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.

A dwarf fine textured mounding perennial with narrow blue green foliage. Small clear blue flowers are borne at the ends of long arching stems in summer. Attractive in the border, mass planted or in Container. Drought tolerant once established. A good cutflower.

Vigorous, mat forming perennial with evergreen succulent foliage. Numerous tiny, star-shaped, bright yellow flowers bloom in summer. Plant as a ground cover on difficult slopes, borders or in Container. Best in areas where spreading is not a problem. Drought tolerant once established.

This cultivar is an incredibly hardy, everbearing strawberry that produces loads of juicy bright red fruit all summer long. Dainty white daisy-like flowers. Excellent for eating fresh, cooking, baking, as well as making jams and jellies. Self-pollinating.

'Diamont' garden Astilbe is a popular choice for shaded gardens, where it performs well in rich, moist soil with regular watering. This selection has long, narrow plumes of striking, pure white flowers, over a mound of elegant, lacy, fern-like green leaves. Very large flower head size. Also thrives in tubs or mixed containers. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Will tolerate full sun in cool summer regions. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Spinell astilbe has long loosely branched crimson-red panicles of flowers that are held clear of the green foliage. Ferny new growth is red in early spring and very attractive, turning green as the season progresses. Makes a bold clump. This is a very popular plant in leaf and flower. This perennial thrives in moist, shady locations and is popular for border plantings or alongside water areas. Plant in groups for maximum impact.

'Purple Rain' is a mid-sized Astilbe selection that has fluffy plumes in shades of lavender to magenta, over a mound of elegant, lacy green leaves. A healthy, vigorous performer. Great in the border, also thrives in tubs or mixed containers. Fertilize in April and June. Excellent for cutting. Seed heads may be removed, or left on the plant for winter interest. Will tolerate full sun, in cool summer regions.

This first year flowering Coreopsis is really unique for its flowers in combination with its natural short habit. The plant is so called semi-double, but produces more double flowers than any other and continues to flower over a significantly longer period.

From rocks and rock crevices in the mountains of Italy comes this delightful trailing perennial plant. Low growing and of compact habit with soft green foliage, it bears from summer into autumn (in this variety) lovely yellow-throated, pure white flowers. 

A very long-blooming perennial for sunny areas, forming a low mound of medium-textured leaves. The daisy blooms have wine-red petals, tipped in soft yellow and surrounding an orange button eye. Excellent towards the front or middle of a sunny border, also good in containers. Possibly hardy in Zone 4 or colder, with reliable winter snowcover. One of the Big Bang™ series from American plant breeder Darrell Probst.

Musa basjoo has been extensively cultivated for fibre and as an ornamental plant in gardens outside its natural range, first into Japan, and from the late 19th century, in parts of northern Europe (north to Britain), the United States, and Canada.

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