Can perennials get old and need replacement?

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  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Apr 11, 2018
    Sure ---, everything has three 'stages' -- young/immature, mature/prime, and waning/diminishing - some perennials are good for HUNDREDS of years -- think Bristlecone pine, or Giant Sequoias; other plants, not so much! If they get too large for where you put them to begin with, pruning may/may not be advisable - depends on the species; if they need to be thinned out - as with lots of bulbs just to get more space, then share the ones you remove with friends/neighbors.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 11, 2018
    Over crowding of perennials can stunt or kill them off, it all depends on what they are and the environment they are in.
  • Mocha Mary Mocha Mary on Apr 11, 2018
    Short answer is yes. Some plants have a shorter life-span than others.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 11, 2018
    Yes,some are actually not considered perennials but biannual.Which one in particular
  • Jina Jina on Apr 11, 2018
    Some perennials need to be dibided every few years.