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herbaceous perennials - Jeffries Nurseries Ltd.
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Achillea - Yarrow
Achillea millefolium ‘Fire King’
Fire King Yarrow
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (50-60 cm)
 Dried flower
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Large, flat flower heads are a showy deep carmine red. Vigorous growing perennial with dark
green, finely-textured, aromatic foliage. Drought tolerant.
Summer Pastels Yarrow
Achillea millefolium ‘Summer Pastels’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18” (50 cm)
 Dried flower
Flowers are a mix of pastel shades in white, yellow, salmon, orange, red and purple. Foliage is deep
green with a fern-like texture. Drought tolerant.
Moonshine Yarrow
Achillea ‘Moonshine’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (50-60 cm)
 Dried flower
Peachy Seduction Yarrow
An abundance of deep lemon-yellow flowers add colour to the flower garden all summer long.
Foliage is silver-grey and this plant has a non-spreading habit. Drought tolerant.
Peachy Seduction Yarrow
Height:
Plant Uses:
New
18-24” (50-60 cm)
 Dried flower
Achillea ‘Peachy Seduction’
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Part of the Seduction series, this line is known for its sturdy, compact growth
habit. This variety has large clusters of glowing peach-pink flowers. Drought tolerant.
Saucy Seduction Yarrow
Achillea ‘Saucy Seduction’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (50-60 cm)
 Dried flower
Saucy Seduction Yarrow
Part of the Seduction series, this line is known for its sturdy, compact growth habit. This
variety has rich rose-pink flowers with a tiny white eye. Drought tolerant.
Strawberry Seduction Yarrow
Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness: Zone 3
18-24” (50-60 cm)
 Dried flower
Part of the Seduction series, this line is known for its sturdy, compact growth habit. This
variety has large clusters of strawberry red flowers with a tiny yellow eye. Deep green foliage.
Drought tolerant.
Sunny Seduction Yarrow
Achillea ‘Sunny Seduction’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (50-60 cm)
 Dried flower
A selection from the Seduction series, this line is known for its sturdy, compact growth habit. Flowers open intense lemon yellow, lightening to pastel yellow, grey-green foliage. Drought tolerant.
Aconitum - Monkshood
Aconitum napellus
Blue Monkshood
Height:
Plant Uses:
36” (90 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blue Monkshood
Bishops Goutweed
Stunning deep purplish-blue to violet flower spikes over attractive deeply cut foliage. Prefers cool
and moist soil.
Aegopodium - Goutweed
Bishops Goutweed
Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to October
Exposure/Hardiness:   Zone 1
12-18” (30-45 cm)
Groundcover, Invasive
An attractive groundcover for sun or shade with light green and white variegated leaves. Tiny,
creamy-white flowers. An excellent plant for those tough to grow areas.
Agastache - Anise-Hyssop
Blue Fortune Anise-Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum ‘Blue Fortune’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
Showy lavender blue, bottlebrush-like flowers on strong, upright stems. Foliage has a distinct
licorice scent. This plant has a very lengthy blooming period and is drought tolerant.
Blue Fortune AniseAnise-Hyssop
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Ajuga - Bugleweed
Black Scallop Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Glossy, almost black, scalloped leaves make this variety stand out. Deep blue flowers appear on
short spikes in spring.
Bronze Beauty Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans ‘Bronze Beauty’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Glossy foliage is a metallic bronze with deep blue flower spikes.
Burgundy Glow Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Burgundy red foliage with cream and green variegation has bright blue flowers in spring.
Black Scallop
Bugleweed
Burgundy Glow Bugleweed
Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Glossy, narrow chocolate-brown leaves form a low spreading mat. Spikes of bright blue flowers
appear in spring.
Silver Queen Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans ‘Silver Queen’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Attractive ground cover with grey green leaves edged with white. Blue flowers in early spring.
Alcea - Hollyhocks
Chaters Double Hollyhocks
Alcea rosea
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
5-7’ (150-210 cm)

Borders
Cultivar:
Peaches ’n’ Dreams Hollyhocks
Description:
Chaters Double Mixed ………… double blooms in shades of red, pink, white and yellow
Chaters Double Scarlet ……….. large ruffled ball-shaped double red flowers
Chaters Peaches ‘n’ Dreams .... double blooms of creamy peach
Fiesta Time Hollyhocks
Alcea rosea ‘Fiesta Time’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
36” (90 cm)

Borders
Short spikes of rose pink, fringed, double flowers. The compact height makes this an appealing
plant for the garden.
Black Watch Hollyhocks
Alcea rosea ‘Nigra’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
5-7’ (150-210 cm)

Borders
Deep chocolate-maroon, single flowers are produced on tall, strong stocks. Deep green foliage.
Alchemilla - Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s Mantle
Alchemilla molls ‘Thriller’
Lady’s Mantle
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Border
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Beautiful scalloped, fuzzy gray-green leaves catch tiny water droplets that glimmer in the
morning sun. Produces sprays of tiny, yellow-green flowers.
Amsonia - Blue Star
Blue Ice Blue Star
Amsonia ‘Blue Ice’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3/4
12-16” (30-40 cm)
 Border
Clusters of navy blue buds open to large periwinkle blue flowers. Broader, bright green leaves turn
yellow in fall. Forms a dense compact mound.
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Blue Ice Blue Star
Perennial Selection Guide
see page 92
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Anemone - Windflower
Snowdrop Anemone
Anemone sylvestris
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)
 Borders
Delicate, nodding, pure white, fragrant flowers appear in late spring and may flower again in fall.
Quickly forms a dense patch.
Grapeleaf Anemone
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
3-4’ (60-90 cm)
 Borders
Grapeleaf Anemone
Snowdrop Anemone
The hardiest and most vigorous growing of all the fall flowering anemones. Masses of chinapink flowers are held on branching stalks above deep green foliage.
Antennaria - Pussy-toes
Antennaria dioica ‘Rubra’
Pink Pussy-toes
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
Tiny, silver-gray leaves quickly form a low growing dense mat. Short stems bear tiny clusters of
rosy-pink flowers. Extremely drought-tolerant.
Aquilegia - Columbine
Height:
Plant Uses:
Pink PussyPussy-toes
Aquilegia alpina
Alpine Columbine
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Bright violet-blue flowers form over a compact mound of deep blue-green leaves.
Origami Mix Columbine
Aquilegia x caerulea ‘Origami Mix’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
Plants have a compact habit, the large upfacing blooms are usually bicoloured in shades of blue,
pink, red or yellow. Remove spent flowers to promote longer blooming time.
Little Lanterns Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis ‘Little Lanterns’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10” (25 cm)

Borders
An exciting new columbine with deep red and yellow nodding flowers top a compact mound of blue
-green foliage.
Black Barlow Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Black Barlow’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-28” (60-70 cm)

Borders
Little Lantern Columbine
Black Barlow Columbine
Stunning, dark maroon-black, double flowers make this a wonderful addition to any garden.
Nora Barlow Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Nora Barlow’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-28” (60-70 cm)

Borders
Stunning, multi-layered double flowers in a stunning combination of pink rimmed with green
and white. Short spurs instead of the typical backward-pointing spurs.
Arabis - Rock Cress
Compinkie Rock Cress
Arabis caucasica ‘Compinkie’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Compinkie Rock Cress
Shades of light pink to dark pink flowers cover the soft olive-green foliage when in bloom. This
plant is useful for cascading over rock gardens and walls.
Aralia - Spikenard
Sun King Spikenard
Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
36” (90 cm)
Borders
Large, bright gold compound leaves, in heavier shade foliage will change to a lime green. Tiny
white flowers give way to purple-black berries in fall. A showy addition to any garden.
Sun King Spikenard
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Armeria - Sea Thrift
Dusseldorf Pride Sea Thrift
Armeria maritima ‘Dusseldorf Pride’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Long considered the best pink variety with rosy-magenta flower heads.
Dusseldorf Pride Sea Thrift
Nifty Thrifty Sea Thrift
Armeria maritima ‘Nifty Thrifty’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Forms a low mound of narrow green leaves edged in creamy white, bright pink flowers.
Armeria maritima ‘Rubrifolia’
Ruby Sea Thrift
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
This variety has burgundy foliage with magenta-pink flowers. Foliage will green up in summer.
Artemisia - Wormwood, Sage
Silver Mound
Silver Queen Sage
Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time: July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
24-30” (60-75 cm)
 Borders
Intense silver gray foliage, produces small silver-white flowers. Vigorous growing.
Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’
Silver Mound
Height:
Plant Uses:
10-12” (25-30 cm)
Edging, Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:
 Zone 2
Feathery, silver-gray leaves form a beautiful compact dome. Plants should be trimmed back in late
June to prevent the stems from getting floppy.
Artemisia stelleriana ‘Silver Brocade’
Silver Brocade
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-12” (15-30 cm)
Edging
Exposure/Hardiness:
 Zone 2
Bright silvery-white scalloped foliage forms a thick mat. Similar in appearance to Dusty Miller.
Artemisia vulgaris ‘Oriental Limelight’
Oriental Limelight
Oriental LImelight
Height:
Plant Uses:
2-3’ (60-90 cm)
Edging
Exposure/Hardiness:
 Zone 2
Upright growing habit with medium green leaves that are marbled with creamy-yellow to ivory.
Aruncus - Goat’s Beard
Dwarf Goat’s Beard
Aruncus aethusifolius
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-12” (20-30 cm)
 Dried Flower
Forms a compact clump of dark green astilbe-like foliage, creamy-white flowers on upright panicles. Prefers moist soil conditions.
Giant Goat’s Beard
Aruncus dioicus
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6’ (120-180 cm)
 Dried Flower
Spectacular cream-coloured plumes held above elegant, lacy leaves forming a very dense and
bushy clump. Prefers moist soil conditions.
Giant Goat’s Beard
Asclepias - Butterfly Weed
Cinderella Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
3-4’ (90-120 cm)

Borders
A showy display of vanilla scented, rose pink flowers in 3-4” compact clustered form on sturdy,
slender stems. Spreads by rhizomes, non-invasive.
Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed
Height:
Plant Uses:
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Cinderella Swamp Milkweed
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
A guaranteed magnet for butterflies. Plants form an upright clump of narrow green leaves with
deep orange flowers. Breaks dormancy late.
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Asclepias - Butterfly Weed
Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Golden yellow blossoms above a clump of narrow green leaves. Breaks dormancy late, so be
patient.
Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed
Aster - Aster
Dark Beauty Alpine Aster
Aster alpinus ‘Dark Beauty’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-10” (20-25 cm)

Edging
Single daisy-shaped flowers in a rich violet blue with a yellow eye are held on short branches above
a compact green mound.
Happy End Alpine Aster
Aster alpinus ‘Happy End’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-10” (20-25 cm))

Edging
Single daisy-shaped flowers are shades of rose-pink with a yellow eye.
Pink Bouquet Aster
Aster x dumosus ‘Pink Bouquet’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Happy End Aster
Masses of soft pink flowers above dark green foliage add interest to the garden in fall.
Aster x dumosus ‘Pink Lace’
Pink Lace Aster
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Bright pink clusters of star-shaped flowers make this a showy addition to any garden.
Aster x dumosus ‘Romany’
Romany Aster
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Purplish mauve flowers with a small yellow eye. Nice, compact growth habit.
Snow Sprite Aster
Aster x dumosus ‘Snow Sprite’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Bloom Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Clusters of white star-shaped flowers with bright yellow centers. Showy for the fall season.
Purple Beauty Aster
Aster novi-belgii x hybrid
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
Pink Lace Aster
Snow Sprite Aster
A New England aster, with a profusion of deep purple flowers on tall sturdy stems.
Rose Beauty Aster
Aster novi-belgii x hybrid
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
A New England aster, with an abundance of deep pink flowers on tall sturdy stems.
Aster sedifolius
Rhone Aster
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Purple Beauty Aster
Forms a bushy clump of soft, ferny leaves bearing loads of small violet-blue flowers with yellow
centers in fall.
Dwarf Rhone Aster
Aster sedifolius ‘Nana’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (20-30 cm)

