of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science
Perennials this Month - February 1997
Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Associate Professor, University of Vermont
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Plant of the Month: Phlox stolonifera, Creeping Phlox
family: Polemoniaceae, Phlox
height x width: 6-12" x 12"
flowers: violet, lavender in spring
hardiness: USDA zones 2-8
interest: * 1990 (first) Perennial Plant of the Year
*can tolerate shade
*native to Eastern No. America
*popular cultivars: Blue Ridge (blue-lilac), Bruce's White (white), Pink Ridge (dark pink) and Sherwood Purple (purple-blue and fragrant, probably the most popular)
More new or proven perennials!
*Hemerocallis 'Little Grapette'--daylily to 12", early season with 2" light grape-purple flowers, good for front of the border
*Lilum 'Stargazer'--oriental lily, beautiful white-crimson blend on 4' stalks in July-August, fragrant, popular
*Waldsteinia ternata--Siberian Barren Strawberry, shiny strawberry-like leaves with yellow flowers in spring, good groundcover especially in shade, more compact than W. fragarioides--the eastern N. American native
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