University of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Perennials this Month - May 1997

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

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Plant of the Month: Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum', Barrenwort

family: Berberidaceae, barberry

height x width: 12" x 15"

flowers: sulphur-yellow, spring

hardiness: USDA zones 4-8

interest: *delicate texture for front of border, red-tinged leaves held aloft on wiry stems
*early bloom
*sun in north to part shade, moist soil preferred but tolerates a variety

More new or proven perennials!

*Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'--Bugleweed, blue flower spikes in May, large bronze-leaved form to 10"
*Hemerocallis 'Mary Todd'--daylily, award winner, golden yellow ruffled 6" blooms, early to mid-season, tetraploid, 24"
*Lilium 'Menton'--asiatic lily, 30" with salmon flowers upright on sturdy stems

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