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PPA Plants of the Year

Note: This commercial site is not endorsed by SMG. The links to this site are provided as a courtesy.  The Walters Gardens INC Perennial Plant of the Year™ (POY™) began in 1991 to showcase a perennial that is a standout among its competitors (opinion of this commercial establishment). Perennials chosen are suitable for a wide range of growing climates, require low maintenance, have multiple-season interest, and are relatively pest/disease-free. 

 2019 - Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
 2018 - Allium 'Millenium'
 2017 - Asclepias tuberosa. 
 2016 - Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'
 2015 - Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' 
 2014 - Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
 2013 - Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'
 2012 -  Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
 2010 Amsonia hubrichtii 
 2009 Hakonechloa macra ̳Aureola‘ 
 2008 Geranium ̳Rozanne‘ 
 2007 Nepeta ̳Walkers Low‘ 
 2006 Dianthus gratianopolitanus ̳Feuerhexe‘ 
 2005 Helleborus xhybridus 
 2004 Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' 
 2003 Leucanthemum 'Becky' 
 2002 Phlox 'David' 
 2001 Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' 
 2000 Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue' 
 1999 Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' 
 1998 Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' 
 1997 Salvia 'Mainacht' (May Night) 
 1996 Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' 
 1995 Perovskia atriplicifolia 
 1994 Astilbe 'Sprite' 
 1993 Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' 
 1992 Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' 
 1991 Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'