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We have available the following distinctive perennials and ground cover.

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Conditions

Name

Flowering Interest

 

Sun

Achilla 'cloth of gold'

Free flowering plate-like 4 - 6 inch mustard yellow heads.

 

Sun

Ammobium alantum, Sandflower

Flowers pure white

 

Sun

Arctium lappa 'Takinogawa Long' Japanese Burdock - Gobo

Spiky purple red flower heads clustered at the ends of branches.

 

GC sun

Artemesia silver mound

Silver foliage, mounding

 

GC shade

Astilbe chinensis pumila

Dwarf, rose purple flowers in summer, bronze foliage, for garden or cut, sun or shade. Height 12". Zone 3.

 

GC shade

Astilbe Chinensis superba

Lilac shades, for moist shade border or cutting, later blooming than others. Height 40". Zone 4.

 

GC sun / partial shade

Campanula, carpatica Blue clips

7.5 inches tall, Upright bell blooms in blue

 

GC sun / partial shade

Campanula carpatica White clips

7.5 inches tall, upright bell blooms in white

 

Sun

Carlina acaulis, Silver thistle

Silver bracts with large stemless flower with creamy white centre

 

Sun

Catanache caerulea, Cupid's Dart

Profusion of lavender-blue flowers with dark eyes

 

Sun

Centaurea macrocephala, Golden thistle

Golden yellow flower tufts with large bronze bracts

 

Sun

Chrysanthemum, Autumn Flowering F1 Hybrid 'Fanfare' Mixed

Mixture of colors of standard garden mums

 

Sun

Cirsium heterophyllum

Wooly stem with soft white felted leaves below, red-purple flowers

 

Sun

Cirsium japonicum 'Early Rose Beauty'

Carmine powder puff blooms -bred in Japan as a cut flower

 

Sun

Cirsium japonicum 'Early Pink Beauty'

Soft pink powder puff blooms - bred in Japan as a cut flower

 

Sun

Delphinium

7 color mix, raspberry rose, deep violet, clear white, lavender pink, violet/white bee, white/black bee, sky blue/white bee - 5 ft tall pacific giant variety

 

Semi sun/partial shade

dierama species mixed

Color ranges from deep red through deep purple through blue

 

Shade

Digitalis Parviflora

Blooms colored like milk chocolate

 

Sun

Echinacea - white swan

18-24 inches tall - flowers large single white with yellow tipped cone - strong honey fragranced flowers

 

Sun

Echinacea purpurea magnus

Exceptionally large flowers, fragrant rose purple with black cone

 

Sun

Globe Thistle (Echinops)

Metallic blue globe thistle 24 "

 

Sun

Echinops Platinum Blue

Rare, multi-branched, numerous clusters of mid-blue globes, shiny green leaf. Height 30". Zone 4.

 

Sun

Echinops (Globe Thistle) bannaticus Blue Glow

Dark blue flower spheres, excellent for garden or cutting. Height 40". Zone 3.

 

Sun

Echinops (Globe Thistle) sphaerocephalus Arctic Glow

Huge white globes, red stems, silver green foliage. Height 72". Zone 3.

 

Sun

Echinops (Globe Thistle) sphaerocephalus

Tall, wooly gray stems, silvery 2" flowers heads. Height 72". Zone 3.

 

Sun

Echinops tienschanicum

New introduction spherical heads of bloe flowers turning into tennis ball sized prickly seed heads 4-6'

 

Sun

Eryngium alpinium

Dark blue, laced bloom - not prickly to touch

 

Sun

Eryngium alpinium Blue Lace

Violet blue flower heads on blue stems

 

Sun

Eryngium Giganteum

Electric blue with pale green flowers and bracts, robust, for garden or cut. Height 42". Zone 5.

 

Sun

Eryngium (Seaholly) campestre

Leaves are tough and stiff, whitish-green spiky green globed flower heads

 

Sun

Eryngium (Sea Holly) planum

Metallic blue flowers and in spring bluish green foliage

 

Sun

Eryngium (Sea Holly) yuccifolium

3' long strap shaped leaf, 1" round flowers. Height 16". Zone 3.

 

Sun or partial shade

Francoa 'pink giant'

rare and very beautiful pink form of this late summer flower. Arching sprays of very late trumpet-shaped flowers from July to October.

 

Sun or partial shade

Fuchsia magellanica

Plants form a bushy, upright clump of dark green leaves, bearing many delicate dangling bell-like flowers, crimson with a purple centre.

 

Sun

Gaillardia Aristata Sundance

12-15" busy free flowering bi-colored blooms of fiery red and orange

 

Sun

Gaillardia Grandiflora Goblin

Mid height plants with masses of fiery red blooms surrounded by a ring of flame yellow

 

GC shade

Gaultheria procumbens, Winterberry "very Berry"

8 " compact plant with abundant bright red berries , scented leaves and berries

 

GC sun / shade

GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM ALBUM Note: germination has failed so far - may not be available this year

Clusters of white flowers with a hint of pink above aromatic evergreen leaves. Height 40cm Spread 60cm

 

GC sun / shade

GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM 'CZAKOR' Note: germination has failed so far - may not be available this year

Aromatic purple tinted leaves with clusters of magenta flowers. Height 40cm Spread 60cm

 

GC sun / shade

GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM 'SNOW SPRITE' Note: germination has failed so far - may not be available this year

Milky white flowers with all other parts being palest lime green.

