Perennial Plant of the Year

2014PanicumNorthwindPERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR SELECTIONS

Every year, the Perennial Plant Association promotes the use of perennials in the landscape and selects one perennial they consider to be “Plant of the Year.” We would highly recommend that you consider growing the below varieties in your own landscaping. Selections are based on the following attributes:

• Suitable for a wide range of climates
• Low maintenance
• Easily propagated (from either seed or vegetative cuttings)
• Exhibits multiple seasons of interest

PAST PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

• 2016 Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’
• 2015 Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’
• 2014 Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’
• 2013 Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’
• 2012 Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
• 2011 Amsonia hubrichtii
• 2010 Baptisia australis
• 2009 Halonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
• 2008 Geranium ‘Rozanne’
• 2007 Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’
• 2006 Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’
• 2005 Helleborus x hybridus
• 2004 Athyrium niponicum ‘Picturn’
• 2003 Leucanthemum ‘Becky’
• 2002 Phlox ‘David’
• 2001 Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
• 2000 Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’
• 1999 Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’
• 1998 Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’
• 1997 Salvia ‘May Night’
• 1996 Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
• 1995 Perovskia atriplicifolia
• 1994 Astilbe ‘Sprite’
• 1993 Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’
• 1992 Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’
• 1991 Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’
• 1990 Phlox stolonifera