Flowering Perennials

These perennials are perennials that are primarily known or grown for their beautiful and showy flowers. 

 

*Note - Please be aware that even though it is on our website, our selection is constantly changing due to seasonal availability and sales. This is a generalized list of our selection. We carry more items and varieties than listed. If you have any questions about availability or are looking for a specific variety, please don't hesitate to call our stores.*


 

Anenome

Requirements: Full sun, but varies according to variety. Well-drained soil. 

 

Size: Varies according to species. 

 

Description: Anenome means "wind flower", because the wind will literally blow the petals open. Avaliable in white, red, blue, and yellow. Should be planted in fall.

Anthemis

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained moist soil. 

 

Size: 20-30 cm H

 

Description: This plant has daisy like flowers with white or yellow petals. Flowers in June and July. Also known as yellow chamomile. 

Aster

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Blooms late summer-fall. Vibrant fall colours, in shades of pink, purple, white and blue. 

Astilbe

Requirements: Part sun to shade, 

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: A favourite of butterflies and bees, this beautiful perennial is showy, with long spiky plumes of flowers in pink, red, purple, and white. Blooms mid-spring-fall.

Phlox

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 2-5 ft H

 

Description: Native to North America, this long-blooming, long-lived hardy plant is often fragrant, and produce huge billows of blooms in mid-late summer. 

Beard Tongue

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: The plant produces dozens of tubular flowers in lavender, pink, red, and white, arranged on a tall stalk. A favourite of birds, bees, and hummingbirds. 

Black Eyed Susan

Requirements: Full sun-part sun, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Also known as rudbeckia, these yellow flowers with a black centre are a staple in many gardens. Blooms in summer and fall. 

Blanket Flower

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Blanket flower has an incredibly long bloom time - Late spring to the first frost. These daisy like flowers come in yellow, wine-red, orange or peach. Attracts butterflies and bees. 

Campanula

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Also known as bell-flower, campanula blooms in June-July that comes primarily in lavender or bright blue, but can also be pink and white. 

Catmint

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: Much like catnip, but showier, cat mint have pink, purple and white flowers and gray green foliage. They bloom heavily throughout the summer, and are popular with bees and butterflies.

Columbine

Requirements: Not particular to soil types, partial shade preferred. 

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: An early bloomer, it comes in multiple colours. After blooming, it has attractive dark green foliage that turns maroon come fall. Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. 

Coneflower          

Requirements: Full sun, loamy soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: Relatively drought tolerant, these easy-to care for flowers come in purple, pink, red, and white, and bloom during fall and summer. 

Coreopsis

Requirements: Full sun, tolerates dry soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Also known as tickseed, this flower is covered in small, daisy-like flowers that are most commonly yellow. Extremely forgiving and adaptable, this plant is perfect for a low-maintenance garden. 

Daylily

Requirements: Full sun, moist well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 1-4 ft H

 

Description: Rugged, adaptable, low-maintenance and vigorous growing, daylilies are an excellent addition to any garden and come in a variety of colours. Each flower lasts only one day, but each stalk produces dozens of flowers over the blooming season, which lasts throughout the summer. 

Delphinium

Requirements: Full sun to part sun, loamy well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: Grown for their long, colourful spikes that bloom in summer, delphiniums are popular in cutting or cottage style gardens. 

Dianthus

Requirements: Full to part sun, loamy well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Also called pinks or sweet williams, dianthus are colourful, frilly additions to most gardens. Excellent used in borders.

Periwinkle

Requirements: Partial shade, acidic soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: A creeping plant, periwinkle is excellent in borders and when used as an erosion control plants. Also called creeping vinca, periwinkle has attractive (usually blue) flowers that bloom in April and May. 

 

 

 

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Shasta Daisy

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 1-2 ft W x 2-3 ft H

 

Description: Another daisy like flower, shasta daisies have all white petals with a yellow interior. Blooms from early summer until early fall. 

Foam Flower

Requirements: Part shade to full shade, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 1-2 ft W x 1 ft H

 

Description: This plant has white or pink flowers that bloom in May, and is excellent in shaded rock gardens, woodland gardens, and naturalistic plantings. 

 

 

 

 

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Foxglove

Requirements: Full sun to light shade, moist well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 2-5 ft H

 

Description: Considered a biennial or a short-lived perennial, foxglove is topped by tall growing flower spikes in brilliant colours such as pink, purple, blue, or white. Blooms in mid-summer. 

Geranium

Requirements: Part sun to full sun, 

 

Size: 1-3 ft W x 6-8 in H

 

Description: One of the longest blooming flowers, geraniums produce jewel-toned saucer shaped flowers. 

Gayfeather

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil. May require staking. 

 

Size: Differs according to variety

 

Description: A showy, native prairie plants, gayfeather is easy to grow. It's long lasting blooms begin in summer, and come in pink, white, lavender, and purple. It has unique spike flower heads. 

Heliopsis

Requirements: Full sun, tolerant of most soil types.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Also known as "False Sunflowers", these reliable plants are easy to care for and are stunning with their big, bright blooms that last from early summer - mid fall. 

Hyssop

Requirements: Full sun or partial shade.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Considered a flowering herb, hyssop has a strong place in history and a multitude of uses. It has attractive spikes of pink, purple, or blue flowers that are very attractive to birds, bees, and hummingbirds. 

Ice Plant

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil. 

 

Size: 2-4 ft W x 3-5" H

 

Description: A drought tolerant plant that's great for filling in unused spaces, this plant brings a bright splash of colour to any part of the garden. A succulent groundcover, it will bloom from summer-fall. 

 

 

 

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Lamium

Requirements: Partial sun to shade.

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: Also used as a groundcover, this vigorous plant produces dainty snapdragon like flowers in white, pink, and purple. Blooms early summer-mid fall. 

Lavender

Requirements: Full sun, well-drained soil/ 

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: What is there to say about lavender that hasn't been said already? This popular perennial has beautiful purple or blue buds on long stalks, with a heavenly scent. Used in fragrances, cooking, and bath products.

 

 

 

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Ligularia

Requirements: Partial shade, moist or damp soil. 

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: Also known as ragwort, this flower produces spires of yellow flowers in late summer with mounding, dark green foliage. 

Lupine

Requirements: Full sun to light shade, moist soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety.

 

Description: Easy to grow, lupines, also known as lupids, have tall spikes of brightly coloured flowers in deep blue, purple, pink, yellow or white. 

Oriental/Asiatic Lily

Requirements: Full sun, moist well-drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety

 

Description: Valued for their large, showy, and often fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers, these lilies are excellent cut flowers and are relatively easy to care for. 

Sage

Requirements: Full sun, moist-well drained soil.

 

Size: Differs according to variety. 

 

Description: A perennial herb that blooms in white, pink, or purple, this deer and drought resistant plant is very fragrant. 

 

 

 

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