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 Perennial Plant of the Year® - Displayed by Common Name in Ascending Year


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Common Name
Botanical Name
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Container Size
Spring Summer Autumn
Phlox (Woodland) Phlox stolonifera
1. Home Fires
Butterflies love this highly fragrant variety! Masses of brilliant pink flowers cover deep green foliage from late spring to early summer. Choose this mat-forming groundcover... 1990 4C-South Click to display 6"-6" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
Coral Bells Heuchera micrantha
2. Palace Purple
The original purple coral bells, 'Palace Purple' is perhaps the most well-recognized and widely planted variety of all heucheras. It was the 1991 Perennial Plant... 1991 5D-South Click to display 8"-12" 12"-16" 3-8 4" Green
Tickseed (Threadleaf) Coreopsis verticillata 
3. Moonbeam
Ever-popular and a classic perennial, C. 'Moonbeam' is an excellent performer with bright lemon-yellow flowers produced in profusion from early through late summer. The airy... 1992 10C-North Click to display 18"-24" 18"-24" 4-9 8" Green
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia 
4. Russian Sage
Airy spikes of lavender-blue flowers top strong stems with small, finely dissected, silvery-green leaves. Its loose, open habit makes this perennial an effective filler in... 1995 11C-South Click to display 36"-48" 20"-30" 4-9 8" Green
Salvia Salvia nemorosa 
5. May Night
This German selection has received a great deal of attention because its flowers are an especially rich indigo, and it blooms even longer than other... 1997 4C-S;11C-N Click to display 24"-36" 18"-24" 3-8 4˝" White
Coneflower Echinacea purpurea 
6. Magnus
A classic purple coneflower. Beautiful rose-pink ray petals with a coppery-brown, spiky central cone comprise the huge, flat flower heads. Newer blooms are more intense... 1998 5D-South Click to display 36"-36" 18"-24" 3-8 4" Green
Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida
7. Goldsturm
Black Eyed Susans are one of the most popular perennials available today, having earned the prestigious Perennial Plant of the Year Award in 1999. 1999 5C-N;11C-N Click to display 24"-30" 18"-24" 4-10 4" Green
Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora 
8. Karl Foerster
Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This is a cool season, clumping grass with a compact, erect growth habit. It is especially prized in... 2001 12C-South Click to display 6'-6' 36" 5-9 8" Green
Phlox (Tall Garden) Phlox paniculata 
9. David
'David' is the most mildew-resistant garden phlox today. Its domed clusters of pure-white flowers appear above deep-green leaves that remain clean and healthy nine summers... 2002 10C-South Click to display 42" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Green
Fern (Japanese Painted) Athyrium niponicum 
10. Pictum / Metallicum
2004 Perennial Plant of the Year! One of the most colorful ferns for the garden, the Japanese Painted Fern has silvery-grey fronds which are dusty... 2004 12A-South Click to display n/a 12"-18" 24" 3-8 8" Terra Cotta
Cheddar Pinks Dianthus gratianopolitanus
11. Firewitch
A profusion of fragrant flowers and blue-green foliage make a beautiful display in the hummingbird or rock garden, at water's edge or as a small-scale... 2006 4B-North Click to display 6" 6" 3-9 1 Gallon White
Catmint Nepeta faassenii
12. Walker's Low
Gray-green, aromatic foliage gives way to a plethora of soft lavender-blue flowers which are produced over a long period in summer. Although the stems are... 2007 9C-South Click to display 24"-36" 18"-24" 3-8 8" Green
Cranesbill Geranium
13. Rozanne
Best new introduction for continuous summer bloom, huge 2˝" saucer- shaped violet-blue flowers with white centers, attractive deep green foliage with lighter chartreuse marbling, plants... 2008 12C-North Click to display 18"-20" 24"-36" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra 
14. Aureola
Variegated but nearly all yellow, the leaf blades have narrow green stripes near the margins. Perhaps its most fascinating attribute is the cascading habit in... 2009 12C-South Click to display 12"-24" 15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
False Indigo Baptisia australis 
15. False Indigo
This long-lived, shrub-like perennial presents long spikes of indigo-blue flowers above pleasing blue-green foliage. Blooms are followed by attractive black seed pods. 2010 12C-North Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" 3-9 8" Green
Blue Star - Narrow Leaf Amsonia hubrectii 
16. Narrow Leaf Blue Star
Very narrow, needle-like leaves line the stems like bottle brushes. From late spring-early summer, clusters of small, light blue, star-shaped flowers are borne above the... 2011 11C-North Click to display 30"-36" 36" 4-9 8" Green
Siberian bugloss Brunnera macrophylla 
17. Jack Frost
'Jack Frost' Brunnera is one of the most arresting silvers for shade. Its leaves, painted with an overlay of metallic silver, are finely etched with... 2012 11C-North Click to display 12"-12" 15"-18" 3-7 10" Black
Solomon's Seal Polygonatum falcatum (formerly orderatum)
18. Variegatum
A classic beauty for the woodland garden. Grown mostly for its clean variegated, soft green foliage which turns yellow in fall, Solomon's Seal is a... 2013 11C-South Click to display 18"-24" 10"-20" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Butterfly Flower Asclepias tuberosa
19. Orange
A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the... 2017 5C-North Click to display 24" 24" 3-9 4" Green
Onion (Ornamental) Allium
20. Millenium
It forms a compact, upright clump of glossy green, thick and strappy leaves which emit a slight smell of onion when crushed. In late... 2018 10C-South Click to display 15"-20" 10"-15" 5-8 8" Green
Betony (Alpine) Stachys monnieri
21. Hummelo
this species forms large, rounded clumps of green, long and narrow, textured leaves. It is lovely even when it's not in bloom. In midsummer, sturdy... 2019 9C-North Click to display 18"-20" 18" 4-8 8" Green
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