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Introduction

Contents
Searching for a specific plant? Simply type it into the search bar
of your PDF viewer. If your not sure, the Guide is organized
into these general sections.

Annuals
Roses
Annual Bedding Plants
Tomatoes
Geraniums
Calibrochoa Photo Credits
Petunia Cover Photo
Osteospermum Proven Winners
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Lobelia Colonial Florists
Bacopa www.colonialfloristsltd.com
Begonia
Foliage & Accent Plants Bylands
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Trees
Shrubs Pan American Nursery Products Inc.
Evergreens www.panamnursery.com
Clematis Proven Winners
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Perennials

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What is the Plant Hardiness Zones Map?

The map outlines the different zones in Canada where various types of
trees, shrubs and flowers will most likely survive. It is based on the
average climatic conditions of each area. The map is divided into nine
major zones: the harshest is 0 and the mildest is 8.

For Northern areas missing from these maps, please visit


Agriculture & Agri-Food
Canada's Plant Hardiness Zones of Canada Map.

For hardiness zone maps of the United States, see the


USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map on the USDA website.

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Why are Proven Winners
Plants Better?

Once a PROVEN WINNERS plant


makes it to your house, you'll fall in
love because Proven Winners plants
are:

- Easy to grow and care for


- Covered with blooms
- Bright and colourful
- All-season bloomers Exposure
Sun
- Disease free
- Trialed and tested Height
18-24"

Spacing
10-14"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in combinations,
window boxes and landscaping.
Angelface® Blue Angelonia
Features
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant
plants; grape-scented foliage; low
maintenance

Growing Tips
Self-cleaning,
no deadheading
necessary.

Exposure Exposure
Part Sun to Sun Sun

Height Height
8-12" Wildcat Bright Orange Clusters 6-12"
- Anagallis
Spacing Spacing
10-12" 10-14"

Hardy Temp Hardy Temp


25°F (-4°C) 28°F (-2°C)

Uses Uses
Use in combinations, Use in
window boxes and landscaping containers, beds,
borders and
Features Artist® Blue Ageratum hybrid hanging baskets
Small, fluffy, blue button-like flowers add color
all season; no dead heading needed Wildcat Blue - Anagallis

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Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
18-36" Exposure
Sun
Spacing
12-14" Height
24-36"
Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C) Spacing
12-18"
Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all Vanilla Butterfly® Hardy Temp
container types and landscapes Argyranthemum frutescens 25°F (-4°C)
Slightly Strawberry™
Anisodontea hybrid Uses
Great in landscapes and containers

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun Exposure
Part Sun to Sun
Height
4-6" Height
4-8"
Spacing
8-10" Spacing
8-10"
Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C) Hardy Temp
Snowstorm® Pink 30°F (-1°C)
Uses
Great as an annual ground cover Sutera cordata Uses
or edging plant in the landscape Bacopa Use in hanging baskets, Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®
and in containers by itself or in window boxes and landscaping Sutera cordata Bacopa
combination.

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SUPERBELLS Calibrachoa hybrids
Woo-hoo! There is nothing more super than Superbells.
Calibrachoas are a new type of plants that sort of look like
little Petunias. Superbells aren’t sticky, perk right back up
after it rains, and stay compact and bushy even when
stressed. Superbells are Proven Winners’ newest
Calibrachoas. They're covered with hundreds of flowers
from early spring to the first light frosts. Just 6 - 10 inches
tall, long trailing branches cascade over the sides of
hanging baskets and other containers, and spread over
flower beds.

Vigor, heat tolerance and resistance to disease.


Annual except in zones 9 - 11. No deadhead old flowers or
pinch back stems. Water only when the top of the soil
feels dry. Too much water makes roots rot. Full sun.
Superbells® Yellow Chiffon
Fertilize once a month. How extra double super easy is
Calibrachoa hybrid
that?

"A Real Simple magazine – Top 10 goofproof Plant"

Exposure
Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They
will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For
most gardeners containers are the best use for
Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on
cascading growth; low maintenance

Superbells® Dreamsicle
Calibrachoa hybrid

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Superbells® Plum
Calibrachoa hybrid

Superbells® White
Calibrachoa hybrid

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Superbells® Pink
Calibrachoa hybrid

Superbells® Cherry Red


Calibrachoa hybrid

Superbells® Blue
Calibrachoa hybrid

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Superbells® Coralberry Punch


Calibrachoa hybrid

Superbells® Blackberry Punch


Calibrachoa hybrid

Superbells® Red
Calibrachoa hybrid

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Coleus Growing Tips


Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms
as they appear if you wish.

Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:


1. Choose only healthy plants

2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage

3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors

4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles

5. Be careful not to over water

6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed

7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring


Amora
Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp Uses
Sun or Shade 18-36" 12-16" 35°F (2°C) Use in beds, borders and containers Solenostemon scutellarioides

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Coleus Black Prince


Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus Chocolate Drop


Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus Fishnet Stockings ColorBlaze®


Solenostemon scutellarioides Kingswood Torch Solenostemon scutellarioides

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Coleus Freckles
Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus Ruffles Copper


Solenostemon scutellarioides

Coleus Gays Delight Coleus Twist and Twirl®


Solenostemon scutellarioides Solenostemon scutellarioides

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Uses
Use in planters or landscapes;
great in informal drifts

very heat and


drought tolerant

Exposure
Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
14-16"

Hardy Temp
25°F (-4°C)

Hydrocephalus Flambe® Yellow


Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Exposure Exposure
Sun Part Sun to Sun
Height Height
24-48" 12-18"
Spacing Spacing
20-24" 10-12"
Hardy Temp Hardy Temp
32°F (0°C) 40°F (4°C)
Uses Uses
Use in landscape beds for Plant alone or in combinations
height or in large planters in all container types and
landscapes
Features
This heat and drought tolerant Euphorbia Diamond Frost® Features
plant adds dramatic height to Euphorbia graminea Heat- and drought-tolerant
landscape beds; sterile flowers, plants; clouds of airy white
and thornless, non-sticky, flowers all season; low
odorless foliage adds to the maintenance
appeal for this great garden
Senorita Rosalita® performer.
Cleome hybrid Spider Flower

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Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
14-20"

Spacing
16-18"

Hardy Temp
-5°F (-21°C)

Uses
Use in containers and
beds

Features
Yellow-green flowers in
spring with burgundy
foliage in cold weather
Garden Gerbera™ Carmine
Gerbera hybrid

Efanthia
Euphorbia amygdaloides hybrid
Wood Spurge

Garden Gerbera™ Orange


Gerbera hybrid

Exposure
Sun

Height
12-18"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
10°F (-12°C)

Uses
Great for use in
landscapes and
containers
Coleus Gays Delight Coleus Twist and Twirl®
Solenostemon scutellarioides Solenostemon scutellarioides

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Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-8"

Spacing
10-12"

Hardy Temp
35°F (2°C)

Uses
Mixed containers, window
boxes and hanging baskets

Features
Great foliage component
plant in combinations;
excellent heat tolerance and
vigor

'Sweet Caroline Bewitched Purple'


Ipomoea batatas

Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp


Part Sun to Sun 2-4" 12-14" -40°F (-40°C
Goldilocks
Lysimachia nummularia

Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp


Part Sun to Sun 6-12" 16-20" 30°F (-1°C)
Variegata Swedish Ivy
Plectranthus coleoides

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
4-6"

Spacing
8-10"

Hardy Temp
32°F (0°C)
Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp
Sun 6-10" 12-14" 30°F (-1°C) Uses Snow Princess®
Sunbini Creeping Zinnia Great in containers and Lobularia hybrid
landscapes
Sanvitalia Alyssum

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Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading
necessary.

An application of fertilizer or compost


on garden beds and regular
fertilization of plants in pots will help
ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
8-16"

Spacing
8-10"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all
container types or in landscapes

Features
Heat and shade tolerant plants, Catalina® Gilded Grape
snapdragon-like flowers all season; Torenia
low maintenance.
Wishbone Flower

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
12-16"

Spacing
Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp 12-14"
Part Sun to Sun 3-6" 15-18" 10°F (-12°C)
Hardy Temp
'Wojo's Jem' 15°F (-9°C)
Vinca maculata
Vinca Vine Uses
Use in hanging baskets,
combinations, window boxes and
landscapes

Features
Velvety black colored, shamrock- Charmed® Velvet
shaped leaves; delicate blushed Oxalis
flowers; a great statement in Shamrock
shady areas

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Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp


Part Sun to Sun 18-24" 14-20" 25°F (-4°C)

Uses
Use in water gardens, landscapes and mixed containers

Features
A water garden friendly-grass that can
be planted in the landscape as well

Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut™


Cyperus involucratus
Umbrella Grass

Graceful Grasses® King Tut®


Cyperus papyrus Egyptian Papyrus
Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp
Part Sun to Sun 48-72" 36-48" 35°F (2°C)

Uses
Use as a centerpiece in large landscape beds or containers

Features
Large heads of pendulous leaves; greenish flower spikelets can
measure 1' across

Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp


Sun 0-0" 8-12" -20°F (-29°C)
Graceful Grasses® Blue Mohawk™
Uses: Great in landscapes and containers. Juncus inflexus Soft Rush

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Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
10-14"

Spacing
10-12"

Hardy Temp
20°F (-7°C)

Uses
Perfect for containers,
borders and beds
Graceful Grasses® Fiber Optic Grass
Isolepsis (Scirpus) cernus Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
36-48"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
20°F (-7°C)

Uses
This grass will beautify Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain
your garden all summer Grass
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
Features Fountain Grass
Bronze-purple foliage
topped with graceful
Exposure arches of burgundy-
Sun toned seed heads

Height
18-30"

Spacing Exposure Spacing


12-20" Part Sun to Sun 18-24"

Hardy Temp
20°F (-7°C) Height Hardy Temp
18-24" 5°F (-15°C)
Uses
Perfect for containers Uses
and smaller borders Great in combinations,
especially fall containers
Features
Rich burgundy leaves, stems and Features
flowers; blooms in late summer Slender, iridescent leaves offer
an elegant sweeping, trailing
Graceful Grasses® Red Riding Hood habit. A coolseason grass. Graceful Grasses® Toffee Twist
Pennisetum setaceum Perfect thriller adding height Carex flagellifera
Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass and drama to any container. Toffee Twist Sedge

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Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
12-14"

Hardy Temp
25°F (-4°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets,
combinations, window boxes
and landscapes

Features
Daisy flowers all season on
compact plants; great early
spring and fall plant; low
maintenance

Soprano® Light Purple


Osteospermum hybrid
Osteospermum

Lemon Symphony
Osteospermum hybrid
Osteospermum
Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp
Part Sun to Sun 8-14" 12-14" 25°F (-4°C)

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and


combination planters

Features
Daisy flowers all season; excellent early spring and fall plant; low
maintenance

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Exposure
Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
12-18"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Great in landscapes
and in combination planters.

Features
Unique flowers sporting violet purple flowers edged in
lime green. This vigorous plants is great for mixing in
combination with other vigorous plants.

Supertunia® Pretty Much


Picasso®
Petunia hybrid

Orange Symphony
Osteospermum
hybrid

Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp


Part Sun to Sun 8-14" 12-14" 25°F (-4°C)

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and


combination planters. Daisy flowers all season; excellent early
spring and fall plant; low maintenance

Supertunia® Priscilla®
Petunia hybrid

Exposure Height Spacing Hardy Temp


Sun 6-10" 8-12" 30°F (-1°C)

Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination


planters. Semi-double lavender flowers all season; fertilize often

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Exposure Height
Sun 6-10"

Spacing Hardy Temp


8-12" 30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination
planters

Features
Vigorous; flowers all season; fertilize often; low maintenance

Supertunia® Royal Velvet


Petunia hybrid
Petunia

Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"
Exposure
Spacing
Sun
12-20"
Height
Hardy Temp
16-24"
30°F (-1°C)
Spacing
Uses
18-24"
Use in hanging baskets,
window boxes, landscaping
Hardy Temp
and combination planters
30°F (-1°C)
Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum
Petunia hybrid
Features
Unique rose-pink and white Petunia
Uses
flowers abound on cascading
Supertunia® Raspberry Blast Use in large combinations and landscapes
foliage; fertilize often; low
maintenance Petunia hybrid Vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape
Petunia fillers; blooms all season; low maintenance

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Growing Tips
Self-cleaning no deadheading necessary, this is
not necessarily true of all Petunias.

Exposure Height
Part Sun to Sun 6-10"

Spacing Hardy Temp


8-12" 35°F (2°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes and
landscaping

Features
Fast-growing, beautiful lime-yellow flowers all
summer, low maintenance

Exposure
Surfinia® Lime
Sun Petunia hybrid

Height
16-24"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in large combinations,
containers and landscapes. Supertunia® Vista Silverberry
Vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape Petunia hybrid
fillers, blooms all season, low maintenance. Petunia

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Award Winning Roses
All American
2011 Winner

Award Winners
The AARS Award is given by the
American Rose Society and is based
on performance in test gardens across
North America over a two year period.

Dick Clark
Grandiflora
No two flowers are alike on
this changeable chameleon
of a rose. Black-red buds
open to swirls of cream
edged and washed by
vibrant cherry pink.
Exhibition type blooms!

Height: 1.3 – 1.5m (4-5”) Petals: 30 Fragrance: Cinnamon spice


Foliage: Glossy green

2011 Winner

Walking on Sunshine
Floribunda
This floribunda has fantastic bloom
production and plant vigour. Very
attractive habit. Bright yellow blooms are
atop super glossy disease resistant
foliage. Easy care.

Height: 1.3m (4') Petals: 25-30 Fragrance: Moderate


Foliage: Glossy medium green

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Roses
Big Purple Black Baccara®
Hybrid Tea Hybrid Tea

Large, grape juice This variety is truly unique.


purple blossoms, A very nice garden rose
bearing a fragrance so that looks great planted
heavy that it would with white roses. The long,
make a perfumist cry. strong stems of Black
Baccara make it ideal as a
Plants are hardy and cut flower, lasting up to 2
clothed with lethery, weeks in the vase. A
dark green leaves. favourite with florists.
Blooms all summer long
and is very disease
Height: 1.5m (4.5') Petals: 40-45 resistant.
Fragrance: Strong Foliage: Dark green

Bonica® Height: 1-1.3m (3-4') Petals: 45


Landscape Rose Fragrance: None Foliage: Dark green

The perfect hedge


rose. It is disease
resistant, hardy,
vigorous, low
maintenance and very
easy to grow. Little to
no maintenance.

Height: 1.5m (4.5') Petals: 60+ Fragrance: Strong


Foliage: Light green

Crimson Bouquet™ Height: 1.5m (5') Petals: 20-25


Fragrance: Moderate
Grandiflora Foliage: Deep glossy green

This vigorous grandiflora exhibits briht red blooms 12cm


wide. A handsome grandiflora growing 1.5m high with 35-
45cm stems. Very disease resistant and quite hardy.

Dream Come True™


2008 Winner
Grandiflora

Dream Come True


is a big clean
vigorous bush
that produces
Cherry Parfait™ Height: 1.3-1.5m (4-5') Petals: 30-35
Fragrance: Light loads of long
Grandiflora Foliage: Deep glossy green Stemmed
flowers
Cherry Parfait's bountiful blossoms are the perfect all season long.
topping to a very nicely shaped and bushy plant. Very
deep green healthy foliage.

Height: 1.5m (5') Petals: 40


Fragrance: Mild tea Foliage: Glossy green

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2011 Winner

Folklore Height: 1.3-1.65m (4-5') Petals: 40-45 Fragrance: Strong


Foliage: Glossy green
Hybrid Tea

High centred blooms of warm salmon with yellowish-orange reverse,


born gracefully on long, straight stems. Glossy disease resistant foliage.
Quite winter hardy as well.
Europeana Height: 75-105cm (2.3-3.5”) Petals: 25-30
Floribunda Fragrance: Light Foliage: Dark green

A superb combination of long lasting, deep crimson


blooms and dense red-green foliage. In flower all season
long. An excellent landscape rose.

Graham Thomas® Height: 1.2-1.4m (3.5-4.5”) Petals: 35 Fragrance: Strong


Foliage: Glossy dark green
David Austin var.
AUSmas Hot Cocoa™
Floribunda
Perhaps the best of the
Austin varieties. Vigorous This smoky chocolate orange
bushy growth. Flowers are floribunda is the most uniquely
a deep rich yellow and coloured AARS winner to come our
very fragrant. Foliage is way in quite some time. The ruffled
glossy and disease fragrant flowers are set atop glossy
resistant. foliage. Great natural disease Height: 1m (3') Petals: 25-30 Fragrance: Moderate old rose
resistance and easy to grow. Foliage: Glossy green

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Love Height: 1.65m (5') Petals: 35 Fragrance: Light Love and Peace® Height: 1.3-1.65m (4.5-5') Petals: 40
Foliage: Medium green Fragrance: Strong fruity
Grandiflora Hybrid Tea Foliage: Dark glossy green

This prolific plant produces loads of shapely blooms which are This classic tea rose treasured for its long stems, bears 13cm (5”)
blood red on the inside and snow white on the outside. flowers. The sweet fruity scent will add flavor to any garden. Very
disease resistant.

Mr. Lincoln Height: 1.2-1.5m (4-5') Petals: 40-45 Fragrance: Strong Princess de Monaco Height: 60-90cm (2-3')
Foliage: Dark green Petals: 35-40 Fragrance:
Hybrid Tea Hybrid Tea Moderate Foliage: Glossy green

One of the best all time red hybrid tea roses. Mr. Lincoln has amazing velvety Large ivory blooms edged with pink. This rose
deep red blooms of exceptional substance and fragrance. Vigorous, tall and is super vigorous and extremely disease
proud with long cutting stems. Striking dark green foliage. resistant. With the long, strong stems it is ideal
for cut flowers.

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Tahitian Sunset
Hybrid Tea

The intense fragrance and brilliant


12cm (5”) blooms combined with
strong, glossy green foliage,
make this a must-have rose for
any serious gardener.

Height:1.2-1.5m (3.5-4.5”)

Petals: 25-30

Fragrance: Strong

Foliage: Glossy green

Best yellow
rose ever!

Sunsprite
Floribunda

The best yellow rose, bar none.


Deep yellow, long lasting colour,
super sweet fragrance. A bushy
disease resistant plant with lots of
glossy deep green leaves. This
vigorous and bushy rose is truly
outstanding, providing unmatched
beauty for the garden and plenty of
blooms for bouquets all season
long!

Height: 60-75cm (2-2.5') Petals: 25-30 Fragrance: Strong


Foliage: Light green

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Alexander MacKenzie Height: 1.3-1.8m (4-6') Petals: 40-50


Fragrance: Moderate
Explorer Series Foliage: Glossy green

Adelaide Hoodless Height: 1.2-2.2m (4-7') Petals: 15-25 A hardy rose with hybrid tea like flowers by the dozens. This plant is
Fragrance: Light Foliage: Glossy green
Parkland Series disease resistant, vigorous, bushy, and fragrant. This rose will not
disappoint in warm or cold climates. Zone 3b.
An incredibly vigorous grower which displays beautiful clusters
of bright red flowers all season long. Disease resistant and
hardy. Zone 2

Champlain Height: 1m (3') Petals: 30-35 Fragrance: Moderate


Foliage: Small attractive foliage
Explorer Series

Extremely popular because of its floribunda quality,


bright red blooms which are produced by the armload
all season long. Uniform bushy growth with abundant
yellow-green foliage. Zone 3
Cuthbert Grant
Parkland Series
Height: 1-1.3m (3-4')
One of the first in spring to show off its many quality buds and Petals: 30-35
Fragrance: Light
flowers of deep purplish-red. Repeats all season long. Bushy Foliage: Glossy green
growth with abundant yellow-green foliage. Zone 3

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Hansa Height: 1.3-1.65m (4-5”) Petals: 30-45 Hope for Humanity Height: 1m (3') Petals: 30-35
Fragrance: Strong Foliage: Leathery Fragrance: Slight
Hybrid Rugosa Parkland Series Foliage: Dark green

About as hardy as a rose gets. The blooms are a reddish-violet and This vibrant red celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the
very fragrant. Produces all season long and is virtually disease free with Canadian Red Cross. Repeat blooms from spring to
practically no maintenance. In the fall Hansa produces large orange-red fall and has a spreading habit. Zone 3
hips for tea or wildlife. This is one of the best all around Rugosas. Zone
2b.

Height: 2.3-2.75m (7.5-9”) Petals: 35-40 Fragrance: Strong John Davis Height: 1.8-2.5m (6-8”) Petals: 35-40
John Cabot Foliage: Semi-glossy Fragrance: Moderate
Explorer Series (Climber) Explorer Series (Climber) Foliage: Clean, glossy green

This hardy climber produces large clusters of fragrant red flowers. The A rambler that can be trained into a climber. This ever-
plant is vigorous and upright with medium green foliage. Zone 3 blooming rose produces clusters of pink, fragrant flowers.
Like many of the Explorer Series, it is disease resistant.
Zone 3

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Roses

Lambert Closse Height: 90cm (3') Petals: 20-25 Morden Belle Height: 90x90cm (3x3') Petals: 35-40
Fragrance: Strong Foliage: Semi-glossy Fragrance: Light
Explorer Series Parkland Series Foliage: Glossy green

This vigorous, extremely healthy shrub, produces an abundance The Newest of the Parkland Rose Series (2004). Morden Belle has loads
of tea-like, pink blooms, that are displayed in clusters of threes of flowers all summer. Foliage is a glossy green. Resistant to powdery
against disease resistant, green foliage. Zone 4 mildew and rust. Zone 2

Morden Blush Height: 60-90cm (2-3') Petals: 50-55 Fragrance: Moderate Morden Fireglow Height: 45-60cm (18-24”)
Foliage: Medium green Petals: 25-30 Fragrance: Light
Parkland Series Parkland Series Foliage: Medium green

Attractive tea shaped bud open to light pink blooms fading to Unique among shrub roses as it combines both
ivory. This low-growing shrub is very floriferous and has the hardiness and scarlet-red flowers, a combination
longest bloom period of any prairie developed rose. Zone 2b rarely seen in the hardy roses. It flowers from spring
to frost. A great hardy substitute for non-hardy
floribunda. Zone 2b

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Morden Ruby
Parkland Series

A jewel in our Morden Series


family. It bears beautiful, ruby-
red flowers with lighter
speckling on edges from July to
to September while displaying
excellent resistance to mildew,
rust, and blackspot. Zone 2

Height: 60-90cm (2-3') Petals: 30-35


Fragrance: Light Foliage: Glossy green

Persian Yellow Height: 1.3-1.8m (4-6') Petals: 20-30 Fragrance: Strong Height: 1.3m (4”) Petals: 40
Fragrance: Strong Prairie Joy
Rosa Foetida Persians Foliage: Medium green
Foliage: Dark green Shrub Rose
Vibrant blooms are borne along this hardy's sturdy Ideal as a large hedge rose with its dense disease
canes. Flowers early and prolifically, (May or June). resistant foliage. Old fashioned pink blooms are
Unbelievably stout with strong brown coloured canes. perfect for that casual garden setting. Maintenance
Zone 3 free and very rewarding. Zone 2

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Roses

Topaz Jewel Height: 1.5-2.1m (5-7') Petals: 25-30


Fragrance: Moderate Foliage: Semi-glossy
Hybrid Rugosa

The first ever blooming yellow Rugosa! Butter-yellow blooms


blending to cream are borne on in sprays of 5-10 all over its arching
branches. Vigorous and disease resistant. Zone 4

William Baffin Height: 1.8-2.6m (6-8') Petals: 15-25


Fragrance: None
Explorer Series (Climber) Foliage: Glossy green

Can be used as a climber. Beautiful pink flowers are borne in


clusters of up to 30 blooms. Hardy, vigorous, disease resistant and
continuous flowering. Zone 2b

<< Winter hardy


rose with tea-like
blooms!