Borders
A compact clump-forming perennial with soft, ferny leaves and lots of starry lilac blue flowers with
yellow centers in fall.
Perennial Selection Guide
see page 92
Rhone Aster
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Astilbe - Astilbe
Boogie Woogie Astilbe
Astilbe x arendsii Hybrids
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18” (45 cm)
 Borders
Part of the hybrid ‘Music’ series, this selection has very full and profuse flower plumes in bright
florescent pink. Glossy dark green foliage.
Astilbe x arendsii Hybrids
Bridal Veil Astilbe
Height:
Plant Uses:
Bridal Veil Astilbe
24-30” (60-75 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Large open plumes of pure white flowers, one of the best bloomers. Deep green, glossy foliage.
Chocolate Shogun Astilbe
Astilbe x arendsii Hybrids
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20-24” (50-60 cm)
 Borders
Glossy chocolate brown leaves makes this the darkest astilbe yet. Bright pink flowers offer a
contrast to the deep foliage.
Astilbe x arendsii Hybrids
Fanal Astilbe
Height:
Plant Uses:
20-24” (50-60 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Dark blood-red flowers, one of the earliest reds to bloom. Foliage is bronze red in spring, turning
green by summer.
Chocolate Shogun Astilbe
Visions in Pink Astilbe
Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions in Pink’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:   Zone 3
16-18” (40-45 cm)
 Borders
Pale pink plumes are held above very coarse blue green foliage. Very floriferous. Sun tolerant.
Visions in Red Astilbe
Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions in Red’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:   Zone 3
16-18” (40-45 cm)
 Borders
Deep purple-red blooms with red stems and bronze green foliage. Sun tolerant.
Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Sprite’
Sprite Astilbe
Height:
Plant Uses:
8-12” (20-30 cm)
 Edging
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Spikes of delicate, shell-pink flowers are held just above glossy deep green leaves.
Younique Cerise Astilbe
Younique Cerise Astilbe
Astilbe ‘Younique Cerise’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-16” (30-40 cm)
 Edging
A selection of the Younique Series, this variety has spikes of cherry red to dark rose flowers. Plant
has a nice compact growth habit.
Younique Silvery Pink Astilbe
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-16” (30-40 cm)
 Edging
New
Astilbe ‘Younique Silvery Pink’
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. A selection of the Younique Series, this variety features showy plums of shell
pink flowers with silver overtones Plant has a nice compact growth habit.
Younique Silvery Pink Astilbe
Baptisia - False Indigo
Baptisia australis
Blue False Indigo
Height:
Plant Uses:
36-48” (90-120 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Plants form a tall, bushy clump of gray-green foliage with long spikes of violet-blue flowers.
Drought tolerant once established. 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Solar Flare False Indigo
Baptisia ‘Solar Flare’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (80-90 cm)

Borders
Plants have blue-green foliage with a vase shaped habit. Pea-like blossoms open lemon-yellow
then take on a rusty orange blush as they age. Drought tolerant once established.
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Perennial Selection Guide
Solar Flare False Indigo
see page 92
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Bellis - English Daisy
Rominette Mixture English Daisy
Bellis perennis ‘Rominette’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
 Edging
Quilted, button-like flowers in shades of red, white or pink. It is considered to be a biennial
but will usually self-seed.
Bergenia - Elephant’s Ear
Heartleaf Bergenia
Bergenia cordifolia
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:   Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Heartleaf Bergenia
Large, glossy green leaves take on red tones throughout the fall. Clusters of magenta-pink
flowers in early spring.
Brunnera - Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla
Siberian Bugloss
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-18” (30-45 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Low clumps of green, heart-shaped leaves produce upright stems of sky-blue flowers.
Jack Frost Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12” (30 cm)
Borders
Shimmering, silver leaves with strong dark green veins. Blooms in early spring with tiny clusters of blue forget-me-not like flowers. 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Looking Glass Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Looking Glass’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-16” (30-40 cm)
Borders
Looking Glass Bugloss
A sport of ‘Jack Frost’ with distinctively different foliage. Large, heart-shaped leaves are
almost pure silver with a narrow green rim. Masses of sky-blue flowers in spring.
Variegated Bugloss
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)
Borders
Huge leaves with irregular, creamy white leaf margins are striking from a distance. Baby blue
forget-me-not like flowers are a nice in contrast to the foliage.
Campanula - Bellflower
Campanula carpatica ‘Blue’
Blue Clips
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-12” (15-30 cm)
Borders, Edging
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
Medium blue cup-shaped, upward facing flowers are atop a compact, rounded clump of dark
green leaves. Deadhead for continuous bloom.
Campanula carpatica ‘Deep Blue’
Deep Blue Clips
Height:
Plant Uses:
Variegated Bugloss
6-12” (15-30 cm)
Borders, Edging
White Clips
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
Deep blue, cup-shaped, upward flowers are atop a compact, rounded clump of dark green
leaves. Deadhead for continuous bloom.
Campanula carpatica ‘White’
White Clips
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-12” (15-30 cm)
Borders, Edging
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
A profusion of cup-shaped, upward-facing, white flowers. Dark green foliage forms a compact, rounded clump. Deadhead for continuous bloom.
White Clustered Bell Flower
Campanula glomerata ‘Alba’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
18-24” (45-60 cm)
 Borders
Upright growth habit with dark green foliage and clusters of white, bell shaped flowers.
Deep Blue Clips
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Campanula - Bellflower
Clustered Bell Flower
Campanula glomerata ‘Superba’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Rich violet-purple clusters of bell shaped flowers, the best selection for cut-flowers.
Summertime Blues Bellflower
Peachleaf Bellflower
Campanula persicifolia
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
30” (70 cm)

Borders
Flowers are large, lavender-blue bells, arranged on strong stems that are excellent for cutting.
Cherry Bells Spotted Bellflower
Campanula punctata ‘Cherry Bells’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3b
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Compact rosettes of soft green foliage, tall erect stems produce large dangling cherry-pink blossoms with reddish-purple spots.
Summertime Blues Bellflower
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
New
Campanula ‘Summertime Blues’
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3b
New listing for 2016. The longest blooming Campanula! Masses of large, silvery blue bells on
upright stems. Clump forming and will not spread or reseed.
Catananche - Cupid’s Dart
Cupids Dart
Catananche caerulea
Cupid’s Dart
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-30” (45-70 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Papery, lavender-blue flowers with a maroon eye. Plant forms a neat, slender clump of grey-green
leaves.
Centaurea - Cornflower
Amethyst in Snow Cornflower
Persian Cornflower
Centaurea dealbata
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-30” (45-75 cm)

Borders
Rosy-purple flowers heads are deeply fringed. Gray-green foliage is deeply lobed.
Amethyst Dream Cornflower
Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst Dream’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-16” (30-40 cm)

Borders
Unique, flared petals are amethyst in colour. Plant forms a compact mound of soft green
foliage. Drought tolerant.
Amethyst in Snow Cornflower
Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-16” (30-40 cm)

Borders
Forms a low mound of silver-green foliage and striking bicolour flowers, pure white trumpet-like
petals with a dark purple center. Remove faded blooms to prevent self seeding.
SnowSnow-inin-Summer
Cerastium - Snow-in-Summer
Cerastium tomentosum
Snow-in-Summer
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Slopes, Walls
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
Small, wooly gray leaves form a low carpet and when in bloom are covered in white star shaped
flowers. Drought tolerant.
Chelone - Turtlehead
Chelone obliqua
Pink Turtlehead
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Stiff spikes of rose-pink flowers on dark green foliage. Very showy for the autumn season.
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Chrysanthemum - Garden Mum
Dreamweaver Mum
C. x morifolium ‘Jefdream’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
®
30” (75 cm)

Borders
Soft mauve coloured flowers with flared trumpet shaped petals on the margins and an attractive
yellow centre.
C. x morifolium ‘Jefstorm’
Firestorm® Mum
Height:
Plant Uses:
22” (55 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Dreamweaver® Chrysanthemum
Deep red flower petals contrast with a bright yellow centre. Upright growth habit.
Morden Cameo Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Grayish green foliage has a nice upright form, an abundance of double creamy-white flowers.
Morden Canary Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Bright green foliage with sturdy stems produce double yellow flowers for the autumn season.
Morden Delight Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Morden Cameo Chrysanthemum
Deep green foliage with a profusions of orange-red fall blooms.
Morden Fiesta Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18” (45 cm)

Borders
This variety produces a profusion of double violet-purple flowers for the fall.
Morden Garnet Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18” (45 cm)

Borders
Deep red, double flowers, plant has compact growth habit.
Power Surge® Mum
C. x morifolium ‘Jefsurge’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18” (45 cm)

Borders
Power Surge® Chrysanthemum
The latest introduction to the Firecracker series. The selection is noted for its fully double red flowers, compact growth habit.
Prairie Lavender Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
This variety produces a profusion of lavender pink flowers for the fall season.
C. x morifolium ‘Jefbiz’
Showbiz® Mum
Height:
Plant Uses:
18” (45 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
A compact plant with an abundance of small, light purple, pompom flowers.
C. x morifolium ‘Jefdust’
Stardust® Mum
Height:
Plant Uses:
22” (55 cm)

Borders
Showbiz® Chrysanthemum
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Bronze flower buds open to a dusty bronze flower which fades to rose as flower matures.
Suncatcher® Mum
C. x morifolium ‘Jefsun’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30” (75 cm)

Borders
Beautiful double yellow flowers with slightly flared trumpet shaped petals.
C. x morifolium ‘Jeftail’
Tiger Tail® Mum
Height:
Plant Uses:
30” (75 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Peachy orange buds open to blossoms of tangerine eventually fading to a light yellow.
Suncatcher® Chrysanthemum
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Convallaria - Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis
Lily of the Valley
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15 cm)
 Groundcover
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
A popular, old-fashioned perennial with fragrant, white bell-shaped flowers.
Coreopsis - Tickseed
Lily of the Valley
Early Sunrise Tickseed
Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Early Sunrise’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Bright golden-yellow semi-double flowers, compact growth habit and long flowering season.
American Dream Tickseed
Coreopsis rosea ‘American Dream’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-16” (20-40 cm)

Borders
Small, rose-pink daisies with yellow centers cover fine thread-like foliage.
American Dream Tickseed
Moonbeam Tickseed
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
A bushy perennial with narrow thread-like foliage and creamy yellow star shaped flowers.
1992 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Delphinium - Larkspur
New Millenium Series
Delphinium x elatum
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6’ (120-180 cm)

Borders
This series of delphiniums bred in New Zealand, offer excellent form and mostly double
flowers. Selected for improved tolerance of heat and humidity. No staking required.
Cultivar:
Description:
Blushing Brides ………………….. rich mulberry to soft dusty pink, brown/white bee
Dusky Maidens ………...………... shades of pink with a contrasting brown bee
Green Twist ……………...………. unusual blend of white with green streaks
Pagan Purples …………………… very dark bluish-purple flowers with a white/brown bee
Sweethearts ………………………. intense pink with white bee
Sunny Skies ……………………... light sky blue to mid-blue flowers with a white bee
Blushing Bride
Delphinium
Black Knight Delphinium
Black Knight Delphinium
Delphinium elatum ‘Black Knight’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6’ (120-180 cm)

Borders
Deep midnight violet blossoms with a dark bee. May require staking.
Blue Butterfly Delphinium
Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Blue Butterfly’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-30” (45-70 cm)

