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 vigorous fern with strong upright dark green fronds that become arching as they mature. An effective background for the shady woodland border. Useful as a specimen, in Container or combined with other colorful shade plants like hosta and pulmonaria.

This evergreen grass forms a low, tufted mound of deep green leaves with a wide white margin. Insignificant brownish flowers spikes appear in late spring. Ideal Ground Cover, massed, underplanting for trees or with other perennials in the shade border.

2001 Perennial Plant of the Year. A tall grass with long heads of golden yellow to cream-coloured plumes. Creates an elegant background from summer to fall. Seed heads stand up to winter extremes. Excellent for mass planting, borders and containers. Good cut flower.

A variegated form of 'Karl Foerster'. Deep green leaves with a distinct white stripe down the centre turn a tan color in winer. Narrow plumes of feathery, purplish-green flowers in early summer. Upright, clumping habit. Tolerant of moist soils.

Small, tufted perennial grass with tan coloured heart-shaped florets that shake in the breeze. Easy to grow in rich, fertile soil. Interesting plant for rock gardens, borders or in Container, Good cut flower for fresh or dried arrangements.

Beautiful mounding fern with delicate bright green, dense, lacy looking fronds. Great candidate for shady woodland moist sites, Mass Planting and good in Container. Will tolerate sun with adequate moisture.

Beautiful mounding fern with unique delicate light green dense lacy fronds held upright on brilliant red-violet stems. Great candidate for moist, shady woodland sites, Mass Planting and in Container. Will tolerate sun with adequate moisture.

This attractive low-growing grass is at its best in spring and early summer. Forms a spreading clump of narrow leaves, striped lengthwise with bright green and creamy-white. Great for the front of borders or in Container. Drought tolerant once established.

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