Perennials in My Garden




Ajuga has a true blue colour that is welcome in the spring.
This ground cover has to be kept in check but is worth it.

Ajuga-Reptans Varigated: ground cover, sun-pt shade, Height: 2”, Spread: 18” Bloom Date: 05, Bloom Colour: blue, Foliage Colour: dark green, Purchase Date: Bruce Agripark, 1992

Alpine Aster: low growing rock garden plant, sun, Height: 6“, Spread: 6”, Bloom Date: 06, Bloom Colour: pastel purple, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: White Rose 1994

Alysum-Saxatile: trailing rockery plant, sun, Height: 6”, Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 06, Bloom Colour: yellow, Foliage Colour: grey/green, Purchased: OSC Seeds 1992

Anemones: clump forming, sun, Height: 15”, Spread: 10”, Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: purple pink red, Foliage Colour: green  

Aquagelia-Columbine, McKanna’s giants: shrubby fan shaped leaves, pt shade, Height: 15”, Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 06, Bloom Colour: white pink, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: OSC Seeds 1992
Arabis - Rock Cress: ground cover, sun, Height: 8” Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 05, Flower Colour: purple, Foliage Colour: grey/green, Purchased: Zehrs 1993

Armeria-maritima splendensThrift, Sea Pink, clump forming grass like, sun, Height: 8” Spread: 8-12”, Bloom Date: 07. Bloom Colour: pink, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs  1993 


Artemisia l. Valerie Finis: bushy upright mound , wide pointy leaf, rejuvinate after boom by trimming back hard, sun - pt shade, Height: 18-24”, Spread: 24-30”, Bloom Date: 06, Bloom Colour: creamy yellow, Foliage Colour: silver Purchased: Belgian Nur. 2002

Artemisia Vulgaris- Oriental Limelight
This is a very invasive plant and I
would not recommend it to my worst
enemy. 
Artemisia vulgaris Oriental Limelight: robust showy plant with deeply cut foliage, Prune to rejuvenate and maintain size and form,sun - pt shade, Height: 30 cm Spread: 60 cm Foliage Colour: gold & green, streaked and splashed with a lively mix, Purchased: Zehrs 2003    INVASIVE

Artemisia X Absinthium (Wormwood) Powis Castle: mound of finely divided silvery leaves, adds scent to garden, sun, Height: 24-36”, Spread: 24” Foliage Colour: silver, Purchased: Belgian Nur. 2002

Artemisia-silver brocade: ground cover, oak like leaves, sun, Height: 3”, Spread: 24”, Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage Colour: grey, Purchased: Knechtels 1997

Artemisia - silver mound: mound like compact, sun, Height: 10”, Spread:15”, Foliage Colour: grey, Purchased:  Zehrs 1993

Astible Chinensus superba: clump forming fern like leaf, light shade Height: 39”, Spread: 18-24”, Bloom Date: 07-10, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: 1993

Astible-pumila: clump forming fern like leaf, light shade, Height: 12-24”, Spread: 12-24”, Boom Date: 06-07, Bloom colour: white, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 1994

Astilbe-Amethyst: long feather plumes above multi leaved branches, pt-shade-full, Height: 32”, Spread: 24”, Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: deep lavender, moist rich soil, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 2008

Astilbe- Bressomgham Beauty: long arching plumes above multi leaved branches, pt-shade-full, Height: 40”, Spread: 24”, Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: deep pink, moist rich soil, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 2008

Astilbe, Peaches and Cream: long feather plumes above multi leaved branches, pt-shade-full, Height: 30”, Spread: 24”, Bloom Time: 07, Bloom Colour: pink to white, moist rich soil , Foliage: green Purchased: Zehrs, 2008

Aubreia-purple rock cress, ground cover sun-pt shade, Height: 6” Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 05, Bloom Colour: purple, Foliage Colour: grey /green, Purchased:1993

