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Perennial of the Year

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association picks their Perennial Plant of the Year. This award is given to a perennial plant whose appearance, habit, color, and hardiness are of the utmost quality when compared to others. The plant could be an old favorite or a new introduction, but it is always a sign that the plant should be considered for any garden. Be sure to ask for them at W.W.!

Below you will find the past and present perennials that have been chosen ::

2017 :: Asclepias tuberosa
(Butterfly Milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa

 

2016 :: Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'
(Wandflower)

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'

 

2015 :: Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
(Cranesbill)

Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

 

2014 :: Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
(Switch Grass)

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch Grass)

 

2013 :: Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'
(Variegated Solomon's Seal)

Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' (Variegated Solomon's Seal)

 

2012 :: Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' PP13859
(Alkanet, Heartleaf Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss)

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' PP13859 (Alkanet, Heartleaf Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss) Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' PP13859 (Alkanet, Heartleaf Brunnera, Siberian Bugloss)

 

2011 :: Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star)
Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star) Amsonia hubrichtii (Arkansas Blue Star)

 

2010 :: Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo)
Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo)

 

2009 :: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden-leaved Japanese Forest Grass)
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden-leaved Japanese Forest Grass)

 

2008 :: Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175 (Cranesbill)
Geranium 'Rozanne' PP12175 (Cranesbill)

 

2007 :: Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' (Catmint)
Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low' (Catmint)

 

2006 :: Dianthus gratianopolitanis 'Firewitch' (Cheddar Pinks)
Dianthus gratianopolitanis 'Firewitch' (Cheddar Pinks)

 

2005 :: Helleborus x hybridus (Hellebore, Lenten Rose)
Helleborus x hybridus (Hellebore, Lenten Rose)

 

2004 :: Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' (Japanese Painted Fern)
Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum' (Japanese Painted Fern)

 

2003 :: Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' (Shasta Daisy)
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' (Shasta Daisy)

 

2002 :: Phlox paniculata 'David' (Tall or Garden Phlox)
Phlox paniculata 'David' (Tall or Garden Phlox)

 

2001 :: Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Reed Grass)
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Reed Grass)

 

2000 :: Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion Flower)
Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' (Pincushion Flower)

 

1999 :: Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black-Eyed Susan)

 

1998 :: Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Purple Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Purple Coneflower)

 

1997 :: Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (Meadow Sage)
Salvia nemorosa 'May Night' (Meadow Sage)

 

1996 :: Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' (Beardtongue)
Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' (Beardtongue)

 

1995 :: Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)

 

1994 :: Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite' (False Spirea)
Astilbe simplicifolia 'Sprite' (False Spirea)

 

1993 :: Veronica longifolia 'Sunny Border Blue' (Speedwell)
Veronica longifolia 'Sunny Border Blue' (Speedwell)

 

1992 :: Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' (Tickseed)
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' (Tickseed)

 

1991 :: Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple' (Coral Bells)
Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple' (Coral Bells)

 

1990 :: Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Woodland Phlox)
Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Woodland Phlox)