University of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Perennials this Month - June 1997

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

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Plant of the Month: Achillea 'Moonshine'

family: Asteraceae, Aster

height x width: 18" x 18"

flowers: sulphur-yellow, early-mid summer

hardiness: USDA zones 3-8

interest: *contrast of flowers with feathery grey foliage
*mainstay for summer fronts of beds and borders

More new or proven perennials!

*Alchemilla mollis--Lady's Mantle, USDA zones 3-8, grey-green hexagonal leaves forming attractive mats on which water and dew beads, 18', greenish-yellow flowers early summer good for cutting and drying, good for herb garden (dye plant)
*Paeonia 'Duchess de Nemours'--peony, double white, early summer, fragrant, 30-36"
*Lilium 'Casa Blanca'--oriental lily, 30", pure white with many buds, fragrant

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