Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials
2007 Perennial Plant of the Year
by Charlie Nardozzi
Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a perennial plant of year. This plant is one that has multiple seasons of interest, is low maintenance, and is adapted to different climates. The 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year is Nepeta Walkers Low.
This catmint has crinkled, aromatic, silver-green foliage and lavender-colored flowers on a plant that only grows 3 feet tall and wide. Its hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8 and grows best in full sun. Walkers Low is drought- and salt-tolerant, deer- and rabbit-resistant, and has few pests or diseases.
For more information about Walkers Low catmint, go to: Perennial Plant Association.