Borders
Lacy foliage forms a compact mound, puts on a spectacular show with bright blue flower.
Summer Morning Delphinium
Summer Morning Delphinium
Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Summer Morning’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)

Borders
A dwarf delphinium with delicate green foliage. Pale rose-pink flowers can be deadheaded to
encourage a longer blooming period.
Dianthus - Pinks, Carnations
Dianthus barbatus ‘Indian Carpet’
Sweet William
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Bloom Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Large, showy clusters of flowers in mixed colours, blooming all summer if dead-headed
regularly.
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Sweet William
Grenadin Red Carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Grenadin Red’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Bloom Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20-24” (50-60 cm)

Borders
Loose, upright perennial with frilly, double red flowers that have a spicy fragrance.
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Dianthus - Pinks, Carnations
Pink Princess Carnation
Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Pink Princess’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Bloom Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20-24” (50-60 cm)

Borders
Abundant, soft pink, semi-double flowers with grayish green foliage.
Arctic Fire Maiden Pinks
Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Borders, Edging
Arctic Fire Maiden Pinks
Single, white flowers with a bright red centre cover the narrow, dark green foliage in summer.
Flashing Lights Maiden Pinks
Dianthus deltoides ‘Flashing Lights’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Borders, Edging
Single, deep ruby-red flowers cover the foliage making a showy groundcover.
Apple Slice Cheddar Pinks
Dianthus ‘Apple Slice’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3/4
8-10” (20-25 cm)
Borders, Edging
Fragrant, deep velvety red, 1.5” double blossoms have pale pink to white markings in the
center of each petal. Foliage is blue-green with a clumping habit.
Firewitch Cheddar Pinks
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Firewitch’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Borders, Edging
Raspberry Surprise Pinks
Slightly fringed, hot pink single flowers over dense, grayish green leaves. Perennial Plant of
the Year in 2006.
Tiny Rubies Cheddar Pinks
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Rubies’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Borders, Edging
Soft, green foliage forms a thick mat with double, rose-pink flowers.
Spotty Cheddar Pinks
Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Spotty’
Height:
Uses:
Bloom Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Borders, Edging
Apple Slice Cheddar Pinks
Unusual, pinky-red flowers with white spots form above bluish foliage.
Frosty Fire Cheddar Pinks
Dianthus x allwoodii hybrids
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Borders, Edging
Deep, ruby-red fringed flowers above a mound of silvery-blue leaves.
Raspberry Surprise Pinks
Dianthus ‘Raspberry Surprise’
Height:
Uses:
Bloom Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
8-10” (20-25 cm)
Borders, Edging
Fragrant double, pink blossoms with a burgundy red center. Foliage is a blue green with an
exceptional, sturdy compact growth habit.
Spotty Cheddar Pinks
Dicentra - Bleeding Heart
Aurora Bleeding Heart
Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)
 Borders
Plants form a sturdy clump of powdery gray-green leaves and clusters of creamy white
blooms.
King of Hearts Bleeding Heart
Dicentra formosa ‘King of Hearts’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)
 Borders
A heavy display of large dark rose flowers throughout the summer. Delicate blue gray foliage
forms a compact mound.
King of Hearts Bleeding Heart
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Dicentra - Bleeding Heart
Common Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (70-90 cm)
 Borders
An old favourite with delicate heart-shaped rosy-pink flowers over a mound of soft green leaves.
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (70-90 cm)
 Borders
Attractive buttery yellow foliage in spring, turns lemon yellow in colour throughtout the season.
Delicate nodding pink heart shaped flowers appear in late spring.
White Common Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (70-90 cm)
 Borders
This variety has white heart-shaped flowers with light green leaves.
Valentine Bleeding Heart
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (70-90 cm)
 Borders
Red heart shaped flowers dangle from arching branches. Foliage is dark grey green with dark red
stems.
Dictamnus - Gas Plant
Dictamnus albus ‘Purpureus’
Pink Gas Plant
Height:
Plant Uses:
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Beautiful spikes of lightly-scented shell pink flowers with purple veins. Deep green foliage throughout the season, forms a bushy clump.
Digitalis - Foxglove
Pink Gas Plant
Common Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea ‘Foxy’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
Bell-shaped flowers in a mix of different colours on sturdy, compact plants.
Doronicum - Leopard’s Bane
Little Leo Leopard’s Bane
Doronicum orientale ‘Little Leo’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)
 Borders
Golden-yellow, semi-double yellow blooms with a nice, compact habit.
Echinacea - Coneflower
Butterfly Kisses Coneflower
Butterfly Kisses Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Butterfly Kisses’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
18” (45 cm)

Borders
A double pom-pom selection with bright pink, fragrant flowers. Abundant flowers appear above the
compact, well branched, deep green foliage.
Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-30” (60-85 cm)

Borders
New
Echinacea purpurea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
New listing for 2016. Narrow petals in vivid shades of orange, red, yellow, purple and cream surround a large brown cone. Plant habit is well-branched, strong and busy. Remove faded flowers
to promote continued blooming.
Flame Thrower Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Flame Thrower’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
36” (90 cm)

Borders
Large 3-4”, two-toned red-orange and gold flowers with a copper cone. Forms a dense, wellbranched, freely flowering clump.
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Echinacea - Coneflower
Green Jewel Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Green Jewel’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20-24” (50-60 cm)
 Borders
Large, light green petals surround a deep, emerald green cone.
Lemon Yellow Coneflower
Height:
Plant Uses:
22-26” (60-90 cm)

Borders
New
Echinacea purpurea ‘Sombero Lemon Yellow’
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
New listing for 2016. From the Sombrero series, which are bred to produce well-branched, sturdy
and compact plants, this selection has bright lemon yellow petals surrounding a large brown cone.
Meringue Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Meringue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
15-18” (40-45 cm)

Borders
Lemon Yellow Coneflower
Fully double creamy white petals surround an apple green cone. A nice compact growth habit.
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
An improved strain with a good busy habit. Flower petals are reddish-purple and stick straight out,
rather than drooping downwards. Perennial Plant of the Year in 1998.
PowWow White Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow White’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Pure white, 3-4” flowers with a golden yellow cone have wide, reflexed petals. This series is known
to be more floriferous, faster to flower and more compact than other seed strains.
PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow Wildberry’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Deep purple-pink to near-magenta, 3-4” flowers have wide, reflexed petals. This series is known to
be more floriferous, faster to flower and more compact than other seed strains.
Salsa Red Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Sombero Salsa Red’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
22-26” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Meringue Coneflower
Salsa Red Coneflower
Bright red single flowers with overlapping petals surround a brown cone. Strong sturdy stems and
a clump forming habit.
Summer Sky Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘Big Sky Summer Sky’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
24-36” (60-90 cm)
 Borders
Huge bicoloured flowers up to 5” across with peach petals, a rose coloured halo and an orange
cone. It is a prolific bloomer with the flowers having a slight fragrance.
White Swan Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Summer Sky Coneflower
Blue Globe Thistle
Drooping, snow-white flowers with brown center cone. Plant has sturdy, upright growth habit.
Echinops - Globe Thistle
Blue Globe Thistle
Echinops ritro
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
3-4’ (90-120 cm)

Borders
Globular, metallic-blue flowers are great for cutting, fresh or dried. Tall, thistly looking plants add
drama to the back of the border.
Erigeron - Fleabane Daisy
Pink Jewel Fleabane
Erigeron speciosus ‘Pink Jewel’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20-24” (50-60 cm)

Borders
Small, daisy like flowers in shades of bright-pink to rose with a bright yellow center. Compact
growth habit.
Pink Jewel Fleabane
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Eupatorium - Joe Pye Weed
Baby Joe Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium dubium ‘Baby Joe’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Broad panicles of mauve-purple flowers appear on dark purple-red stems. This selection is well
suited to small city gardens.
Euphorbia - Spurge
Cushion Spurge
Euphorbia polychroma
Cushion Spurge
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-18” (30-45 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Forms a perfectly dome-shaped mound of light green leaves, covered by bright yellow bracts in
late spring. Foliage can turn red in fall.
Filipendula - Meadowsweet
Queen of the Prairie Meadowsweet
Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6’ (120-180 cm)
Borders
A bold accent plant, forming a mound of coarsely divided green leaves. Large panicles of deep
pink flowers are held on sturdy upright stems.
Queen of the Prairie Meadowsweet
Variegated Meadowsweet
Filipendula ulmaria ‘Variegata’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)
Borders
Mostly grown for its foliage, the dark-green leaves have showy marks of creamy-yellow in the
centre. Short spikes of white flowers.
Double Dropwort Meadowsweet
Filipendula vulgaris ‘Plena’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
16-20” (40-50 cm)
Borders
This variety is noted for its finely-cut ferny leaves and long-lasting creamy flowers.
Gaillardia - Blanket Flower
Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower
Arizona Apricot Blanket Flower
Gaillardia ‘Arizona Apricot’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12” (30 cm)

Borders
Unique blooms have yellow edges that deepen to a rich apricot in center.
Arizona Sun Blanket Flower
Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-12” (20-30 cm)

Borders
Huge 3” firey orange-red flowers are tipped by a ring of yellow. Plant has a compact, uniform habit.
Red Sun Blanket Flower
Burgundy Blanket Flower
Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Burgundy’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Large, 3” wide, wine-red blooms are held on sturdy stems above the grey-green foliage.
Goblin Blanket Flower
Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Goblin’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-12” (20-30 cm)

Borders
Scarlet-red petals with sunny yellow tips surround the reddish-brown centre of these daisy-like
flowers. Blooms all summer if deadheaded.
Red Sun Blanket Flower
Height:
Plant Uses:
New
8-12” (20-30 cm)

Borders
Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Red Sun’
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Bright orange-red petals that are tipped in yellow. Neat, mounding habit.
Sun Devil Blanket Flower
Height:
Plant Uses:
68
Sun Devil Blanket Flower
8-12” (20-30 cm)

Borders
New
Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Sun Devil’
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Brightly coloured flowers with fluted red petals are a vibrant yellow at the
tips. Neat, mounding habit. Heat and drought tolerant.
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Galium – Sweet Woodruff
Galium odoratum
Sweet Woodruff
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-8” (10-20 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
A vigorous ground cover for moist shady areas. Tiny, white star-shaped flowers appear
above a carpet of finely cut, green leaves.
Gentiana – Gentian
True Blue Gentian
Gentiana ‘True Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
24-30” (60-75 cm)
Borders
Large 2”, tubular, true blue flowers which open at the nodes up and down the stem. Smooth,
lance-shaped leaves form an attractive clump.
True Blue Gentian
Geranium – Cranesbill
Biokovo Cranesbill
Geranium cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)
Edging, Borders
Dainty white flowers with pink sepals appear in late spring and rebloom sporadically all summer.
Glossy green foliage forms a low carpet. 2015 Perennial of the Year.
Rozanne Cranesbill
Geranium ‘Rozanne’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
12-20” (30-50 cm)
Borders, Massing
Forms a compact mound of deeply-cut green leaves, bearing loose clusters of bright violet-purple
cup-shade flowers. Perennial Plant of the Year in 2008.
Height:
Plant Uses:
Totally Tangerine Avens
Geranium sanguineum
Bloody Cranesbill
12-16” (30-40 cm)
Borders
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Low, clump forming perennial with finely-cut leaves and very bright magenta flowers.
Geum – Avens
Totally Tangerine Avens
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
New
Geum ‘`Totally Tangerine’
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
New listing for 2016. Very floriferous and a robust grower. Forms a low mound of coarse,
fuzzy green leaves with very tall branching stems holding large bright apricot to tangerine
blooms.
Goniolimon - German Statice
Goniolimon tataricum
German Statice
Height:
Plant Uses:
10-16” (25-40 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Tiny white flowers in clusters above deep green foliage. Excellent fresh or dried flowers.
Gypsophila - Baby’s Breath
Double Snowflake Baby’s Breath
Gypsophila paniculata ‘Double Snowflake’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Biokovo Cranesbill
Rozanne Cranesbill
A popular perennial with airy, double white flowers that are used for cut or dried flowers.
Creeping White Baby’s Breath
Gypsophila repens ‘Alba’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Walls, Slopes
Low growing blue-green foliage forms a thick mat, pure white single flowers.
Creeping Pink Baby’s Breath
Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Walls, Slopes
Low growing blue-green foliage forms a thick mat with soft-pink single flowers.
Creeping Pink Baby’s Breath
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Helenium - Sneezeweed
Mardi Gras Sneezeweed
Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30” (80 cm)
 Borders
Multicolored yellow blooms with splashes of orange-red, create a tie-dyed effect. Plants form
upright clumps.
Ruby Tuesday Sneezeweed
Ruby Tuesday Sneezeweed
Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30” (80 cm)
 Borders
Deep burgundy-red flowers smother the top of the sturdy upright clumps. Well branched plant
habit.
Heliopsis - False Sunflower
Bressingham Doubloon False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Bressingham Doubloon’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
36” (90 cm)