Height: 60cm (24”) Petals: 20-25 Winnipeg Parks


Fragrance: Light
Foliage: Medium green
Parkland Series

The best winter-hardy replacement for hybrid tea roses and one of the cleanest
roses in the garden. Winnipeg Parks produces beautiful, upright, deep pink
blossoms that appear form early summer to frost. New growth on this rose has a
reddish hue, which contrasts well with the dark green older foliage. The plant
grows upright to about 60cm (24”). It has dark-green healthy foliage and good
winter hardiness. Zone 2b

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Annual Bedding Plants

Clear Crystal Clear Crystal Clear Crystal


Lavender Shades Purple Shades White

Blue High Tide


Ageratum

Milady Mix Aster


Clear Crystal High Tide F1 Ageratum
Lobularia maritima Ageratum houstonianum

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C) Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Height : 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm) Height : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm) Width : 12" (30cm)
Exposure : Sun Exposure : Sun
White High Tide
Ageratum Clear Crystal is more vigorous with larger Forms a dense, mounded hedge of
flowers than Easter Bonnet. Gardeners colour, growing taller and more
'Milady Mix' Aster and landscapers will enjoy the fragrant, vigorously than any other ageratum.
Callistephus chinensis large blooms and stronger performance Outlasts standard bedding types
in containers and in-ground plantings. outdoors in gardens and mixed
Height : 10-12" (25 - 30cm) Unique new Lavender Shades and Purple containers. Available in Blue and White
Width : 10-12" (25-30cm) Shades are the first pigmented tetraploid
Exposure : Sun alyssums, and are well-matched for
vigour and flower size with companion
Chrysanthemum-type blooms in mixed White.
colors.

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Prelude Pink Prelude Rose Prelude Scarlet

Milady Mix Aster High Tide Blue Ageratum High Tide White Ageratum

Bronze Leaf Castle Series


Prelude Series Height: 12 to 14 in. (30 to 35 cm)
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum Spread: 12 to 14 in. (30 to 35 cm)
Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C) 7 to 8-in. (18 to 20-cm) plumes. • Orange
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm) • Pink All-America Selections Winner. •
Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm) Scarlet • Yellow • Mix
Exposure : Partial Sun

Here’s the perfect green-leafed partner to the FIBROUS-ROOTED


Harmony series. All four bright Prelude colors BEGONIA
are well-timed with their bronze-leafed partners,
delivering the same outstanding outdoor
Height : 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)
performance all season long. The very uniform,
Width : 10 in. (25 cm)
free-flowering plants are tolerant of rain and
heat. • Pink • Rose • Scarlet • White • Mix
Vigorous landscape and container
series has large leaves and 1.5-in.
(4-cm) flowers. • Pink/Bronze
Amigo Series Leaf • Red/Bronze Leaf • Rose
Celosia 'Amigo Mix' Pink/Green Leaf • Scarlet/Green
Leaf • White/Green Leaf •
Height: 6 in. (15 cm) Spread: 4 to 6 in. White/Bronze Leaf • Bronze Leaf
(10 to 15 cm) Compact plants have Mix Includes Red and White.
bright, crested combs. Shows well in
packs, pots, gardens. Amigo Mix Celosia

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Annual Bedding Plants

Queen Series
Carefree Mix Coleus Cherry Cleome

Wizard Coral
Sunrise Wizard Golden Wizard Jade Wizard Pastel Wizard Mosaic
Coleus Wizard Series Coleus Carefree Mix
Solenostemon scutellariodes solenostemon scutellariodes

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm) Width : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm) Exposure : Partial Sun
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Shade Grower Information : Dwarf, basal-
Wizard Pineapple Wizard Rose branching plants feature many small,
Compact plants have very deeply lobed, 1.5-in. (4-cm) leaves.
colourful, medium-size leaves, Very appealing in partial to full shade.
making this an excellent choice
for shade plantings. Low-
maintenance, uniform and basal- Cleome Queen Series
branching plants are late C. hasslerana (Spider Flower)
Wizard Scarlet Wizard Sunset flowering, extending their
landscape value. Coral Sunrise, Height: 3 to 5 ft. (90 cm to 1.5 m)
Golden, Velvet Red and Sunset Spread: 18 to 20 in. (45 to 50 cm)
are especially suited to full sun, Exposure: Sun
with outstanding heat and
humidity tolerance. Airy plants bloom all Summer and
produce strongly scented foliage.
Sell plants green. • Cherry • Rose •
Wizard Velvet Red Wizard Select Mix Violet • White (Helen Campbell) • Mix

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Sonata Carmine Sonata Pink Sonata Pink Blush

High Tide White Ageratum

Sonata White

Golden Fleece
Dahlberg Daisy
Sonata™ Series Cosmos
Dyssodia tenuiloba Cosmos bipinnatus
Crop Time: 4-in. (10-cm) pots, 11 Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)
to 12 weeks Blooming Season : Late Spring,
Height: 8 in. (20 cm) Summer, Late Summer
Spread: 12 to 18 in. (30 to 45 cm) Plant Habit : Upright
Exposure: Sun Spacing : 12 - 16" (30 - 41cm) Sonata Mix
Height : 24" (61cm)
Golden yellow flowers crown Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
mounded plants. Exposure : Sun

Grower Information : Extremely easy-to-grow, dwarf series was bred


especially for the amateur market; however, professional growers choose
Sonata because of its capabilities for blooming in the pack and pot.

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Annual Bedding Plants

Figaro Orange Shades Figaro Red Shades

Figaro Violet Shades Figaro White Figaro Yellow Shades Figaro Mix

Ballerina Series Datura Figaro™ Series Dahlia


D. metel D. Pinnata

Crop Time: 6-in. (15-cm) pots, 13 Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


to 16 weeks Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer,
Ballerina Series Autumn, Spring
Height: 24 to 36 in. (60 to 75 cm) Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Ballerina Spread: 18 to 24 in. (45 to 60 cm) Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Yellow Datura Height : 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Striking plants produce fragrant, Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
trumpetlike, double flowers from Exposure : Partial Sun
June to October. Eye-catching in
large mono or mixed containers, Figaro is ideal for borders as well as
and landscapes. Well-suited for 6- containers. Very responsive to B-Nine.
in. (20-cm) pots. Note: Seeds are
toxic if eaten. • Purple • White •
Yellow
Ballerina
White Datura

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Super Red Peppermint

Super Strawberry

Super Raspberry

Super Parfait Series


D. Chinensis

Height: 8 to 10 in. (20 to 25 cm) Spread: 8 to 10 in.


(20 to 25 cm)

Vigorous, large-flowered series is extremely early


to flower. Compact and basal- branching plants are
best-suited to pack and 4-in. (10-cm) programs. • Silver Falls Dichondra
Silver Falls Dichondra
Super Raspberry Crimson with dark eye. • Super
Red Peppermint White with red eye. • Super
Strawberry Scarlet with dark eye. • Mix
Silver Falls Dichondra
Dichondra argentea
Silverdust Dusty Miller
Senecio cineraria Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)
Plant Habit : Spreading, Trailing
Hardiness Degree : 45°F (7.2°C) Spacing : 18 - 48" (46 - 122cm)
Plant Habit : Mounded Height : 2 - 3" (5 - 8cm)
Spacing : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Width : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Height : 10" (25cm) Exposure : Partial Sun
Width : 10" (25cm)
Exposure : Sun Seed-grown foliage plant is covered with very small, rounded, silver
leaves on silver stems. Vigorous Silver Falls has a true cascading
Grower Information : Finely cut, silvery white, habit, making it an excellent choice for mixed containers or as a
velvety foliage on uniform plants. The striking single hanging basket item. Also performs as a low-growing
leaves are superb for adding contrast and texture groundcover, but requires well-drained soils due to the ground-
to beds and borders. The size and uniform habit hugging habit. Very heat and drought-tolerant; recovers quickly if
also make Silverdust perfect for container wilted. No pinching is needed to produce the well-branched plants.
plantings. Seed is graded for more uniform Well-suited to 4 to 6-in. (10 to 15-cm) pots and hanging baskets.
germination.

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Annual Bedding Plants

Tokyo Red

Tokyo White Dynasty White Dynasty Red


Dynasty Series Flowering
Cabbage
Brassica oleracea

Crop Time: Packs, 10 to 13 weeks


Dynasty Series (Osaka Series)
Daybreak Daybreak Height: 6 to 12 in. (15 to 30 cm)
Orange Cream Tiger Mix Spread: 12 to 18 in. (30 to 45 cm)

Tight, compact heads of semi-waved


leaves. • Pink • Red • White • Mix

Tokyo Series Flowering


Cabbage
Daybreak Daybreak Daybreak Brassica oleracea
Rose Stripe Garden Sun Mix Improved
Height: 4 to 5 in. (10 to 13 cm)
Spread: 12 to 18 in. (30 to 45 cm)

Small, uniform plants are extremely


cold resistant, making them ideal for
Winter flowering beds. Best in 6-in.
(15-cm) to gallon programs. • Red •
White
Daybreak Daybreak Daybreak
Bright Orange Red Stripe White Improved Daybreak Bronze
Daybreak F1 Series Gazania
Gazania rigens

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Spacing : 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)
Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Exposure : Sun

Early and compact series produces flowers with dark-ringed


centres in vibrant colours. The blooms stay open longer than
most varieties. The three improved varieties stretch less and
produce larger flowers with less petal curl. Drought-tolerant
Daybreak Daybreak plants are ideal for gardens, containers and baskets, with an
Yellow Improved Pink Shades excellent free-flowering, vigorous habit.

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Dazzler Apricot Dazzler Blue Pearl Dazzler Blush Dazzler Bright Eye Dazzler Coral Dazzler Coral Star

Dazzler Cranberry Dazzler Deep Orange Dazzler Deep Pink Dazzler Lilac Splash Dazzler Orange Dazzler Pink

Dazzler Punch Dazzler Red Dazzler Rose Dazzler Rose Swirl Dazzler Salmon Dazzler Violet

Dazzler® Series Impatiens


Impatiens walleriana

Hardiness Degree : 45°F (7.2°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late
Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Dazzler Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Baby Shower Mix Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Dazzler Violet Star Dazzler White Height : 9 - 11" (23 - 28cm)
Width : 13 - 15" (33 - 38cm)
Exposure : Shade

Dazzler is the most “landscape


friendly” impatiens series – the
healthy, uniform plants have
controlled, manageable vigour; fill in
quickly and are covered with masses
of 1.5-in./4-cm blooms on rich, green
foliage. Well-matched across the
series, all the colours come into
bloom together and flower freely right
Dazzler Dazzler Dazzler up until frost.
Grower Select Mix Merlot Mix Moody Blues Mix Continued >>

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>> Dazzler Series Continued

Dazzler Dazzler
Dazzler Mix Peacock Mix Taboo Mix

Dazzler Dazzler Dazzler


Tutti Frutti Mix Violet Star Mix Voodoo Too Mix

New ! New !

Super Elfin Super Elfin


Blue Pearl XP Cherry Splash XP

Super Elfin™ Series Impatiens


Impatiens walleriana

Hardiness Degree : 45°F (7.2°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late
Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Shade
Super Elfin Lilac XP

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>> Super Elfin XP Series Continued

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin


Coral XP Deep Pink XP Lilac XP

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin


Melon XP Pink XP Red Starburst XP Rose Starburst XP

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin
Punch XP Red XP Rose XP Salmon XP Scarlet XP

Super Elfin Salmon Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin
Starburst XP Violet Improved XP Violet Starburst XP White XP Bold Mix XP

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin


Hot Mix XP Red White Mix XP Formula Mix XP

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin


Starburst Mix XP Clear Mix XP Stellar Mix XP

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Annual Bedding Plants
>> Super Elfin Standard Varieties

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin


Bright Orange Lavender Lipstick

Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin Super Elfin


Apricot Ruby Salmon Blush Cha-Cha Mix

Super Elfin Super Elfin


Parfait Mix Pastel Mix

Super Elfin
Splish Splash Mix

Super Elfin Super Elfin


Mix Samba Mix

Super Elfin Super Elfin


Paradise Mix Seaside Mix

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Novella Lavatera Palace Royal Palace Blue

Palace Sky Blue

Palace Blue with Eye

Novella Lavatera
L. trimestris

Height: 18 to 20 in. (45 to 50 cm)


Spread: 8 to 10 in. (20 to 25 cm)

Compact, early plant has rose-pink flowers and mid-


green foliage. Versatile – grow as an indoor pot plant, or
for outdoor patio planters and landscapes.

Palace Series Lobelia


L. erinus

Height: 3 to 4 in. (7 to 10 cm)


Spread: 8 to 10 in. (20 to 25 cm)

Early-flowering. • Blue • Blue With Eye • Lilac Deep lilac. •


Royal Dark blue flowers similar to Crystal Palace. Dark leaf
color. • Sky Blue Light blue. • White
Palace Lilac

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Annual Bedding Plants

Riviera Blue Splash


Riviera
Marine Blue

Riviera Blue Eyes Riviera Lilac

Riviera
Midnight Blue

Riviera Rose Riviera Sky Blue Riviera White


Riviera Series Lobelia
Lobelia erinus

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Spacing : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Height : 5" (13cm)
Width : 8" (20cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun

Extra early-flowering, mounded plants


bloom about 15 days earlier than
standard varieties. Vigorous Riviera
flowers profusely in an extensive range of
colours. Ball-shaped plants stay compact
and mounded, making them perfect for
beds, borders, containers and colour
bowls. Riviera is an excellent pack
performer that grows to 5 in. (13 cm) in
Riviera Mix Riviera Springtime Blues Mix the garden.

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Rosamund

White Lady Crystal Palace


Rosamund Lobelia
Height: 5 in. (13 cm)
Spread: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)

White Lady Lobelia

Height: 5 in. (13 cm)


Spread: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)
Fountain Lilac
Fountain Series Lobelia
Lobelia erinus

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring Fountain Blue
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun

Profusely blooming plants have a


cascading habit, making Fountain well- Fountain Rose
suited to hanging baskets and containers.

Crystal Palace Lobelia Fountain White


Lobelia erinus

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded
Spacing : 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)
Height : 5" (13cm)
Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun Fountain Crimson Fountain Mix

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Annual Bedding Plants

Regatta Saphire Regatta Lilac Regatta Lilac Splash

Regatta Marine Blue Regatta Midnight Blue Regatta Blue Splash

Regatta Series Lobelia


Lobelia erinus

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Early Spring,
Spring
Plant Habit : Trailing, Mounded
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Regatta Sky Blue Regatta Mix Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun

The vigorous plants flower profusely in


an extensive range of colours, putting
on an outstanding show in hanging
baskets, larger containers and colour
bowls. Regatta grows to about 6 to 8
in. (15 to 20 cm) tall and then
cascades over the edge of the
container.

Regatta Rose Regatta White

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Sapphire Antigua Gold

Antigua Orange

Antigua Yellow

Anitgua Gold African


Antigua Mix
Marigold
Tagetes erecta

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Sapphire
Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded Height: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)
Spacing : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Spread: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Sapphire blue flowers with white eyes;
Exposure : Sun bronze foliage.
Antigua Primrose

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Annual Bedding Plants

Crush Pineapple Crush Papaya

Crush Pumpkin

Inca Primrose Inca Gold

Inca Orange

Crush Series F1 African


Marigold
Tagetes erecta
Inca Mix
Height: 12 to 16 in. (30 to 40
cm)
Inca II Series African Marigold Spread: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)
Tagetes erecta
Double, 3.5 to 4-in. (9 to 10-cm)
Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C) flowers. 11 to 12 weeks. •
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm) Papaya Crush Gold. •
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm) Pineapple Crush Bright yellow. •
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm) Pumpkin Crush Orange.
Exposure : Sun

Compact and early plants flower freely with large, 4 to 5-in. (10 to 13-cm) blooms. Strong
stems are good for shipping. 10 to 11 weeks.

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Bonanza Bee Bonanza Bolero

Bonanza Orange Bonanza Flame Bonanza Harmony Bonanza Gold

Bonanza Series French Marigold


Tagetes patula

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer,
Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Spacing : 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Exposure : Sun Bonanza Yellow

Bonanza series is noted for its earliness, large


flowers, uniformity and superior performance under
a wide range of conditions. The double crested
flowers are the largest of any in this type – a huge,
2 to 2.5 in./5 to 6 cm across – and are available in
a wide range of pure, intense colours. n the
garden, the plants are excellent performers under a
wide range of conditions.
Bonanza Mix

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Annual Bedding Plants

Disco Red
Disco Granada Disco Marietta

Disco Mix Disco Marietta


Disco Yellow Disco Orange

Janie Janie Janie


Spry Tangerine Mix

Janie Janie
Bright Yellow Deep Orange Disco Series French Marigold
Tagetes patula

Height: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)


Spread: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)

Single, 2 to 2.5-in. (5 to 6-cm) blooms. 10 weeks. • Granada


Orange/red bicolor. • Marietta Golden yellow with mahogany fleck
at base of petals. • Orange • Red • Yellow • Mix

Janie Janie
Harmony Janie Series French Marigold
Flame Tagetes patula

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer, Spring
Plant Habit : Upright
Spacing : 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)
Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width : 6 - 8" (15 – 20cm)
Exposure : Sun

Very heat-tolerant plants show good garden vigour in warmer


temperatures. Early and uniform in the pack with excellent shelf
Janie life. Compact plants hold crested flowers displayed nicely above
Janie Gold Primrose the foliage.

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Gem Golden Gem Lemon Gem Tangerine

Gem Mix

Gem Maroon Jade Princess

Gem Series Signata Marigold Jade Princess Ornamental Millet


Tagetes tenuifolia Pennisetum glaucum

Height: 10 in. (25 cm) Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Spread: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm) Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Autumn
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Many small, single blooms. • Golden • Spacing : 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)
Lemon • Maroon • Tangerine • Mix Height : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Exposure : Sun

Intense lime green leaves, controlled and mounded shape,


and pollenless heads make this variety shine.

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Annual Bedding Plants

Mystic Mix

Purple Baron F1

Cardinal Climber Jungle Queen

Cardinal Climber
Ipomoea x multifida

Vine length: 6 to 12 ft. (3 to 3.5 m) in a


single season (Ipomoea x multifida)
Attractive feathery foliage and bright red,
1.5-in. (4-cm), trumpet-shaped blooms
enhance this fast- growing climbing
annual vine.

Mystic Mix
Mimulus x hybridus

Height: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)


Spread: 10 in. (25 cm)

Purple Majesty F1 Heavenly Blue

Purple Baron F1 Ornamental Millet Purple Majesty F1 Ornamental Millet Heavenly Blue
Pennisetum glaucum Pennisetum glaucum Ipomoea tricolor

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C) Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C) Vine length: 12 ft. (3.5 m)
Plant Habit : Columnar, Upright Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Sky blue flowers open in the
Spacing : 10 - 16" (25 - 41cm) Autumn, Late Summer morning.
Height : 30 - 40" (76 - 102cm) Plant Habit : Columnar, Upright
Width : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm) Spacing : 8 - 14" (20 - 36cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun Height : 48 - 60" (122 - 152cm)
Width : 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm) Jungle Queen
Young plants are green at first. Stem and Exposure : Partial Sun Mina lobata
mid-rib begin to develop purple colour as
they mature. Purple Majesty produces an ornamental plant Vine length: 11 ft. (3.5 m) or
with deep purple foliage, stems and flower more in a single season.
plumes. Young plants are green. Foliage turns Robust vining annual
dark purple when plants are moved from the produces blooms in shades
greenhouse outside into full sun. of crimson orange to yellow.

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Poetry Blue Poetry Lavender Pink Poetry White

Saratoga Lime

Saratoga Appleblossom Saratoga Deep Rose

Saratoga
Purple Bicolor Saratoga Red Saratoga Rose Saratoga White Saratoga Mix

Poetry Series F1 Nemesia


Nemesia foetans Saratoga Series
Nicotianna alta
Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)
Spacing : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm) Height: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm) Spread: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun Bushy plants with trumpet-shaped flowers. •
Appleblossom • Deep Rose • Lime • Purple
A “must” for cool-season gardens and mixed containers! Branches Bicolor • Red • Rose • White • Mix
very well without pinching to produce bushy plants which fill out fast
and full. Winter flowering will occur in milder temperatures; will also
flower lightly in warmer conditions in partial shade. All colours have
a fragrance, with White the strongest.

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Annual Bedding Plants

Shock Wave Coconut

Shock Wave Denim

Shock Wave Purple Shock Wave Ivory


Shock Wave® Series Petunia, Spreading Each plant is blanketed with tons of colour from
Petunia X hybrida the amazing number of petite, high-impact
flowers. Fast flowering combines with strong
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) branching to deliver the quickest fill of any
Blooming Season : Summer, Spring, Late Spring spreading petunia. Shock Wave produces a
Plant Habit : Spreading, Mounded mounded, spreading plant that is similar in
Spacing : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm) shape and just as easy to manage as Easy
Height : 7 - 10" (18 - 25cm) Wave. These excellent outdoor performers offer
Width : 30 - 36" (76 - 91cm) strong fill and season-long colour that the Wave
Exposure : Sun family varieties are known for.

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Shock Wave Buzz Mix Improved Shock Wave Spark Mix

Shock Wave Electric Mix

Shock Wave Purple Shock Wave Rose

Shock Wave Pink Vein

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Easy Wave Blue Easy Wave Coral Reef

Easy Wave Burgundy Star Easy Wave Plum Vein Easy Wave Pink

Easy Wave Easy Wave Easy Wave


Neon Rose Pink Dawn Mystic Pink Improved

Easy Wave® Series Spreading


Petunia Exceptional uniformity and well-matched habit plus
Petunia X hybrida the widest color range make Easy Wave the most
versatile of all large- flowered spreading petunias!
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) An excellent choice for landscapes, gardens,
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, baskets and containers, these easy-to-flower,
Late Summer, Spring high- impact plants have minimal maintenance
Plant Habit : Mounded, Spreading requirements. More mounded with a more
Spacing : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm) controlled spreading habit than low-growing Wave
Height : 6 - 12" (15 - 30cm) varieties, Easy Wave petunias perform equally
Width : 30 - 39" (76 - 99cm) well outdoors. Plants fill out well in the center and
Exposure : Sun stay full all season.

