University of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Perennials this Month - September 1997

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

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Plant of the Month: Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima', Windflower

family: Ranunculaceae, Buttercup

height x width: 3' x 2-3'

flowers: pink flowers, late summer-early fall

hardiness: USDA zones 4-9

interest: *very striking late summer bloom, flowers held aloft of foliage
*tends to spread by runners= "vigorous colonizer"

More new or proven perennials!

*Allium cernuum--Nodding or Allegheny Onion, clump forming, summer flowering with each stem producing up to 30 pinkish nodding umbels, narrow and semi-erect basal leaves
*Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles'--Coral Bells, dark purple to chocolate brown leaves, heavily ruffled and mid-size, white flowers to 30" mid-summer
*Hosta tardiana 'Blue Moon'--Plantain Lily, deep blue foliage forming a clump to only 8" tall, white flowers in late summer

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