Posted: 09/02/2014 at 19:16
Fairy, I guess there is a limit to how long a plant can flower for.....my gazanias for example have been constantly flowering since before June. For,this reason I will replace in spring. However it has meant a winter of summer colour from these plants ......odd tho that I have some snowdrops flowering almost alongside. Summer flowerers with winter blooms
Perennials will have their dormancy though I think. It's not just cold weather but light too.....daylight length .......that affects dormancy. I won't worry about perennials not doing their bit in spring or summer because they will.
I also have tender yellow African hybrid osteospermums in flower.....again not been out of flower since last summer They will be thrown out in spring but will have done their job well by then