Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains

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Planning a successful perennial garden in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and High Plains comes with its share of soil and climate challenges. Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountain High Plains is a comprehensive guide to the best performing perennials based on performance results from Colorado State University's W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC).

The 322 plants described in this publication were rated according to landscape use, height, width, foliage color ...

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Overview


Planning a successful perennial garden in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and High Plains comes with its share of soil and climate challenges. Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountain High Plains is a comprehensive guide to the best performing perennials based on performance results from Colorado State University's W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC).

The 322 plants described in this publication were rated according to landscape use, height, width, foliage color and fall effect, winter injury, ornamental fruit, disease and insect problems. These top-performing perennials are ideal for xeriscapes, rock gardens, wildflower gardens, and the traditional perennial border. Plants that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are also featured.

This book is a necessary tool for the horticulture industry, landscape architects and designers, park personnel, the home gardener, and horticulturists in the Rocky Mountain-High Plains region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781889143095
  • Publisher: CO State Univ Cooperative Extension
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 778,093
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
W. D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC) 7
Rating Method 8
A Guide to the Plant Descriptions 9
Acknowledgments 10
Plant Descriptions of the Best Performing Perennials at PERC 13
Plant Descriptions of Best Performing Ornamental Grasses at PERC 83
Glossary 89
App. 1 Charts of Average Bloom Times of Flowering Plants at PERC 93
App. 2 Plant Lists 109
App. 3 Featured Plants From First Publication Not Found in This Revision 113
App. 4 Taxa Not Included In This Publication 115
App. 5 Taxa Still in Evaluation 117
App. 6 Colorado State Noxious Weed List 118
Scientific Name Index 119
Common Name Index 123
References 127
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