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Perennial Plant of the Year

panicum_virgatum_north_wind_ 2014 POYThe 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year!  
Each year, members of the Perennial Plant Association from all across North America vote on their choice for Perennial Plant of the Year.
We are pleased to announce their choice for 2014:  Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ (Tall Switch Grass ‘Northwind’)
 Read more about this easy and attractive ornamental grass in our database.

The PPA has been selecting outstanding perennials since 1990.  Previous Perennial Plant of the Year selections are as follows:

2013 – Japanese Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’)

2012 – Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

2011 – Arkansas Blue Star (Amsonia hubrichtii)

2010 – Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

2009 – Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macro ‘Aureola’)

2008 – Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

2007 – Blue Catmint (Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker’s Low’)

2006 – Border Pink (Dianthus Firewitch)

2005 – Lenten Rose (Helleborus x hybridus mixture)

2004 – Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)

2003 – Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’)

2002 – Summer Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘David’)

2001 – Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’)

2000 – Dwarf Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’)

1999 – Golsturm Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

1998 – Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’)

1997 – Perennial Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris May Night)

1996 – Beard-tongue (Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’)

1995 – Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

1994 – Dwarf Astilbe (Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Sprite’)

1993 – Hybrid Speedwell (Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’)

1992 – Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’)

1991 – Palace Purple Coral Bells (Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’)

1990 – Creeping Woodland Phlox (Phlox stolonifera)

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