Perennial All-stars: The 150 Best Perennials for Great-looking, Trouble-free Gardens

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Rodale Press, 1998 - Gardening - 344 pages
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This trustworthy guide and tour through the jungle of perennials that are available from nurseries, garden centers, and mail-order sources describes the 150 greatest, most beautiful, longest-flowering, easiest to care for "all star" perennials. A Perennials Plant Finder helps readers pinpoint the perfect plants for each specific site in a garden. 260 color photos. 65 illustrations.

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This is a wonderful garden book for the novice or expert. I love having it as a quick reference for a beloved plant in my established garden or for a guide to the care of a new plant for a growing garden. A must have for every garden library. Read full review

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Contents

Starring Perennial Garden Simple Steps to Help You Create a Beautiful Easy 8 Care Perennial Garden Plant Finder Your Guide to the Stars
2
by Flower Color
10
n SummerBlooming AllStars by Flower Color
11
FallBlooming AllStars by Flower Color
12
WinterBlooming AllStars by Flower Color 13 LongBlooming AllStars
13
AllStars Less Than
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AllStars 4 Feet or Taller 15 AllStars for Cold Climates 15 AllStars for the Deep South
15
AllStars for Dry Sites 16 AllStars for Wet Sites
16
Happy Returns Daylily
168
Palace Purple Heuchera
170
Bridget Bloom Foamy Bells
172
Lord Baltimore Hibiscus
174
Krossa Regal Hosta
176
Frances Williams Siebolds Hosta
178
Snowflake Perennial Candytuft
180
Delavy Incarvillea
182

AllStars for Full Shade 17 AllStars for Full
17
AllStars That Seldom Need Division
18
DeerResistant AllStars 19 Groundcovering AllStars 19 AllStars for Naturalizing
19
AllStars with Evergreen or Semievergreen Foliage 20 AllStars with Colorful or Variegated Foliage 20 Fragrant AllStars
20
AllStars That Attract Butterflies 21 AllStars That Attract Hummingbirds
21
Perennial All Stars Hall of Fame The 150 AllTime Top Performers 24 Broadleaved BearsBreech
24
Coronation Gold Yarrow
26
Moonshine Yarrow
28
Monkshood
30
Burgundy Glow Ajuga
32
Hollyhocks
34
LadysMantle
36
Purple Sensation Persian Onion
38
Arkansas Amsonia
40
September Charm Anemone
42
E C Buxton Marguerite
44
Music Series Hybrid Columbines
46
Diisseldorf Pride SeaPink
48
Silver Brocade Beach Wormwood
50
Goats Beard
52
European Wild Ginger
54
Butterfly Weed
56
Monch Frikarts Aster
59
Alma Potschke New England Aster
60
Dwarf Chinese Astilbe
62
Sprite Star Astilbe
64
Japanese Painted Fern
66
Novalis Blue Aubrieta
68
BasketofGold
70
Blue Wild Indigo
72
Perfecta Bergenia
74
Snowbank Boltonia
76
Siberian Bugloss
78
Calamint
80
Blue Clips Carpathian Harebell
82
Telham Beauty Peach Leaved Bellflower
84
Serbian Bellflower
86
Cupids Dart
88
Perennial Cornflower
90
Red Valerian
92
Feverfew
94
Snow Lady Shasta Daisy
96
Clara Curtis Chrysanthemum
98
Goldenstar
100
Black Cohosh
102
Niobe Clematis
104
Downy Clematis
106
LilyoftheValley
108
Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis
110
Yellow Corydalis
112
Blue Mirror Chinese Delphinium
114
Tiny Rubies Cheddar Pinks
116
Common Bleeding Heart
118
Purple Gas Plant
120
Yellow Foxglove
122
Crimson Star Purple Coneflower
124
Taplow Blue Globe Thistle
127
Red Barrenwort
128
Pink Jewel Daisy Fleabane
130
Zabel Eryngo
132
Gateway JoePye Weed
134
Cushion Spurge
136
Elijah Blue Fescue
138
Venusta Queenofthe Prairie
140
Goblin Blanket Flower
142
Sweet Woodruff
144
White Gaura
146
Crested Gentian
148
Tngwersens Variety Bigroot Cranesbill
150
Boris Avens
152
Bristol Fairy BabysBreath
154
Golden Variegated Hakone Grass
156
Moerheim Beauty Sneezeweed
158
DoubleFlowered Perennial Sunflower
160
Blue Oat Grass
162
Summer Sun Oxeye
164
Lenten Rose
166
Beverly Sills Bearded Iris
184
Caesars Brother Siberian Iris
186
Yellow Wax Bells
188
Royal Standard RedHot Poker
190
White Nancy Spotted Dead Nettle
192
White Perennial Sweet
194
Hidcote English Lavender
196
Barnsley Tree Mallow
198
Kobold Spike Gayfeather
200
Connecticut King Lily
202
Sea Lavender
204
Canon J Went Purple Toadflax
206
Majestic Big Blue Lilyturf
208
Cardinal Flower
210
Maltese Cross
212
Gooseneck Loosestrife
214
Coral Plume Plume Poppy
216
Hollyhock Mallow
218
Virginia Bluebells
220
Silver Feather Japanese Silver Grass
222
Marshalls Delight Bee Balm
225
ForgetMeNot
226
Ice Follies Daffodil
228
Catmint
230
Missouri Evening Primrose
232
Allegheny Spurge
234
Bowl of Beauty Peony
236
Degas Oriental Poppy
238
Husker Red Foxglove Penstemon
240
Russian Sage
242
Jerusalem Sage
244
Chattahoochee Phlox
246
David Summer Phlox
248
Vivid Obedient Plant
251
Balloon Flower
252
Jacobs Ladder
254
Variegated Solomons Seal
256
Superbum Himalayan Fleeceflower
258
Gibsons Scarlet Cinquefoil
260
Mikado Siebolds Primrose
263
Mrs Moon Bethlehem Sage
264
Pasque Flower
266
Ornamental Rhubarb
268
Goldsrurm BlackEyed Susan
270
May Night Violet Sage
272
Lavender Cotton
274
Rock Soapwort
276
Fama Pincushion Flower
279
Autumn Joy Sedum
280
Party Girl Prairie Mallow
282
False Solomons Seal
284
Crown of Rays Goldenrod
286
Silver Carpet LambsEars
288
Blue Danube Stokes Aster
290
Celandine Poppy
292
Prostrate Germander
294
Lavender Mist Meadow
296
Crimson MotherofThyme
298
Wherrys Foamflower
300
Zwanenburg Blue Spiderwort
302
Miyazaki Toad Lily
305
Golden Queen Globeflower
306
Fusilier Tulip
309
White NettleLeaved Mullein
310
Homestead Purple Verbena
313
Sunny Border Blue Speedwell
314
White Culvers Root
316
Bowles Variety Periwinkle
318
JohnnyJumpUp
320
AdamsNeedle
322
Sources of Perennials Found in Perennial AllStars
324
Recommended Reading
326
Photo Credits
327
Index
328
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
344
Copyright

About the author (1998)

Jeff Cox, former editor of Organic Gardening magazine, helped lead the organic movement from a fringe idea to a phenomenon. He was the host of Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV and is the author of seventeen books, including the James Beard Award-nominated The Organic Cook's Bible. His Web site is organicfoodguy.com.

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