Brunnera Jack Frost in my summer garden
It is not inexpensive and unless you order it online it most likely will be in the double digits, worth the price because it looks fantastic for at least three seasons.
Three others received honorable mention this year including my favorite grass, Panicum Northwind, which I would call a four season grass.
Panicum Northwind in its winter color in the alley garden
Heuchera Carmel also received honorable mention and I also have this one in my garden.
Heuchera Carmel is a tight leaved variety and looks good all summer and fall.
Heuchera Carmel is hardly a vision of itself in the winter, not sure I would have given this one an honorable mention. However, I am judging them on looking good in all seasons maybe not the criteria for the Perennial Plant Association.
Heuchera Peach Flambe certainly looks great at the end of December!
Heuchera Autumn Leaves
Heuchera Southern Comfort (shadier area)
Heuchera Southern Comfort (sun)
Southern Comfort is one of my favorites because of its coloration throughout the winter even in the snow. Snow, what is that, we really haven't had any yet, hard to believe with the new year approaching.
The last honorable mention for plant of the year was Chelone lyognii Hot Lips. I do not have this one but would certainly consider it for my shadier moist area.
Chelone Hot Lips
As you can see I do not totally agree with the heuchera choice, but that's okay I'll just keep trying the new ones that come out each year, if I can find a space for them!