Borders
Outstanding, 3-4” wide, semi-double golden flowers bloom on sturdy stems, deep green foliage.
Sunstruck False Sunflower
Sunstruck False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Sunstruck’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
14-16” (90 cm)
 Borders
Highly variegated white leaves with extensive green veining form a compact mound. Huge golden
yellow, single daisy-like flowers bloom for an extended season.
Summer Sun False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (80-90 cm)

Borders
Semi-double, 3” wide bright gold flowers. Deep green foliage with strong sturdy stem and its prolific blooming habit make this an excellent addition to any garden.
Hemerocallis - Daylily
Calico Jack Daylily
Cherokee Star Daylily
Daylily
Hemerocallis cultivars
Plant Uses:

Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
Cultivar
Height:
22" ( 55 cm)
rosy-purple, dark plum eye, green throat (5.5") reblooms
Barbara Mitchell
20" (50 cm)
soft pink, lime-green throat, lightly ruffled (6”) reblooms
Bonanza
24" (60 cm)
light orange yellow, maroon-red center (5”)
Bela Lugosi
33" (84 cm)
deep velvety purple, lime throat (6”)
Calico Jack
24" (60 cm)
bright yellow, dark plum eye zone and edge (5”)
Canadian Border Patrol
12" (30 cm)
creamy white, purple eye, thin purple edge (6”) reblooms
Catherine Woodbury
30" (80 cm)
pale orchid, yellow throat, fragrant (6”)
Cherokee Star
32" (80 cm)
cherry red with a prominent yellow throat (7”)
Daring Deception
24" (60 cm)
lavender, purple center and edge (5”) reblooms
Final Touch
32" (80 cm)
pink and lavender bicolor, green throat (4.75”)
Going Bananas
18" (45 cm)
lemon yellow flowers (4”) reblooms
Happy Returns
18" (45 cm)
light yellow, lightly ruffled (3”) reblooms
Joan Senior
24" (60 cm)
light yellow, lightly ruffled (3”) reblooms
Little Grapette
12" (30 cm)
grape-purple, darker grape throat, ruffled edges (2”)
Moses Fire
20" (50 cm)
double deep red (6”) reblooms
Night Embers
30" (80 cm)
double cherry red with white edge (5”) reblooms
Pandora's Box
20" (50 cm)
creamy white, raspberry eyezone (4”) reblooms
Primal Scream
Primal Scream Daylily
Description:
Always Afternoon
Pardon Me
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July to September
New
18" (45 cm)
deep red, lime green throat, fragrant (2.75”) reblooms
34” (90 cm)
tangerine orange, narrow, twisted petals (8”)
Purple D'Oro
16" (40 cm)
lavender purple, yellow throat (3”) reblooms
Rosy Returns
16" (40 cm)
rose-pink, yellow throat (3.75”) reblooms
Ruby Stella
16" (40 cm)
dark wine-red, yellow streaked throat (3”) reblooms
South Seas
30" (80 cm)
coral-tangerine, yellow throat, fragrant (5”) reblooms
Stella D'Oro
12" (30 cm)
golden yellow, fragrant (2.75”) reblooms
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Heuchera - Coral Bells
Arctic Mist Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Arctic Mist
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12” (30 cm)
 Borders, Edging
A cold hardy variegated Coral Bells from Jeffries Nurseries research program. Attractive red flowers
contrast the mottled foliage.
Berry Smoothie Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Berry Smoothie’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
18” (45 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Arctic Mist Coral Bells
Bright rose pink foliage in spring, darkening to purplish rose in summer. Forms a large, boldly
coloured mound of foliage. White flowers.
Caramel Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Caramel’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
8” (20 cm)
 Borders, Edging
A robust grower with fuzzy, golden-orange leaves with purple-red undersides. Cream flowers.
Fire Alarm Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Fire Alarm’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
8” (20 cm)
 Borders, Edging
One of the best reds to date. Spring and fall colour is fiery red and deepens to mahogany red in
summer. Pink flowers in mid summer.
Green Spice Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Green Spice’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20” (50 cm)
Borders, Edging
Green Spice Coral Bells
Silver foliage edged in green, vivid purple veins. White flowers.
Lime Marmalade Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Lime Marmalade’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
10” (25 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Heavily ruffled, lime green to chartreuse leaves. A sport of Marmalade forms a nice compact,
rounded clump.
Marmalade Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Marmalade’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
8” (20 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Rich, shiny foliage in shades of gold with flushes of pink. Greenish white flowers.
Midnight Rose Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Midnight Rose’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
12” (30 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Lime Marmalade Coral Bells
Hot pink flecks on dark purple leaves emerge in spring and enlarge and brighten before lightening
to cream as the season progresses.
Obsidian Coral Bells
Heuchera x ‘Obsidian’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
12” (30 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Shiny, smooth, round leaves are a stunning black maroon in colour. White flowers in summer.
Northern Fire Coral Bells
Heuchera ‘Northern Fire’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8” (20 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Midnight Rose Coral Bells
Dark green foliage with vibrant red bell shaped flowers.
Ruby Mist Coral Bells
Heuchera ‘Ruby Mist’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8” (20 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Reddish-pink flowers are bell shaped and held on tall stems above the deep green foliage.
Palace Purple Coral Bells
Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-10” (20-25 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Deep purple foliage in spring fading to bronzy-brown with small, white flowers. Perennial Plant of
the Year in 1991.
Northern Fire Coral Bells
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Hosta - Hosta
Hosta
Hosta cultivars
Plant Uses:
Borders, Edging, Groundcover
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
Cultivar
Height:
22" (55 cm)
Abiqua Drinking Gourd
Albo-marginata
July
Description:
Dark blue-green seersuckered leaves display a unique cupped form.
White flowers with good slug resistance. 2014 Hosta of the Year.
16-18” (40-45 cm) Medium green leaves have wavy, white margin. Pale lavender flowers.
August Moon
20" (50 cm)
Brilliant gold to chartreuse leaves. Slug resistant with corrugated leaves. White flowers. Tolerates sun.
Aureomarginata
20-22" (50-55 cm) Attractive dark-green leaves with a strong yellow edging. Pale lilac flowers.
Big Daddy
24-30" (60-70 cm) Large, round and very puckered deep blue leaves. Slug resistant. White flowers.
Blue Angel
30-36" (75-90 cm) Large blue-green leaves of heavy substance. Excellent slug resistance. White flowers.
Blue Ivory
20" (50 cm)
Blue Mouse Ears
6" (15 cm)
New
Curly Fries
6" (15 cm)
Blue Ivory is a sport of the very popular Hosta Halcyon. Plants have a blue center with
wide creamy white margins.
Thick, heart-shaped blue-green to grey-green leaves. Forms a perfectly symmetrical mound.
Lavender flowers. 2008 Hosta of the Year.
Narrow, rippled, chartreuse leaves. To maintain the bright chartreuse foliage plant in an area
that receives morning sun. Lavender flowers. 2016 Hosta of the Year.
Dream Weaver
20-22" (50-55 cm) Large leaves have a very wide, blue-green border with a creamy white center. White flowers.
El Nino
20-22" (50-55 cm) Chalky blue leaves with a wide pure white margin. Slug resistant. Lilac flowers.
Empress Wu
Fire & Ice
48" (115 cm)
Huge dark green, deeply veined leaves. Lilac flowers.
20-22" (50-55 cm) Slightly twisted foliage with a white center and green margins. Lavender flowers.
First Frost
16" (40 cm)
Blue-green leaves with gold margins that changes to pure white. Lavender flowers.
Fragrant Bouquet
20-22" (50-55 cm) Broad leaves with pointed tips are light apple green with pale yellow to cream margins.
Francee
18-20" (45-50 cm) Forms a tidy mound of dark green leaves with narrow white edge. Lavender flowers.
Frances Williams
24-28" (60-70 cm) Giant blue-green leaves with very wide yellow margins. Slug resistant. Near white flowers.
Great Expectations
20-28" (50-70 cm) Thick, puckered leaves with wide, blue-green margins. Creamy yellow to white centers.
Huge, apple green leaves develop dark green margins and brighter gold centers in summer.
22-24" (55-60 cm) Large fragrant lavender flowers. 2002 Hosta of the Year.
Guacamole
El Nino Hosta
Abiqua Drinking Gourd Hosta
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Fire & Ice Hosta
Curly Fries Hosta
Great Expectations Hosta
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Hosta - Hosta
Hosta
Hosta cultivars
Plant Uses:
Borders, Edging, Groundcover
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
Cultivar
Height:
July
Description:
Gypsy Rose
18-22" (45-55 cm) Large oval shaped leaves have creamy gold centers with wide dark green margins. Lavender flowers.
Halcyon
16-18" (40-45 cm) Pointed leaves are a frosty blue-green. Slug resistant. Lavender flowers.
Ivory Queen
New
June
Krossa Regal
12" (30 cm)
Cream to near-white leaves with broad, long lasting, blue-green margins. Pale lavender flowers
Spear-shaped leaves have blue-green margins and chartreuse centers turning to gold in summer. Slug
12-16" (30-40 cm) resistant. Lavender flowers. 2001 Hosta of the Year.
Liberty
30-32" (75-80 cm) Frosted blue-green leaves with wavy edges, upright vase-shaped growth. Lavender flowers.
Heart-shaped leaves are dark green with wide, yellow margins that lighten to creamy white.
30" (75 cm)
Slug resistant. Lavender flowers. 2012 Hosta of the Year.
Medio-variegata
10-12" (25-30 cm) Wavy leaves have white centers and wide, irregular green margins. Lilac flowers.
Neptune
A unique blue hosta forms a cascading clump of narrow wedge-shaped leaves with heavily rippled edges.
22-24" (55-65 cm) Lavender flowers.
Night Before Christmas
Orange Marmalade
Paradigm
Patriot
Paul's Glory
Praying Hands
22-24" (55-65 cm) Pointed, dark green leaves with narrow white centers. Lavender flowers.
Puckered leaves are edged in dark green, centre initially emerges a bright golden
28" (70 cm)
yellow gradually fading to pure white. Lavender flowers.
20" (50 cm)
Thick gold leaves are surrounded by irregular dark blue-green margins. Slug resistant.
Near white flowers. 2007 Hosta of the Year.
22-24" (55-60 cm) Dark green leaves with wide, crisp white margins. Lavender flowers. 1997 Hosta of the Year.
Golden heart-shaped leaves are streaked with blue green on the edges. Pale lavender flowers.
22-26" (55-65 cm) 1999 Hosta of the Year.
Unusual cultivar with upright, narrow tightly folded leaves. Foilage is dark green with a very narrow, gold
14-18" (35-45 cm) margin. 2011 Hosta of the Year.
Neptune Hosta
Gypsy Rose Hosta
Ivory Queen Hosta
Orange Marmalade Hosta
Praying Hands Hosta
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HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Hosta - Hosta
Hosta
Hosta cultivars
Plant Uses:
Borders, Edging, Groundcover
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
Cultivar
Height:
July
Description:
Rainforest Sunrise
11" (30 cm)
Puckered gold yellow leaves with a dark green margin. Pale lavender flowers. 2013 Hosta of the Year.
Regal Splendor
36" (90 cm)
Frosty blue leaves with wavy, narrow, creamy yellow margins. 2003 Hosta of the Year.
Revolution
18-20" (45-50 cm) Dark green leaves with large cream centers are speckled with green. Lavender flowers.
Royal Standard
22-26" (55-65 cm) Forms a very large mound of glossy, wavy, green leaves. Fragrant white flowers.
Stained Glass
24" (60 cm)
Sum & Substance
30-36" (75-90 cm) Enormous golden-green leaves with good slug resistance. Pale lavender flowers.
Brilliant golden-yellow leaves that are lightly ruffled and twisted. Upright vase-shaped habit.
30-32" (70-75 cm) Pale lavender flowers. Tolerates sun.
Huge, shiny, green leaves with yellow margins. This hosta is vase-shaped with light lavender
16-18" (40-45 cm) flowers. 2015 Hosta of the Year.
Sun Power
Victory
Whirlwind
Wide Brim
Huge, 10" brilliant gold leaves with wide, dark green margins. Fragrant pale lavender flowers.
New
20" (50 cm)
Dark green, streaked margins with a creamy white center in spring that changes to dark green by
16-18" (40-45 cm) Heart-shaped green leaves with wide irregular creamy-yellow margins. Pale lavender flowers.
Rainforest Sunrise Hosta
Wide Brim Hosta
Whirlwind Hosta
Houttuynia - Chameleon Plant
Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’
Chameleon Plant
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-12” (15-30 cm)
Groundcover
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:   Zone 3
Forms a thick patch of brightly-coloured leaves in bold combinations of green, red, yellow and
cream. The star-shaped white flowers are fairly insignificant. Invasive.
Iberis - Candytuft
Chameleon Plant
Snowflake Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens ‘Snowflake’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-10” (15-20 cm)
Borders, Edging
Pure white flowers form in clusters on top of dark green foliage. Drought tolerant.
Iris - Iris
Iris germanica
Bearded Iris
Plant Uses:

