Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont
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family: Verbenaceae, Vervain
height x width: 6" x 24-36"
flowers: velvety purple, all season
hardiness: USDA zones 5-9
interest: *striking purple color all season for front of borders, groundcover
*best in full sun
*introduced by Armitage from Georgia
*Heuchera americana 'Dale's Variety'--Coral Bells, silver mottled
foliage, greenish-white flowers to 30" mid-summer, part to full shade
or sun in north if moist
*Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'--Plantain lily, award winner, gold-edged form of species, mounding to 30", off-white blooms mid-summer
*Phlox maculata 'Natascha'--Meadow Phlox, rose-pink and white star-patterned flowers in mid-summer, mildew resistant, new
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