The life cycle of a plant is how long it takes for a plant to reproduce and how often. At first glance, the life cycle includes three main groups: annuals, biennials, and perennials. Due to the northern climate of Quebec, we have broadened the spectrum by adding three subgroups: tender perennials, annuals that reseed and tender annuals.

Perennial : perennial plants can live for several years and produce seeds every year. They are herbaceous (rhubarb) or woody (blueberry) and their foliage may be evergreen (lavender, sorrel) or not.