Bachelor's Button is a self seeding plant that is easy to keep
under control. I like it because it attracts gold finches to my
garden.
Bachelor's Buttons: med. growing broad leaves, sun, Height: 18”, Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 05-08, Bloom Colour: Blue, Foliage Colour: blue green, Purchased: Ontario Seed Store,1992

Penstemon- Bearded Tongue ‘Huskers Red’: digitalis upright bush, sun-pt shade, Height: 24-36”, Spread: 18”, Bloom date: 06-08, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage Colour: dark green to burgundy, Purchased: Canadian Tire, 2006

Bleeding Heart ‘Luxuriant’: lobed leaves bush like, sun or shade, Height: 12”, Spread: 10”, Bloom date: 05-07, Bloom Colour: pink, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: White Rose 1997

Blue Mound Rue: herb mounded plant sun-pt shade, Height: 15”, Spread: 24”, Foliage Colour: blue green, Purchased: Zehrs 1992

Buddleia - butterfly bush: shrub like, sun, Height: 15’, Spread: 36” Bloom date: 07-08, Bloom Colour: pink, purple, white, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Pyms/Wellesley 2002

Burgenia cordifolia: clump forming, sun, Height: 12”, Spread: 12”, Bloom date:  04-05, Bloom Colour: pink, Foliage Colour: green, Purcahsed: Belgian Nurs. 2001

Butterfly Weed: Clustered flowers arranged atop of spiky leaves, sun, Height: 12-18” Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 07-09 orange dry dark green, Purchased: OSC Seeds

Camassia multiplies quite nicely and
the blue flowers are welcome in the spring.
Camassia leichtlinii: bulb, narrow leaves, sun-pt shade, Height: 30”, Spread: 12”, Bloom date: 05, Bloom Colour: blue, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: osc store 1999

Campanula: slender stems rise from evergreen rosettes, sun or shade, Height: 2-3’ Spread: 2’, 08 blue & white  green White Rose 1994

Campanula - Bell Clips: clump forming, sun-pt shade, Height: 10”, Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 06, Bloom Colour: blue, Foliage colour: green, Purchased: White Rose 1994

Campanula Carpatica (Carpthian Harebell) mound-like, cup shaped flower sun-pt shade, Height: 10”, Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 07-09, Bloom Colour: white Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: cottage 1992

Campanula Bell Clips are one of my favourite plants in the
garden. I like them for their long bloom time, the pretty
blue flowers and neat mound like shape. 
Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’: upright clump, feathery seed heads open in summer and become narrow & golden at maturity, sun Height: 36-48”, Spread 20”, Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: golden, Foliage Colour: deep green lustrous foliage, Purchased: Zehrs 2003

Clematis ‘Angelique Evipo017’: vine, compact bred for container, sun to pt shade Height: 48”, Bloom Colour: large light blue, Foliage Colour green leathery, Purchased: Zehrs 2008

Clematis ‘General Sikorski’: vine, sun, Height: 10’ Spread: 6’ Bloom Date: 07-09 Bloom Colour: deep blue (purple) Foliage Colour: green Purchased: Zehrs 2006


Clematis ‘Gillian Blades’: vine, sun pt shade, Height: 10’, Bloom Date: 07-09 Bloom Colour: white  Foliage Colour: green Purchased: Zehrs 2006

Clematis ‘Kingfisher Evipo037’: vine, giant 6-7” ruffled purple blooms, pruning group 2, early flowers appear on last years growth and later on new growth, sun, Height: 6-8’, Bloom Date: 07-09, Bloom Colour: light purple, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 2008

Clematis ‘Rebecca Evipo016’: sun, Bloom Date: 07-09, Bloom Colour: red, Foliage Colour: Green, Purchased: Zehrs 2008

Clematis ‘Ernist Makham’: vine, sun-pt shade, Height: 144”, Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: red, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 

Clematis - Jackmani was one of the first
perennials I planted and has been a stunner
every year with very little care. 
Clematis ‘Jackmani’: vine, sun-pt shade, Height: 144” Bloom Date: 07, Bloom Colour: dark purple, Foliage colour: green, From: Jim U. 1992