 

GC sun / shade

Geranium macrorrhizum Note: germination has failed so far - may not be available this year

Aromatic deeply cut leaves bearing deep red or bright purple flower that are 1 inch across

 

GC shade / sun

Heuchera (Coral Bells) villosa macrorrhizza Autumn Bride

New- Green leaves turn purple by fall, white flowers. Height 12". Zone 3.

 

GC shade / sun

Heuchera (Coral Bells) sanguineum Firefly

Bright vermillion red bells fragrant marbled green foliage. Height 24". Zone 3

 

GC shade / sun

Heuchera micrantha purple palace

Burgundy purple evergreen foliage, white flowers, former Perennial Plant of the year. Height 10". Zone 4.

 

Sun

Hiippophae rhamnoides, Seabuckthorn

Tree with orange berries rich source of vitamins A & C

 

Sun

Lamarckia aurea

In Canada, it is an annual grass, typically 30-45 centimeters in height, with clusters of golden flowers in a panicle 5-8 cm long and 2-2.5 cm broad

 

GC sun

Leucanthemum Silver Princess

14" pure white daisy single bloom with yellow center

 

GC sun

Leucanthemum Superbum Alaska

2' tall single white daisy

 

Sun

Liatrus spicata - Kobold

Rose pink pipe cleaner spikes on waxy dark green grass like foliage 18"

 

Sun

Limonium latifolium, Sea lavender

Graceful sprays of mid-blue papery blossoms last for months in dried arrangements.

 

Sun / partial shade

Monarda (Bee Balm) media

New- Fragrant clusters of purple tubular flowers; purplish bracts, tolerates wet soils. Height 30". Zone 3.

 

Sun

Onopordum acanthium - Scottish Thistle

Biennial - Large prickly leaves covered with silvery white web like hairs bearing large pale purple thistle flowers

 

Sun

Papaver (Poppy) orientalis Coral Reef

Large vibrant flowers - 5 " across intense coral pink with dark centre

 

Sun

Rosa rubiginosa, Sweet Briar Rose

Dense deciduous shrub 2-3 m high and across, with the stems bearing numerous hooked prickles. The foliage has a strong apple-like fragrance. The leaves are pinnate, 5-9 cm long, with 5-9 rounded to oval leaflets with a serrated margin, and numerous glandular hairs. The flowers are 1.8-3 cm diameter, the five petals being pink with a white base, and the numerous stamens yellow; the flowers are produced in clusters of 2-7 together, from late spring to mid summer. The fruit is a globose to oblong red hip 1-2 cm diameter.

 

Sun / partial shade

rudbeckia fulgida goldstrum

Profusion of gold flowers up to 5" across black center

 

Sun

Salvia sylvestris Blue Queen

Deep blue spikes, compact, dark green foliage, fragrant. Height 12". Zone 3.

 

Sun

Rose Queen

Rose flowers in mid-summer, mid green leaf, first year bloomer, drought tolerant. Height 24". Zone 3.

 

Tolerates partial shade

Salvia lyrata "Purple Volcano"

Rich bronze purple foliage deep purple stems, bursting with delicate white flowers 12 " Zone 4.

 

GC shade / sun

Sedum (Stonecrop) spurium Summer Glory

Deep carmine pink, glossy green leaf, vigorous spreading ground cover. Height 6". Zone 5.

 

GC shade / sun

Sedum (Stonecrop) album

Masses of blushed white flowers over ground hugging foliage. Height 5". Zone 4.

 

GC shade / sun

Sedum (Stonecrop) acre Octoberfest

Creamy starry flowers, glossy glaucus leaf, spreading ground cover. Height 4". Zone 4.

 

GC shade / sun

Sedum (Stonecrop) spurium Dragons Blood

Bronze foliage, covered with blood red flowers in summer, hardy ground cover for sun. Height 6". Zone 3.

 

GC shade / sun

Sedum (Stonecrop) spurium Coccineum

Mat forming groundcover, red stem, mid green leaf, star shaped purple flowers in late summer. Height 7". Zone 4.

 

GC shade / sun

Sedum Silver Frost

New - Silver foliage rosettes, white star shaped flowers

 

GC sun

Sempervivum Hybrids

Succulent rosettes, evergreen multi-colored foliage, for rockery in any well drained soil in sun. Height 5". Zone 3.

 

GC sun

veronica spicata Red Fox

Deep rosy red plumes on dwarf plants, green foliage. Height 15". Zone 4.

 

GC sun

blue

Profuse blue flowers all summer, for garden or for cutting. Height 24". Zone 4.

 

GC shade

Vinca, Periwinkle

Dark green evergreen leaves violet-blue flowers

 

GC shade

Vinca, Varigated Periwinkle

Dark green evergreen leaves with pale yellow edges, violet-blue flowers

 

GC shade / sun

Viola odorata, Sweet Violet

Old favorite sweet scented deep violet flowers.

 

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