Exposure/Hardiness:
Cultivar
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Crimson Snow Iris
Borders
 Zone 3
Height:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Description:
Batik
36" (90 cm)
royal purple, streaked with white flecks
Breakers
24" (50 cm)
medium blue with billowing ruffles, reblooms
Cat's Eye
15" (38 cm)
mauve rose, dark red falls edged in rosy-pink
Crimson Snow
33" (90 cm)
white standards, plum falls edged in rosy-pink
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Iris - Iris
Iris germanica
Bearded Iris
Plant Uses:

Exposure/Hardiness:
Borders
 Zone 3
Cultivar
Blooming Time:
Height:
May to June
Description:
Decadence
36" (90 cm)
golden apricot standards, plum burgundy falls
Fireplace Embers
12" (24 cm)
dark yellow standards, maroon falls
Harvest of Memories
36" (90 cm)
bright yellow, sweet fragrance, reblooms
Immortality
29" (74 cm)
ruffled white, fragrant reblooms
Loop de Loop
36" (90 cm)
white standards and falls edged in deep purple
Rip City
36" (90 cm)
carmine red flowers with a golden beard
Superstition
36" (90 cm)
black-purple, hint of maroon
Supreme Sultan
36" (90 cm)
gold standards, mahogany-red falls
Tanzanian Tangerine
36" (90 cm)
peach standards, wine dots on tan falls
Visions in Pink
36" (90 cm)
clear pink ruffled petals and falls
Rip City Iris
Iris pallida ‘Albovariegata’
Variegated Iris
Height:
Plant Uses:
24” (60 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Foliage is striped lengthwise with silvery-white and grey-green. Showy lavender-blue flowers.
Decadence Iris
Iris - Iris
Iris sibirica
Siberian Iris
Plant Uses:

Exposure/Hardiness:
Borders
 Zone 3
Blooming Time:
May to June
Tall clumping iris with narrow upright foliage. Excellent for vertical effect in the landscapes.
Cultivar
Height:
Description:
Butter and Sugar
28" (70 cm)
white standards, soft yellow falls, reblooms
Chilled Wine
38" (96 cm)
violet red with a slight bluish tinge
Contrast in Styles
28" (70 cm)
wine purple standards, white and yellow veins
28" (70 cm)
large 7" flowers, double light pink-lavender flowers
Ruffled Velvet
22" (55 cm)
dark velvety-violet flowers, ruffled petals
Sky Wings
28" (70 cm)
light sky blue, yellow veins
Pink Parfait
New
Pink Parfait Siberian Iris
Lamium - Lamium
Trailing False Lamium
Lamium galeobdolon ‘Florentinum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-12” (20-30 cm)
Borders
Herman`s Pride Lamium
Fast-spreading mat of green and silver striped foliage, stems root where they touch the ground.
Herman’s Pride False Lamium
Lamium galeobdolon ‘Herman’s Pride’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)
Borders
Dark green leaves are heavily veined in metallic silver. Bright yellow flowers appear in spring.
Anne Greenaway Lamium
Lamium maculatum ‘Anne Greenaway’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
A unique blend of chartreuse, silver and green leaves. Mauve flowers.
Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’
Aureum Lamium
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Golden yellow foliage has faint silvery stripes slowly forms a thick carpet. Mauve pink flowers.
Anne Greenaway Lamium
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Lamium - Lamium
Beacon Silver Lamium
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Leaves are mostly silver with narrow green edge. Soft pink flowers cover the foliage.
Lamium maculatum ‘Ghost’
Ghost Lamium
English Lavender
Height:
Plant Uses:
12” (30 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
A very large variety with leaves that are 1.5” long. Foliage is completely silver with orchid pink
flower when in bloom.
White Nancy Lamium
Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Leaves are almost completely silver with a narrow blue-green edge. Clear white flowers.
Lavandula - English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’
English Lavender
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-16” (30-40 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
Bright lavender-blue flowers. Fragrant grey-green leaves form a nice compact mound.
Edelweiss
Leontopodium - Edelweiss
Leontopodium alpinum
Edelweiss
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Rock garden
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness: Zone 3
Foliage is silver-grey with woolly white flowers. Drought tolerant.
Leucanthemum - Shasta Daisy
Banana Cream Daisy
Leucanthemum superbum ‘Banana Cream’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3/4
15-18” (40-45 cm)

Borders
Huge 4-5” lemon yellow flowers mature to creamy white. Vigorous grower with dark green foliage,
excellent disease resistance.
Banana Cream Shasta Daisy
Kobold Liatris
Becky Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
36-42” (90-105 cm)

Borders
Large 4” white flowers with a yellow centre, dark green foliage. 2003 Perennial of the Year.
Silver Princess Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Silver Princess’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)

Borders
Compact mounding plant with masses of single pure white flowers.
Lewisia - Lewisia
Little Plum Lewisia
Lewisia longipetala x ‘Little Plum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Star-shaped flowers are bright plum pink held above deep green foliage. Excellent in a rock garden
setting. Drought tolerant.
Liatris - Blazing Star
Kobold Blazing Star
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Known for its use as a cut flower, this variety has spikes of mauve flowers. Compact habit.
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Becky Shasta Daisy
White Blazing Star
Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Narrow spikes of fluffy white flowers on top of low grassy clumps of long, narrow leaves.
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Ligularia - Ligularia
Ligularia dentate ‘Othello’
Othello Ligularia
Height:
Plant Uses:
36-48” (90-120 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Huge round purple leaves with flat flower heads of bright golden-orange daisies.
Little Rocket Ligularia
Ligularia ‘Little Rocket’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
36-48” (90-120 cm)
 Borders
This shorter hybrid was selected for its compact habit. Bright yellow flower spikes are held above
large, rich green, serrated leaves.
The Rocket Ligularia
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6’ (120-180 cm)
 Borders
Little Rocket Ligularia
This variety has dark green leaves that are deeply divided. Purple-black stems end in long spikes
of yellow flowers.
Lilium - Lily
Asiatic Lilies/Pot Lilies
Lilium asiatica
Plant Uses:
 Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
June to July
Easy to grow, early blooming and very hardy. Flowers open wide, either upfacing or outfacing.
Cultivar
Height:
Blackout
36" (90 cm)
very dark red, almost black
Cancun
36" (90 cm)
magenta red petals, bright yellow center
Cappuccino
36" (90 cm)
mocha cream petals, burgundy spots
Dot Com
36" (90 cm)
icy pink petals speckled with burgundy spots
Fata Morgana
36" (90 cm)
double soft yellow, light spotted, pollen free
New
Heartstrings
Description
48" (120 cm)
yellow flower with raspberry pink-tipped petals
Lollypop
24" (60 cm)
creamy white centers with reddish pink tips
Navona
36" (90 cm)
white with greenish centers
Nutcracker
36" (90 cm)
orange with black flecks, tetraploid
Push Off
36" (90 cm)
white heavily speckled with burgundy blotches
Sphinx
36" (90 cm)
double red, pollen-free
12" (30 cm)
bicolor, dark-pink flowers, white center
14" (45 cm)
white petal tips, deep red centers
12" (30 cm)
burnt orange with dark maroon center
Tiny Dancer Lily
Tiny Padhye Lily
New
Tiny Shadow Lily
Tiny Spider Lily
Tiny Toons Lily
New
12" (30 cm)
pink with maroon speckles
16" (40 cm)
pink with orange-tinged centers.
Oriental Lilies
Lilium oriental
Plant Uses:
 Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
Blooming Time:
Heartstrings Lily
Tiny Padhye Lily
Stargazer LIly
August to September
Later blooming and very fragrant, their large flowers are superb for cutting. Winter mulching is
recommended.
Cultivar
Height:
Acapulco
36" (90 cm)
deep lavender pink, dark pink speckles
Casablanca
36" (90 cm)
pure white
Dizzy
36" (90 cm)
white with wide red center bands, heavily spotted
24" (60 cm)
white with yellow center bands, raspberry speckles
36" (90 cm)
crimson red with white margins
Garden Party
Stargazer
New
Description
Perennial Selection Guide
see page 92
Garden Party Lily
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Lilium - Lily
Easter Morn Easterpet Lilies
Aurelian Trumpet x Easter Lily
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
36” (90 cm)
 Borders
This selection is a cross between Easter and Trumpet lilies. Easter Morn has huge white blooms
with pinkish edges and a soft yellow center. Very fragrant flowers.
Orientpet Lilies
Aurelian Trumpet x Lilium orientale
Plant Uses:
 Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
August to September
This lily group are crosses between Oriental and Trumpet lilies. They produce beautiful flowers that
are very fragrant. These can also produce up to 20 blooms on a single stem.
Cultivar
Evening Glow Lily
Northern Carillon Lily
Description
Evening Glow
24" (60 cm)
purplish pink with a golden yellow center
Northern Beauty
5' (150 cm)
dark red, yellow throat, downfacing
Northern Carillon
5' (150 cm)
white, dark red center
Northern Dazzle
5' (150 cm)
pendant blooms of orange yellow, deep crimson red center
Northern Delight
5' (150 cm)
down-facing, soft melon orange with deepening centers
Northern Star
5' (150 cm)
lavender pink dark fuchsia center
Starburst Sensation
5' (150 cm)
purplish red center, cream white tips
Canadian Belles Lily Series
Lilium aurelian x Lilium asiatic
Plant Uses:
 Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
Cultivar
Northern Delight Lily
Height:
Fiery Belles
Height:
36" (90 cm)
August to September
Description
shimmering orange
Ivory Belles
36" (90 cm)
ivory, slight yellow bluish in the center
Silky Belles
36" (90 cm)
white with a greenish hue
Limonium - Sea Lavender
Limonium latifolium
Sea Lavender
Becky Shasta Daisy
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Dainty lavender-blue flowers form in clusters on tall stems. Excellent to dry or cut fresh.
Linum - Flax
Linum perenne ‘Blue Sapphire’
Blue Flax
Cardinal Flower
Height:
Plant Uses:
10-12” (25-30 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Small blue flowers appear on an upright arching clump. Prune to enable second set of flowers.
Lobelia - Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower
Height:
Plant Uses:
36-48” (90-120 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Tall upright spikes of scarlet red flowers, above deep green foliage. An excellent plant for moist
sites.
Lupinus - Lupine
Lupinus ‘Minarette’
Minarette Lupine
Height:
Plant Uses:
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Mixed colours in shades of blue, pink, rose, red, white and yellow form on spikes above compact growing plant.
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Lupinus - Lupine
Russell’s Hybrids Lupine
Lupinus x polyphyllus
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
These lupines are noted for sturdy flower stocks that do not require staking.
Cultivar:
Description:
Chandelier ………...………….……. yellow
My Castle ……………………………. Red
The Chatelaine ……………………. two tone, pink and white
Chandelier Lupine
Lychnis - Campion
Lychnis chalcedonica
Maltese Cross
Height:
Plant Uses:
36” (90 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Upright growing perennial with showy clusters of scarlet-orange flowers that form at the end of
strong stems.
Orange Gnome Maltese Cross
Lychnis arkwrightii ‘Orange Gnome’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-15” (30-40 cm)

Borders
Brilliant orange-scarlet flowers bloom in abundance above dark green leaves that have a purplishbronze hue.
Orange Gnome Maltese Cross
Lysimachia - Loosestrife
Firecracker Loosestrife
Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Bronze-purple leaves form a loose upright clump. Nodding yellow flowers provide a nice contrast
against the foliage.
Lysimachia nummularia
Creeping Jenny
Height:
Plant Uses:
2-4” (5-10 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Low trailing stems quickly form a bright green mat. Yellow flowers appear among the leaves.
Golden Creeping Jenny
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
2-4” (5-10 cm)
Edging
Firecracker Loosestrife
Small, nearly round golden yellow leaves on creeping stems hug the ground. Bright yellow flowers
appearing amongst the leaves.
Alexander Loosestrife
Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Lime green leaves with wide, ivory margins. The fresh growth in spring is tinged with pink. Bright
yellow star-like flowers.
Golden Alexander Loosestrife
Lysimachia punctata ‘Golden Alexander’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24” (60 cm)

Borders
Coral Reef Monarda
Lime green leaves edged in deep, creamy yellow. Starry yellow flowers. More compact form.
Monarda - Bee-Balm
Coral Reef Bee-Balm
Monarda didyma ‘Coral Reef’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
®
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
Unique, deep coral-pink flowers are excellent for cutting. Deep green leaves have good mildew
resistance. Morden Research Station introduction.
Gardenview Scarlet Bee-Balm
Monarda ‘Gardenview Scarlet’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
Scarlet red flowers with deep green leaves have good mildew resistance.
Gardenview Scarlet Monarda
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Monarda - Bee-Balm
Grand Marshall Bee-Balm
Monarda didyma ‘AChall’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
®
18-20” (45-50 cm)

Borders
Bright, fuchsia-purple flowers produced on a mid-sized plant. Excellent mildew resistance.
Morden Research Station introduction.
Petite Delight BeeBee-Balm
Grand Mum® Bee-Balm
Monarda didyma ‘ACmum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
15-18” (38-45 cm)

Borders
Unique pink-mauve, chrysanthemum-like flowers make this plant a real eye-catcher. Morden Research Station introduction.
Marshall’s Delight Bee-Balm
Monarda ‘Marshall’s Delight’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
Showy heads of hot pink flowers on tall strong stems. Demonstrates a high resistance to
mildew. Morden Research Station introduction.
Purrsian Blue Catmint
Petite Delight Bee-Balm
Monarda ‘Petite Delight’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)

Borders
Lavender-rose flowers stand above the dark green, crinkled foliage which forms a nice mound.
Morden Research Station introduction.
Nepeta - Catmint
Dropmore Blue Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Dropmore Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)

Borders
Dense, fragrant grey-green foliage has clusters of bright blue flowers. Drought tolerant.
New
Purrsian Blue Catmint
Height:
Plant Uses:
14-18” (35-45 cm)

Borders
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. This compact selection forms a densely mounded clump of grey-green fra-
Yellow Sundrops
grant foliage. Abundant periwinkle blue flowers bloom for an extended period. Drought tolerant.
Walker’s Low Catmint
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
Large, lavender-blue flowers put on an exceptional show through out the summer. Attractive greygreen foliage. 2007 Perennial of the Year.
Oenothera - Primrose
Oenothera fruticosa
Yellow Sundrops
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)
 Borders, Massing
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Flowers have red buds that open into lemon-yellow blossoms providing a long blooming period.
Coral Charm Peony
Paeonia - Peony
Paeonia
Garden Peonies
Height:
Plant Uses:
30-36” (75-90 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Cultivar:
Description:
Coral Charm ……………………… deep coral buds open to coral peach, 4-6” blooms
Festiva Maxima ………...………… double white, flecks of red throughout the center
Karl Rosenfield ………………….... double, fuchsia-red, mildly fragrant
Kirinmaru ………………………..… large blooms of white, streaked with raspberry red
Primevere ……………………….… double flowers with white petals surround a fluffy yellow center
Raspberry Sundae ……………….. double, vanilla coloured flowers with raspberry coloring
Sarah Bernhardt ………………….. double apple blossom-pink
Sorbet ……………………………... double layers, alternating of soft-pink and ivory
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Perennial Selection Guide
Kirinmaru Peony
see page 92
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Papaver - Poppy
Papaver alpinum
Alpine Poppy
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-10” (12-25 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Grayish green fern-like foliage with small flowers in shades of yellow, orange, pink and white.
Champagne Bubbles Poppy
Papaver nudicaule ‘Champagne Bubbles’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)
 Borders
Alpine Poppy
A large flowered strain with flower colours in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink or white. Soft
green foliage. Long blooming period.
Papaver orientale ‘Brilliant’
Brilliant Poppy
Height:
Plant Uses:
30-40” (75-100 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Vivid fiery scarlet red flowers with a black eye on top of coarse, hairy foliage.
Princess Victoria Louise Poppy
Papaver orientale ‘Princess Victoria Louise’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)
 Borders
Massive soft salmon-pink flowers with a dark eye. Coarse dark green hairy foliage.
Royal Wedding Poppy
Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-32” (75-80 cm)
 Borders
Princess Victoria Louise Poppy
White flowers with a black-purple eye on top of coarse, hairy foliage.
Penstemon - Beard-tongue
Husker’s Red Beard-Tongue
Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
Attractive upright clumps of maroon-red foliage with dark green underlay. White flowers with a
tinge of pink are borne on strong stems. 1996 Perennial of the Year.
Davidson’s Beard-Tongue
Penstemon davidsonii
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Davidson’s Beard Tongue
Dark green foliage forms a low mound with deep blue tubular shaped flowers. Drought tolerant
once established.
Dark Towers Beard-Tongue
Height:
Plant Uses:
30-36” (75-90 cm)

Borders
New
Penstemon ‘Dark Towers’
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Deep purple-red foliage with bicolour soft & deep pink bell-shaped flowers.
Prairie Dusk Beard-Tongue
Penstemon ‘Prairie Dusk’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
Rose-purple, trumpet shaped flowers bloom in abundance over green foliage. Drought tolerant.
Red Rocks Beard-Tongue
Penstemon x mexicali ‘Red Rocks’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 4
15” (30 cm)

Borders
Dark Towers Beard Tongue
Attractive mounds of narrow green foliage, bright rose coloured flowers. Drought tolerant.
Perovskia - Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Filigran’
Russian Sage
Height:
Plant Uses:
30-40” (80-100 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
July to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
This plant forms an upright bush of fragrant, finely cut grey-green leaves. Lavender-blue flowers
appear in late summer. 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Peek-a-Blue Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Peek-a-Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-28” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Better suited to small gardens. Very lacy, silvery green foliage, lavender blue flowers.
Russian Sage
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Persicaria - Fleeceflower
Dimity Dwarf Fleeceflower
Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-12” (15-30 cm)
Edging
Leathery green leaves form a low, spreading mat with short red spikes in summer.
Phlox - Phlox
Laura Garden Phlox
Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata
Plant Uses:

Borders
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Blooming Time:
July to September
Wonderful clump-forming plants with an exceptional long blooming period. Overhead watering
should be avoided and plants should be well-spaced to allow for good air circulation.
Cultivar
Height:
Blue Paradise
30-36" (80-90cm) lavender blue, white star-shaped eye
David
30-36" (80-90cm) pure white fragrant, 2002 Perennial of the Year
Eva Cullum
23-29" (60-75cm) clear pink, dark pink center
Laura
24-30" (60-80cm) fuchsia-purple, white center, dark eye
Miss Mary
Starfire Garden Phlox
Description
22" (55cm)
clear red
Orange Perfection
30-36" (80-90cm) salmon orange
Spinners
30-36" (80-90cm) vibrant pink and white bicolor flowers
Starfire
30-36" (80-90cm) cherry red
Variegated Creeping Phlox
Phlox x procumbens ‘Variegata’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Creeping phlox with variegated silver and green foliage. Bright pink flowers in late spring.
Sherwood Purple Phlox
Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Showy purple-blue flowers bloom on short stems above deep green foliage.
Candy Stripes Moss Phlox
Phlox subulata
Moss Phlox
Height:
Plant Uses:
2-6” (5-15 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Low-growing mats of evergreen foliage, very showy when in bloom.
Cultivar:
Description:
Candy Stripes ………...……….… rose-pink edged in white, crimson eye
Crimson Beauty …………………. bright rosy-red
Emerald Blue …………………….. soft lavender-blue
Emerald Pink …………………….. soft pink
White Delight …………………….. pure white
Physostegia - Obedient Plant
Miss Manners Obedient Plant
Rose Crown Obedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana ‘Rose Crown’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
Hardiness:
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
July to October
 Zone 3
Spikes of deep rose-pink flowers cover the deep green foliage when in bloom.
Miss Manners Obedient Plant
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
New
Physostegia virginiana ‘Rose Crown’
Blooming Time:
Hardiness:
July to October
 Zone 3
New listing for 2016. A well-mannered variety that does not aggressively run like others do. Tall
stems with glossy, dark green leaves are topped with pure white flowers.
Variegated Obedient Plant
Physostegia virginiana ‘Variegata’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
Hardiness:
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
July to October
 Zone 3
Narrow green leaves are edged in white with spikes of soft lavender blooms.
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Platycodon - Balloon Flower
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘ Sentimental Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
Hardiness:
8-12” (20-30 cm)
 Borders
June to August
 Zone 3
Blue balloon like buds open into large bell-shaped flowers. Plant has compact, upright form.
Polemonium - Jacob’s Ladder
Polemonium caeruleum
Jacob’s Ladder
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-30” (45-80 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower
Flowers are medium blue, held on stems above the green mounded foliage.
Stairway to Heaven Jacob’s Ladder
Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Heaven’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12” (30 cm)
 Borders
This variety has green foliage that is surrounded by a cream colored margin that turns pink in cool
weather or full sun. Flowers are intense blue.
Polygonatum - Solomon’s Seal
Polygonatum multiflorum
Solomon’s Seal
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-28” (60-70 cm)
 Borders
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Arching stems with green leaves form a thick patch, very showy when the white bell-shaped flowers are in bloom.
Variegated Solomon’s Seal
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-28” (60-70 cm)
 Borders
Jacob’s Ladder
Arching stems with green leaves edged in white. White bell-shaped flowers are in bloom. 2013
Perennial Plant of the Year.
Primula - Primrose
Primula auricular hybrids
Auricula Primrose
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Rosettes of waxy leaves bear clusters of flowers in shades of yellow, mauve, pink, red and wine,
with a contrasting eye.
Drumstick Primrose
Primula denticulata
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-12” (20-30 cm)
 Borders
Variegated Solomon’s Seal
Flowers are held in ball-shaped clusters in shades of blue, lilac, pink and white. Green foliage is
crinkled in texture.
Wanda Mix Primrose
Primula x ‘Wanda Mix’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Borders
Majeste Lungwort
An abundance of huge flowers in a large range of colours. Green foliage is crinkled in texture.
Pulmonaria - Lungwort
Majeste Lungwort
Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Majeste’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Shimmering solid silver-grey foliage with a narrow green edge, rosy pink flowers in spring.
Mrs. Moon Lungwort
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
10-12” (25-30 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Silver-spotted, dark green foliage. Clusters of pink buds open into blue, bell shaped flowers.
Pulsatilla - Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Rubra’
Pasque Flower
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-12” (15-30 cm)
 Borders, Edging
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
An early spring bloomer with purplish-red blooms similar to a Prairie Crocus.
Drumstick Primrose
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Ratibida - Coneflower
Prairie Coneflower
Ratibida columnifera
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)
 Borders
This native plant has lots of yellow flowers with long brown cones.
Rudbeckia - Black-Eyed Susan
Little Goldstar BlackBlack-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)

Borders
Golden-yellow, daisy-like flowers have a dark brown central cone. Sturdy, upright habit.
Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Little Goldstar’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
14-16” (35-45 cm)

Borders
Star-shaped, 2”, golden yellow flowers. Short, bushy clump of rich green foliage
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Rustic Colors’
Gloriosa Daisy
Height:
Plant Uses:
20” (50 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Yellow flowers with reddish-brown colouring the inner half of each petal.
Sagina - Moss
Rustic Colours Gloriosa Daisy
Sagina subulata
Irish Moss
Height:
Plant Uses:
½-1” (1-2 cm)
Pathways
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Bright green foliage is covered with tiny white flowers in summer. Excellent groundcover.
Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’
Scotch Moss
Height:
Plant Uses:
½-1” (1-2 cm)
Pathways
Blooming Time:
May to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
This variety has bright neon-yellow foliage with tiny white flowers. Excellent groundcover.
Salvia - Sage
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
Caradonna Sage
Sensation Deep Rose Improved Sage
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Dark violet blue blossoms with deep purple stem, sturdy deep green foliage.
Sensation Deep Rose Improved Sage
Height:
Plant Uses:
16” (40 cm)

Borders
New
Salvia ‘ Sensation Deep Rose Improved’
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Bright pink flowers on dark purple stems are extremely floriferous. A robust,
compact clump of rugose, green foliage.
Salvia nemorosa ‘Snow Hill’
Snow Hill Sage
Height:
Plant Uses:
20” (50 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Pure white flower spikes above mounds of grey-green foliage. This selection has a more compact
habit, will rebloom if deadheaded.
May Night Sage
Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’
May Night Sage
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Deep indigo-violet flowers held well above sturdy deep green foliage. 1997 Perennial of the Year.
Saponaria - Soapwort
Saponaria ocymoides
Rock Soapwort
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Rock garden
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Trailing growth habit makes this an excellent choice for walls and rock gardens. Pink flowers in
early summer.
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Rock Soapwort
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Saxifraga - Rockfoil
Purple Robe Saxifrage
Saxifraga x arendsii ‘Purple Robe’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-8” (10-20 cm)
Rock garden
Cushions of bright-green foliage bear short stems of upfacing blossoms in red-purple.
Scabiosa - Pincushion Flower
Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Blue Butterfly Pincushion Flower
Small lavender-blue flowers that bloom throughout the season. Ferny grey-green leaves form a
nice mound. Drought tolerant once established. 2000 Perennial of the Year.
Pink Mist Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Pink Mist’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Soft lavender-pink flowers bloom through the summer on top of mounding ferny grey-green leaves.
Drought tolerant once established.
Sedum - Stonecrop
Mediovariegatum Stonecrop
Sedum alboroseum ‘Mediovariegatum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
16-20” (40-50 cm)

Borders
Mediovariegatum Stonecrop
Foliage is powdery-green with creamy-yellow centers, flowers that are a greenish-white tinged with
pink.
Sedum ewersii
Pink Stonecrop
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
This variety forms a mound of rounded blue-green leaves with bright rose-pink flowers.
Frosty Morn Stonecrop
Sedum ‘Frosty Morn’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time: August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-28” (60-70 cm)

Borders
This variety has apple-green leaves that are strongly edged in creamy white. Flowers are white and
may be tinged with soft-pink.
Russian Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Pink Stonecrop
Low spreading carpet of green leaves with bright-yellow star-shaped flowers.
Variegated Russian Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum ‘Variegatum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Leaves are light green edged with creamy white. Flowers are held in clusters of golden-orange.
Purple Emperor Stonecrop
Sedum purderyi ‘Purple Emperor’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-16” (30-40 cm)

Borders
Purple Emperor Stonecrop
Attractive dark purple-black succulent foliage with showy heads of dusty pink flowers. Growth habit
is more upright and compact.
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blue Spruce Stonecrop
Sedum repestre ‘Angelina’
Angelina Sedum
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Golden-yellow, evergreen, needle-like foliage. Cooler temperatures will cause the tips of the leaves
take on a reddish-orange tinge. Yellow flowers.
Blue Spruce Sedum
Sedum repestre ‘Blue Spruce’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-10” (15-25 cm)
Edging
Bluish green, succulent needles. Bright yellow flowers. Excellent groundcover.
Angelina Stonecrop
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Sedum - Stonecrop
Autumn Fire Stonecrop
Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Fire’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
September to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
An improved version of Autumn Joy with thicker, sturdier stalks. Leaves are grey-green with russet
red flower heads in fall.
Autumn Joy Stonecrop
Autumn Joy Stonecrop
Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
September to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Upright growing, green foliage bears massive heads of dusty-pink flowers. Drought tolerant.
Sedum spectabile ‘Neon’
Neon Stonecrop
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
September to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Upright growth habit with attractive grey-green foliage and large flower heads of neon pink.
Dragon’s Blood Stonecrop
Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Bronzy-red foliage forms a thick groundcover. Clusters of ruby flowers appear mid summer.
Tricolor Stonecrop
Tricolor Stonecrop
Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Low growing perennial with green leaves edged in pink and creamy white. Soft-pink
Autumn Charm Stonecrop
Sedum telephium ‘Autumn Charm’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
15” (40 cm)

Borders
A unique combination of green leaves with creamy white edges. Upright stems carry white flower
buds that open to rosy red flowers.
Matrona Stonecrop
Sedum telephium ‘Matrona’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
16-20” (40-50 cm)

Borders
Sturdy, upright grower that has grey-green leaves infused with rosy pink and purple stems. Flower
clusters are creamy-pink.
Cherry Truffle Stonecrop
Cherry Truffle Stonecrop
Height:
Plant Uses:
New
16” (40 cm)

Borders
Sedum ‘Cherry Truffle’
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Multiple crowns of bicolour purple black and gray green leaves in the spring
change to purple black in summer. Warm pink flowers in mid summer.
Dazzleberry Stonecrop
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)

Borders
New
Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Compact plant habit, smokey blue-gray foliage with huge 9” flower heads
are brilliant raspberry.
Dazzleberry Stonecrop
Mr. Goodbud Stonecrop
Sedum ‘Mr. Goodbud’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
16-20” (40-50 cm)

Borders
Large 5-6” clusters of vibrant purple-pink flowers on purple red stems top the compact, upright
clumps of deep blue-green foliage. Very upright, sturdy form.
Postman’s Pride Stonecrop
Sedum ‘Postman’s Pride’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-15” (30-40 cm)

Borders
Glossy, rich burgundy foliage forms a bushy upright plant. Purple buds open to pink flowers.
Vera Jameson Stonecrop
Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Foliage is a rich mahogany-purple with arching stems of dusty pink flower heads.
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Sempervivum - Hens & Chicks
Sempervivum arachnoideum/tectorum
Hens and Chicks
Height:
Plant Uses:
2-4” (5-10 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Cultivar:
Description:
Cobweb ………….… Fine silvery hairs join together the green leaf tips like a spider’s web.
Green …………….… Medium rosettes of deep green leaves, pink flowers.
Purple ……………... Rosettes of purplish-red and green centers, pink flowers.
Rocknoll Rosette….. Rosettes of deep orange to wine red leaves flushed apple green at the base.
Ruby Heart ………... Rosettes start red, turning green with red margins as they grow.
Rocknoll Rosette Hens & Chicks
Sidalcea - Prairie Mallow
Party Girl Prairie Mallow
Sidalcea ‘Party Girl’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-36” (60-90 cm)

Borders
Satiny, 2” wide, rose-pink flowers with white centers are held on tall flower spikes. Prune back
hard after blooming and plants may flower again later in the season.
Sisyrinchium - Blue-Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Blue-Eyed Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
10” (25 cm)
Edging, Borders
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Woolly Thyme
Bright blue, star shaped flowers with gold centers top the dark green, grass-like foliage.
Solidago - Goldenrod
Solidago
Goldenrod
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-24” (45-60 cm)

Borders
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
An abundance of golden yellow panicles cover the finely textured, green foliage.
Stachys - Lamb’s Ears
Stachys byzantina
Lamb’s Ears
Height:
Plant Uses:
12” (30 cm)
Borders, Edging
Blooming Time:
June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Goldenrod
Woolly silver-grey leaves form a thick groundcover. Tall spike-like stems produce pink flowers.
Remove old seed heads to prevent reseeding.
Tanacetum - Painted Daisy
Robinson’s Mix Painted Daisy
Tanacetum coccineum ‘Robinson’s Mix’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-30” (45-75 cm)

Borders
Beautiful daisy type flowers in shades of red, pink or white on ferny green foliage. Deadhead to
encourage continued blooming.
Thymus - Thyme
Thymus x citriodorus
Lemon Thyme
Height:
Plant Uses:
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Painted Daisy
Known for its herb use, this variety has deep green foliage with a heavy lemon scent. Small lavender flowers in mid summer.
Thymus pseudolanuginosus
Woolly Thyme
Height:
Plant Uses:
1-2” (2-5 cm)
Edging, Pathways
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Soft, fuzzy grey-green foliage with sparse soft-pink flowers. An excellent choice for planting in
pathways.
Thymus serpyllum
Mother of Thyme
Height:
Plant Uses:
1-2” (2-5 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
This variety creates a very flat mat of tiny green leaves. Effective for use in pathways. Bright rosy
pink flowers cover the plant.
Woolly Thyme
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Tradescantia - Spiderwort
Concord Grape Spiderwort
Height:
Plant Uses:
18-20” (45-50 cm)
Borders
New
Tradescantia andersoniana ‘Concorde Grape’
Bloom Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
New listing for 2016. Large, rich purple triangular shaped flowers form on upright grassy-looking
Sweet Kate Spiderwort
clumps of green leaves.
Sunshine Charm Spiderwort
Tradescantia andersoniana ‘Sunshine Charm
Height:
Plant Uses:
Bloom Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-20” (45-50 cm)
Borders
Chartreuse-yellow foliage with triangular shaped pink flowers.
Sweet Kate Spiderwort
Tradescantia andersoniana ‘Sweet Kate’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Bloom Time:
June to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
18-20” (45-50 cm)
Borders
This variety has unique chartreuse-yellow foliage lasting through out the summer. Triangular
shaped violet blue flowers add contrast to the foliage.
Trollius - Globeflower
Golden Queen Globeflower
Trollius chinensis ‘Golden Queen’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
30-36” (75-90 cm)
 Borders
Golden-range, 2-3” wide, bowl-shaped flowers stand in stark contrast to the deep green foliage.
Golden Queen Globeflower
Dwarf Globeflower
Trollius pumilus
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time: May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-12” (20-30 cm)
Edging
Single bright yellow buttercup type flowers are held above the low, mounded dark green foliage.
Veronica - Speedwell
Austrian Speedwell
Veronica austriaca
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
6-8” (15-20 cm)
Edging
This variety has rich, royal blue flowers in short spikes on top of low creeping green foliage.
White Jolanda Speedwell
Veronica longifolia ‘White Jolanda’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
20” (50 cm)

