University of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Perennials this Month - October 1997

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

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Plant of the Month: Aster novae-angliae 'Wedding Lace'. New England Aster

family: Asteraceae, Aster

height x width: 4' x 3', needs staking

flowers: white, September

hardiness: USDA zones 3-8

interest: *one of most resistant of the species to rust diseases (from UVM trials)
*good show of fall color, tall for backdrop in border

More new or proven perennials!

*Heuchera 'Pewter Moon'--Coral Bells, silver-gray leaves with pewter veins and deep maroon undersides, ice-pink flowers 24-30" in late spring
*Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterflies'--Siberian Iris, violet-blue standards with white falls in butterfly wing pattern, mid-season, 30", zones 4-9
*Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki'--Toad Lily, USDA zones 6-9, exotic orchid-like flowers on graceful 2-3' arching stems, white flowers spotted purple Sept-frost

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