The Perennial Plant Association Foundation is a partner with the industry and academia to enhance the perennial industry through research and education.  The Foundation was established in 2001 as a non-profit organization.  The mission of the Perennial Plant Association Foundation is to obtain funding to provide student scholarships to enhance the herbaceous perennial industry.  

The goals of the Perennial Plant Association Foundation are:

  • To provide educational scholarships and grants for horticulture students.
  • To fund research projects that would benefit the herbaceous perennial industry.
  • To disseminate information to members about herbaceous perennial research.
  • To increase Perennial Plant Association Foundation assets so that interest generated can be used to fund research and educational opportunities.


The Perennial Plant Association Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees, that includes representation from the Perennial Plant Assocation Board of Directors.


The Board of Trustees are:

Stephanie Stockton, President & Secretary

Janet Draper, Smithsonian Institution, Vice President

Elizabeth (Betsy) Parker, Red Wheel Barrel Gardens LLC, Treasurer

Shannon Currey, Hoffman Nursery

Beth Engle, Griffin

Nanci Hollerith Allen

Patty Steinhauser, Stonehouse Nursery

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