Last night I finished up my Perennial Plant List. It’s longer than I expected. It includes everything hardy on my property that stays outside year round whether in the ground or in containers that I’m growing on purpose.
There are 97 distinct plants (I guess I didn’t actually include bulbs… Daffodils & Crocus bring that to 99).
The largest groups are Sempervivum with 12 (plus two Jovibarba), 11 Irises, 7 Sedum, and 7 Hostas.
There are 9 woody plants and a decent number of evergreens (especially if you include Sempervivum & Jovibarba) – only 2 “traditional” woody evergreens, my Boxwood and Euonymus.
The largest plant is my Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’. I imagine that Sedum album ‘Faro Form’ is the smallest, but it’s close.