Clematis ‘Miss Bateman’: vine, sun-pt shade, Height: 144” Bloom colour: white Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 

Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’: vine, sun-pt shade, Height: 144” Bloom colour: white,  Foliage Colour: green 

Coreopsis - Baby Sun: compact plant, sun-pt shade Height: 16” Spread: 12”, Bloom Date: 07-08 Bloom Colour: yellow, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Zehrs 1992

Coreopsis ‘American Dream’: compact mound of ferny foliage studded with daisy like flowers, sun, Height: 12-18” Spread: 12-18” Bloom Date: 07-09 Bloom Colour: pink, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Belgian Nursery 2002 

Coreopsis verticillata ‘golden Gain’: heat and drought tolerant, wiry stems fine airy foliage, shear 1/2 way back mid-summer to promote blooms, sun Height: 16-18”  Bloom Date: 06-08, Bloom Colour: yellow, Foliage Colour: bright green, Purchased: Belgian Nursery 2002

Coreopsis Moonbeam - a very low maintenance plant that will
be there forever. It comes up late in the spring so be careful
not to dig it up my accident. The daylily is 'Beloved Country'.

Coreopsis-Moonbeam: compact plant thread like foliage sun-pt shade Height: 18” Spread: 18” Bloom Date: 07-09, Bloom Colour: creamy yellow, Foliage Colour:  green dark, Purchased: Belgian Nursery 1994

Coreopsis-sunburst: clump forming daisy like, sun, Height: 24-36” Spread:18-24” Bloom Date: 07-09, Bloom Colour: yellow, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: White Rose 1994 




Stella D'oro Daylily - a very long bloomer
Daylily 'Stella D’oro': clump like grassy leaves, sun-pt shade Height: 36” Bloom Date: 07-09, Bloom Colour: gold, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Rockwood 1993


Daylily 'Tiger Lily' clump forming grassy leaves sun-pt shade Height: 36” Spread:18” Bloom Date: 07-08, Bloom Colour: orange, Foliage Colour: green, Roadside, 1992

Daylily 'Beloved Country': clump like grassy leaves, sun-pt shade, Height: 31” Spread: 24-28” Bloom Date: 07-08, Bloom Colour: pink-peach highlights, Foliage Colour: green, Purchased: Belgian Nursery 1999

Daylily 'Chicago Petticoat': clump like grassy leaves, sun-pt shade, Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: peach with yellow frill, Foliage Colour: green, Belgian Nursery 2001

Daylily 'Frosty Beauty': clump like grassy leaves, sun-pt , Height: 32” 24” Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: yellow-peach brim, Foliage Colour: green, Belgian Nursery 1999 

Daylily 'Snow Valley': clump like grassy leaves, sun-pt shade Height: 18” Spread: 18” Bloom Date: 07-08, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage Colour: green Purchased: Grobe Nursery1994

Delphinium 'Chinese': thread like leaf, sun, Height: 18” Spread: 12” Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: blue & white, Foliage Colour: blue  green, OSC Seeds 1996

Delphinium 'Connecticut Yankee': tall, sun, Height: 24-30” Spread: 24” Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: blue, Foliage Colour: green, White Rose 1995

Dianthus plumarius Pinks ‘Spring Beauty’: spiky foliage, sun Height: 8-10 Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: pink, Foliage Colour: blue green, Purchased: Canadian Tire 2006

Dianthus Cottage Pinks: mound like, sun, Height: 10” Spread:10” Bloom Date: 06-08, Bloom Colour: bright pink, Foliage Colour: green, OSC Seeds, 1992

Dictamnus Albus / Gas Plant: bush/fountain shape, sun-pt shade, Height: 24” Spread: 24” Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: violet, Foliage Colour: green, Riverside Perennials, Brussels 2004

