need more time to flower plants annual. As in the case of perennial plants the climate is also of great importance. So in cold areas, the biennials will behave as such, and in areas with warm, frost-free winter, can live several years and behave as perennials.
There are not many plants biennials used in gardening and would highlight the following: black-eyed susan, poppy, california poppy, myosotis or forget-me-nots, thinking, digitalis, and campanulas, among others. Within the same species we can find varieties of annual, biannual and perennial, make sure to buy the seeds.
The flower plants on a biannual basis we will use them in the same way as the annual. In fact when we acquire already developed in the nursery may bloom in the first year because they will be grown. Tend to be very attractive and eye-catching as the flower plants annual.
The plants are biennial, like many annuals, can autoreplicarse with their own seeds so that we will not have to worry about for quite some time. Others are more delicate and may not do so.
In short, a small of curiosity to bear in mind so that if we planted some seeds in summer or fall and we see that does not bloom in the season can be a biennial crop. You must always read the information on the seeds that we have purchased!
Not only the flower plants can be biennial, there are also fruits and vegetables that are. Although it is a feature that is not usually taken into account. Well the beets, all types of cabbage, carrots, and onions, as well as the parsley plants are biennial. In the case of the plant by means of bulbs, onions and others, there is we already have a season in tow. All of these vegetables do not flower in the year of their planting, and this is why it is considered a biannual basis.