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Easy Wave Rosy Dawn Easy Wave Violet Easy Wave Red Improved

Easy Wave Easy Wave Easy Wave Easy Wave


Shell Pink Salmon White Improved Beachcomber Mix

Easy Wave Easy Wave Easy Wave Easy Wave


Formula Mix Improved Pink Marble Mix Plum Pudding Mix Starfish Mix

Easy Wave
Easy Wave Easy Wave Easy Wave O Canada!
Great Lakes Mix Opposites Attract Mix Gelato Mix Mix Improved

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Easy Wave Easy Wave


The Flag Mix Improved Tropicana Mix

Tidal Wave Cherry Tidal Wave Hot Pink Tidal Wave Purple

Tidal Wave® Series Petunia


Petunia X hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Spreading, Upright
Spacing : 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
Height : 16 - 22" (41 - 56cm)
Width : 30 - 60" (76 - 152cm)
Exposure : Sun

The tallest of the Wave family, award-winning Tidal Wave


petunias create an extremely full plant covered with an amazing
number of blooms. Plants first grow outward, then up, and finally
in both directions to make an outstanding, shrublike shape that
continues to hold its form all season. An excellent landscape
performer with terrific Botrytis tolerance and quick recovery from
rain, the plants resist lodging so they won’t fall open and expose
Tidal Wave Silver a bare centre like other petunias can.

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Wave Blue Wave Lavender Wave Misty Lilac

Wave Pink
Wave Purple Classic Wave Rose

Wave Series® Spreading Petunia


Petunia X hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer,
Late Summer
Plant Habit : Spreading
Spacing : 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
Height : 5 - 7" (13 - 18cm)
Width : 36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
Exposure : Sun

The spectacular low-growing, spreading habit


makes this award- winning series an exciting
choice for landscapes and garden beds, as well as
baskets and large colour bowls. Masses of flowers
form along the entire length of each branch. Unlike
standard petunias, the flowers continue to bloom
freely all season without being trimmed back.
Wave petunias are more Botrytis-tolerant than
most petunias, and stand up well to both heat and
cooler conditions.

Wave Purple Improved

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Madness Burgundy Madness Burgundy Star Madness Carmine Madness Lavender Glow Madness Lilac Madness Magenta

Madness Midnight Madness Orchid Madness Pink Madness Plum Madness Plum Crazy Madness Red

Disco Granada

Madness Red Morn Madness Red Picotee Madness Rose Madness Rose Morn Madness Royal Madness Salmon Morn

Madness Sheer Madness Simply Madness Spring Madness Sugar Madness Summer Madness White

Madness Series® Petunia


Petunia X hybrida Each compact and floriferous
plant is covered with an
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) abundance of 3-in./7-cm
Blooming Season : Summer, Spring, Late Spring, Late Summer blooms. All of the colours put on
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright impressive, easy-care shows in
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm) packs, pots, beds and mass
Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm) plantings throughout the
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Summer, right up until frost.
Exposure : Sun

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Clear Madness Mix Total Madness Mix Madness Merlot Mix

March Madness Mix Waterfall Madness Mix Madness Red Splash Mix

Moonlight Madness Mix Just Madness Mix

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Double Double Double


Madness Pink Madness Lavender Madness Red

Double Madness Blue Double Double Double


Madness Rose Madness Salmon Madness Sheer

Double Madness Double Madness Double Madness


Red and White Rose and White Satin Pink

Double Madness Burgundy

Double Madness Mix


Double Madness™ Series Petunia
Petunia X hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Height : 8 - 12" (20 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun

Offering the same superior performance as the original Madness series, these
double petunias are just as spectacular in pots, baskets, beds and landscape
plantings. The compact and floriferous plants deliver generous masses of 2 to
2.25-in./5 to 5.5-cm flowers all Summer and bounce back within hours of a
Double Madness Summer rainstorm.

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Daddy Peppermint Daddy Strawberry

Daddy Blue Daddy Sugar Daddy Pink


Daddy® Series Petunia
Petunia X hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Summer, Spring, Late
Spring, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun

Silvery blue with violet veins.


The best-selling veined grandifloras and the
only full series of veined varieties, the
Daddy series features 4-in. (10-cm)
blooms, good earliness and dependable, Daddy Orchid Daddy Mix
high-quality pack habit.

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Dreams
Dreams Neon Rose Burgundy Picotee

Dreams Appleblossom

Dreams Midnight Dreams Fuschia

Dreams Burgundy Dreams Red Picotee

Dreams Coral Morn

Dreams Series Petunia


Petunia X hybrida Consistently high seed
quality, tight flowering
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) window and terrific
Blooming Season : Spring, Late branching make
Spring, Summer, Late Summer Dreams shine on the
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright bench, in the store,
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm) and in landscapes and
Dreams Red Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm) containers. Very good Dreams Pink
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Botrytis tolerance.
Exposure : Sun

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>> Dreams Series Continued

Dreams Rose Morn Dreams Rose Picotee

Day Dreams Mix

Dreams White Dreams Rose

Dreams Salmon Dreams Mix Dreams Wild Rose Mix

Dreams Sky Blue Dreams Waterfall Mix Dreams Patriot Mix

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Frost Cherry Frost Mix

Frost Blue Frost Velvet Frost Fire

Sophistica Sophistica
Lime Bicolor Antique Shade

Sophistica™ Series Petunia


Petunia x hybrida
Sophistica Blue Morn
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Frost Series Petunia Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Petunia X hybrida Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Height: 12 to 14 in. (30 to 35 cm) Exposure : Sun
Spread: 14 to 16 in. (35 to 40 cm)
An abundance of grandiflora blooms.
Blooms feature pure white edging.

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Storm Pink Morn Storm White

Storm Pink Storm Salmon Storm Lavender

Storm VIolet Storm Red Storm Blue

Storm
Daybreak Mix Storm Mix
Storm Series Petunia
Height: 12 to 14 in. (30 to 35 cm)
Spread: 14 to 16 in. (35 to 40 cm)

Weather and disease-tolerant series offers uniformity and 3 to 4-in.


(7 to 10-cm) blooms. Excellent pack and garden performers.
Storm Evening Mix

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Supercascade Burgundy Supercascade Lilac

Supercascade Blue

Supercascade Pink Supercascade Salmon

Supercascade Rose Supercascade Blush Supercascade White

Supercascade Series Petunia


Petunia X hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer,
Late Summer, Spring
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm)
Width : 12 - 15" (30 - 38cm)
Exposure : Sun

Huge, 4 to 5-in. (10 to 13-cm) flowers on


well-branched plants deliver great garden
impact. Early long-lasting blooms.
Supercascade Red Supercascade Mix

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Ultra Fresh White Ultra Blue Vein

Ultra Lilac

Ultra Salmon
Ultra Pastel Pink Ultra Sky Blue

Ultra
Ultra Plum Salmon Morn Ultra Light Pink Vein Ultra White

Ultra
Ultra Pink Ultra Red Star Crimson Star Ultra Rose Ultra Rose Star

Ultra Series Petunia


Petunia X hybrida

Height: 12 to 14 in. (30 to 35 cm)


Spread: 14 to 16 in. (35 to 40 cm)

Large-flowered 3 to 4-in. (7 to 10-cm) blooms with


slightly ruffled margins.
Ultra Scarlet

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Ultra Limited
Edition Mix

Ultra Star Mix Ultra Mix Ultra Burgundy

Ultra Red Ultra Blue Ultra Blue Star Ultra Violet

Debonair™ Collection Petunia


Petunia x hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun

This designer collection combines


Beautiful Flowers painted in special
One-of-a-kind colors with professional
seed quality. Multiflora blooms are
displayed on the well-branched,
mounded and upright plants.

Debonair Dusty Rose Debonair Lime Green

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Double Cascade Pink Double Cascade Blue

Double Cascade Double Cascade


Double Cascade Mix Soft Pink Burgundy

Double Cascade
Orchid Mist Victoria Blue Victoria White

Double Cascade Series Joey


Petunia Ptilotus exaltatus
Petunia X hybrida
Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) Blooming Season : Spring, Late
Blooming Season : Summer, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Summer, Spring, Late Spring Plant Habit : Upright
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright Spacing : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm) Height : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Height : 10 - 15" (25 - 38cm) Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Exposure : Sun
Exposure : Sun
Heat and drought-tolerant plant
Deep blue colour; some blooms may produces luminous, silver-green
show small white markings. foliage topped by large, conical Joey
Featuring earliness, excellent habit spikes of feathery flowers. Each long-
and good branching, Double lasting, 2 to 3-in. (5 to 7-cm), Victoria Series
Cascade varieties are more “bottlebrush” bloom starts out silver Salvia Farinacea
compact and 2 to 4 weeks earlier to and matures to neon pink near the
flower than the older grandiflora tips. The compact, uniform plants are Height: 18 to 20 in. (45 to 50 cm)
doubles. Huge, 4 to 5-in. (10 to 13- well-suited to gardens and mixed Spread: 18 in. (45 cm)
cm), carnationlike flowers hold up containers.
well in inclement weather. Good garden cut flowers

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Salsa Burgundy Salsa Purple

Salsa Light Purple

Salsa Rose Salsa Scarlet Bicolor

Salsa Salmon

Salsa Scarlet Salsa White

Salsa Series
Salvia Splendens

Height: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)


Spread: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)

Tightly spaced florets with good


colour. 8 to 10 weeks.

Salsa Bicolor Mix Salsa Mix

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Sizzler White

Sizzler
Scarlet Queen Sizzler Lavender Burgundy Stripe

Sizzler Burgundy Sizzler Burgundy Halo Sizzler Red Sizzler Red Stripe

Sizzler Salmon Sizzler Mix Sizzler Purple Sizzler Lilac Bicolor

Scarlet Queen Scarlet Sage


Salvia splendens Sizzler Series
Salvia Splendens
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Height: 12 in. (30 cm)
Summer Spread: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)
Plant Habit : Upright
Spacing : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm) Upright plants are extra early in packs,
Height : 9" (23cm) showing abundant flower spikes over dark
Width : 8" (20cm) green foliage.
Exposure : Sun

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Chimes Pink Chimes Lavender Chimes Cherry

Chimes Yellow Chimes Red Chimes Purple and White

Chimes Bronze Chimes Rose and White Chimes White

Chimes Series
Dwarf Snapdragon

Height: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)


Spread: 6 to 8 in. (15 to 20 cm)

Bushy with good branching and exceptionally uniform


blooming across the series. Flowers early under short days.
Chimes Mix

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Freesong Aplpleblossom

Freesong Burgundy Freesong Crmson Freesong Pink

Freesong Bronze Sonnet Crimson Sonnet Burgundy


Freesong Series
Medium Snapdragon

Height: 14 to 18 in. (35 to 45 cm)


Spread: 12 in. (30 cm)

Well-branched series makes a


good garden cut flower •
Appleblossom Soft pink with a
blush. • Bronze • Burgundy •
Cherry • Crimson • Pink •
Princess Pink Light pink. • Scarlet
• White • Yellow • Yellow Flame
Bronze blush. • Mix Cherry,
Crimson, Pink, Scarlet, White and
Yellow plus orange. Sonnet Rose Sonnet White

Sonnet Series
Medium Snapdragon

Height: 18 to 24 in. (45 to 60 cm)


Spread: 12 in. (30 cm)

Sturdy plants are well-suited to cut


flower gardens. Sonnet Pink Sonnet Yellow

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Sonnet Mix Sonnet Carmine Sonnet Orange Scarlet

Peek A Boo Harmony Deep Rose Harmony Violet Harmony White

Peek-A-Boo Eyeball Plant


Spilanthes oleracea

Hardiness Degree : 45°F (7.2°C)


Blooming Season : Summer, Autumn,
Late Summer
Plant Habit : Spreading, Trailing
Spacing : 24 - 32" (61 - 81cm)
Height : 12 - 15" (30 - 38cm)
Width : 24 - 30" (61 - 76cm)
Exposure : Sun

Here’s a real “eye-catcher” for mixed


containers and garden beds – these
very unique plants show off intriguing,
Harmony olive-shaped, 1-in./2.5 cm, golden
Harmony Purple Harmony Light Rose Cherry Blossom yellow flowers with deep burgundy-
red eyes on the long, pendulous
stems. Foliage takes on a bronze-
green tone in full sun.

Harmony Series Stock


Matthiola incana

Height: 8 to 12 in. (20 to 30 cm)


Spread: 10 in. (25 cm)

Early series is taller and fuller than


Harmony Mix Cream Yellow Midget.

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Mammoth Mix Verde Talium

Mammoth Mix
Sweet Pea
Lathyrus odoratus

Height: 18 to 24 in. (45


to 60 cm)

Large, early flowers and


long stems. Good for cut
flower gardens. Susie Susie Susie
Yellow Black Eye White Clear Eye White Black Eye

Verde Jewels of Opar


Talinum paniculatum

Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C) Susie Series Black Eyed Susan


Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer Vine
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright Thunbergia alata
Spacing : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Height : 28 - 32" (71 - 81cm) Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)
Width : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm) Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer,
Susie
Exposure : Partial Sun Late Summer Orange Clear Eye
Plant Habit : Climbing, Trailing
This eye-catching variety is topped by small Exposure : Sun
flowers that open hot pink and then form orange
berries that ripen to dark red. This “tough” plant Distinctive flowering vine broadens the
handles heat and stress well, including both low colour range of thunbergia, offering three
water and soggy conditions. With its eye-catching clear and three “black-eyed” choices plus a
height, colour and texture, Verde is an excellent formula mix. Susie can “pop” into flower in
ingredient for mixed container recipes; it also as little as 6 weeks, and is excellent in
makes a long-lasting landscape option. hanging baskets or window boxes.

Susie
Orange Black Eye

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Annual Bedding Plants

Clown Rose Clown Lemon Drop Clown White Blush

Clown Burgundy
Clown VIolet

Clown Mix

Clown® Series F1 Wishbone Plant


Torenia fournieri
Clown Plum
Hardiness Degree : 40°F (4.4°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun

Torenia is one of the few landscape annuals that can survive


extreme Summer heat and humidity. Clown torenia delivers
compact, early and well-branched plants. Taller and more
colourful with larger flowers than comparable series. Works
well in colour bowls and mixed plantings, in borders and
beds, and as an indoor lifestyle plant.
Clown Blue Clown Blue and White

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Quartz Quartz Quartz
Purple XP Carmine Rose XP Silver XP

Quartz Quartz Quartz


Blue Standard Burgundy XP Scarlet XP

Quartz
Burgundy with Eye XP

Quartz Quartz
Mix XP Merlot Mix XP

Quartz Series Verbena


Verbena hybrida

Hardiness Degree : 32°F (0.0°C)


Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded Quartz
Spacing : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm) White XP
Height : 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun

Height: Standard varieties: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm)


Spread: Standard varieties: 12 to 14 in. (30 to 35 cm)

XP varieties have earlier and significantly better branching; reduced internode


length; and large floret and umbel size. Excellent garden performers have dark
green leaves on spreading, mounded plants. Well-suited to Spring and Fall
planters, baskets and landscapes; performs well through both hot and cool Quartz
conditions. Red Eye XP

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Pacifica Apricot XP Pacifica Blush XP Pacifica Burgundy XP Pacifica Burgundy Halo XP

Pacifica Cherry Red Halo XP Pacifica Coral XP Pacifica Deep Orchid XP Pacifica Dark Red XP

Pacifica Icy Pink XP Pacifica Lilac XP Pacifica Magenta Halo XP Pacifica Polka Dot XP

Pacifica Series Madagascar Periwinkle


Catharanthus roseus

Hardiness Degree : 45°F (7.2°C)


Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded, Upright
Spacing : 6" (15cm)
Height : 10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Exposure : Sun
Pacifica Punch XP Pacifica Raspberry XP
The earliest, largest-flowered and most vigorous O.P vinca
Pacifica XP varieties deliver uniform, upright habit across
all colours. Outstanding in hot, dry and sunny conditions,
these durable, stress-tolerant plants meet the increasing
demands for water-wise, heat-loving crops.

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Pacifica Georgia
Peach Mix XP
Pacifica Really Red XP Pacifica Rose Halo XP Pacifica White XP

Pacifica Pacifica Pacifica Strawberry Pacifica


Bold Mix XP Halo Mix XP Shake Mix XP Lipstick Mix XP

Pacifica Pacifica Pacifica Pacifica Raspberry


Mystic Mix XP Merlot Mix XP Salsa Mix XP Shake Mix XP

Pacifica Cherry Pacifica


Red Standard Cranberry XP

Pacifica Pacifica
Pacifica Mix XP Orange XP Pink Standard

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Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet


Blue Blotch XP Lavender Vein XP Lemon Royale XP

Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet Orchid Sorbet


Beaconsfield XP Yellow XP Rose Beacon XP Purple XP

Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet


Purple Face XP Purple Ice XP Violet Beacon XP

Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet Sorbet


Yellow Blotch XP Yellow Duet XP Orange XP White XP

Sorbet® XP Series
Horned Violet, Viola
Viola cornuta

Hardiness Degree : -10°F (-23.3°C)


Blooming Season : Early Spring,
Spring, Autumn Sorbet Sorbet
Plant Habit : Mounded Blueberry Frost Mix XP Blackberry Sundae Mix XP
Spacing : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Exposure : Sun

Sorbet XP delivers the most uniform plant habit. Breeding is focused on the plant
architecture for the best-looking plants. Sorbet XP plants cover the soil at
flowering, with more blooms on every plant and less stretching. Early-blooming
Sorbet remains compact in both heat and cold, making it a standout performer in
Spring and Autumn. The free-flowering plants perform across a wide range of Sorbet
climatic conditions and have excellent overwintering. Beaconberry Mix XP

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Sorbet Orchidberry Sorbet Sorbet
Frost Mix XP Citrus Mix XP Select Mix XP

Sorbet Lemon Sorbet


Sorbet Mix XP Parfait Mix XP Harvest Mix XP

Sorbet
Sorbet Sorbet Peach Sorbet Antique Sorbet Black Ruby & Gold
Icy Blue Standard Frost Standard Shade Standard Duet Standard Babyface Standard

Sorbet® Standard Series


Horned Violet, Viola
Viola cornuta

Hardiness Degree : -10°F (-23.3°C)


Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Autumn
Plant Habit : Mounded Sorbet Black
Spacing : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm) Duet Standard
Height : 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)
Width : 10" (25cm)
Exposure : Partial Sun Dreamland Pink

Sorbet standard varieties: • Antique Shades Maroon


rose shades. • Black Delight Pure velvety black. • Black Duet
Purple with black wing. • Blueberry Cream Light blue with
cream. • Blue Heaven Violet blue. • Coconut Duet ‘Cuty’
pattern – purple cap, white face and whiskers. • Coconut Swirl
White with blue picotee. • Icy Blue • Lemon Chiffon • Lilac Ice •
Marina Babyface Light blue and white. • Orange Duet Purple
cap, orange face. • Peach Frost • Plum Velvet • Primrose Dreamland Mix
Babyface • Purple Duet Dark and light purple • Ruby & Gold
Dreamland Series F1
Babyface • Sunny Royale Yellow face with whiskers and
Dwarf Z. Elegans
reddish-purple cap. • White Babyface • Yellow Delight True
pure yellow • Yellow Frost Blue/yellow bicolor • YTT (Yesterday, Height: 10 to 12 in. (25 to 30 cm) Spread: 14 to
Today & Tomorrow) White bloom turn to blue at maturity. • YTT 18 in. (35 to 45 cm)
Babyface (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Babyface) • Babyface
Mix • Duet Mix • Ocean Breeze Mix Blue Babyface, Coconut Double, 4-in. (10-cm) blooms. • Coral • Ivory •
Swirl, White Babyface and Marina Babyface. Pink • Red • Rose • Scarlet • Yellow • Mix

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Tomatoes

Beefsteak

Ball's Beefsteak F1

Growth
I – Indeterminate (pole or stake type)
Best when staked. Harvest lasts several months.
D – Determinate (bush type)
Best when caged. Harvest time is short (7-10 days).

Disease Tolerance
V – Verticillium
F – Fusarium Wilt Race 1
F1&F2 - Fusarium Wilt Races 1 & 2
N – Nematodes
T – Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Beefmaster F1
Variety Days Size Growth Disease
Tolerance
Ball's Beefsteak F1 72 10-14 oz I VF1&2T
Easy care. Consistent good taste. (283-397 g)

Beefmaster F1 81 12-16 oz I VFN


Largest Beefsteak Good-flavored fruit. (340-454 g)
Tolerant of cracking and peeling.
Beefsteak 75-80 10-16 oz I VF1&2NT
Slicing tomatoe. Meaty, juicy flesh. (284-454 g)
Very productive.
Better Boy F1 Big Beef F1 73 10-12 oz I VF1&2NT
Beefmaster with double yields. (284-340 g)
Resists Alternaria and Stemphylium
Better Boy F1 75 8 oz I VFN
Most popular. Lots of smooth fruit. (227 g)
Excellent flavour.
Big Bite 75 14-16 oz I VF1&2NT
Meaty, smooth, red fruit. (397-454 g)

New Bush Champion II 65 9-12 oz D VFN&2


Big, meaty fruit on compact plants. (255-340 g)
Big Beef F1 Resists Gray Leaf Spot, Alternaria.

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Brandywine Health Kick F1
Celebrity F1
Variety Days Size Growth Disease
Tolerance
Bush Early Girl F1 63 6.5-7.5 oz D VF1&2NT
Higher yielding than other compact varieties. (184-213 g)
Excellent flavor.
Brandywine 78 10-16 oz D _
Largest Beefsteak Good-flavored fruit. (284-454 g)
Tolerant of cracking and peeling.
Bragger F1 75-80 14-26 oz I _
Super large beefsteak type. (400-750 g) Golden Girl

Celebrity F1 72 8 oz D VF1&2NT
Large and glossy. Great tasting. (227 g)

Champion II F1 65 10 oz I VF1&2NT
Always produces when others fail. (284 g)
High yielding.
Early Girl F1 60 4-6 oz I VF1&2
Earliest slicing variety produces all summer. (113-170 g)

Fantastic 70 _ I VFN
Produces high yields all summer.
Solid and meaty.
Bush Early Girl F1
Golden Girl 69 8 oz D _
Golden fruit all the way through. Low Acid (227 g)

Health Kick F1 72 4 oz D VF
Very high yielding sweet bright red plum (113 g)
tomatoes. Up to 50% more lycopene.
Heartland 69 8-10 oz I VFN
Excellent performer on dwarf, compact (227-284 g)
plants. Good flavoured.
Husky Red 70 5-7 oz I VFN
Dwarf bush best grown in a pot. (141-198 g)
Heartland

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Tomatoes

Manitoba Juliet F1 Sweet 100 F1

Variety Days Size Growth Disease


Tolerance
Manitoba 58-80 6 oz D VF1&2NT
Developed for the Canadian prairies. (170 g)
Produces smooth, firm and bright red fruit.
Oxheart 87 8 oz I _
Heart-shaped almost seedless tomato. (227 g)
Good for canning.
70 4 oz D F1
Oxheart Patio F1 (113 g)
Excellent for containers and small gardens.

Prairie Pride
Abundant, flavorful, low acid, medium sized
55 _ D _

fruit.
New Roma 76 2 oz D VFN
Bright red, plum-shaped fruit. (57 g)
A great paste tomato.

Cherry Tomatoes

Juliet F1 60 1 oz I _
Patio F1 (28 g)
Clusters f juicy, sweet elongated tomatoes on
vigorous vines.
Sweet 100 F1 65 1 in I _
Bears 100 or more sweet fruit in clusters. (2.5 cm)

Sweet Million 60 1 in I VF1&2


High producing, disease tolerant cherry (2.5 cm)
tomato.
Tiny Tim 45 1 in D _
Compact, dwarf plants produce loads of (2.5 cm)
cherry tomatoes. Ideal for containers.
Tumbler F1 49 1.25 in D _
Up to 6 lbs of sweet and tasty cherry-type (3 cm)
Roma tomatoes. Cascading. Ideal for for containers.

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Sweet Million

Tumbler F1

Tiny Tim

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Zonal Geraniums
Savannah Series
The Savannah series offers a complete pallet of
colours set against dark foliage. Characteristic
tight growth allows for excellent small pot and
mixed planter production.

Savannah Coral Savannah Red


deep orange coral dark red double

Savannah Punch Savannah White


magenta double white semi-double

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Savannah Blue
purple double

Savannah Pink
candy pink double

Savannah White Splash


white w/ pink eye double

Savannah Lilac Charme Savannah Ruby Sizzle


lavender pink double blood red w/ light red edge double

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Zonal Geraniums
Darko Series
The Darko series also has distinguished dark foliage
and similar growth habit as the Savannahs. These
varieties were chosen specifically to expand the
colour selection. Darko Scarlet Red
bright red doublel

Darko Velvet Red Darko Lavender Darko Salmon


deep red double true lavender double light salmon double

Pinnacle Series
The most multipurpose zonal geraniums we have found. From 4” pots to large
planters and baskets, there are no limitations as to which pot size you choose.

Pinnacle Red Pinnacle Orange Pinnacle Apple Blossom


orange red double mandarin orange double light pink white double
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Elanos Series
The Elanos varieties have identical
growth characteristics as the Pinnacles.
The addition of these colours help
complete our offering of traditional
medium/
vigorous
geraniums.

Elanos Shocking Pink Elanos Blue


deep pink double lavender blue double

Survivor Series
The Survivor series is defined by its
vigorous growth and uniform habit.
From 6” pots to very large planters
and baskets, this line is
perfect if
you are
after size.

Survivor Scarlet Survivor Salmon Pink


scarlet red double dark salmon double

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Regal Geraniums
Aristo Series
Blooms several weeks earlier and
requires only a short period of
cooling.

Aristo Petticoat Aristo Clarina Aristo Halo

Calibrachoa Mix
Ivy Geraniums Tried, tested and truly beautiful.

Dandy Burgundy Karneval Mix Spring Mix


dark burgundy double Capri Gold, Velvet Blue, Dark Pink Indigo, Capri white, Neon Rose

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Petunia
Fortunia Series
Early bloom time, medium/mounding
growth habit and large flowers.

Fortunia Burgundy Fortunia Burgundy Picotee Fortunia Blue

Fortunia Hot Pink

Fortunia Hot Pink

Fortunia Red

Fortunia Dark Purple Fortunia White

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Osteospermum

Sunny Sheila

Sunny Elena

Margarita Cool Purple Sunny Victoria

Samira Series
Verbena Heavy leaf, highly mildew
tolerant with exceptional brancing

Samira Peach Samira Red


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Lobelia
Star Series
Westhoff's lobelia are widely accepted as the world's best
genetics. They have a full colour range and their tight
growth and mass of continuous flowers make them perfect
for mono baskets, small pot and mixed plantings.
Sky Star

Deep Blue Star White Star Super Star Purple Star

Hot Series
Westhoff's “Hot” lobelia is well known for truly being a
lobelia that can withstand the summer's heat.

Bacopa

Hot Arctic White

Scopia Great White Hot Arctic Blue

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Begonia

Non-Stop Series
Year after year you get “Non-Stop” satisfaction with
this series of begonia
Yellow

Appleblossom Deep Salmon Bright Red White

Pink Fire Bright Rose Deep Red

Orange Rose Petticoat Scarlet Apricot


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Non-Stop Series
The Moccas offer the added bonus of blooms set
against rich, dark foliage.
Mocca deep orange

Mocca pink shades Mocca scarlet Mocca white Mocca yellow

Illumination Series Dragon Wing Series


Cascading begonias with beautiful Dragon Wings fill any landscape quickly
large double blooms. and look great in large planters or
baskets mixed with other quick growing
companion plants.

Ill. Scarlet Ill. Golden Picotee


Pink

Illumination Peaches and Cream Red

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Foliage & Accent Plants
Helichrysum

LAMIUM White Nancy German Ivy

Lemon

Ipomoea
Canna Lily Tropicanna Canna Lily Tropicanna Gold
Canna Indica Canna Indica

Lime Ace of Spades

Blackie Bronze
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Trees & Shrubs

What to Plant How to Plant


This reference guide is designed to provide 1. a hole 2 to 3 times the width and 1
you with the necessary information to create a ½ times the depth of the container.
beautiful outdoor living area and garden. Please 2. Tip the plant 45 degrees and gently
keep in mind that each plant variety offers remove it from the container.
different benefits, whether it is spring flowers, 3. Mix ½ of dug soil with soil conditioner
brilliant fall colours or year- round foliage. Here or organic mix that is recommended for
are a few helpful terms that will appear throughout your area by your nursery professional.
this guide: Add a few centimeters to the bottom of
Annual – Plant with a live cycle for only the hole.
one year. 4. Place the root ball into the hole so that
Deciduous – Sheds leaves annually. the top of it is slightly below the surface.
Evergreen – Retains leaves year round. Refill with the soil mixture.
Perennial – Lasting for many years. This 5. Water immediately to settle the soil and
group of plants may appear to die at the add more soil mix until soil is even with
surface at times but will trimming reappear the surface.
in the spring if properly trimmed. 6. Add a few centimeters of mulch to help
Groundcover – Plants used to cover retain moisture and to keep roots cool.
ground. This grouping of plants is used for Water again.
slopes, low sun locations, erosion control, 7. Water regularly in the evening or
challenging soil conditions or even as a early morning until the plant is fully
grass substitute. established.

When in doubt,
ask us!

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Trees
Autumn Blaze® Maple Hot Wings® Tatarian Maple

Acer freemanii ‘Jeffersred' Acer Tataricum 'Gar Ann'

Fast growing deciduous shade An excellent small tree, this


tree with deeply lobed rich recent selection of Tatarian
green leaves, turning Maple offers dark green foliage
spectacular shades of orange- and bright red samaras. Tolerant
red in fall. A hybrid of Red and of drought and alkaline soils.
Silver Maple that has become
one of the most popular street
and landscape trees in North
America. Drought tolerant once
established.
Zone 4 Full sun 15m tall x 12m wide (50’ tall x 40’ wide) Zone 2/3 Upright, spreading 7m tall x 6m wide (20’ tall x 18’ wide)

Amur Maple Paper Birch

Acer ginnala Betula papyrifera

A small tree or multi-stemmed One of the most permanent and


shrub with a fine textural desirable of all white barked
graceful spreading form. Birches. Attractive chalk-white
Fragrant yellowwhite flowers in colour to the bark when older.
spring. Attractive glossy green Dark green foliage turns a
lobed foliage in summer turns a striking yellow in fall. Great
vivid scarlet in fall. Prefers screen or park tree. Can be
slightly acidic soil. Drought grown as single or multi-
tolerant. stemmed specimen.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 6m tall x 4m wide (20’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun 12m tall x 10m wide (40’ tall x 33’ wide)

Inabe Shidare Laceleaf Crimson Sentry Maple


Japanese Maple
Acer platanoides ‘Crimson
Acer palmatum dis. ‘Inabe Sentry’
Shirdare’
A very upright dense branching
An outstanding mounding habit with bright red foliage in
laceleaf noted for its deeply spring turning a purple-red
serrated large dark purplish red colour all summer and fall. Its
leaves in the summer. Fall slow growth makes it ideal for
colour is brilliant crimson. One narrow streets and smaller
of the most vigorous Laceleafs. yards. Adds colour to the
Adds incredible colour to the landscape.
landscape or use in containers
for added patio value.
Zone 5 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 3m wide (10’ tall x 10’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun 8m tall x 5m wide (26’ tall x 16’ wide)

Korean Maple Trost's Dwarf Cutleaf Birch

Acer pseudosieboldianum Betula pendula 'Trost's Dwarf'

Small ornamental tree with Small tree or large shrub with


bronze-green lobed foliage fernlike green foliage that
turning a blend of yellow, orange becomes brilliant shades of
and red in fall. Good as a yellow in autumn. Nice accent
specimen or accent plant. plant that is easy to grow.
Interesting bark and branching
give a Japanese Maple
characteristic to the landscape
in the colder climate areas.
Great near water features.
Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 5m tall x 3m wide (16’ tall x 10’ wide) Zone 2 Full sun to part shade 1.8m tall x 1.8m wide (6' tall x 6' wide)

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Young's Weeping Birch Walker Weeping Caragana

Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ Caragana arborescens ‘Walker’

Small deciduous tree with an A very upright dense branching


irregular graceful weeping habit, habit with bright red foliage in
makes a great landscape spring turning a purple-red
feature. Great with low colour
perennials or shrubs planted all summer and fall. Its slow
beneath. Rounded foliage is growth makes it ideal for narrow
dark green in summer, turning streets and smaller yards. Adds
brilliant yellow in fall. Known for colour to the landscape.
handsome white bark.

Zone 3 Full sun 6m tall x 5m wide (20’ tall x 16’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.75m tall x 1.25m wide (6’ tall x 4’ wide)

Dakota Pinnacle Birch Russian Olive

Betula platyphylla ‘Fargo’ Elaeagnus angustifolia

A new North Dakota State Showy landscape plant that can


University introduction with a be grown as a single stemmed
narrow columnar form. Dark tree or large multi-stemmed
green foliage turns a bright shrub. Attractive silver foliage
yellow in fall. Develops white from spring until fall. Small
papery slightly exfoliating bark fragrant yellow flowers in spring.
as it matures. Heat and drought Salt and drought tolerant once
tolerant once established. Good established. A good specimen
bronze birch borer resistance. or screen tree.

Zone 3 Full sun 8m tall x 2m wide (26’ tall x 7’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 8m tall x 8m wide (26’ tall x 26’ wide)

Fernleaf Caragana Fallgold Black Ash

Caragana arborescens ‘Lobergi’ Fraxinus nigra 'Fallgold'

Small irregular vase-shaped Seedless cultivar with leaves


tree with feathery fern-like light that drop 1-2 weeks later than
green foliage. Attractive yellow the native Black Ash. Adaptable
pea-shaped flowers in spring. to a wide range of soils when
Very hardy and drought tolerant. grafted on Green Ash rootstock.
Soft yellow foliage in fall. Great Selected by Dr. Wilbert Ronald.
accent for the landscape. Useful
with perennials or shrubs under
plantings.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 4m tall x 3m wide (13’ tall x 10’ wide) Zone 2 Upright 15m tall x 6m wide (50' tall x 20’ wide)

Weeping Caragana Northern Gem Hybrid Ash

Caragana arborescens Fraxinus x 'Northern Gem'


‘Pendula’
A breakthrough in Ash breeding
Small tree form accent plant which combines the native
with interesting weeping Black Ash with the Manchurian
branches. Dark green foliage in Ash. Cross made by Dr. Wilbert
summer turning yellow in fall. Ronald at the Morden Research
Yellow peashaped flowers in Centre in 1969. Seedless.
summer. Very drought tolerant
once established. A great focal
accent to the landscape, best
combined with under plantings.
Top grafted.
Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.75m tall x 1.25m wide (6’ tall x 4’ wide) Zone 2 Broad, oval 15m tall x 12m wide (50’ tall x 40’ wide)

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Trees
Gladiator® Crabapple Double Flowering Plum

Malus x adstrigens 'Durleo' Prunus triloba ‘Multiplex’

Small deciduous tree with pink Upright spreading form. Showy


flowers appearing in spring double pink flowers along the
against glossy purple-green entire stem of the plant before
foliage. Upright growing. leaves emerge signify the start
Excellent choice for smaller of spring. Medium green leaves
landscapes or planted in groups turn a yellowish-bronze in fall.
for a spectacular effect. Very Beautiful spring accent.
hardy. Sometimes topgrafted to create
a small accent tree.

Zone 3 Full sun 6m tall x 4m wide (20’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2.5m tall x 3m wide (8’ tall x 10 wide)

DreamWeaver™ Columnar Tower Poplar


Crabapple
Malus ‘DreamWeaver’ Populus canescens ‘Tower’
A beautiful narrow accent Fast growing seedless tree with
feature tree that fits today’s dense columnar form. Lobed
smaller yards, great for leaves are green on top and
highlighting entrances. Bright furry white underneath.
pink spring blossoms cover the Excellent sound barrier, screen
plant from top to bottom. Glossy or accent plant. Added feature is
purple foliage lasts all season. the yellow fall colour. Disease
Small purplish fruit. Plant one to resistant. Introduced by the
commemorate any special Morden Research Station in
occasion. Manitoba.
Zone 3 Full sun 12m tall x 3m wide (40’ tall x 10’ wide)

Thunderchild Crabapple Goldrush Amur Cherry

Malus ‘Thunderchild' Prunus maacki ‘Goldrush’

A small upright, spreading tree Selected for its improved


with purple foliage and delicate resistance to frost cracking. A
pink flowers in spring followed cross between Amur and Pin
by small red fruit. Orange-yellow Cherry. Attractive coppery
fall colour. Very resistant to orange bark that flakes as the
fireblight. One of the most plant matures. Dark green
reliable performers. Introduction foliage turns yellow in fall. White
from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. clustered flowers in spring are
followed by berries. Attracts
birds.

Zone 3 Full sun 5m tall x 4m wide (16’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun 3m tall x 1m wide (10’ tall x 3’ wide)

Prairie Sky Poplar Dolgo Crabapple

Populus x'Prairie Sky' Malus x 'Dolgo'

A seedless selection with A crabapple with many


upright form derived from a ornamental features. Well
cross between 'Walker: and P. known for its showy white
Deltoids and P. Nigra blooms in spring followed by
'Thevistina'. Very fast growing brilliant crimson fruit.
and long-lived. Resistant to
stem canker and leaf rust.

Zone 3 Narrow, upright 24m tall x 4m wide (80’ tall x 12’ wide) Zone 2 Open, spreading 10m tall x 6m wide (30’ tall x 20’ wide)

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Northern Pin Oak Showy Mountain Ash

Quercus ellipsoidalis Sorbus decora

A native to north-central United Slow growing narrow open


States, Northern Pin Oak is slow ornamental tree. White
growing, long-lived, and tolerant clustered flowers in spring.
of alkaline soils. This species Deep green lobed leaves turn
has attractive bristled leaves orange-red in fall. Red fruit
and red fall colour. attracts birds in winter. Array of
colours all year. Native to many
parts of North America, similar
to American but with sticky
winter buds.
Zone 2/3 Rounded, open 18m tall x 12m wide (60’ tall x 40’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun 9m tall x 5m wide (30’ tall x 16’ wide)

Bur Oak Ivory Silk Lilac

Quercus macrocarpa Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory Silk’

Stately specimen, park or street An upright compact oval tree


tree with an upright open oval with cherry-like bark. Large
crown. Large dark green lobed panicles of creamy white flowers
leaves with a grayish underside. bloom in early summer. Useful
Yellowish brown fall colour. as a small specimen tree or as
Corky bark and branches. Large a large multi-stemmed shrub. A
acorns attract wildlife. Drought uniform selection of Japanese
resistant, hardy variety. A native Tree Lilac introduced by
North American tree. Sheridan Nursery of Ontario.

Zone 3 Full sun 15m tall x 12m wide (50’ tall x 40’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun 7m tall x 5m wide (23’ tall x 16’ wide)

Cardinal® Mountain Ash Harvest Gold® Linden


Sorbus aucuparia ‘Cardinal
Royal’ Tilia mongolica 'Harvest Gold'

Improved Mtn. Ash developed An outstanding tree known for


by Michigan State Univ. A its upright form, disease-free
straight growing trunk and foliage, golden fall colour and
uniform upright branching habit. exfoliating bark. Developed by
Blooms in late spring followed Jeffries Nurseries Ltd.
by red fruit. Dark green leaves
with a silvery underside turn
orange-red in fall. A unique
show piece for today’s
landscapes.

Zone 3 Full sun 12m tall x 6m wide (40’ tall x 20’ wide) Zone 3 Upright, oval 12m tall x 8m wide (40’ tall x 25’ wide)

Pyramidal Mountain Ash Dropmore Linden

Sorbus aucuparia ‘Fastigiata’ Tilia flavescens ‘Dropmore’

Upright pyramidal very slow Upright deciduous tree with


growing deciduous tree with a dense compact crown. Dark
compound dark green foliage in green heart-shaped foliage
the summer turning shades of turns yellow in fall. Hanging
yellow and red in the fall. Small clusters of fragrant pale yellow
orangy-red berry clusters of blooms appear in summer. One
fruits form in early fall attracting of the hardiest of Lindens. Great
birds. A unique show piece for specimen for the home
today’s landscapes. landscape, park or street.

Zone 3 Full sun 6m tall x 2m wide (20’ tall x 7’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 10m tall x 7m wide (33’ tall x 23’ wide)

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Glenleven Hybrid Linden

Tilia x flavescens 'Glenleven'

A fast growing hybrid with a


straight trunk and large leaves.
Attractive pyramidal form.
Golden fall foliage colour.
Developed by Sheridan Nursery.

Zone 3 Broad pyramidal 12m tall x 9m wide (40’ tall x 30’ wide)

Discovery® Japanese Elm

Ulmus davidiana japonica


'Discovery'

A hardy Elm for the northern


plains selected by Rick Durand
of Prairie Shade Nursery.
Similar to American Elm in tree
form with resistance to Dutch
Elm disease and aphids.

Zone 3 Vase-shaped 12m tall x 9m wide (40’ tall x 30’ wide)

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Fruit
Fall Red Apple Geminin® Apple

Malus ‘Fall Red’ Malus 'Geminin'

Large dull red fruit with crisp A crisp, juicy and medium sweet
white flesh with good quality and apple, that is best eaten fresh.
texture. Good for eating fresh Medium to large apples are
or cooking. Spring flowers are ripe in late August and store
white with a pink tint. Stores well until the New Year. Cold
well. Ripens mid to late hardiness similar to Norland.
September. A 1986 introduction Developed by Art Coutts of
by the Morden Research Station Unity, SK. and introduced by
in Manitoba. Jeffries Nurseries.

Zone 3 Full sun 5m tall x 4m wide (16’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 2 Parentage Norland x Haralson Fruit size 7-8 cm

Goodland Apple Norland Apple

Malus ‘Goodland’ Malus x 'Norland'

Medium sized washed red over Large, sweet apple, excellent for
creamy green fruit. Flesh is eating fresh, juice and sauce.
crisp, juicy, tender and aromatic. Ripens in early August.
Good for cooking and eating Produces fruit early in life and
fresh. Stores well. Tree is very bear a heavy crop annually.
productive annually. Ripens
mid-September. A 1955
introduction from the Morden
Research Station in Manitoba.

Zone 3 Full sun 5m tall x 4m wide (16’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 2 Parentage Rescue x Melba Fruit size 6-7 cm

Norkent Apple Odyssey Apple

Malus 'Norkent' Malus x 'Odyssey'

Medium size round green apple Odyssey boasts a sweet flavour


streaked with red colour. Slightly comparable to the ‘Gala’ apple.
russeted. A crisp sweet aromatic The fruit ripens in mid-
apple. Ideal for eating fresh and September and stores well.
cooking. Ripens early Introduced by Jeffries Nurseries.
September. Keeps for up to 12
weeks. Cross of Haralson x
Rescue introduced in 1990 from
Beaverlodge, Alberta.

Zone 3 Full sun 5m tall x 4m wide (16’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 3 Parentage unknown Fruit size 7-8 cm

Parland Apple Prairie Magic® Apple

Malus 'Parkland' Malus x 'Prairie Magic'

Yellow-green fruit with red The medium to large-sized fruit


blush overlay. Creamy white matures in mid-September and
flesh. Good for eating fresh and is crisp and delicious.
cooking. Hardy tree, highly rated Developed by Wilfred Drysdale
for prairies. Ripens mid-August. of Neepawa, Manitoba and
Tends to bear heavily biennially. introduced by Jeffries Nurseries.
Stores moderately well. A 1979
Morden Research Station,
Manitoba introduction.

Zone 3 Full sun 5m tall x 4m wide (16’ tall x 13’ wide) Zone 3 Parentage Goodland x Mantet Fruit size 7-8 cm

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Brook Gold Plum Carmine Jewel Cherry

Prunus x 'Brook Gold' Prunus cerasus ‘SK Carmine


Jewel’
Medium-sized plum; golden-
yellow, free-stone fruit with Medium-sized hardy, upright
tender skin. Good for eating and spreading tree with shiny
fresh or cooking. Ripens early red fruit. Sweet tart flavour.
making it a good choice for Great for pies, jellies and jams.
colder climates. White blooms in late spring, fruit
ripens in late July. Self
pollinating. Glossy green
foliage. A University of
Saskatchewan introduction.

Zone 2 Parentage unknown Fruit size 3-4 cm Zone 3 Full sun 3m tall x 2.5m wide (10’ tall x 8’ wide)

Brook Red Plum Cupid Cherry


Prunus 'Cupid'
Prunus 'Brook Red'
The large dark red to black
A later season, medium-sized, cherries are sweet with firm
dark red plum. Good for eating textured flesh. Matures in late
out of hand or for cooking. Very summer to early fall. A vigorous
vigorous grower. Ripens in late and hardy Canadian
August. introduction. An excellent
selection for small home
orchard. Great for eating or
canning.

Zone 2 Parentage unknown Fruit size 3-4 cm Zone 2 Full sun 2.4m tall x 1.2 m wide (8' tall 4' wide)

Pembina Plum Juliet Cherry

Prunus x 'Pembina' Prunus 'Juliet'

Large fruit has dark red, firm A vigorous and hardy


skin with yellow flesh that is introduction. Beautiful dark red
delicious. The finest large plum fruit that is excellent for eating.
grown on the prairies. Good selection for the home
Developed at the Experimental orchard. Fragrant white flowers
Station in Brookings, South in spring.
Dakota.

Zone 3 Parentage P. Nigra x Red June Fruit size 4-5 cm Zone 2 Full sun 2.4m tall x 2.1m wide (8' tall x 7' wide)

Early Gold® Pear Saskatoon

Pyrus 'Early Gold' Amelanchier alnifolia

Strong upright growth habit. The Large fruit producing shrub with
greenish-yellow fruit is firm and purplish-blue berries when ripe.
juicy excellent for fresh eating. Fruit is good for fresh eating,
Self pollinating. Clouds of pies and jams. Great for
brilliant white flowers in spring. ornamental use with glossy
green foliage that changes to a
vivid orange-to-red fall colour.
Used in native plantings.