Echinacea Purple Cone Flower: clump forming bush, sun, Height: 36” Spread: 30” Bloom Date: 08, Bloom Colour: purple pink, Foliage Colour: dark green long leaves OSC seeds 1993

epatori rugosum ‘Chocolate’ White Snakeroot: upright clump with chocolate leaves, sun, Height: 48” spread: 36” Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage 
Colour: chocolate, Belgian Nursery 2002 

Euphorbis amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’: Wood Spurge clump forming with red stems and foliage, sun-pt shade, Height: 20” spread: 18” Bloom Date: 05-06, Bloom Colour: yellow, Foliage Colour: red, Home Depot 2002

Fern Ghost:  clump forming, shade, Height: 18-24” Spread: 24” Foliage Colour: silvery green, Belgian Nursery  2001

Fern Brilliance Autumn: orange/bronze fronds, pt shade – full, Height: 18-24” neutral to slightly acidic soil, Foliage Colour: orange/bronze, Manheim 2008

Ghost Fern - a nice texture contrast to hostas.
Fern Japanese Painted: Foliage Colour: silver/maroon//green fronds, pt shade-full Height: 12-18” Spread:18”  Manheim 2008

Grass Twisted Arrow: round fronds, sun - pt sun, Foliage Colour: dark green Manheim 2008

Hellebore Christmas Rose: evergreen leaves, Bloom Date: 03-05, Bloom Colour: red, Foliage Colour: dark green, Riverside Perennials, Brussels 2004

Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’: Clump forming mound, excellent cut flowers, sun - pt shade, Height: 10”, Spread: 18”, Bloom Date: 05-06, Bloom Colour: White, Foliage Colour: Silver Burgundy with darker veins.


Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’: clump forming mound sun Height: 18” 12” Bloom Date: 05-06, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage Colour: dark burgundy, Canadian tire 2006

Heuchera Americana ‘Dales’s Strain’: clump forming mound pt shade Height: 24” 18” Bloom Date: 06-08, Bloom Colour: white Foliage Colour: variable silver, purple marbling & green edges, Canadian Tire 2006 4-9

Heuchera Stormy Seas: clump forming sun-pt shade Height: 18” 18” Bloom Date: 06-07, Bloom Colour: greenish white Foliage Colour: Chocolate with silver & pewter highlights, Belgium 2006

Heuchera Crimson curls: ruffled bronzy-brown with crimson undersides pt shade Height: 17 -24” Bloom Date: 06, Bloom Colour: white, Foliage Colour: ruffled bronzy-brown with crimson undersides Zehrs 2008 4

Heuchera, Pewter Moon silver grey leaves with pewter veining, sun to shade Height: 24-30” 16” 07,   silver grey leaves with pewter veining Manheim 

Heuchera, Stormy Seas rich marron-green, new growth lighter sun - pt shade Height: 12” 18” 07 Bloom Colour: white, moist well drained soil, Foliage colour : rich maroon-green new growth lighter Belgian 2007 4-9

Hosta ‘Antioch’ green leaves with creany white edge sun-shade Height: 24” 08-09 lavender  Foliage Colour: Green & Creamy white, Belgian Nursery. 2003

Hosta ‘Blue Cadet’: dwarf blue corrugated foliage form, full to pt-shade, Height: 15” 15” 08-09 Colour: lavender, Foliage Colour: medium blue-green, Belgian Nurs. 2003

Hosta ‘Gold Edger’ attractive heart shaped leaves sun - shade Height: 12” 12” 07-08 Colour: lavender  golden colour in pt shade Belgian Nurs. 2003

Hostahoney-bells clump forming narrow leaves shade Height: 10” 12” 08   lighter green Erbsville Pines 1999

Hosta Francee heart shaped gr with  light border shade Height: 24”  06-07 Colour: purple light  cream edge, green centre Grobe Nursury 1994

Hosta Gold Standard Chartreuse var,turns golden in summer pt sun Height: 24” 24” 07  Chartreuse var,turns golden in summer Belgian Nurs. 2003

Hosta Patriot white edge, green centre shade Height: 24”  07-08 pruple  white edge, gr eencent OSC store 2001

