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. 2016— Fremont’s primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa var fremontii
  2. 2015— Carolina lupine, Thermopsis villosa
  3. 2014— showy black-eyed susan, Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa
  4. 2013— Queen of the Prairie, Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta'
  5. 2012— turtlehead, Chelone lyonii
  6. 2011— woodland phlox Phlox divaricata
  7. 2010— Gateway Joe-Pye plant Eupatorium maculatum ‘Gateway’
  8. 2009— narrowleaf bluestar, Amsonia hubrichtii
  9. 2008— prairie smoke Geum triflorum
  10. 10.  2007— Fireworks goldenrod, Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’
  11. 2006— pasque flower, Pulsatilla species
  12. 2005— dwarf blue indigo, Baptisia minor
  13. 2004— variegated Solomon’s seal, Polygonatum multiflorum ‘Variegatum’
  14. 2003— coneflower, Echinacea species
  15. 2002— cranesbill, Geranium sanguineum
  16. 2001— beardtongue, Penstemon species
  17. 2000— butterfly milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa
  18. 1999— leadplant, Amorpha canescens