University of Vermont Extension System
Department of Plant and Soil Science

Perennials this Month - November 1997

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

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Plant of the Month: Sedum 'Herbstfreude' ('Autumn Joy')--Live Forever

family: Crassulaceae, Orpine

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

flowers: rose-pink, early fall

hardiness: USDA zones 2-8

interest: *fall bloom with good winter effect of dried flower stalks
*good contrast of flowers and light green leaves
*very attractive to honey bees
*popular in "New American Gardens" with Rudbeckia and grasses

More new or proven perennials!

*Dennsteadtia punctiloba--Hayscented Fern, USDA zones 3-8, good groundcover for dry or wet areas, full shade or full sun, spreads by rhizomes to 24", upright habit
*Iris sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'--Sibirian Iris, award winner, white standards with yellow falls, to 30"
*Lobelia siphilitica--Blue Lobelia, blue spikes 30-36" most of summer, USDA zones 3-8, believed at one time to cure disease of same name

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