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Perennial Plants of the Year

The Perennial Plant of the Year Program promotes the use of perennials. Four perennials are selected by the Perennial Plant of the Year Committee from an extensive list of nominations made earlier by Perennial Plant Association members. Each year members cast their vote for one of the four selected plants with the following attributes:
    * suitable for a wide range of climate types
    * low maintenance
    * easily propagated - easily comes true from seed or vegetative propagation
    * exhibits multiple seasonal interest

Perennials:  (A - F)  (G - Pe)  (Ph-Z)  Vines & Paeonia    Grasses & Ferns

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2011 Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii grows 36 inches tall and 36 inches wide in a mounded form. This hardy perennial grows in hardiness zones 4 through 9 and is a versatile North American native.

Amsonia offers a variety of features throughout the seasons. From late spring to early summer, two- to three-inch wide clusters of small, light blue, star-shaped flowers are borne above the ferny foliage. The alternate-arranged leaves are bright green in spring and summer, but turn a bright yellow-golden color in fall.
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2010: Baptisia australis
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2009: Hakonechloa macra ?Aureola?