Short and long lived perennials

I have a question about the short/long lived perennials. I have in my garden daylilies, Baby's breath, roses, salvias, phlox, sage, oenothera, evening primrose, rose-colored dianthus, silver mound and anise hyssop. I haven't been gardening long and was so discouraged to find out some perennials may not live very long and I may have to replace them this year. This, after searching so long and finding plants that bloomed good and came back, this is disheartening. Are mine short of long lived?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

The perennials you described are all long-lived. Dayliies continue a long time if you divide them every 3-5 years. Perennial Baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata) lives longer in well-drained soil.


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