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Northcountry Blueberry Smokey Saskatoon

Vaccinium ‘Northcountry’ Amelanchier alnifolia ‘Smoky’

Sweet mild sky-blue fruit with a A fruit producing shrub with


wild fruit flavour. Very productive purplish-blue berries used for
for 3 weeks starting a week fresh eating, pies and jams.
earlier than Northblue. Great for ornamental use with
Production increases when glossy green foliage changing to
pollinated by another variety. a vivid orange to red fall colour.
Glossy green foliage turns Good cold hardiness.
scarlet-red in fall. Introduced by
the University of Minnesota in
1988.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 75cm tall x 1m wide (30” tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 2m wide (10’ tall x 7’ wide)

Northland Bleberry Borealis Haskap Berry

Vaccinium ‘Northland’ Lonicera caerulea 'Borealis'

The hardiest of highbush This variety is noted for its rather


blueberries. Medium size dark- large fruit. A fast growing high
blue berries are excellent for yielding berry bush. The dark blue-
baking and jams because of black berries are early ripening and
the fruit is great tasting. This is an
their high sugar content. Very extremely cold hardy plant.
productive. Good ornamental Introduced by the university of
use with blue green foliage and Saskatchewan. Needs cross
white flowers in spring. Cross polllinator.
pollinate for higher yield.
Developed in Michigan.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 1.5m wide (4’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun 2m tall x 1.5m wide (6' tall x 5' wide)

Chippewa Bleberry Tundra Haskap Berry


Lonicera caerula 'Tundra'
Vaccinium ‘Chippewa’
Fast growing high yielding berry
A self-pollinating, extremely that is well suited for
productive half-high blueberry commercial production. The
with large dark blue fruit with dark blue-black berries are
good flavour. Ripens a week uniform in size and shape while
earlier than Northblue. Glossy, remaining firm. This is an early
dark green leaves develop a ripening fruit that has a great
bright red fall colour. Excellent taste. Extremely cold hardy
landscape value. Introduced by plant. Introduced by the
the University of Minnesota in University of Saskatchewan.
1996. Needs cross pollinator.

Zone 3 Full sun 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun 2m tall x 1.5m wide (6’ tall x 5’ wide)

Polar Jewel Sweetberry Boyne Raspberry


Honeysuckle
Rubus x 'Boyne'
Lonicera edulis kamtshatica
'Polar Jewel' A red raspberry with medium
acid and aromatic flavour.
A fast growing high yielding Excellent for eating fresh, jam,
berry bush. The dark blue-black freezing, canning and dessert.
berries are early ripening and
the fruit is great tasting. This is
an extremely cold hardy plant.

Zone 3 Full sun 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Summer Bearing - Floricane (produce fruit on last seasons canes)

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Double Delight Raspberry

Rubus x 'Double Delight'

This hardy raspberry has large


fruit with a delicious, sweet
tangy taste. The height of this
upright plant exceeds 4 feet.

Fall Bearing - Primocane (produce fruit on current seasons canes)

Red River Raspberry

Rubus x 'Red River

Another delicious tasting


raspberry that is slightly smaller
than 'Double Delight'.
Cascading plant form; the
height does not exceed 3 feet.

Fall Bearing - Primocane (produce fruit on current seasons canes)

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Weeping Arctic Willow Cherry Bomb® Japanese
Barberry
Salix purpurea ‘Pendula’
Berberis thunbergi ‘Monbomb’
Top grafted hardy deciduous
shrub with weeping branches Wonderful thorny shrub with
and dark green fine textured deep crimson red foliage on
leaves that are bluish compact rounded stems. Bright
underneath. Creates a small red berries in fall and winter.
patio tree accent, a miniature Foliage is best when planted in
version of a weeping willow. full sun. Excellent in containers,
Suitable for moist areas in the the border, foundation or as a
garden. Purple branches add small hedge barrier plant.
winter interest.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2.5m tall x 2m wide (8’ tall x 7’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide)

Black Beauty™ Elderberry Concorde Barberry

Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’ Berberis thunbergi ‘Concorde’

Intriguing dark black foliage that A dwarf globe-shaped barberry


actually gets darker as it ages. with deep purple, velvety
Loads of lemon-scented rich foliage. New growth is red giving
pink flowers in summer that the shrub an interesting accent.
contrast wonderfully. Grow it as Fruit is red and sparse. Its small
a shrub, or cut it back each year size makes it ideal for the
and use it as a bold perennial. perennial border or the front of a
Developed in England. shrub border. Can also be used
in containers.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 1.75m wide (7’ tall x 6’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun 60cm tall x 1m wide (2’ tall x 3’ wide)

Black Lace™ Elderberry Rose Glow Barberry

Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’ Berberis thunbergi ‘Rose Glow’

Looks more like a Japanese Handsome rounded shrub with


maple with lacy intense purple- deep purple foliage on arching
black foliage but a whole lot branches. New foliage is rosy
easier grow. Massive lemon- pink, variegated with creamy
fragranced pink flowers in white then darkens to deep red.
midsummer. Use it as a contrast Excellent thorny foundation,
shrub, as a bold perennial or in border shrub or in hedges,
containers. useful in containers for colour
contrast.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 1.75m wide (7’ tall x 6’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 1m wide (4’ tall x 3’ wide)

Green Mountain Boxwood Royal Burgundy® Barberry

Buxus ‘Green Mountain’ Berberis thunbergi ‘Gentry’

Excellent pyramidal, virtually An excellent shrub with deep


maintenance-free landscape burgundy-red foliage on arching
addition. Cone-shaped form stems. Colour becomes richer
covered with small glossy dark and darker in fall. Nice low
green foliage all summer and mounding form. Wonderful
winter. Ideal for a medium addition to borders, hedges or
sized hedge or border planting. mixed in the landscape.
Excellent for shearing into more Colourful contrast in containers
formal appearance. as well.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1m wide (5’ tall x 3’ wide)

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Coronation Triumph Potentilla Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn
Sumac
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Coronation
Triumph’ Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'
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with attractive gray-green
foliage all season. One of the
earliest and longest blooming of
Potentillas. Bright yellow flowers
throughout the summer and fall.
Use in border or foundation
plantings, as a hedge or in
mass plantings.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 1m wide (4’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide)

Pink Beauty Potentilla Golden Carpet Spirea

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty' Spiraea ‘Golden Carpet’

Exciting Potentilla introduced An ultra-dwarf version of the


by the University of Manitoba. favorite Goldmound Spirea. Soft
Compact growing shrub with yellow foliage intensifies to a
orange bicolour flowers with red bright gold foliage as the
radiating from the centre. Colour season progresses. Occasional
softens with the summer heat pink clustered flowers, quite
and intensifies again in the fall. rare. Great for the border,
Great for the border, foundation, massing or living mosaics. An
mass planted or in hedges. introduction from Quebec.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 20cm tall x 50cm wide (8” tall x 18” wide)

Pink Beauty Potentilla Goldmound Spirea

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’ Spiraea ‘Goldmound’

Low growing mound shaped Dense compact ball shaped


shrub covered with vibrant clear shrub with handsome yellow
pink blooms throughout the foliage throughout season.
summer and into fall. Colour Showy clusters of pink flowers
intensifies as the season cools. provide spectacular summer
Rich green foliage. Excellent colour for the border or
border, hedge or mass planted. foundation plantings. Great for
University of Manitoba small areas. Remove old
introduction. flowers to promote continual
blooming.
Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 50cm tall x 75cm wide (18” tall x 30” wide)

Red Ace Potentilla Magic Carpet Spirea

Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Ace' Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’

A bushy compact shrub with Small dense mound-shaped


shaped vermillion-red flowers. A shrub with clusters of deep pink
very hardy plant that flower flowers in summer. Red shoots
continuously from June through in spring turn into rich red tipped
October. Drought and heat chartreuse foliage holding its
tolerant. Grows in any soil. Ideal colour into fall. Great for the
for difficult spaces. Plant in border, foundation or in mass
mass for a stunning effect. plantings. Remove old flowers
to promote continual blooms.

Zone 3 Sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 50cm tall x 60cm wide (18” tall x 24” wide)

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Shirobana Spirea Minuet Preston Lilac

Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’ Syringa prestoniae 'Minuet'

Small mound shaped shrub Vigorous dense upright shrub


with pink, red and white flower with light purple buds opening
clusters all at the same time in to fragrant soft lavender pink
summer and fall. Striking array flower spikes in late spring.
of colour. Can be used in Large dark green crinkled
cutflower arangements. Good leaves in summer turn bright
accent in borders, foundations yellow in fall. Introduced by
or in mass plantings. Remove Agriculture Canada in Ottawa,
old flowers to promote continual Ontario in 1972.
blooms.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 75cm tall x 1m wide (30” tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 1.5m wide (7’ tall x 5’ wide)

Bridal Wreath Spirea Charles Joly French Lilac

Spiraea x vanhouttei Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’


‘Renaissance’
Vigorous upright shrub with blue
A more disease resistant green foliage in summer turning
selection of the traditional vase yellow in fall. Small panicles of
shaped upright shrub with blue purple buds change to fragrant
green foliage in summer turning double magenta red flowers
orangered in fall. Prolific white provide impressive spring
flowers along the arching stems display earlier than other French
in early June. Good accent plant hybrids. Great background for
for the border or in mass the border. Introduced in 1896.
plantings.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.75m tall x 2m wide (6’ tall x 7’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 2.5m wide (10’ tall x 8’ wide)

Dwarf Korean Lilac Ludwig Spaeth French Lilac


Syringa vulgaris ‘Ludwig
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ Spaethe’

Uniform compact shrub with A popular fast growing upright


attractive dark green rounded shrub with bluish-green foliage.
foliage. Small lavender fragrant Long fragrant single
flowers in spring. Profuse reddishpurple spikes of flowers
bloomer at an early age. A put on an impressive spring
highlight to any landscape as a colour display. Great addition to
foundation, border plant or small the landscape border that has
hedge. Sometimes top grafted stood the test of time.
to create a special patio tree. Introduced in 1883. Excellent
cutflower.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 1.5m wide (4’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 2.5m wide (10’ tall x 8’ wide)

Miss Kim Lilac Sensation French Lilac

Syringa patula ‘Miss Kim’ Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’

Compact upright shrub with A novelty type French hybrid.


pointed dark green foliage and Vigorous dense upright shrub
burgundy-red fall colour. Purple with blue green foliage in
buds open to lavender-blue summer turning yellow in fall.
flower spikes in late spring. Unique lilac with fragrant single
Great addition to the landscape purple flowers with white border
as a border accent or small follow reddish buds. Good
hedge. Sometimes top grafted background plant and cutflower.
to create a special patio tree. Introduced in 1938.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 2.5m wide (10’ tall x 8’ wide)

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Madame Lemoine Lilac Snowball Viburnum
Syringa vulgaris ‘Madame
Lemoine’ Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’
Dense upright shrub with Very popular flowering shrub
bluegreen foliage in summer, with a profusion of white flowers
turning yellow in fall. Creamy in spring that appear like large
white buds open to fragrant snowballs. Deeply lobed green
double pure white flowers foliage throughout the summer.
putting on an impressive spring Sure to be a highlight in any
display. Great border landscape border, background
background, excellent cutflower. or mass plantings. A good cut
Introduced in 1890 and still one flower.
of the best white.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 2.5m wide (10’ tall x 8’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall x 3m wide (10’ tall x 10’ wide)

Bloomerang™ Dwarf Bailey Compact Cranberry


Reblooming Lilac Viburnum trilobum ‘Bailey
Compact’
Syringa x 'Pendula' PPAF/PBRF
Compact upright shrub with
This is a new introduction with emerging burgundy tinged
fragrant purple flowers. Given leaves that mature to very
the name for the two flush of attractive green lobed foliage in
flowers each season. Spring summer that turns deep red in
and again in mid summer. A fall. Flowers and fruit are showy
compact plant that is perfect for but not produced yearly.
small spaces, containers or Versatile in containers, as
mixed border. hedging, in the border,
foundation or mass plantings.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.2m tall x 1.2m wide (4' tall x 4' wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide)

Compact European Cranberry Redwing™ American


Cranberry
Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’
Viburnum trilobum 'Redwing™'
Compact rounded shrub with
white clustered flowers in early Very adaptable, fast growing,
spring. Showy red berries hold native shrub. Creamy-white
on through the winter and attract flowers in spring. Valued for the
birds. Attractive glossy green fantastic display of fall colour
deeply lobed foliage all season and abundant fruit clusters, that
and into fall. Good for the are popular with wildlife. Well
border or in mass plantings. suited for woodlands, bogs and
along stream banks.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 3m tall x 3m wide (10’ tall x 10’ wide)

Dwarf European Cranberry Fine Wine™ Weigela

Viburnum opulus ‘Nanum’ Weigela florida ‘Bramwell’

Dwarf dense rounded shrub with Like a fine wine this Weigela
attractive deeply lobed glossy has good body! Its habit is tight
green foliage in summer, turning and upright without having the
purplish in fall. Rarely flowers tendency to split in the middle
but the form makes it a useful like an animal has sat on the
plant for the border, foundation plant. Its foliage colour is similar
or in mass plantings. Makes an to that of a fine wine as well,
excellent small hedge that nice and dark burgundy like a
requires no trimming. cabernet.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 60cm tall x 60cm wide (24” tall x 24” wide) Zone 4 Full sun 50cm tall x 60cm wide (18” tall x 24” wide)

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My Monet™ Weigela Centre Glow™ Ninebark

Weigela florida ‘Verweig’ Physocarpus opulifolius


‘Centre Glow’
Colourful green, cream and pink
foliage provides season long
Much like ‘Diabolo’ except the
interest, while bright pink spring
red colour is far brighter and
blooms provide the icing on the
new foliage emerges a glowing
cake. Shrub borders, grouping,
yellowgreen. A bold array of
masses, specimen and colours that lends excitement to
containers. Great little shrub for
the shrub border all season
the front of the perennial
long. Plant in full sun for best
garden.
foliage colour.

Zone Full sun to part shade 50cm tall x 60cm wide (18” tall x 24” wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2.5m tall x 2.5m wide (8’ tall x 8’ wide)

Wine & Roses® Weigela Dart's Gold Ninebark

Weigela florida ‘Alexandra’ Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s


Gold’
Add romance to your foundation
or border when these abundant Compact rounded shrub with
hot rose-pink coloured flowers colourful attractive golden
bloom in late spring against foliage. Small white clustered
the rich dark burgundy-purple blossoms develop into reddish
foliage that shimmers like a fine fruit capsule. Papery bark strips
wine. The flowers are adored by are an attractive winter feature.
hummingbirds. Use in cutflower Good border plant or in masses.
arrangements. Can be trained as a small patio
tree.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 1m wide (4’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide)

Miniglobe Honeysuckle Diablo® Ninebark

Lonicera xylosteoides Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’


'Miniglobe'
Tall rounded shrub with
This naturally compact clusters of white flowers in late
mounding shrub has very dense spring. Reddish-purple foliage
blue-green foliage. Small, throughout the summer turning
fragrant, cream flowers in spring yellowish-bronze in fall. Peeling
followed by red berries in fall. bark provides unique winter
Perfect for formal hedges or as feature. Very hardy and easy to
a foundation plant. grow. Good border plant. Easily
pruned to control size.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.2m tall x 1.5m wide (4' tall x 5' wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2.5m tall x 2m wide (8’ tall x 7’ wide)

Blizzard Mockorange Coppertina Ninebark

Philadelphus lewisii 'Blizzard' Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Mindia’

A multi-stemmed deciduous A new hybrid between Dart’s


shrub that is broadly arching. Gold and Diabolo™ Ninebark
The rather large flowers are that flushes an attractive copper
fragrant and plentiful. A very in spring and transforms to a
hardy introduction from Morden rich red in summer. White
Research Station Manitoba. clustered flowers in summer.
Well suited addition to any Adds a distinct new colour to
landscape as a single specimen the border or in mass plantings.
or in groups. Developed by Minier in France.

Zone 3 Sun to part shade 1.2m tall x 1.5m wide (4' tall x 5' wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2.5m tall x 2m wide (8’ tall x 7’ wide)

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Summer Wine™ Ninebark Fire Ball® Burning Bush

Physocarpus opulifolius Euonymus alatus ‘Select’


‘Seward’
An improved selection of
An exciting new and improved ‘Compacta’ with tighter
Ninebark with neat compact branching and superior
branching and fine deeply cut, hardiness. No winter damage
dark crimson red foliage. even after the coldest of winters.
Pinkishwhite buttonlike flowers Outstanding red fall colour!
in summer. Very hardy and Great for the border or in mass
showy as a landscape border or plantings. Selected at Cole
foundation shrub, even used as Nursery
a cutflower.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun 1.5m tall x 1.25m wide (5’ tall x 4’ wide)

Vanilla Spice™ Summersweet Annabelle Hydrangea


Hydrangea arborescens
Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb™' ‘Annabelle’

A native plant that is deer A mound shaped shrub with


resistant. Summersweet attracts large long lasting 12 inch
butterflies and hummingbirds. globeshaped clusters of pure
The fragrant pure white flowers white flowers throughout the
are set off against the glossy summer and fall. Dark green
green foliage. Excellent choice foliage. Stunning accent to any
for the habitat or woodlands landscape border. A good
garden. cutflower. Dried flower heads
are useful in floral
arrangements.

Zone 4 Full sun 2m tall x 2m wide (6' tall x 6' wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide)

Ivory Halo® Dogwood Endless Summer® Bella


Anna™ Hydrangea
Cornus alba ‘Bailhalo’ Hydrangea arborescens 'Bela
Anna™'
A compact mounding flowering
shrub with attractive deep red A 2011 new introduction. This
stems that stand out in winter. variety of Endless Summer has
Striking variegated foliage with dark green foliage with rich
white blooms in the summer. deep magenta-pink mophead
Excellent specimen, accent flowers that bloom prolifically. A
plant or in mass plantings. Cut wonderful addition to the border
stems make attractive garden. Plant in groups in the
decorative arrangements and landscape or use as an accent.
furniture.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.5m tall 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 4 Part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5' tall x 5' wide)

Winged Burning Bush The Original Endless


Summer® Bigleaf Hydrangea
Euonymus alatus
Hydrangea macrophylla
Upright rounded shrub with ‘Bailmer’
winged ridges on the bark giving
an interesting winter feature. The first Bigleaf Hydrangea that
Dark green foliage changes to a blooms on new growth early in
long lasting brilliant red fall the year. Large ball-shaped
colour. A good background for flowers are endless through the
border or as a screen plant. summer, can be used as a
Adds striking colour to any cutflower. Dark green foliage.
landscape. Showy in the border, mass
plantings or containers.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2.5m tall x 3m wide (8’ tall x 10’ wide) Zone 4 Part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide)

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Endless Summer® Twist-n- Quick Fire® Hydrangea
Shout™ Bigleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘PHIM’ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’
Produces abundant blooms on A breakthrough plant. The white
both old and new wood all florets turn a rich deep pink and
summer long. Lacy deep-pink bloom more than a month
centres are surrounded by earlier than other varieties begin
gorgeous blossoms of pink or to show flowers. Dark green
periwinkle blue, depending on foliage. Good for borders or
soil type. Sturdy red stems and mass plantings. A great
glossy deep green leaves turn cutflower, fresh or dried.
red-burgundy in fall to offer Developed in the Netherlands.
year-round interest in the
garden.
Zone 4 Part shade 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide (5’ tall x 5’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 2.5m wide (7’ tall x 8’ wide)

PeeGee Hydrangea Blue Girl Holly

Hydrangea paniculata Ilex meservae ‘Blue Girl’


'Grandiflora'
Glossy blue green evergreen
Paniculata hydrangeas grow foliage on purple stems. One of
larger and need several hours the hardiest hollies. Blue Boy
of sunlight. The reward is was included as a male
snowball sized white flowers in pollinator to ensure production
summer. The lush green deep of red berries. Great border
foliage gives nice contrast. Plant accent. Cut stems with berries
along the sunny border or use make beautiful additions to
as a defining accent to entries Christmas wreaths and
or walls. arrangements.

Zone 3 Part sun to shade 2m tall x 2.4m wide (6' tall x 8' wide) Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 1.5m wide (7’ tall x 5’ wide)

Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata
‘Limelight’

Wonderful new flowering shrub


introduction. Bright chautreuse
green, very full flowers in
summer become dusted with
shades of pink in the autumn,
creating a dazzling colour
display in the landscape border.
Use as cutflowers fresh or dried
in floral arrangements.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 2.5m wide (7’ tall x 8’ wide)

Little Lamb Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little


Lamb’

A sweet compact hardy


Hydrangea from Belgium. Its
flower petals are the smallest
and most delicate of any
Hydrangea and are held in tight.
The delicate flower heads look
like dancing lambs floating this
compact shrub. Blooms in mid-
summer and lasts into autumn.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.75m tall x 1.5m wide (6’ tall x 5’ wide)

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Coronation Triumph Potentilla Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn
Sumac
Potentilla fruticosa ‘Coronation
Triumph’ Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'
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with attractive gray-green
foliage all season. One of the
earliest and longest blooming of
Potentillas. Bright yellow flowers
throughout the summer and fall.
Use in border or foundation
plantings, as a hedge or in
mass plantings.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 1m wide (4’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide)

Pink Beauty Potentilla Golden Carpet Spirea

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty' Spiraea ‘Golden Carpet’

Exciting Potentilla introduced An ultra-dwarf version of the


by the University of Manitoba. favorite Goldmound Spirea. Soft
Compact growing shrub with yellow foliage intensifies to a
orange bicolour flowers with red bright gold foliage as the
radiating from the centre. Colour season progresses. Occasional
softens with the summer heat pink clustered flowers, quite
and intensifies again in the fall. rare. Great for the border,
Great for the border, foundation, massing or living mosaics. An
mass planted or in hedges. introduction from Quebec.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 20cm tall x 50cm wide (8” tall x 18” wide)

Pink Beauty Potentilla Goldmound Spirea

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Pink Beauty’ Spiraea ‘Goldmound’

Low growing mound shaped Dense compact ball shaped


shrub covered with vibrant clear shrub with handsome yellow
pink blooms throughout the foliage throughout season.
summer and into fall. Colour Showy clusters of pink flowers
intensifies as the season cools. provide spectacular summer
Rich green foliage. Excellent colour for the border or
border, hedge or mass planted. foundation plantings. Great for
University of Manitoba small areas. Remove old
introduction. flowers to promote continual
blooming.
Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 50cm tall x 75cm wide (18” tall x 30” wide)

Red Ace Potentilla Magic Carpet Spirea

Potentilla fruticosa 'Red Ace' Spiraea japonica ‘Magic Carpet’

A bushy compact shrub with Small dense mound-shaped


shaped vermillion-red flowers. A shrub with clusters of deep pink
very hardy plant that flower flowers in summer. Red shoots
continuously from June through in spring turn into rich red tipped
October. Drought and heat chartreuse foliage holding its
tolerant. Grows in any soil. Ideal colour into fall. Great for the
for difficult spaces. Plant in border, foundation or in mass
mass for a stunning effect. plantings. Remove old flowers
to promote continual blooms.