Hosta Paul’s Glory dark green edge chartreuse centre (white later in summer) leaves 10” long 7” wide  sun - shade Height: 25” 55” 06-07 lavender  dk green edge chartreuse centre Belgian Nur. 2001

Hosta Royal Standard large leaves shade Height: 20”  07-08 ?  green OSC store 2001

Hosta Sharmon  shade 18”  07-08 ? Green leaves, yellow center with green veins, all-green later, OSC store 2001

Hosta Sum and Substance very large leaves up to 24”across sun - shade Height: 36” 60” 07 lavender  light green Belgian Nur. 2001

Hosta Undulata Univittata: curly ,white leaf with green edge  part sun to shade Height: 12” 18” 07 white  curly ,white leaf with green edge  OSC farm 1990

Hydrangea, Little Lime: Shrub, medium size dark green leaves, Height 3-5' tall, spread 3-5', green summer flowers change to white and have an appealing fall colour. Dwarf form of 'Limelight' hydrangea. Care: Adaptable, but prefers good loamy soil. Prune back late wine/early spring. Blooms on new wood. Apply controlled release fertilizer in spring. Zone 3-9 Colour Paradise 2014 

Hydrangea, Quick Fire: Shrub, smaller dark green leaves, Height 6-8' tall, spread 6-8', Blooms a month earlier than other hydrangeas, and flowers every year (on new wood). Flowers open white and turn pink as summer progress. Care: Adaptable, but prefers good loamy soil. Prune back late winter/early spring. Apply controlled release fertilizer in spring. Zone 3-9, Grobe Nursery 2014 

Hydrangea, Tuff Stuff: Shrub, medium size dark green (almost blue) leaves. Height 2-3' tall and wide.A reliable type re-blooming hydrangea with showy reddish-pink lacy flowers in early summer. Repeat flowers until frost. Care: Moist, well-drained soils; soil affects bloom color. Prune after flowering.Blooms on old wood.  Protect overwinter in the north. Apply controlled release fertilizer in spring.  Zone 5-9 Colour Paradise 2014 

Lathyrus /Sweet Pea Bush bush like sweet Pea vetchling sun Height:16” 16” 05 pink  segmented treelike leaves Riverside Perennials Brussels 2004

Lavendar, Sweet compact  sun Height: 12-18” 15-19” 07 purple  grey Home H . Kincardine 1992

Liatris Spicata Kobald glossy deep green foliage, dwarf  sun-pt shade Height: 18-24” 15-18” 07-09 blue, lavender  green white Rose 1993

Limonium latifolium / Sea Lavender low broad leaves, tall airy flowers that dry well sun Height: 24” 24” 08 purple light  dark green broad leaves ? 1992

Linum / Flax ‘saphire’   fountain like, feathery foliage sun-pt shade Height: 12-18” 12-18” 05-08 blue  green Belgian Nursury 1994

Lupine-russel hybrid clump forming, lobed leaf sun-ptshade Height: 30-36” 15-18” 07-08 pink  green Home hardware Kincardine 1992

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’ Porcupine grass  stiff upright clump with gold banding sun-pt shade Height: 5-6’ 3’    green with gold banding Belgian Nur. 2002

Mosiquitto Grass    Height: 1-2”      Belgium  2006

Opuntia  Fragilis (prickly pear) cactus, flat rounded sections sun       Scott &  Debbie 2008

Ovation-Pink echinacea  clump forming daisy like flower sun Height: 36” 24” 06-07 pink   green Zehrs 1993

Parthenocissus, Virgina Creeper fast growing tendril vine with small dark green leaves , reddish bronze in fall part sun Height: 30’ 10’ -  well drained rich in organic matter dark green, broze/red in fall Zehrs 2008 4

Peony clump forming bush   sun Height: 30” 30” 07 pink light  dark green glossy leaves Elinor 1992

