Perennials

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HYSSOP

Story by Kenny Coogan kennycoogan.com Hyssop can be grown in containers, along perennial borders, or trimmed to form a low hedge in sunny gardens or along walkways. Author Henry Beston of Herbs and the Earth (1935) says, “The garden has no more quietly dependable and satisfactory border plant.” Hyssop’s showy purplish blue, pink, or white flowers …

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GET STOKED FOR ASTERS!

Stokes’ aster Story and Photos by Norman Winter Stokes’ asters (Stokesia laevis) are wonderful native perennials that attract all sorts of pollinators – from bees to butterflies. Its striking blue flowers and fiery orange butterflies make for a winning combination.  The Stokes’ aster is a native from Louisiana eastward to North Carolina. Surprisingly, they are …

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ONCE IN A MILLENIUM

‘Millenium’ ornamental onion Story by Russell Studebaker The Perennial Plant Association chose Allium ‘Millenium’ as the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year. This herbaceous perennial and relative of the garden onion was bred by Mark McDonough, horticulture researcher from Massachusetts, and introduced by Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, N.C., in 2000.  ‘Millenium’ (yes, the name was …

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