University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Leonard P. Perry, Ph.D.


Leonard P. Perry,Extension Professor

  • Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, 1981
  • M.S. Cornell University, 1979
  • B.S. Auburn University, 1977
  • C.V.
Areas of Expertise
Ornamental Horticulture, Floriculture, Herbaceous Perennials--production and hardiness

My position is primarily with the UVM Extension System, with lesser appointments in research and teaching the courses listed below.

Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-0479
Office Hours: by appointment
Website: Faculty website
Home Fruit Growing

In Extension: I serve as an advisor and consultant to the greenhouse and nursery industry, primarily in Vermont but throughout the region and beyond as well. For the industry, I advise the Vermont Association of Professional Horticulturists, and am active in the regional New England Greenhouse Conference. I give presentations on my research to the industry, and to home groups. For consumers I am also active in all aspects of media.

In Research: My focus is "herbaceous perennial production systems." In this work I compare various methods of greenhouse production and forcing of perennials; all aspects of container with field production, including media, fertility and planting times; hardiness and over wintering practices for a range of species; disease resistance of several genera. See my perennial pages for more details:

I teach the following courses: