Perennials

Perennials are one of the most popular categories of plants today. Most perennials flower in spring or summer and grow each year from their roots. Perennials can last many years and are normally categorized as either shade or sun loving.

This double-flowering coneflower features drooping ray petals of spicy orange, surrounding a pompom centre of red-orange that develops papaya tones as the flowers age. Ideal for sunny borders and growing in mixed containers. Attractive to butterflies. Excellent for cutting. Echinacea starts blooming in midsummer and continue for months if faded flowers are regularly removed. Part of the CONE-FECTIONS™ series bred by Arie Blom of the Netherlands and introduced by AB Cultivars/Plants Nouveau. USPP#21022: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower has magenta purple flowers from late spring to late summer and sometimes reblooms in the fall. It grows in an upright clump on sturdy, well-branched stems that do not need staking. Great cut flower or dried flower. The dead flower stems will remain erect well into the winter, and if flower heads are not removed, the blackened cones may be visited by goldfinches or other birds that feed on the seeds. Echinacea comes from the Greek word echinos meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center cone found on most flowers in the genus.

A popular old cottage garden perennial, cultivated for centuries. This is an outstanding compact strain, with bell-shaped lavender-blue bell flowers but with a more showy outfacing habit. Flwoers are produced on a strong stems throughout summer if spent flowers are removed. Excellent for cutting. Plant in any sunny border setting, terrific in containers.

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower is a true innovation in breeding featuring flowers in vibrant shades of orange, red, rosy-red, purple, cream and golden yellow with brown cone. When faded blooms are removed regularly Cheyenne Spirit will offer a spectacular display from mid-summer to early fall. Great for the border, as mass planting or in containers and makes an excellent cut flower. Coneflowers attract butterflies and are hardy to zone 3. Grows best in full sun to partial shade and is drought tolerant once established.

Butterfly Weed is a perennial native to Eastern and Southern United States. It typically grows in a clump to 30cm to 1m (1-3') tall and features clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers from late spring throughout the summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Unlike many of the other milkweeds, this species does not have milky-sapped stems. Flowers give way to prominent, spindle-shaped seed pods which split open when ripe releasing numerous silky-tailed seeds for dispersal by the wind.

Eveline is a speedwell cultivar that is noted for its compact, upright plant habit and purple-violet flowers. Parents of this plant are two unidentified selections of Veronica longifolia.  Removing faded spikes will encourage more buds to form. Eveline is an excellent cut flower. 

Commonly known as fan columbine, this bushy, compact perennial forms a mound only 6-8” tall that produces short-spurred, nodding white flowers late spring to early summer. It is native to eastern Asia. Excellent for use in the front of the perennial border or rock garden.

This delightful columbine is perfect for patio containers and window boxes because the flowers face upward to be enjoyed.  Nice, neat compact habit supports a multitude of 3" flowers in a wide variety of mixed colors, including blues, pinks, red, roses, whites and yellows. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good cut flower.

Elegant, ruffled, pure white, semi-double flowers with a yellow center produced on graceful, slender stalks provide attractive late season color for the back of the garden. Deep green foliage forms low mounds and stays attractive all season. Excellent cut flower.

Beautiful tall perennial with large, deep pink blossoms on tall stems. Blooms late summer through to fall. Great choice for mixed borders, mass plantings or containers. These poppy-like flowers are great for cutting. Easy to grow and to maintain.

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