Bergenia cordifolia 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year
Common Name: Bergenia
Bergenia is an extremely hardy and versatile plant. The large round leathery green leaves turn scarlet and purple as winter sets in. In spring the foliage comes back to life to set off clusters of small, scented pink, purple or white flowers in May.
Astrantia major forms mounds of three-lobed toothed foliage topped with button flowers with silvery centers. Colours range from white to pink to red. It is an excellent filler plant for moist areas in part shade or full sun.
Veronica whitleyi 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year
Common Name: Whitley’s speedwell
Whitley’s speedwell is a beautiful mat-forming perennial for the sunny garden. Masses of sapphire blue flowers with white centres cover the soft grey-green foliage in late spring and bloom sporadically until fall. Excellent as a groundcover or low edging.
Eutrochium maculatum 'Atropurpureum' 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year
Common Name: Joe Pye weed
Joe Pye weed is a bold, architectural plant which adds colour and structure to the late summer and early fall garden. This easy to grow North American native prefers moist soil and is great for the back of the border, meadows, waterside or mass plantings.