Zone 3 Sun to part shade 1m tall x 1m wide (3’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 50cm tall x 60cm wide (18” tall x 24” wide)

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Dwarf Norway Spruce Calgary Carpet® Juniper

Picea abies ‘Pumila’ Juniperus sabina ‘Calgary


Carpet’
Low growing broad compact
evergreen with a mounding Very popular juniper variety with
growth habit. Interesting dark low spreading habit and
green needles on dense attractive soft green foliage. A
branching. Excellent plant well compact version of Arcadia that
suited as a low informal hedge has proved hardy enough to
or foundation plant. New growth withstand the harsh Calgary
begins later than other dwarf winters. Great groundcover for
varieties, less susceptible to late small areas. Wonderful addition
frost damage. to any landscape.
Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1m tall x 1.75m wide (3’ tall x 6’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 60cm tall x 1.5m wide (12” tall x 5’ wide)

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Wichita Blue Juniper

Picea glauca ‘Conica’ Juniperus scopulorum ‘Witchita


Blue’
Dense compact branches form
perfect cone shape. Good for A handsom broad pyramid-shaped
accent or formal planting. Slow evergreen with intense silvery-
growing. One of the most blue foliage year round and
popular spruces used in the dense branching. Easy care
landscape. Use in mixed plant with continual colour all
containers with flowers as a year. Great for screens,
highlight centrepiece. Also background in the border or in
frequently pruned to create hedges. Shear yearly to give a
showy topiary effects. more formal appearance.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 2m tall x 1m wide (7’ tall x 3’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 4m tall x 1.5m wide (13’ tall x 5’ wide)

Baby Blue Spruce Gold Coast® Juniper

Picea pungens ‘Baby Blue’ Juniperus chinensis ‘Aurea’

A very intense blue-coloured Moderate growing compact


pyramidal shaped spruce that evergreen with graceful
has similar growth habit to branching. Lacy golden foliage
regular Colourados except fuller with green inside all year round,
in branching and needle colour deepens in winter.
thickness. Requires no extra Wonderful accent to the
shearing to improve fullness. landscape border or in mass
Drought tolerant and is very cold plantings. One of the showiest
hardy. Seed grown. of all spreaders

Zone 3 Full sun 20m tall x 8m wide (66’ tall x 26’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 75cm tall x 1.5m wide (30” tall x 5’ wide)

Dwarf Mugo Pine Blue Chip Juniper

Pinus mugo ‘Pumilio’ Juniperus horizontalis Blue Chip

Dense, low growing mounding Low spreading evergreen


evergreen with attractive soft groundcover with superb
rich dark green needles. silverblue foliage all year long.
Excellent addition to any Ground hugging branches are
landscape as a border plant, in quite handsome trailing over
rock gardens or in mass walls or rocks. One of the best
displays. Compact naturally but blues. Adds distinctive colour to
can be controlled to be smaller any landscape border or mass
by annual pruning. Seed grown. planting.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 2m wide (4’ tall x 7’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 20cm tall x 2m wide (8” tall x 7’ wide)

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Hughes Juniper DeGroot's Spire Cedar
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Hughes’ Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s
Spire’
Low evergreen groundcover
with attractive feathery silver- Slow growing narrow upright
blue foliage in summer form of Thuja. Twisted scalelike
turning plumbluein fall and dark green foliage holds its
winter. Spreading graceful colour well in the winter. Fine
specimen or accent for
branches hug the ground
landscapes that require a
and are great for trailing over softening of strong vertical lines
walls or rocks. Colourful of tall buildings. Can be used as
display in the border or mass a hedge. Keep moist in sunny
plantings. locations.
Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 30cm tall x 2m wide (12” tall x 7’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to shade 4m tall x 75cm wide (13’ tall x 30” wide)

Savin Juniper Little Gem Cedar

Juniperus sabina Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Gem’

Upright spreading vase-shaped Wonderful, slow growing


evergreen. Wide-spreading with compact globe-shaped
soft dark green foliage. Very evergreen. Dark green foliage
popular variety for prairies or becomes tinted bronze during
plains. Great background in cold weather. Great formal look.
the border or in mass plantings. An excellent choice for a small
Withstands city conditions and hedge or as a foundation or
is very hardy. border plant. Useful in colour
container gardening. Keep
moist in sunny locations.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 1.25m tall x 2.5m wide (4’ tall x 8’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to shade 60cm tall x 60cm wide (24” tall x 24” wide)

Blue Danube Juniper Little Giant Cedar

Juniperus sabina ‘Blue Danube’ Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Giant’

Vase-shaped spreading Slow growing compact


evergreen with attractive globeshaped evergreen. Soft
feathery bluishgreen foliage feathery bright green foliage all
year round. Good accent or as a year. Gives a nice formal look.
background in the border. Very versatile in the landscape.
Commonly used in mass Great for a small hedge, as a
plantings. Does well in most soil foundation or border accent.
conditions. Keep moist in sunny locations.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 60cm tall x 2m wide (24” tall x 7’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to shade 1.25m tall x 1.25m wide (4’ tall x 4’ wide)

Siberian Larch Techny Cedar

Larix sibirica Thuja occidentalis ‘Techny’

Colourful tree with broad Fast growing broadly based


pyramidal-shape. Arching pyramidal shape with dark
branches with long soft green green foliage year round.
needles turning bright yellow Excellent for screens or borders.
in fall. A unique specimen in Easily shaped by shearing into
the landscape. One of the plant formal shapes such as globes.
mysteries, a conifer that loses Very durable, one of the
its needles in winter then hardiest Thuja. Keep moist in
features the many small cones. sunny locations.

Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 15m tall x 7m wide (50’ tall x 23’ wide) Zone 3 Full sun to shade 4m tall x 1.75m wide (13’ tall x 6’ wide)

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Clematis
Pruning Group
NEW FOR 2011 Group A
Flower on previous years
* Larger, Taller Container growth only. Prune every
year after flowering.
* Decorative Wooden Trellis Group B – B1
Flower on previous years
* Easily Transplanted growth.
B2 Bloom on both
previous years growth
and new growth. Prune
every second year.

Group C
Flower on new growth
only. Prune to 2 buds on
each stem near ground
level.

Ernest Markham Clematis Bees Jubilee Clematis

Clematis 'Ernest Markham' Clematis 'Bees Jubilee'

A popular variety of this Mauve-pink with carmine bars.


wonderful flowering climber 6-8"(15-20cm) flowers in May,
and with good reason; June and Sept. Mature height 6-9'
abundant fuchsia-red flowers (2-2.5m).Pruning group B1.
are produced throughout the
summer on a vigorous vine, a
great plant for the novice and
expert gardener alike.

Zone 2 Sunlight Pruning Group C 10in x 24in Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B1 2m x 1m

Blue Boy Clematis Comtesse de Bouchaud


Clematis
Clematis ‘Blue Boy’
Clematis 'Comtesse de
Nodding blue flowers from July to Bouchaud'
September are freely borne,
grows in any aspect to about One of the most popular clematis
2.5M (8') and is none clinging to ever grown and justifiably so.
start with but the upper leaves will Pink slightly on the mauve side,
grasp and it makes an effective with 4-6" (10-15cm)blooms from
small climber and looks lovely June to September.
scrambling through shrubs etc.
best hard pruned in the spring.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group C 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group C 2m x 1m

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Duchess of Edinburgh Polish Spirit Clematis
Clematis
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
A vigorous, hardy and very
This century old double white showy vine featuring an
has 4-6"(10-15cm) blooms in abundance of rich purple
May, June and sometimes again flowers throughout the summer
in September. and into fall, doesn't know when
to stop blooming; nearly
indestructible!

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B1 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group C 2m x 1m

Elsa Spaeth Clematis The President Clematis

Clematis 'Elsa Spaeth' Clematis 'The President'

(syn. Xerxes) Rich violet-purple Another favorite that has held its
6-8" (15-20cm)flowers in May, own for over one hundred years.
June and September. 6-8" (15-20cm) deep purple-
blue flowers with striking red
tipped stamens bloom from
June to September.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B1 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B2 2m x 1m

Jackmanii Clematis Ville de Lyon Clematis

Clematis 'Jackmanii' Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

The best known clematis of all A favorite since the turn of the
time. This easy to grow, one century. The flower is quite
hundred and thirty year old unique; these pals have a
variety was the first hybrid to carmine edge that fades into a
combine a deep purple and a lighter inner area and large
good size 4-6" (10-14cm)flower. yellow stamens. The 4-6" (10-
Flowers are produced from mid 15cm) blooms if pruned hard, or
June through August. 5-7" (12-18cm) blooms if pruned
lightly, are produced from June
through September

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group C 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B or C 2m x 1m

John Paul II Clematis Blue Bird Clematis

Clematis 'John Paul II' Clematis macropetala ‘Blue Bird’

From the Polish Clematis This is one of the earliest and


breeder Brother Stefan most profuse bloomers. Flowers
Francsak, a monk who has are light blue, double,
produced several outstanding downfacing, and give way to airy
new hybrids. The 4-6" (10- seed heads later in the summer.
15cm) creamy white blooms An excellent, low maintenance
with pink trails and reddish perennial.
stamens are produced in June,J
uly and August.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B2 2m x 1m Zone 3 Sunlight 10in x 24in

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Clematis Vines
Joe Zary Clematis Golden Clematis

Clematis macropetala ‘Joe Zary’ Clematis tangutica

Developed in Saskatchewan by A distinctive variety of the


S.J. Zubrowski many decades popular climber with nodding
ago, this durable and proven golden flowers in mid summer
selection is making a comeback followed by showy plumes of
by popular demand. Massive white fluffy "fruit" in fall, loves to
displays of star-shaped flowers climb and puts on a dazzling
come early in the year and often performance
a second flush comes in mid-
summer. The seedheads are
also showy.

Zone 2 Part sun to full shade 250cm x 150cm Zone 3 Sunlight 10in x 24in

Maidwell Hall Clematis Dropmore Scarlet


Honeysuckle
Clematis macropetala ‘Maidwell Lonicera brownii ‘Dropmore
Hall’ Scarlet’
Fast growing climbing vine
This vine has a vigorous growth with glossy green foliage.
habit and produces lovely down- Blooms June to September
facing blooms in early summer. with tubular orange-red
flowers. Needs support to
climb. Height and width will
depend on the support used.
Attracts hummingbirds and
butterflies. An old favourite
developed in Manitoba.
Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 3m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 3m tall (10’ tall)

Sweet Autumn Clematis Virginia Creeper

Clematis paniculata ‘Sweet Parthenocissus quinquefolia


Maxi’
A vigorous growing climber with
Masses of creamy white and attractive glossy green foliage.
sweetly scented blooms appear Showy reddish-orange fall
in late summer and are colour when planted in full sun.
persistent. Very low maintenance, train to
cover walls, fences or trellises.
A good groundcover. Height and
width will depend on support
used.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 3m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 10m tall (33’ tall)

Golden Tiara™ Clematis Englemann Ivy

Clematis tangutica ‘Kugotia’ Parthenocissus quinquefolia


‘Engelmannii’
Rich golden blooms are
heightened by dark red centres. A moderately vigorous vine
Attractive seed heads persist with medium-sized glossy green
through the winter and provide leaves. Spectacular fall colour
excellent appeal. when planted in sunny
locations. Covers fences, walls
or trellises. Self-clinging. Good
used as a groundcover. Height
and width will depend on the
support used.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 3m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to part shade 8m tall (26’ tall)

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Perennials
Silver Yarrow Angels Breath Yarrow

Achillea clypeolata Achillea ptarmica ‘Angels


Breath’
We consider this plant to be one
of the most under-rated Bright white flowers are a treat
perennials we grow! Vibrant throughout the hottest days of
silver foliage lasts all season summer.
long and is accented by bright,
golden yellow flowers all
summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 60cm

Cerise Queen Yarrow Love Parade Yarrow

Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Achillea sibirica ‘Love Parade’


Queen’
Deep green lanceolate leaves
Fine green lacy foliage covered are smothered by soft pink
with deep, cherry red blossoms blossoms throughout the
in a mounding form. summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 60cm

Apricot Delight Yarrow Wooly Yarrow

Achillea millefolium ‘Apricot Achillea tomentosa ‘Aurea’


Delight’ (PPAF)
The low spreading form of this
Features uniform flowering, plant is excellent for hot sunny
strong growth habit, and a spots and displays grayish,
carpet of flowers ranging from wooly foliage and rich, golden
pale apricot to near red. Full sun yellow flowers.
intensifies the flower colour.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

Paprika Yarrow Eleanor Monkshood

Achillea millefolium ‘Paprika’ Aconitum cammarum ‘Eleanor’

Flowers are a rich shade of red Eleanor is slightly shorter and


of orange and terra-cotta and sturdier than the original and
catch the eye all summer. displays large creamy white
flowers with bluish edges
throughout mid to late summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 80cm

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Stainless Steel Monkshood Geneva Bugleweed

Aconitum cammarum ‘Stainless Ajuga genevensis


Steel’
This bugleweed is a very
The dark, gray green foliage dependable groundcover with
highlights the vibrant blue flower green foliage and upright blue
spikes. flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 80cm Zone 2 Full sun to full shade 10cm x 30cm

Monkshood Bronze Beauty Bugleweed

Aconitum napellus Ajuga reptans ‘Bronze Beauty’

Tall and very showy throughout Glossy foliage is a bronze green


the late summer months. Hardy shade and highlights the bright
and dependable. blue flower spikes in spring.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 125cm x 80cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 10cm x 30cm

Pink Monkshood Burgundy Glow Bugleweed

Aconitum napellus ‘Rubellum’ Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’

Soft, light pink flower spikes and Foliage is a unique blend of


green, finely divided foliage green and cream and burgundy
make a lovely contrast. and makes a wonderul
groundcover.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 80cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 10cm x 30cm

Bishops Goutweed Chocolate Chip Bugleweed

Aegopodium podagraria Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’


‘Variegatum’
This highly prostrate
This classic groundcover groundcover has chocolate
provides bright cream and purple foliage and bright little
green variegation all summer in blue flowers.
almost any application. It works
best in a confined setting as it
has a mildly invasive habit.

Zone 2 Full sun to full shade 30cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 5cm x 20cm

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Mahogany Bugleweed Russian Hollyhocks

Ajuga reptans ‘Mahogany’ Alcea rugosa

Provides a cheery display of This little known species


bright blue flowers in spring over produces tall spikes of large,
rich mahogany-purple foliage buttery-yellow flowers that last
that gets almost black in the fall all summer long. The foliage is
with cool weather. a grey-green and the entire
plant shows excellent disease
resistance.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 10cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 175cm x 40cm

Silver Queen Bugleweed Lady's Mantle

Ajuga reptans ‘Silver Queen’ Alchemilla mollis

Silvery leaves shine all year and The large, circular leaves are a
blue flowers appear throughout soft shade of green and look
the summer and early fall. refreshing when covered with
beads of water after dew or rain
showers. The flowers are an
almost electric shade of yellow.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 5cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 75cm

Chaters Double Hollyhocks Gold Strike Lady's Mantle

Alcea rosea Alchemilla sericata ‘Gold Strike’

This well known perennial The foliage is grey-green and


makes a standout display of scalloped and forms a compact,
fully double blooms though tidy clump. The flowers first
summer. appear in early summer and
Cultivar: Description: have terrific appeal for their
’Chaters Pink’ (double pink) contrast with the foliage.
‘Chaters Red’ (double red)
‘Chaters Yellow'
(large double yellow)
‘Chaters Peaches ‘n Dreams’
(double salmon pink)
Zone 3 Full sun 160cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 60cm

Black Hollyhocks Luna Basket-of-Gold

Alcea rosea nigra Alyssum montanum ‘Luna’

This perennial displays an Intense yellow flowers blanket


extremely dark shade of single the low, silvery mound of
maroon flowers that almost look foliage. Very hardy in the
black. Prairies. This flowers earlier
than previous varieties and is a
Fleroselect award winner.

Zone 3 Full sun 150cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 15 x 30cm

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Perennials
Gold Ball Basket-of-Gold Japanese Anemone

Alyssum saxatile ‘Gold Ball’ Anemone hupehensis


This selection is the most Upright scapes of pale pink
compact of Alyssum and puts flowers appear over green
on a show with a dense mound foliage. More durable than the
of rich yellow flowers over grey- hybrids.
green foliage.

Zone 3 Full sun 12cm x 25cm Zone 4 Partial shade 70cm x 40cm

Arkansas Bluestar Snowdrop Anemone

Amsonia hubrichtii Anemone sylvestris

This new plant of the year has Double white blossoms are a
narrow, needle-like foliage with real treat in spring. Bright green
an interesting feathery foliage remains through
appearnace. It is covered in summer.
light blue flowers in early
summer and the fall foliage is a
brilliant golden mass.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 75cm x 90cm Zone 3 Partial shade 40cm x 30cm

Mount Atlas Daisy Pussytoes

Anacyclus depressus ‘Silver Antennaria dioica ‘Rubra’


Pillow’
This prostrate groundcover
Low growing mounds of silver, shows off with soft, silvery
feathery foliage with delicate foliage and wine red flowers in
white flowers in late Spring. spring.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

Pearly Everlasting Hollandaise Sauce Marguerite

Anaphalis margaritacea Anthemis hybrida ‘Hollandaise


Sauce’
Grey mounding foliage is
covered with pure white flowers This showstopper is completely
from mid to late summer. covered in blossoms for weeks
on end and withstands extreme
heat and lack of moisture.
Foliage is a fine texture. A must
have for every perennial border.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 75cm Zone 3 Full sun 60 x 75cm

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Kelway Golden Marguerite Little Lanterns Columbine

Anthemis hybrida ‘Kelway’ Aquilegia canadensis

This vigorous perennial always This dwarf selection is tough


brings a splash of colour in mid and reliable and has showy red
summer. Fine green foliage. flowers with yellow corollas.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 75cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 25cm

Orange Marguerite Pink Lanterns Columbine

Anthemis sancti-johannis Aquilegia canadensis ‘Pink


Lanterns’
This item is more compact than
the others but makes up for it Great floral displays of in spring
with vibrant lasting orange and early summer are borne on
flowers. compact and durable plants.

Zone 2 Full sun 40cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

Alpine Columbine Japanese Fan Columbine

Aquilegia alpina Aquilegia pumila ‘Selection’

Early summer flower spikes are This low growing variety has
tidy and upright and green bright little flowers and is
foliage remains nice all summer. excellent for alpine and rock
gardens.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 15cm

Songbird Series Nora Barlow Columbine

Aquilegia caerulea Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Nora Barlow’

The Songbird Series is The pink flowers on this variety


characterized by sturdy, upright are rimmed with green and
flower stalks and vibrant white and are striking in the
colours. Flowers are large and garden.
long-lived and sure to please.
Cultivar: Description:
’Blue Jay’ (dark blue, white bee)
‘Cardinal’ (dark red, white bee)
‘Dove’ (pure white)
‘Goldfinch’ (bright yellow)

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 80 x 50cm

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Perennials
William Guinness Columbine Pink Rockress

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘William Arabis caucasica rosea


Guinness’
Low mounding perennial with
This selection flowers very early grayish green foliage and a
and shows off with deep purple carpet of light pink blossoms.
and white flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 30cm

McKana’s Giant Columbine Snowcap Rockcress

Aquilegia x caerulea ‘McKana’s Arabis caucasica ‘Snowcap’


Giant’
Low mounding perennial with
These plants are a delight with a grayish green foliage and a
continual mix of vivid colours carpet of pure white blossoms.
throughout early summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 30cm

Winky Blue-White Columbine Spanish Thrift

Aquilegia x vulgaris ‘Winky Armeria juniperifolia


Blue-White’
Dense green mound remains
Great upward-facing flowers are compact in size and is covered
held up on durable stems with delicate pink flowers.
throughout early summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

Winky Rose-Rose Columbine Pride of Dusseldorf Thrift

Aquilegia x vulgaris ‘Winky Armeria maritima ‘Pride of


Rose-Rose’ Dusseldorf’

This selection forms a compact, Grass-like foliage forms a


sturdy clump and exhibits rose- compact mound and produces
pink flowers with pink centres. lovely pink flower balls in
summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 15 x 25cm

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Nifty Thrifty Thrift Silver Brocade

Armeria x ‘Nifty Thrifty’ Artemisia stelleriana ‘Silver


Brocade’
This compact little selection has
exciting variegated foliage in a Bright frosted white foliage is
little mound coverered with nicely textured and is a beautiful
delicate pink blossoms. accent in a perennial border.
Excellent for low perennial
borders or in rock and alpine
gardens.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 40cm

Valerie Finnis Sage Dwarf Korean Goatsbeard

Artemisia luduviciana ‘Valerie Aruncus aethusifolius


Finnis’
This dwarf selection remains in
Sturdy, upright bush is bright a tidy little mound of delicate,
silver in the hottest sunshine finely divided green foliage. The
and has an interesting texture. flowers poke up on little stalks in
early summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Partial Shade 25cm x 25cm

Limelight Sage Giant Goatsbeard

Artemisia orientalis ‘Limelight’ Aruncus diocius

This large perennial bush shows Goatsbeard grows into a large


off bright cream and green upright ball and produces
variegation; excellent backdrop. masses of white flowers in early
summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 60cm Zone 3 Partial shade 150cm x 150cm

Silvermound Butterfly Flower

Artemisia schmidtiana Ascelpias tuberosa


‘Silvermound’
Leathery green foliage forms a
This top-seller has unique silver nice bush with deep orange
foliage that is very lacy and flowers in mid to late summer.
delicate looking but thrives in
hot and dry conditions. It forms
a tidy low mound and is
dependable season after
season.

Zone 2 Full sun 30cm x 50cm Zone 4 Partial shade 60cm x 60cm

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Perennials
Dark Beauty Alpine Aster Winston Churchill Aster

Aster alpinus ‘Dark Beauty’ Aster dumosus ‘Winston


Churchill’
Low growing mound produces
vibrant blue flowers with bright Fall colour is absolutely vibrant
yellow centres. and long lasting. A vital
component in the seasonal
landscape.

Zone Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

Pinkie Alpine Aster Woods Light Blue Aster

Aster alpinus ‘Pinkie’ Aster dumosus ‘Woods Light


Blue’
This low growing, mat-forming
perennial produces carpets of Compact, dense mounding
large, rich pink daisies. habit with blankets of light blue
flowers. Excellent disease
resistance.

Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial Shade 30cm x 30cm

Alert Aster Woods Pink Aster

Aster dumosus ‘Alert’ Aster dumosus ‘Woods Pink’

Great displays of rich red Dense mounds of foliage with


flowers blanket this tidy, carpets of pale pink flowers with
mounding plant from early fall till yellow centres.
frost.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

Blue Boy Aster Woods Purple Aster

Aster dumosus ‘Blue Boy’ Aster dumosus ‘Woods Purple’

A tremendous mound of rich Dense mounding form with rich


blue flowers from early fall until colour throughout the fall
well after the first frost. season. Very showy.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

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September Ruby Aster Vision in Pink Astilbe

Aster novae-angliae ‘September Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Pink’


Ruby’
Pale pink plumes rise above a
This upright selection becomes dense and compact plant in
very showy in fall with a blanket mid-summer. The leaves are
of richly coloured flowers. large and blue-green in colour
and a course texture. Vigorous
perfomer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 125cm x 75cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 60cm x 50cm

Arctic Aster Vision in Red Astilbe

Aster sibiricus Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Red’

Very durable and hardy northern Dark red blossoms set this item
selection provides violet flowers apart from Visions as an
and consistent growth. alternative in the compact size
range.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 40cm x 40cm

Milk and Honey Astilbe Visions Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Milk and Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’


Honey’
Compact mounding form with
Rounded form with green rich purple flowers in late
marbled foliage and creamy summer.
white blossoms.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 35cm x 40cm

Superba Astilbe Peach Blossom Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Superba’ Astilbe japonica ‘Peach


Blossom’
Mounding form with bright pink
flower stalks in summer and fall. The fine green foliage of spring
and summer give way to lovely
pink blooms in late summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 80cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 60cm x 60cm

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Perennials
Radius Astilbe Variegated Rockcress

Astilbe japonica ‘Radius’ Aubrieta x cultorum


‘Argenteovariegata’
Refined green foliage forms a
large clump. Bright red blooms This exciting variety of
on triangular plumes are showy. rockcress has grey-green
leaves edged with creamy white
or gold. The low mound is
smothered in rich purple
blossoms for several weeks in
the spring.

