2023 Perennial Plant of the Year Announced

The Perennial Plant Association is pleased to promote Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ as the 2023 Perennial Plant of the Year®.  ‘American Gold Rush’ is a stunning addition to any garden.  At the height of summer, it turns up the volume for a long season of dazzling color right up to autumnal frosts. The bright golden-yellow flowers feature arching rays and a reddish halo surrounding dark chocolate cones. Three-inch flowers blanket the compact plant, which is only 22-27 inches tall with a broader width to 40 inches if given room to grow. 

The 2021 Perennial Plant of The Year: Calamintha Nepeta Subsp. Nepeta

January 15, 2021 Perennial Plant Association

Like a cloud of confetti, tiny white flowers (sometimes touched with pale blue) appear from early summer to fall. Undemanding and dependable, calamint provides the perfect foil for other summer bloomers and foliage. This full-sun perennial has a low mounding or bushy habit, ideal for the front of the border, rock gardens, and more.

The 2020 Perennial Plant of The Year: Aralia Cordata ‘Sun King’.

September 3, 2020 Perennial Plant Association

It’s a secret that just Perennial Plant Association members know! The 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year® is Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’. It had been nominated again and again over the past years and finally came out on top – persistence pays off!

Perennial Plant Association Names 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year

Boasting stunning golden-chartreuse leaves, it’s a showstopper wherever it grows.