Perennials this Month - April 1996

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

Plant of the Month: Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

height x width: 18-24" x 18-36"

flowers: butter/light/buff yellow, early to late summer

hardiness: USDA zones 3-9

interest: *1992 Perennial Plant of the Year (Perennial Plant Assn.)

*hybrid with other species

*long flowered

*finely cut leaves, "thread-like"

More new or proven perennials!

*Heucherella alba 'Bridget Bloom'-- a rare bigeneric cross (cross between two genera), this one of Heuchera (Coralbells) and Tiarella (Foamflower); originally from Alan Bloom of Bressingham, England and named after a daughter; soft pink, slightly f ringed minute flowers, late spring to early summer; 18" x 6-12"; prefers shady afternoon spot.

*Heuchera americana 'Pewter Veil'-- most popular of the new coralbell introductions from Dan Heims or Portland, Oregon; 6" wide leaves with metallic, pewter-colored finish, netted with purple veins when mature, coppery pink when young; flowers ivor y late spring to mid-summer but secondary in importance.

*Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'-- delicate orchid pink, mid-July to mid-August; 30-36" x 30"; popular.

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