University of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Perennials this Month - July 1997

Dr. Leonard P. Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont

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Plant of the Month: Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple', Vervain

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
*mildew resistant
*introduced by Armitage from Georgia

More new or proven perennials!

*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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