Borders
A very showy perennial with dense upright spikes of pure white flowers on top of dark green foliage. Very upright growth habit.
Golden Speedwell
Veronica prostrate ‘Aztec Gold’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging
Brilliant gold leaves form a low, spreading mound. Short spikes of sky blue flowers appear just
above the foliage.
White Jolanda Speedwell
Red Fox Speedwell
Red Fox Speedwell
Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-16” (30-40 cm)

Borders
Upright spikes of bright fuchsia pink flowers are held above green foliage.
Sunny Border Blue Speedwell
Veronica spicata ‘Sunny Border Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Spikes of deep violet-blue flowers make this variety especially showy. Bright green foliage is un-usually
crinkled. 1993 Perennial of the Year.
Blue Bomb Speedwell
Veronica x ‘Blue Bomb’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)

Borders
Unique branched flower plumes similar to Astilbe, each plume is comprised of hundreds of bright
blue flowers. Dark green foliage is very compact.
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Vinca - Periwinkle
Vinca minor
Periwinkle
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Periwinkle blue flowers form over a mat of glossy green leaves, excellent groundcover.
Illumination Periwinkle
Vinca minor ‘Illumination’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Edging, Groundcover
Periwinkle
Bright golden yellow leaves edged in dark green. Blue flowers form in early summer.
Viola - Pansy
Bowles Black Viola
Viola cornuta ‘Bowles Black’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-5” (10-12 cm)
Edging
One of the best dark coloured spring blooming violas. Deep violet-black with a yellow eye.
Viola riviniana ‘Purpurea’
Labrador Violet
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Borders
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Dark purplish foliage makes an excellent groundcover with deep violet purple flowers.
Dark Freckled Violet
Viola sororia ‘Dark Freckles’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
April to May
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-6” (10-15 cm)
Borders
Bowles Black Viola
A very unique viola with pale blue flowers spotted with violet held above green leaves.
Ferns
Adiantum pedatum
Maidenhair Fern
Height:
12-24” (30-60 cm)
Plant Uses: Edging
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Light green, lacy leaves on stems that are shiny and black. Delicate, fan-shape fronds.
Athyrium filix-femina
Lady Fern
Height:
12-24” (30-60 cm)
Plant Uses: Massing
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Delicate and lacy-looking ferns with triangular fronds divided into small leaflets.
Godzilla Japanese Painted Fern
Height:
36” (90 cm)
Maidenhair Fern
Athyrium niponicum ‘Godzilla’
Plant Uses: Massing
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Forms a massive arching clump of silver fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems.
Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
Japanese Painted Fern
Height:
12-24” (30-60 cm)
Plant Uses: Massing
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Arching fronds, olive-green in colour with a metallic–grey sheen. 2004 Perennial of the Year.
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Native Fern
Height:
12-24” (30-60 cm)
Plant Uses: Massing
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
An upright fern with deep green fronds. Forms a wide-spreading patch.
Perennial Grasses
Big Bluestem Grass
Andropogon gerardi
Height:
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Blooming Time:
June
Plant Uses:
Edging, Borders
Exposure/Hardiness: * . Zone 3
Upright growing grass with blue green foliage. Slow to spread and forms a nice clump.
Variegated Bulbous Oat Grass
Godzilla Japanese Painted Fern
Arrhenatherum bulbosum ‘Variegatum’
Height:
12-18” (30-45 cm)
Blooming Time:
June
Plant Uses:
Edging, Borders
Exposure/Hardiness: * . Zone 3
This grass forms a low clump of cream and green striped leaves. Tan colour seed heads.
Blue Gamma Grass
Bouteloua gracilis
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness: * . Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)
Massing
Thin gray green foliage forms a nice clump. Flower heads are extremely decorative.
Blue Gamma Grass
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GRASSES
Skinner’s Golden Brome Grass
Bromis inermis ‘Skinner’s Golden’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
12-18” (30-45 cm)
Massing
This vigorous growing grass is characterized by green foliage that is heavily edged in bright golden
yellow. Golden seed heads appear in early summer.
Elijah Blue Fescue Grass
Eldorado Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Eldorado’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Borders
Green leaves are striped down the middle with golden yellow. Forms an upright narrow clump.
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Borders
Narrow clumps of green foliage bear spikes of soft, greenish flowers that fade to rose and then into
stiff tan seed heads. Strong, upright habit. 2001 Perennial of the Year.
Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Overdam’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
3-4’ (90-120 cm)
Borders
This grass has narrow green leaves edged in white. Strong upright growth habit.
Deschampsia caespitosa
Tufted Hair Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-36” (60-90 cm)
Edging
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Dark green grass blades form a dense clump with attractive seed heads.
Elijah Blue Fescue Grass
Festuca ovina glauca ‘Elijah Blue’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-10” (20-25 cm)
Edging
Rich blue coloured foliage that is retained well throughout the summer. Compact growth habit.
Blue Fescue Grass
Festuca ovina glauca ‘Select’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
May to June
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
8-10” (20-25 cm)
Edging
This grass has spiky silver-grey foliage and forms a nice compact clump.
Blue Oat Grass
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Blue Oat Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-36” (60-90 cm)
Borders
Blooming Time:
May to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
A popular grass noted for its intense blue colour and clump forming nature. Non- spreading.
Japanese Blood Grass
Imperata cylindrical ‘Red Baron’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Exposure/Hardiness:
18-20” (45-50 cm)
Annual, Containers
 Zone 4
Green upright-growing foliage develops red tips which become increasingly deeper red as the
season progresses.
Flying Hedgehogs Rush
Juncus ensifolius ‘Flying Hedgehogs’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to September
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
10-12” (25-30cm)
Annual, Containers
Dark brown spiky seed heads add interest to this blue-green grass, tolerates wet locations.
Autumn Red Maiden Hair Grass
Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens ‘Autumn Red’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
3-4’ (90-120 cm)
Border
Grey-green foliage gives way to brilliant, red-orange fall colour. Showy, silvery plumes.
Huron Sunrise Maiden Hair Grass
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Sunrise’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3/4
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Border
Mid-green leaves with a silver midrib, profuse burgundy plumes.
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Northwind Switch Grass
Variegated Moor Grass
Molinia caerulea ‘Variegata’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
July to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-30” (60-75 cm)
Borders
A low mound of narrow green leaves edged in creamy yellow. Golden brown seed heads on arching branches. Nice compact form.
GRASSES
Heavy Metal Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Borders
This variety has blue foliage with a very upright and narrow growth habit.
Northwind Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3/4
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Borders
A dark-green, upright, clumping grass. Golden yellow fall foliage. 2014 Perennial of the Year.
Phalaris arundinacea
Ribbon Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
24-36” (60-90 cm)
Massing
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 2
Attractive green and white variegated foliage with tan plumes. Very quick spreading.
The Blues Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
June to July
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
24-48” (60-120 cm)
Massing
Heavy Metal Switch Grass
A clump forming, fine textured grass, this selection has strong blue colour.
Sorghastrum nutans
Indian Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
36-59” (90-150 cm)
Massing
Blooming Time:
July to August
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Native prairie grass. Green upright blades form a non-invasive clump. Tan coloured seed heads.
Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie Dropseed
Height:
Plant Uses:
12-24” (30-60 cm)
Massing
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 3
Medium green foliage forms a tight clump. Delicate seed heads adorn this plant with the blades
turning orange for the fall season. Drought tolerant.
Annual Grasses
Cyperus involucratus
Baby Tut Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
10-12” (25-30cm)
Annual, Containers
Exposure/Hardiness:
Prince Fountain Grass
 Zone 10
Baby Tut is a mounded green foliage grass, with firework like shoots. Prefers moist conditions.
Cyperus papyrus ‘King Tut’
King Tut Grass
Height:
Plant Uses:
4-5’ (25-30cm)
Annual, Containers
Exposure/Hardiness:
 Zone 10
Quick growing grass with deep green foliage, large spiky flower heads. Prefers moist conditions.
Prince Fountain Grass
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Prince’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Exposure/Hardiness:
4-5’ (120-150 cm)
Annual, Containers
 Zone 9
Very upright growing variety has wide, dark purple foliage. Excellent for large containers.
Princess Caroline Fountain Grass
Pennisetum set. ‘Princess Caroline’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Exposure/Hardiness:
3-4’ (90-120 cm)
Annual, Containers
 Zone 9
Fireworks Fountain Grass
Wide, dark purple foliage. Excellent for large containers or for the summer garden.
Princess Molly Fountain Grass
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Princess Molly’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Exposure/Hardiness:
20” (50 cm)
Annual, Containers
 Zone 9
Wide, olive green leaves are bordered with purple, and further highlighted with a dark purple-black
stripe down the centre of the leaves. Excellent for containers or for the summer garden.
Purple Fountain Grass
Pennisetum setaceum var. ‘Rubrum’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 9
24-36” (60-90 cm)
Annual, Containers
Deep burgundy foliage with pink plumes make this variety a showpiece in any yard or pot!
Fireworks Fountain Grass
Pennisetum setaceum rub. ‘Fireworks’
Height:
Plant Uses:
Blooming Time:
August to October
Exposure/Hardiness:  Zone 9
24-36” (60-90 cm)
Annual, Containers
The foliage has midveins of burgundy with hot pink margins. Great for container gardening.
Purple Fountain Grass
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Ajuga
Alcea
Alchemilla
Aquilegia
Aster
Astrantia
Bergenia
Centaurea
Chelone
Coreopsis
Delphinium
Dianthus
Echinacea
Eupatorium
Gaillardia
Helenium
Hemerocallis
Heuchera
Knautia
Lavendula
Liatris
Ligularia
Lupinus
Nepata
Phlox
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Scabiosa
Sidalcea
Solidago
Tradescantia
Veronica
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Aquilegia
Aster
Coreopsis
Echinacea
Gaillardia
Hemerocallis
Hosta
Iris
Lavender
Monarda
Papaver
Rudbeckia
Russian Sage
Sedum
Shasta Daisy
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Aegopodium
Ajuga
Anemone
Astilbe
Bergenia
Convallaria
Dicentra
Filipendula
Heuchera
Hosta
Lamium
Ligularia
Polygonatum
Primula
Pulmonaria
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Aconitum
Agastache
Ajuga
Alchemilla
Anemone
Aquilegia
Artemesia
Astilbe
Bergenia
Brunnera
Campanula
Centaurea
Chelone
Convallaria
Coreopsis
Delphinium
Dianthus
Dicentra
Digitalis
Echinacea
Geum
Helenium
Heuchera
Iris
Lavandula
Liatris
Lilium
Monarda
Nepata
Papaver
Pulmonaria
Salvia
Sedum
Sempervivum
Tiarella
Veronica
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