of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science
Perennials this Month - August 1997
Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont
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Plant of the Month: Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir D'Andre Chaudron', Siberian Catmint
family: Lamiaceae, Mint
height x width: 2-3' x 2-3', tends to flop--may need staking
flowers: blue in profusion, last half of summer
hardiness: USDA zones 3-8
interest: *more compact than species
*good blue for mid borders last half of season
*may be attractive to cats
*needs good drainage
More new or proven perennials!
*Heuchera micrantha 'Bressingham Bronze'--Coral Bells, purple leaves, better and more consistant color than 'Palace Purple', from Blooms of Bressingham, England
*Hosta sieboldiana 'Kabitan'--Plantain Lily, small lance-shaped leaves with wavy edges, leaves green with gold centers, violet flowers late summer to 12"
*Monarda didyma 'Scorpion'--Beebalm, red flowers mid summer to 30", from Dutch "astrological" series supposedly mildew resistant
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