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Noteworthy Books on Perennials

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Growing Perennials in Cold Climates - Mike Heger; Debbie Lonnee; John Whitman
Call Number: SB434 .H425 2011
ISBN: 0816675880
Publication Date: 2011-04-01

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Tall Perennials - Roger Turner
Call Number: SB434 .T875 2009
ISBN: 0881928895
Publication Date: 2009-06-03

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Understanding Perennials - William Cullina
Call Number: SB434 .C795 2009
ISBN: 0618883460
Publication Date: 2009-04-09

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When Perennials Bloom - Tomasz Anisko
Call Number: SB434 .A55 2008
ISBN: 0881928879
Publication Date: 2008-10-29

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Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials - Mark L. Gleason; American Phytopathological Society Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: SB608.O7 D58 2009
ISBN: 0890543747
Publication Date: 2009-01-01

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Armitage's Garden Perennials - Allan M. Armitage
Call Number: SB434 .A63 2000
ISBN: 0881924350
Publication Date: 2000-03-01

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden - Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Call Number: SB434 .D37 2006
ISBN: 0881928038
Publication Date: 2006-07-24

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Perennial Garden Design - Michael King
Call Number: SB434 .K49 2006
ISBN: 0881927678
Publication Date: 2006-03-06


Late-Season Perennials

Perennials are a wonderful addition to any garden and can provide color and interest throughout the year. The top 5 players in the late-season garden would have to be asters (Aster), chrysanthemums (Dendranthema), goldenrods (Solidago), Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium) and stonecrops (Sedum). Below is a longer list to keep your garden in color throughout the fall season.

Deer-Resistant Plants

Aconitum monkshood    
Agastache giant hyssop 
Allium ornamental onions*
Amsonia  blue star* 
Anemone  anemone 
Artemesia  mugwort 
Aruncus goatsbeard*
Asclepias  milkweed or butterfly flower* 
Astilbe  astilbe*
Baptisia  false indigo* 
Bergenia  bergenia* 
Boltonia  boltonia
Ceratostigma  plumbago 
Chelone  turtleheads 
Cimicifuga  bugbane 
Coreopsis  tickseed 
Dendranthema  chrysanthemum 
Echinacea  coneflower 
Eutrochium  Joe-Pye weed 
Euphorbia  spurges*
Helenium sneezeweed 
Helianthus  perennial sunflowers 
Kirengeshoma  yellow waxbells 
Kniphofia  red hot pokers 
Ligularia  ligularia
  ornamental grasses 
Perovskia    Russian sage 
Ratibida prairie coneflower 
Rudbeckia  black-eyed Susan 
Sidalcea  miniature hollyhocks 
Solidago  goldenrods 
Tradescantia  spiderwort 
Vernonia  New York ironweed
Yucca  yucca

*These plants are not in bloom during September and October, but they have ornamental value, for either seedheads or colorful foliage.

 Colorful Foliage

Amsonia blue star
Bergenia bergenia
Ceratostigma  plumbago 
Cornus canadensis  bunchberry 
Dryopteris erythrosora autumn fern 
Epimedium  barrenwort 
Euphorbia  spurge 
Geranium  cranesbills 
Oenothera  evening primrose 
Schizachyrium 'The Blues' little bluestem 


Attractive Seed Heads and Plants that Age Well

Actaea baneberry   
Allium ornamental onions
Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizho'  mugwort 
Aruncus  goatsbeard 
Asclepias  milkweed or butterfly weed  
Astilbe  astilbe 
Baptisia  false indigo
Boltonia  boltonia 
Echinacea coneflower 
Echinops  globe thistles 
Eryngium  sea hollies 
Euphorbia  spurges
Iris sibirica Siberian iris 
  ornamental grasses 
Perovskia  Russian sage 
Ratibida  prairie coneflower 
Sanguisorba  burnet
Sedum  stonecrop 
Yucca  yucca


Classic Fall Bloomers

Aster aster    
Kalimeris Japanese aster 

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