Future Perennials of the Year (photos not included above):  2017—Liatris ligulistylis or meadow blazing star; 2016—Oenothera macrocarpa var fremontii or Fremont’s primrose; 2015—Thermopsis villosa or Carolina lupine

GreatPlants Perennials of the Year, 2014-1999 (numbers below correspond to image numbers above)

  1. 2014—Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa, showy black-eyed susan
  2. 2013—Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’, Queen of the Prairie
  3. 2012—Chelone lyonii, turtlehead
  4. 2011—Phlox divaricata, woodland phlox
  5. 2010—Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’, Gateway Joe-Pye plant
  6. 2009—Amsonia hubrichtii, narrowleaf bluestar
  7. 2008—Geum triflorum, prairie smoke
  8. 2007—Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’, Fireworks goldenrod
  9. 2006—Pulsatilla species, pasque flower
  10. 2005—Baptisia minor, dwarf blue indigo
  11. 2004—Polygonatum multiflorum ‘Variegatum’, variegated Solomon’s seal
  12. 2003—Echinacea species, coneflower
  13. 2002—Geranium sanguineum, cranesbill
  14. 2001—Penstemon species, beardtongue
  15. 2000—Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly milkweed
  16. 1999—Amorpha canescens, leadplant