Persicaria microcephala/ ‘Red Dragon’ Fleece Flower clump forming with purple leaves, each marked with a darker centre, silver halo & a reddish midrib sun-pt shade Height: 24” 18” 06-08 ?  purple leaves, each marked with a darker centre, silver halo & a reddish midrib Zehrs 2003 5-8

Phlox   clump forming sturdy upright foliage sun pt shade Height: 40”  18” 08-09 white  dark green Chuck at cottage 1996

Phlox , creeping / Phlox Sublanta ground cover sun  Height: 6”  18” 04-05 white  bright green Farmers’ market 1992

Phlox B Symons Jeune  clump forming sturdy upright foliage sun pt shade 30”  18” 08-09 pink pale  dark green White Rose  1994

Poppy / Oriental clump forming, tap root , foliage dies back sun Height: 30” 24” 07 red  dark green ferny leaves OSC  Seed 1992

Potentilla Naplenis/ Miss Wilmont airy plant with flowers on long stems sun Height: 24” 12” 08 dark pink  strawberry like green leaves ? 1997

Primrose low growing border plant shade Height: 6” 6” 05-06 butter yellow  dark green Leanne 1994

Pyrethrum-painted daisy clump forming daisy like flower sun Height: 36” 24’ 06-07 pink yellow eye  green Zehrs 1993

Rheum palmatum var. tanguticum/ Ornamental Rhubarb large  leaves, clump forming sun - pt shade Height: 72” 60” 06-07 red  dark purple hue in spring Zehrs 2003 4-7

Rose Florabunda upright sun Height: 30” 18” 06-09 red  green new growth is red Zehrs 1992

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ Goldstorm Coneflower bushy upright clump sun-pt shade Height: 24-30” 18-24” 08-11 gold brown eyes average to moist, well drained dark green Belgium 2006 3-9

Sagina/ Irish Moss  mounded tufts sun pt shade Height: 2” 6-12”  white  bright green Zehrs 1993

Sedum  spectabile Varigatum erect succulent stems sun pt shade Height: 15-24” 20” 08-09 pink  varigated yellow green Belgian Nurs. 1999

Sedum  x mohrchen erect succulent stems sun Height: 15-24” 20” 08-09 pink  purple Belgian Nurs. 1999

Sedum Live Forever  indian chief erect succulent stems sun Height: 15-24” 20” 08-09 pink  light green Farmers’ Market 1992

Siberian Bugloss, Brunnera Macrophylla forgetmenot blue flowers above large heart-shaped leaves pt-shade-full Height: 17” 17” 07-09 blue moist rich soil green Zehrs 2008 2

Snow in the summer ground cover, evasive sun Height: 4-8” 12” 06 white  silver green cottage roadside 1993

Sorrel, Garden ‘Rumes sanguineuw ssp. Sanguineus clumpforming plant sun-pt shade Height: 15” 12” 06-07   dark green with red veins Canadian Tire 2006

Stachys grandiflora  ‘Superba’ /Big Betony large green leaves with scalloped edges. effective in masses when combined with chartreuse sun - pt shade Height: 20” 18” 06-07 violet/bright  green Zehrs 2003 3-8

sunflower,False ‘Summer Sun’ Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’  sun Height: 36-48” 18-24’ 06-10 yellow  dark green Canadian Tire 2006

Thyme, mother of, ground cover mat forming sun Height: 4-6” 18” 07 purple  blue green Sheridan Nurs 1992

Tiarella wherryi /Foamflower soft green maple leaf-like foliage often with bronze markings during spring & fall, tall stems carry spikes of pink buds that open to fragrant white flowers. pts shade-full shade Height: 12” 18” 04-06 white  green  Zehrs 2003 3-7

Vinca minor ‘illumination’/ Periwinkle ground cover pt shade -shade Height: 8” - 04-05 blue  golden leaves surrounded by green Zehrs 2003 4-9

Yarrow Silver King  sturdy fern like clump sun Height: 24” 24” 07 yellow  silvery White Rose 1996






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