2018 Landscape Garden Perennial
The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the Year® 2018 to Allium ‘Millenium’. This herbaceous perennial, relative to the common onion, is a workhorse of the late summer garden. Bred by Mark McDonough, horticulture researcher from Massachusetts, ‘Millenium’ was introduced through Plant Delights Nursery in 2000 where it has proven itself year after year earning rave reviews. ‘Millenium’ is spelled with one “n”, as registered, but is occasionally incorrectly listed with two “n”s. This cultivar is the result of a multigenerational breeding program involving Allium nutans and A. lusitanicum (formerly Allium senescens ssp montanum), selected for late flowering with masses of rose-purple blooms, uniform habit with neat shiny green foliage that remains attractive season long, and for its drought resistant constitution.
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2016 Perennial of The Year
The winner is:
Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' has been selected by the PPA membership as the 2016 perennial plant of the year. This tall, elegant, woody based perennial has dazzling white flowers. Refined Japonese Anemone cultivar produces a dazzling display of 2" white, pink tinged flowers adorned by frilly yellow stamens and with charteruse centers. Fast growing and will thrive in full sun or partial shade in moist humus - rich soil. The typical zones 4 thru 8.
2015 Garden Perennial of the Year
Geranium Canta Brigienes
Common Name: Cranesbill
Blooms in Late Spring. When the flower opens the lightly tinged pink flowers provide a wonderful contrast to the sepals and stamens.
The aromatic foliage has rounded leaf edges, is a medium green color and is semi-evergreen in most climates.
This geranium is a spreading, rhizomatous plant, meaning it spreads by sending out runners.
Best planted as a grond cover or in the front of the garden border. it also does well in rock gardens.
Hardy for our harsh climate and critter resistant too!