3 Perennial plants you must grow in your garden

3 Perennial plants you must grow in your garden

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

If you are planning to add some new plants to your garden, then perennials are the most fruitful option that you might want to think about. Perennial plants can be a beautiful and easy addition to your already breathtaking landscape.

The most interesting perk about perennials is that you don’t have to plant it again and again. In fact, they return year after year to bloom on their own. Mostly, they live for more than 2 years, but several perennials have been known to survive for more than a century.

Impressive!

This overly-extended lifespan is the result of an extremely deep and highly developed root system that is capable of providing the plant better nutrition. Today, we have opted 3 easy to grow perennials to satiate your green thumbs.


Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a small cheerful plant that brings delight to yards and kitchens. This easy-to-grow perennial imparts a mild lemon scent. It is treasured for centuries, not just for its exquisite appearance but also for the benefits.

Lemon balm can be grown outdoors, in a container, or by the process of hydroponic. It is recommended to use fertile, well-drained clay or sandy loam. It can tolerate a wide range of pH 5.6 to 9.

Lemon balm comforts the heart and erratic nerves, bestowing a relaxing effect that helps with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Traditional Iranian folk medicine uses it to treat gastrointestinal disorders and sedate patients with nervous disorders. Lemon balm also proffers antiviral, analgesic, antispasmodic, and diuretic effects which helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.

The essential oils obtained from leaves of lemon balm have shot to fame due to the instigation of the synergism between its compounds. This synergism accounts for the soaring therapeutic efficacy that lemon balm confers in dealing with various disorders.  


Motherwort

Motherwort, also known as lion’s ear, lion’s tail, and lion’s heart, rhythmically evinces the strength of the lion. As the name depicts, motherwort caters to the problems associated with the female reproductive system.

Motherwort grows quite easily. It thrives in partially shady spots and is preferred to be grown indoors due to its invasive nature. Initial cold treatment can make the plant ready for spring growth.

All the physical features of the motherwort plant help us find its connection with strength, heart, and rhythmic vibrations that brings balance to the menstrual cycle of women. The positive rhythmic vibes also stabilize the body and soul. It has been reported to help with arrhythmias, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, flatulence, and anxiety.


Sage

Sage can be used in medicinal, spiritual, and culinary practices. It is also an easy-to-grow perennial shrub that can be crumpled over savory dishes or give the sauces, butter, meats, and marinades some herbaceous hints.

It can be grown either indoors or outdoors, using seeds or small plant divisions which require full sun, well-drained loamy or sandy soil with acidic to neutral pH.

Sage boosts the immune system and reduces diarrhea, flatulence, heartburn, and colic. It normalizes blood sugar levels, reduces bad cholesterol, manages halitosis, eases menopausal symptoms, and supports the treatment of memory loss, depression, and Alzheimer’s.