Zone 3 Part sun to full shade 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 20cm x 30cm

Red Sentinel Astilbe Royal Blue Rockcress

Astilbe japonica ‘Red Sentinel’ Aubrieta x cultorum ‘Royal Blue’

These flowers are the reddest of This low mounding item has
the astilbes and come on an semi-succulent green leaves
upright, well contained plant. and a deep blue carpet of
flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 15cm x 30cm

Sprite Astilbe Royal Red Rockcress

Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Sprite’ Aubrieta x cultorum ‘Royal Red’

Sprite boasts a bronzy green Green, semi-succulent foliage


leaf with deep pink blossoms in forms a low mound and is
mid to late summer. covered with bright, carmine red
flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 15cm x 30cm

Ruby Cloud Masterwort Blue Wild Indigo

Astrantia major x ‘Ruby Cloud’ Baptisia australis

Ruby Cloud has very unique Short pikes of deep blue flowers
flowers held upright over a followed by curly black seed
dense rosette of rich green pods useful in dried
foliage. arrangements. This has been
chosen as the Perennial Plant
of the Year for 2010.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 120cm x 60cm

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Heartleaf Bergenia Sunwheel

Bergenia cordifolia Bupthalmum salicifolium

Glossy, leathery leaves clumps This uniform mound of deep


that are mostly evergreen green produces a long-lasting
produce clusters of little pink carpet of golden daisies.
flowers. Tolerant of highly exposed and
very hot locations. Excellent
selection.

Zone 2 Partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 40cm

Bressingham White Bergenia Blue Clips Harbells

Bergenia cordifolia Campanula carpatica ‘Blue


‘Bressingham White’ Clips’

This perennial forms a compact Blue Clips is a proven item for


clump of glossy green, oval the Prairies with a compact
leaves and upright stalks of mounded form and prolific
pure white flowers. An excellent displays of mid-blue flowers that
choice for the garden that bloom all summer. Re-blooming
receives a bit of shade. is enhanced with dead-heading.

Zone 2 Partial shade 25cm x 30cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 25cm

Eroica Bergenia Deep Blue Clips Harbells

Bergenia cordifolia ‘Eroica’ Campanula carpatica ‘Deep


Blue Clips’
Bright purple blooms rise above
deep green and glossy foliage This selection is similar to Blue
marked with splotches of Clips but produces a darker
burgundy. The plant thrives in shade of violet blue flowers.
moist, organic soils and make a
terrific impact in a shaded
garden.

Zone 2 Partial shade 25cm x 30cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 25cm

Jack Frost Bugloss White Clips Harbells

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Campanula carpatica ‘White


Frost’ Clips’

Large silvery leaves with a Similar in form to the other


metallic shimmer make a harebells but with a pure white
perfect backdrop for delicate display of colour throughout
blue flowers. summer.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 25cm

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Blue Baby Bellflower Birch Hybrid Dalmatian
Bellflower
Campanula cochlearifolia ‘Blue
Baby’ Campanula portenschlagiana
‘Birch Hybrid’
This compact showpiece
blooms freely for much of the Trailing stems produce thick
summer. Very easy care. displays of petite blue flowers all
summer. Good in rock gardens.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 15cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 20cm

Clustered Bellflower Blue Waterfall Serbian


Bellflower
Campanula glomerata ‘Superba’
Campanula poscharskyana
Upright form with chubby spikes ‘Blue Waterfall’
of blue in mid-summer. Foliage
is coarse and deep green. This cascading rockery plant
provides vibrant colour and will
tolerate some shade.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 25cm

Chettle Charm Peach Leaved Cherry Bells Bellflower


Bellflower
Campanula punctata ‘Cherry
Campanula persicifolia ‘Chettle Bells’
Charm’
Huge, cherry red bells with a
This tall growing selection light pink to white edge borne
produces long stems of nearly on arching, leafy stems. Divide
white bells that have an elegant every few years to encourage
violet blue outer rim. Flowering new growth and vigorous
is longer and the form is upright performance.
and sturdy. Very showy.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 60cm

Telham Beauty Peach Leaved Blubells of Scotland


Bellflower
Campanula rotundifolia
Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham
Beauty’ This has a low, mounding habit
with upright flower stalks all
Large, nodding, sky-blue flowers summer long.
are borne on slender, upright
spikes in late spring and early
summer. Foliage is medium
green and glossy. Deadhead to
encourage re-blooming.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

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Cupids Dart Alpine Mouse Ears

Catananche caerulea Cerastium alpinum lanatum

Gray green clumping form with Silvery foliage is smothered in


upright stalks of lavender white flowers in June. Growth is
flowers. much denser than C.
tomentosum.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun 5cm x 25cm

Persian Cornflower Snow in Summer

Centaurea dealbata Cerastium tomentosum

Gray green foliage, upright form. Silvery grey foliage covered with
Rosy coloured flowers bright white flowers in June.
throughout the summer. Prostrate form and very durable.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 70cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

Yellow Cornflower Pink Turtlehead

Centaurea ruthenica Chelone obliqua

Dark green, pinnatifid foliage Stiff spikes of pink flowers,


forms a large upright clump excellent for cutting. Prefers a
which is covered in sulfery moist location.
yellow flowers throughout mid
summer. Thrives in poor, dry soil
conditions.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 100cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm

Bachelor's Button Autumn Elegance


Chrysanthemum
Centaurea montana
Chrysanthemum rubellum
Upright form with vibrant blue ‘Autumn Elegance’
flowers. Drought tolerant and re-
blooming if cut back in summer. Large, single pink daisies are a
fall treat. Developed in Manitoba
for durability and hardiness.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 60cm

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Baby Tears Mum Morden Delight Mum

Chrysanthemum x morifolium Chrysanthemum x morifolium

This new hardy mum brings a Bronze flowers are fully double
great compact and durable form and accented by deep green
to the landscape along with foliage.
loads of compact, pom-pom
flowers from late summer to
freeze-up.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 50cm

Holly Mum Morden Fiesta Mum

Chrysanthemum x morifolium Chrysanthemum x morifolium

This newly discovered plant Bright purple flowers are fully


forms a dense, tidy mound that double and grow on a compact
is covered in the brightest of and durable plant.
golden yellow pom-pom flowers.
The foliage is deep green.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

Morden Cameo Mum Morden Galety Mum

Chrysanthemum x morifolium Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Foliage is a grayish shade of This selection boasts a tidy,


green and pubescent. Double compact form as well as bright
white flowers have creamy orange double blossoms.
centres.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

Morden Canary Mum Morden Garnet Mum

Chrysanthemum x morifolium Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Bright green foliage and sturdy This variety produces a deep


flower stems that will not flop. A red, double flower and remains
durable Manitoba development. durable and compact.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

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Duchess of Edinburgh Polish Spirit Clematis
Clematis
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
A vigorous, hardy and very
This century old double white showy vine featuring an
has 4-6"(10-15cm) blooms in abundance of rich purple
May, June and sometimes again flowers throughout the summer
in September. and into fall, doesn't know when
to stop blooming; nearly
indestructible!

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B1 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group C 2m x 1m

Elsa Spaeth Clematis The President Clematis

Clematis 'Elsa Spaeth' Clematis 'The President'

(syn. Xerxes) Rich violet-purple Another favorite that has held its
6-8" (15-20cm)flowers in May, own for over one hundred years.
June and September. 6-8" (15-20cm) deep purple-
blue flowers with striking red
tipped stamens bloom from
June to September.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B1 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B2 2m x 1m

Jackmanii Clematis Ville de Lyon Clematis

Clematis 'Jackmanii' Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

The best known clematis of all A favorite since the turn of the
time. This easy to grow, one century. The flower is quite
hundred and thirty year old unique; these pals have a
variety was the first hybrid to carmine edge that fades into a
combine a deep purple and a lighter inner area and large
good size 4-6" (10-14cm)flower. yellow stamens. The 4-6" (10-
Flowers are produced from mid 15cm) blooms if pruned hard, or
June through August. 5-7" (12-18cm) blooms if pruned
lightly, are produced from June
through September

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group C 2m x 1m Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B or C 2m x 1m

John Paul II Clematis Blue Bird Clematis

Clematis 'John Paul II' Clematis macropetala ‘Blue Bird’

From the Polish Clematis This is one of the earliest and


breeder Brother Stefan most profuse bloomers. Flowers
Francsak, a monk who has are light blue, double,
produced several outstanding downfacing, and give way to airy
new hybrids. The 4-6" (10- seed heads later in the summer.
15cm) creamy white blooms An excellent, low maintenance
with pink trails and reddish perennial.
stamens are produced in June,J
uly and August.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Pruning Group B2 2m x 1m Zone 3 Sunlight 10in x 24in

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Prairie Lavender Mum Sunfire Tickseed

Chrysanthemum x morifolium Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’

Upright and vigorous growth Similar to the well known Early


habit with an abundance of Sunrise but flowers are yellow
lavender pink blossoms. with rich burgundy centres.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 30cm

Brunette Bugbane American Dream Tickseed

Cimicifuga ramosa ‘Brunette’ Coreopsis rosea ‘American


Dream’
Dark, rich purple foliage forms
an upright clump and large Very fine mounding foliage
spikes of creamy white tower provides a delicate backdrop for
above. bright pink blossoms.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 150cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 40cm

Lily-of-the-Valley Sweet Dreams Tickseed

Convallaria majalis Coreopsis rosea ‘Sweet


Dreams’
Delicate white bells are highly
fragrant. Excellent for massing Lovely white flowers have
together in background areas. attractive pink centres and are a
definite summer showpiece.

Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 20cm x 30cm Zone 4 Full sun 50cm x 50cm

Early Sunrise Tickseed Moonbeam Tickseed

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Early Coreopsis verticillata


Sunrise’ ‘Moonbeam’

Bright yellow flowers are semi- Very fine deep green foliage
double and are held nicely backdrops a show of creamy
upright for long lasting yellow flowers throughout the
enjoyment. summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 30cm Zone 4 Full sun 40cm x 50cm

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Crème Brulee Tickseed Butterfly Delphinium

Coreopsis x ‘Crème Brulee’ Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Blue


Butterfly’
Improved flowering over
Moonbeam is a key feature of Finely divided foliage forms a
this plant. The flowers are mounding plant with bright blue
deeper in colour and larger in open flowers. Re-blooms later in
size and the foliage is a brighter the fall if cut back after the initial
green. Neat mounding form. flowering is complete.

Zone 4 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 40cm

Corydalis Rose Butterfly Delphinium

Corydalis elata Delphinium grandiflorum ‘Rose


Butterfly’
An upright grower topped with
lovely clusters of small clear This plant has the finely divided
blue flowers. The floral scent foliage that we are used to from
wafts on the warm summer Blue Butterfly except the flowers
breeeze giving a terrific, sweet are a lovely shade of light pink.
aroma. Prefers rich, well drained Cutting back after flowering will
soil. encourage re-blooming.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 30cm

Yellow Ice Plant

Delosperma nubigenum

Tiny succulent green leaves


form a prostrate carpet and
flowers appear in spring.
Rockery plant.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 20cm

Connecticut Yankee
Delphinium

Delphinium belladonna
‘Connecticut Yankee’

This compact plant remains


more compact than traditional
larkspur and requires no staking
but yet produces an abundance Yellow Ladyslipper Cypripedium calceolus
of flower spikes. Expect shades
of blue, lavender, and white. The intricate detail of the little orchid blossoms are a treat to observe
in the garden. This plant grows wild in the Prairies but has been
collected and propagated for domestic use.
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Magic Fountain Series
Delphinium x elatum
This series is noted for being compact and producing sturdy flowers
spikes that do not require staking. Florets are large and bright.
Excellent in the low maintenance perennial border.
Zone 3 Full sun 70cm x 40cm
Cultivar: Description:

‘Blue Fountain’
(dark blue with a dark bee)
‘Cherry Fountain’
(cherry pink with a white bee)
‘Sky Blue Fountain’
(light sky blue with a white bee)
‘White Fountain’
(pure white with a white bee)

New Millenium Series

Delphinium x elatum
This new series showcases some of the brightest and most
exciting blossoms seen to date. Many are fringed and double and
very showy. Flowers spikes are durable and require less staking.
Zone 3 Full sun 150cm x 60cm
Cultivar: Description:
‘Blue Lace’ (blue with pink tinge)
‘Double Innocence’ (pure white)
‘Dusky Maidens’ (violet with dark bee, double and fringed)
‘Green Twist’ (white with green tinge and white-green bee)
‘Purple Passion’ (deep purple)
‘Royal Aspirations’
(deep blue with white bee)
‘Sweethearts’ (pink, white bee)

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Siberian Pinks Arctic Fire Maiden Pinks

Dianthus amurensis Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’

Single red-violet blooms show A low growing, spreading


off above a low mound of fine selection that produces white
green foliage. flowers with a bright red centre
eye.

Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

Little Maiden Sand Pinks Moonbeam Tickseed

Dianthus arenarius ‘Little Coreopsis verticillata


Maiden’ ‘Moonbeam’

This compact little plant forms a Very fine deep green foliage
dense mound of blue-green backdrops a show of creamy
foliage and is topped with pure yellow flowers throughout the
white, fringed, and fragrant summer.
flowers. Excellent for rock
gardens, low borders, and
mixed containers.

Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 30cm Zone 4 Full sun 40cm x 50cm

Dwarf Sweet William Mix Brilliancy Maiden Pinks

Dianthus barbatus ‘Midget’ Dianthus deltoides ‘Brilliancy’

A single flowering mixture of This plant is low growing and


flowers produced on a dwarf, spreads to form a carpet.
compact growing plant. Flowers are deep red and
showy.

Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

Tall Double Mix Flashing Lights Maiden Pinks

Dianthus barbatus ‘Super Dianthus deltoides ‘Flashing


Duplex Mix’ Lights’

This selection is a tall growing Quite similar to Brilliancy but


mix of completely double with darker foliage and a deeper
flowers. The colours are very scarlet flower colour.
bright.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

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Zing Rose Maiden Pinks Sweetness Garden Pinks

Dianthus deltoides ‘Zing Rose’ Dianthus plumarius ‘Sweetness’

This item has a low growing and Mixed flowers include tones
spreading habit and produces a from pink to rose to red and are
carpet of bright pink flowers. showy and fragrant. Compact
habit.

Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

Firewitch Cheddar Pinks Eastern Star Pinks

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Dianthus x ‘Eastern Star’


‘Firewitch’
This selection is compact, long-
The deep blue-green foliage blooming, and fragrant and has
persists through heat and blue-green foliage. The flowers
drought. Masses of vibrant are ruby red with a burgundy
magenta flowers with a lacy ring around the rim.
fringe are held up in May and
then again sporadically through
the summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 20cm

Spotty Cheddar Pinks Pixie Pinks

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Dianthus x ‘Pixie’


‘Spotty’
These fragrant, fringed flowers
Flowers are a bright rose tone are pink with dark pink accents
with a delicate white finge and and a red ring around the throat.
speckles throughout. They re-bloom repeatedly from
spring till fall.

Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 30cm

Tiny Rubies Cheddar Pinks Red Fernleaf Bleeding Heart

Dianthus gratianopolitanus ‘Tiny Dicentra formosa ‘Adrian Bloom’


Rubies’
Dwarf plant forms a rosette of
Masses of tiny delicate flowers blue green, fern-like foliage.
are held upright over a compact, Flowers are rich red and
deep green clump. delicate.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 25cm

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White Fernleaf Bleeding Heart Burning Hearts Bleeding
Heart
Dicentra formosa ‘Aurora’
Dicentra x ‘Burning Hearts
Gray green, fern-like foliage
forms a dense rosette. Flowers Striking red rose flowers have a
are a shade of ivory white. white edge and are produced all
season long. The blue grey
foliage forms a compact mound
and is finely divided for
increased appeal. A terrific new
development.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

Fernleaf Bleeding Heart White Gas Plant

Dicentra formosa ‘Luxuriant’ Dictamus albus ‘Albiflorus’

Gray green foliage is finely Bright white blossoms rise up


dissected and fern-like. Upright on showy spikes and reward
flowers are a rich shade of red. with slight fragrance.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 2 Full sun 60cm x 40cm

Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart Gas Plant

Dicentra spectabilis Dictamus albus ‘Rosea’

This garden classic features the Fragrant, rose pink blossoms


well known heart-shaped rise above the plant on sturdy,
flowers that hang beneath upright stems.
arching stems and are pink with
white accents. The plant
maintains an upright form.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun 60cm x 40cm

White Old-Fashioned Yellow Foxglove


Bleeding Heart
Digitalis grandiflora
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’
Strong, arching stems hold up
The same as the pink form gorgeous displays of light yellow
except with pure white bells. Very unique appeal.
blossoms. Very striking when in
bloom.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 60cm x 50cm

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Pink Foxglove Dragonhead

Digitalis mertonensis Dracocephalum grandiflorum

Tall, upright form with terrific Pubescent green leaves form a


spikes of rich rose bells. Foliage compact clump and produce
is deep green and wrinkled. displays of delicate blue flowers.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 20cm

Pam's Choice Foxglove Doubledecker Coneflower

Digitalis purpurea ‘Pam’s Echinacea purpurea


Choice’ ‘Doubledecker’

Creamy white bellflowers with Strong upright stems hold large,


deep burgundy splotched two-tiered double flowers. First
throats. Very unusual. year plants may be single.

Zone 4 Partial to full shade 100cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun 100cm x 60cm

White Foxglove Green Jewel Coneflower

Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Echinacea purpurea ‘Green


Thimble’ Jewel’

Similar in form to other foxglove These fragrant flowersare light


selections but with bright white green with a green cone and
flowers and a very upright habit. hold their colour well over time.
The plant has a compact,
upright habit.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 100cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 40cm

Shooting Star Prairie Splendor™


Coneflower
Dodecatheon meadia
Echinacea purpurea ‘Prairie
This dwarf, low-growing clump Splendor’
produces tall flower stems with
unique, cyclamen-like blooms. This exciting new variety
produces large, deep pink
flowers and comes on display
earlier than most other
coneflower varieties. The growth
habit is uniform and tidy.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 15cm Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 40cm

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NEW!
PLATINUM
SERIES
Looking for something different
for the garden?
Coneflower Hot Summer Foamy Bells Sweet Tea
These dicentra, heucheras, Echinacea Heucherella
echinaceas, brunnera and
coreopsis are just that. All
varieties are easy to grow, with
low maintenance and full
season interest.
Zones 3-9

Coralbells Southern Comfort Coralbells Lime Marmalade


Heuchera Heuchera

Coralbells Lime Marmalade Coralbells Obsidian


Heuchera Heuchera

All come in our large


premium pot size.

Coralbells Plum Royale


Heuchera

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Lucky Star Coneflower Sundown – Big Sky™ Series

Echinacea purpurea ‘Lucky Echinacea x ‘Sundown’


Star’
Flowers are a bright shade of
Bright white flowers with orange and are a terrific size.
orange-yellow discs are noted Form is sturdy and upright.
for distinctly horizontal petals
and a very durable and sturdy
form. The plant has good vigour
and cold hardiness.

Zone 3 Full sun 90cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 60cm

Ruby Star Coneflower Star Frost Globe Thistle

Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star’ Echinops bannaticus ‘Star Frost’

Features are similar to Magnus Dazzling silvery white globes


but with a slightly larger flower are held proudly above deep
size and a deeper shade of red. green, thistle-like foliage. The
flowers are golf ball sized and
are wonderful in the landscape
and for use as a cutflower.

Zone 3 Full sun 90cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun 90cm x 60cm

Harvest Moon - Big Sky™ Globe Thistle


Series
Echinops ritro
Echinacea x ‘Harvest Moon’
Unique, metallic blue globes are
Deep, golden yellow petals with held high above prickly, deep
a golden centre cone combined green foliage. Thrives in heat.
with fragrance make for a terrific
plant. The plant is heavily
branched and durable.

Zone 4 Full sun 60cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 60cm

Pink Double Delight Bishop's Hat


Coneflower
Epimedium x rubrum
Echinacea x ‘Pink Double
Delight’ New growth is a reddish colour
and slowly matues to green.
Half the height of Razzmatazz Red flowers resemble
with twice the flower power! columbine.
Well branched, sturdy flower
stems are ideal for cutting. Long
season of bloom and excellent
durability.

Zone 4 Full sun 50cm x 30cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 25cm x 30cm

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Daisy Fleabane Chameleon Spurge

Erigeron speciosus Euphorbia dulcis ‘Chameleon’

Sprawling growth habit. Flowers Burgundy purple foliage


are made of hundreds of narrow deepens in fall to provide some
blue petals and a yellow centre. of the richest colour available.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

Blue Glitter Sea Holly Cushion Spurge

Eryngium planun ‘Blue Glitter’ Euphorbia polychroma

Small silvery blue flowers Forms a dome of green that is


resemble thistle heads. Cooler covered by yellow flowers.
weather enhances flower colour. Foliage turns a wonderful red in
fall.

Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 50cm

Gateway Joe Pye First Blush Spurge

Eupatorium maculatum Euphorbia polychroma ‘First


‘Gateway’ Blush’

Rosy, umbrella like flower heads Light green and cream


tower above the garden and variegated foliage also takes on
provide a real focal point. a pink tinge in spring and fall.
The flowers open up bright
yellow and slowly mature to
match the foliage.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 180cm x 50cm Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 30cm

Baby Joe Pye Martha Washington's Plume

Eupatorium purpurea ‘Baby Joe’ Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’

This Joe Pye is smaller than This tall upright perennial


most selections but remains an produces massive flower
excellent item for the back of a panicles over interesting rough
perennial border. Bright fuschia green leaves.
coloured flowers over rich green
foliage makes a great accent
point.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 150cm x 75cm

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Variegated Meadowsweet Fanfare® Blanket Flower

Filipendula ulmaria ‘Variegata’ Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Fanfare'

Variegated green and golden Flowers have deep red centres


foliage is serrated and with yellow tips. The petals flare
attractive. Flowers are white and out like trumpets. Very different.
airy.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 80cm

Arizona Sun Blanket Flower Oranges & Lemons Blanket


Flower
Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Sun’
Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Oranges
This award winning selection & Lemons’
produces brick red flowers with
bright yellow edges and This compact perennial is
continually re-blooms for the covered with dazzling, daisy-like
entire summer. Excellent in full flowers all season long. Plant in
sun and high exposure areas. the middle of a perennial border
or in mixed containers.

Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 40cm

Burgundy Blanket Flower Sweet Woodruff

Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Burgundy’ Galium odoratum

Deep wine red blossoms are Light green and cream


held upright above medium variegated foliage also takes on
green foliage. Very dependable. a pink tinge in spring and fall.
The flowers open up bright
yellow and slowly mature to
match the foliage.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 80cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 15cm x 40cm

Dwarf Goblin Blanket Flower Summer Gentian

Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Dwarf Gentiana dahurica


Goblin’
Wonderfully pure blue flowers
This vibrant selection produces come throughout the summer.
a steady flow of red and yellow Forms a compact clump.
bi-coloured flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

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Ballerina Cranesbill Southcombe Double
Cranesbill
Geranium cinereum ‘Ballerina
Geranium oxonianum
Pink flowers have dark veins ‘Southcombe Double’
and form a great mound of
colour all throughout the Mounding foliage is covered
summer. with double, star-shaped
blossoms in summer. Heat
tolerant.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 35cm x 50cm

Laurence Flatman Cranesbill New Hampshire Purple


Cranesbill
Geranium cinereum ‘Laurence
Flatman’ Geranium sanguinium ‘New
Hampshire Purple’
The foliage is deep green and
bright lilac flowers have purple Deep reddish purple flowers
veins. Great groundcover form a great carpet for a very
variety. attractive, durable groundcover.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 40cm

Purple Pillow Cranesbill Bloody Cranesbill

Geranium cinereum ‘Purple Geranium sanguinium ‘Striatum’


Pillow’
Large, pale pink flowers are
Deep reddish purple flowers accented with dark veins. Forms
with darker veins give a rich a wide mound.
display of colour. Good in
containers.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 50cm

Pink Cranesbill Brookside Cranesbill

Geranium dalmaticum Geranium x ‘Brookside’

Green leaves turn orange in fall. One of the largest mounding


Continuous blooming with pink cranesbill is covered with royal
blossoms. blue flowers with rich red veins.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 100cm

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Rozanne® Cranesbill White Creeping Baby's
Breath
Geranium x ‘Rozanne’
Gypsophila repens
This new plant of the year is
known for masses of saucer- Forms a low carpet of fine
shaped flowers which keep green leaves. Delicate white
coming from early summer until flowers form another carpet in
frost comes. Lush green foliage May.
sets off the delicately veined
flowers.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 80cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

Borisll Avens Pink Creeping Baby's Breath

Geum hybridum ‘Borisii’ Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea’

Cheery orange flowers are Forms a low carpet of fine green


displayed for weeks on end leaves. Small pink flowers
thorughout early summer. develop in early summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

Rosyveil Baby’s Breath Sunshine mix Helen's Flower

Gypsophila paniculata ‘Rosyveil’ Helenium autumnale ‘Red and


Gold’
Gray green foliage is completely
buried with a massive dome of This seed strain has a wonderful
deliate pink flowers. mix of colour including yellow,
orange, red, and gold. Expect
showy displays on tall, sturdy
stems by late summer. Excellent
as a cut flower.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun 100cm x 50cm

White Baby's Breath False Sunflower

Gypsophila paniculata Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Lights


‘Snowflake’ of Loddon’

Early summer flowers form a This classic performer comes


large, upright mound and are year after year with bright
useful in cut and dried golden yellow displays of colour.
arrangements. It maintains a tidy upright form
and rarely needs staking. Dead-
heading prevents self-seeding.

Zone 3 Full sun 90cm x 80cm Zone 3 Full sun 100cm x 60cm

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Arctic Mist® Coral Bells Ruby Mist Coral Bells

Heuchera x ‘Jefmist’ Heuchera x ‘Ruby Mist’

This new release has been These green leaves have a


chosen on the Prairies for silvery shimmer and the flowers
outstanding green and white are a rich shade of red.
marbled foliage and brilliant red
flowers. The plant forms a
dense and compact mound and
the flower stalks are short and
very sturdy. Excellent for low
growing perennial borders and
as cutflowers.

Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 25cm Zone 2 Full sun 50cm x 50cm

Brandon Pink Coral bells Francee Hosta

Heuchera x ‘Brandon Pink’ Hosta fortunei ‘Francee’

This green-leafed selection is Foliage is a consistent dark


noted for hardiness and a very green with a perfect white edge.
lengthy season of bloom. Very refined and elegant.

Zone 2 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 40cm x 60cm

Peach Flambe Coral Bells Hyacintha Hosta

Heuchera x ‘Peach Flambe’ Hosta fortunei ‘Hyacinthina’

This new heuchera literally This is a large, green leaved


glows bright peach in spring in variety with a rapid growth habit
summer before turning plum- and good tolerance for some
purple in fall. The leaves are sun.
also infused with flaming red,
hence its common name.

Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 40cm Zone 3 Partial shade 60cm x 90cm

Petite Pearl Fairy Coral Bells Patriot Hosta

Heuchera x ‘Petite Pearl Fairy’ Hosta fortunei ‘Patriot’

Bronze foliage with marbled One of the best variegated


silver forms dense clumps. Light varieties around. Medium green
pink sprays of flowers accent with a wide, bold white margin.
perfectly on this lovely dwarf
selection.

Zone 4 Full sun to part shade 25cm x 20cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 100cm x 120cm

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Francis Williams Hosta Halcyon Hosta

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Hosta tardiana ‘Halcyon’


Williams’
The leaves of Halcyon are
This beautiful sport of Elegans perhaps the bluest of all hostas
has similar large blue leaves but that we grow and are heavily
with a rich yellow border. ribbed.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 70cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 40cm x 60cm

Great Expectations Hosta June Hosta

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Great Hosta tardiana ‘June’


Expectations’
The foliage on this item is small
This unusual and exotic variety and refined and is a unique
comes with golden leaves with a golden shade with a blue
wide blue margin. The leaves margin.
are huge and make a bold
statement in the hosta bed.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 60cm x 70cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 35cm x 50cm

Blue Wedgewood Hosta August Moon Hosta

Hosta tardiana ‘Blue Hosta x ‘August Moon’


Wedgewood’
Bright crinkled golden foliage
This compact little selection has looks excellent when planted in
lovely little blue-green leaves mass.
and fragrant blooms in fall.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 25cm x 40cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 75cm

First Frost Hosta Big Daddy Hosta

Hosta tardiana ‘First Frost’ Hosta x ‘Big Daddy’

Attractive blue leaves have a Leaves are large and a deep


2cm margin of cream that will shade of blue. Considered by
slowly mature to white. Selected some to be the best blue hosta.
as the Hosta of the Year for
2010.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 40cm x 50cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 75cm x 120cm

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Blue Mouse Ears Hosta Guacamole Hosta

Hosta x ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ Hosta x ‘Guacamole’

Blue mounding dwarf with small Light apple green leaves with a
round gray green leaves that dark, blue-green margin.
have incredible substance. Flowers are fragrant
Lavender flowers are on short
scapes in perfect proportion to
the clump size. 2008 Hosta of
the Year

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 12cm x 20cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 45cm x 70cm

Dream Weaver Hosta Honeybells Hosta

Hosta x ‘Dream Weaver’ Hosta x ‘Honeybells’

Enormous blue-green leaves Light golden green leaves are


are highlighted with a golden ribbed and wavy and give
yellow centre flame. Very showy. interesting texture to the
landscape.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 70cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 70cm

Earth Angel Hosta Night Before Christmas Hosta

Hosta x ‘Earth Angel’ Hosta x ‘Night Before


Christmas’
This remarkable sport of Blue
Angel is the first giant blue These long and narrow leaves
hosta to have a margin! Leaves have white centres and broad
are a hazy blue with a 3cm dark green margins.
margin of creamy white. 2009
Hosta of the Year

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 90cm x 90cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 70cm x 70cm

Fire and Ice Hosta Paradigm Hosta

Hosta x ‘Fire and Ice’ Hosta x ‘Paradigm’

Pure white leaves with a deep This new development has


green, splattered margin. Very shiny, slightly puckered golden
striking variety. leaves with bluish green
margins.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 70cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 90cm

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Paul's Glory Hosta So Sweet Hosta

Hosta x ‘Paul’s Glory’ Hosta x ‘So Sweet’

Yellow leaves with bluish green Shiny green leaves with wide,
margins that fade to parchment creamy-white margins. Flowers
white. are showy and very fragrant.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 75cm x 75cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 30cm x 50cm

Praying Hands Hosta Split Milk Hosta

Hosta x ‘Praying Hands’ Hosta x ‘Spilt Milk’

Upright, narrow, tightly folded The blue-green leaves on this


leaves resemble hands folded in selection look like they have
prayer. The dark green leaves literally been drizzled with milk.
are heavily rippled with thin gold The leaves are also textured
margins. Hosta of the Year for and this plant is unlike any other
2011. on the market.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 45cm x 45cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 60cm x 80cm

Regal Splendor Hosta Stained Glass Hosta

Hosta x ‘Regal Splendor’ Hosta x ‘Stained Glass’

Frosty gray-blue leaves are Beautiful golden crinkled leaves


stunningly edged in creamy have a wide, irregular margin of
white. Wonderful upright habit. dark and light green.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 80cm x 90cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 40cm x 90cm

Revolution Hosta Sum and Substance Hosta

Hosta x ‘Revolution’ Hosta x ‘Sum and Substance’

Interesting white leaves have Enormous greenish gold leaves


green speckles and thick green have an attractive sheen and
edges. Vibrant landscape are unparalleled in size.
appeal.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 50cm x 80cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 75cm x 150cm

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Whirlwind Hosta Common Hops

Hosta x ‘Whirlwind’ Humulus lupulus

Creamy white leaves with This vigorous growing vine


irregular, deep green margins. comes from ground level each
Very miniature in size. spring and is an excellent
climber.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 6m x 2m

Wide Brim Hosta Garden Hops

Hosta x ‘Wide Brim’ Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’

Rounded, blue-green leaves Masses of golden foliage


have a wide cream to gold provide an excellent highlight
margin and are nicely textured. along a fence or trellis. Quite
hardy.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 60cm x 90cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 6m x 2m

Wolverine Hosta Pink Candytuft

Hosta x ‘Wolverine’ Iberis aurosica ‘Sweetheart’

Blue-green leaves have tidy This low growing perennial


gold margins and are long and produces a lovely carpet of
tapered in shape. The form is blooms throughout the summer.
tidy.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 40cm x 80cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 30cm

Chameleon Plant Candytuft

Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon’ Iberis sempervirens

Interesting tri-coloured foliage Deep green foliage is covered in


blends tones of white, green, early spring by a bright white
and orange. Intriguing spreader. carpet of blooms.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 30cm

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Freckled Geisha Japanese Iris Variegated Iris

Iris ensata ‘Freckled Geisha’ Iris pallida ‘Albo Variegata’

Lavender edged flowers with Interesting green and white


random splashes throughout the striped foliage is topped with
white petals. Large 15cm large blue flowers with yellow
flowers. beards.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 70cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 30cm

Imperial magic Japanese Iris Yellowflag Iris

Iris ensata ‘Imperial Magic’ Iris pseudacorus

Large white flowers with This large iris is suited for moist
beautiful purple venation. Great areas and waterways but works
for borders or in boggy soils. in tall perennial borders as well.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 60cm

Bearded iris

Iris germanica

Bearded Iris remains a very important group of garden perennials. There are literally thousands of
different varieties available, but we have chosen to list a number that are well known as well as a few
newer introductions. These plants remain one of the most elegant displays of colour and design in the
early summer.

Cultivar: Height: Flowers:

‘Apache Warrior’ 50cm tan brown over grayish falls, unique


‘Boo’ 40cm white standards over blue falls, white margins
'Loop de Loop' ‘Battle Royal' 80cm large, deep cherry blooms, re-blooming
‘Bright White’ 15cm pure white, smells like lily-of-the-valley
‘Chalk Mark’ 30cm pure white
‘Gingerbread Man’ 40cm copper blend with prominent blue beards
‘Gleaming Gold’ 40cm bright yellow, brownish cast over the falls
‘Loop de Loop’ 50cm deep purple, white falls edged purple
‘Mystic Midnight’ 40cm purple standards over deep purple falls
‘Sea Patrol’ 50cm light blue with white beards, large flowers
‘Spring Bonnet’ 50cm pale pink over apricot falls with orange beards

'Battle Royal' Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 30cm

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Siberian Iris Golden Lamium
Iris sibirica
Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’
This iris group is typically known
for taller and narrower leaf Bright golden foliage forms a
blades and later flowering. thick carpet that slowly
spreads. Non-invasive.
Cultivar: Description:
‘Caesar’s Brother’ 80cm deep
rich purple and great vigour
‘Snow Queen’ 60cm lce-creamy
white standard with yellow falls
‘Victorian Secret’ 65cm deep
violet with contrasting blue
standards
Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade Zone 2 Partial to full shade 15cm x 40cm

Gerald Darby Blueflag Iris Beacon Silver Lamium

Iris versicolor ‘Gerald Darby’ Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

This vigorous iris has tall Metallic silver foliage is rimmed


branching purple black stems in deep green and spreads to
which carry many blue flowers form a thick carpet. Very hardy.
with large golden signals in
early summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 50cm Zone 2 Partial to full shade 15cm x 40cm

Crimson Scabious Chequers Spotted Nettle

Knautia macedonica Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’

Upright, wiry stems hold up Dark green foliage with a silver


bright crimson, pincushion like stripe is very striking. Deep
flowers. Forms a dense little purplish flowers come all
bush. summer.

Zone 4 Full sun 60cm x 60cm Zone 2 Partial to full shade 25cm x 50cm

Herman's Pride False Lamium Lemon Frost Spotted Nettle

Lamiastrum galeobdolon Lamium maculatum ‘Lemon


‘Herman’s Pride’ Frost’

Finely detailed foliage is Lavender blooms above heart-


variegated with green and shaped leaves. New growth is
metallic silver and is topped in lime green with white center
yellow in June. stripe. Spreads slowly.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Partial sun to partial shade 15cm x 40cm

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Orchid Frost Spotted Nettle Munstead Dwarf Lavender

Lamium maculatum ‘Orchid Frost’ Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead


Dwarf’
This premier variety has silvery
foliage that remains clean and Grayish green foliage forms a
free from leaf spot throughout mound. Wiry stems hold up
the summer heat. The flowers aromatic lavender flowers.
are showy and abundant and re-
blooming occurs in late summer.

Zone 2 Partial to full shade 25cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

White Nancy Spotted Nettle Alaska Shasta Daisy

Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’ Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’

Bright green and white matting Tall, upright form with deep
foliage with white flowers is a green foliage. Perfect single
highlight in any shaded location. daisies produced throughout
summer.

Zone 2 Partial to full shade 15cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 40cm

Pink Pearl Sweet Pea Amelia Shasta Daisy

Lathyrus latifolia ‘Pink Pearl’ Leucanthemum superbum


‘Amelia’
This climbing sweet pea is a
hardy selection and produces Large white flowers are
masses of fragrant rich outstanding in their form and
blossoms. impact. The plant is an
improved Alaska.

Zone 3 Full sun 200cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 50cm

Hidcote Blue Lavender Becky Shasta Daisy

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Blue Leucanthemum superbum


‘Becky’
Frosted silved foliage forms a
dense mound. Deep blue Very sturdy, upright form with
flowers are highly aromatic. deep green foliage. Flowers are
large, showy, and enduring.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 75cm x 30cm

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Brightside Shasta Daisy Little Peach Bitter Root

Leucanthemum superbum Lewisia longipetala x ‘Little Peach’


‘Brightside’
Develops a compact rosette.
Large, single flowers are raised Early summer flowers are
on sturdy stems and form a very brilliant yellow-orange tones.
durable garden showpiece.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 75cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 15cm

Crazy Daisy Shasta Daisy Little Plum Bitter Root

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Crazy Lewisia longipetala x ‘Little Plum’


Daisy’
Develops a compact rosette.
Piles of fluffy double white Early summer flowers are bright
flowers cover this upright plant. rosy purple and pink tones.
The flower petals are finely cut
and sometimes nearly conceal
the yellow eye!

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 70cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 15cm

Silver Princess Shasta Daisy Blazing Star

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Silver Liatris spicata


Princess’
Long lasting rosy purple spikes
Mid sized shasta daisy boasts are an eye catcher in any
medium green foliage and pure perennial border. Prefers ample
white single flowers. sun.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 70cm x 30cm

Snow Lady Shasta Daisy Floristan White Blazing Star

Leucanthemum superbum ‘Snow Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’


Lady’
Bright white flower spikes arise
This All America winner remains from a solid green clump and
compact and produces masses make a nice accent in the
of bright white daisies. garden.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun 70cm x 30cm

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Kobold Blazing Star Asiatic Lilies

Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ Lilium asiatica

This selection remains much Asiatic lilies are loved for their
more compact but produces the vibrant colour and mid-summer
same well known showy spikes. blooms. These selections
remain sturdy and somewhat
compact and are durable
garden performers.

Cultivar: Description:

‘Lollypop’ 60cm reddish pink


with creamy white centres
Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 30cm 'Tiny Icon' ‘Tiny Bee'
30cm bright yellow, compact
Midnight Lady Golden Ray ‘Tiny Ghost’ 35cm pure
magenta red, compact
Ligularia dentata ‘Midnight Lady’ ‘Tiny Hope’
40cm bright orange, compact
Large maroon-black leaves form ‘Tiny Icon’ 35cm soft pink,
a striking clump that is topped deep pink accents, compact
with stalks of golden yellow ‘Tiny Sensation’ 35cm yellow
daisy-like flowers. This plant tips, reddish brown centres and
needs plenty of moisture for accents
optimal performance.
‘Tiny Snowflake’
40cm pure white
‘Sphinx Kiss’ 90cm double
bright red, pollenless, late

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 80cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade

Gregynog Gold Golden-Ray Dizzy Oriental Lily

Ligularia hessei ‘Gregynog Gold’ Lilium orientale ‘Dizzy’

Large, wavy green mounds of This long flowering oriental lily


foliage are topped with bright features wilvery white blooms
golden orange flower spikes. with deep red stripes and
speckles.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 100cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 20cm

The Rocket Golden-Ray Salmon Star Oriental Lily

Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ Lilium orientale ‘Salmon Star’

This large, mounding plant has These flowers jump out with
highly textured green foliage their soft pink petals overlaid
and produces bright yellow with thick orange mid-ribs and
blooms. orange speckling throughout.
They are bring wonderful
fragrance to the garden.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 150cm x 120cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 120cm x 30cm

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Stargazer Oriental Lily Blue Flax

Lilium orientale ‘Stargazer’ Linum perenne nanum ‘Sapphire’

This popular lily features a large A dwarf well-branching form of


reddish pink flower with white the ever popular blue flax.
edges and accents. Very showy.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 25cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 20cm

Tiger Lily Golden Bird's-Foot

Lilium tigrinum ‘Splendens’ Lotus corniculatus

This great classic perennial Low growing groundcover is


produces strong upright stems covered with full yellow flowers
with loads of down-facing, in mid summer. Very Prairie
orange blooms that have a hardy.
terrific brown speckling
throughout. It is also quite
fragrant.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 25cm Zone 2 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

Blue Flax Dwarf Lupine Mix

Linum perenne Lupinus polyphyllus ‘Minarette’

Very fine green foliage grows A dwarf lupine with a vibrant mix
upright and is topped with lovely of colours. Flower stalks are
blue flowers that are continually sturdy.
produced from early summer
until frost. A mid-summer
pruning can bring improved
blooming.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 30cm

White Flax Russel's Hybrids


Lupinus x polyphyllus
Linum perenne ‘Album’
Noted for sturdy flower stalks
Very similar to the blue flax that do not require staking, as
except with refreshing white well as full, vibrant flower
flowers. colours. Best vigour is seen if
rejuvenated every other year.

Cultivar: Description:
‘Blue’ (blue with a white banner)
‘Pink’ (pink with a white banner)
‘Red' (carmine red shades)
‘White’ (creamy white)
‘Yellow’ ( light yellow)
Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 40cm

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Vesuvius Campion Peggy Flower-of-Jove

Lychnis arkwrightii ‘Vesuvius’ Lychnis flos-jovis nana ‘Peggy’

Rich, burgundy green foliage. The bright flowers on top of the


Flowers are very brightly grey felt-like foliage make this
coloured and are nice for plant a cheery addition to the
cutting. early summer garden.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 30cm

Maltese Cross Firecracker Loosetrife

Lychnis chalcedonica Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Very old-fashioned and long Rich bronze purple leaves form


lived perennials with red globes a loose clump. Nodding yellow
atop of strong stems. Very flowers contrast beautifully.
hardy.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm

Dusty Pink Maltese Cross Gooseneck Loosetrife

Lychnis chalcedonica ‘Carnea’ Lysimachia clethroides

A somewhat subdued form of Unusual white flower spikes all


the well known maltese cross have a slight bend. Foliage is
with mild pink flowers. green with a hint of gray.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 75cm x 40cm

Gardener's World Cathcfly Creeping Jenny

Lychnis coronaria ‘Gardener’s Lysimachia nummularia


World’
This prostrate spreader is
These plants are upright with excellent for creeping and
silvery wooly foliage and flowers trailing. Cheery yellow flowers.
that resemble bright red
carnations which last for about 6
weeks. This brings a huge
improvement over the species
in many ways.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 45cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 25cm

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Golden Creeping Jenny Zebrina Mallow

Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’

Bright golden foliage forms a These large flowers are a light


good mat or trailing plant. Does shade of rose pink but have
best in a shaded location. exotic veins of deep maroon.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 25cm Zone 4 Full sun 90cm x 90cm

Alexander's Loosetrife Blue Stalking Bee Balm

Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’ Monarda didyma ‘Blue Stocking’

Brightly variegated green and Strong upright form with deep


cream foliage with exciting violet blooms and a light,
golden yellow flower spikes. grayish green foliage. Mildew
resistant.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 60cm

Pink Perfection Musk Mallow Coral Reef Bee Balm

Malva moschata Monarda didyma ‘ACreef’

This large green perennial is This new monarda introduction


covered with very showy blooms boasts a sturdy form, disease
through mid and late summer. resistance, and rich pink
flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 90cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 80cm x 60cm

Apple Blossom Musk Mallow Grand Mum® Bee Balm

Malva moschata ‘Appleblossom’ Monarda didyma ‘ACmum’

This perennial maintains a tidy This most recent introduction


form and remains moderately comes from the Morden
sized for the medium perennial Research Station and attracts
border. The flowers are attention because of its pinkish
produced in abundance and are flowers that look like giant
a soft pink shade. chrysanthemums.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 50cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

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Grand Parade® Bee Balm Woodland Forget-Me-Not

Monarda didyma ‘ACade’ Myosotis sylvatica

This compact, mid-sized plant is This little biennial enjoys most


covered with bright flowers environments and comes
throughout mid-summer. The reliably from self-seeding.
foliage is deep green and Excellent in a border or a
demonstrates excellent mildew companion to spring bulbs to
resistance. cover up spent foliage.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to full shade 20cm x 20cm

Jacob Kline Bee Balm Dropmore Blue Catmint

Monarda didyma ‘Jacob Kline’ Nepeta faassenii ‘Dropmore Blue’

Brightly variegated green and Soft, grayish green foliage


Image cream foliage with exciting
golden yellow flower spikes.
forms a nice mound and is
covered with masses of purple
Pending flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 70cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 60cm

Marshall's Delight Bee Balm Walker's Low Catmint

Monarda didyma ‘Marshall’s Delight’ Nepeta faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’

A Prairie development with This recent plant of the year is


clean green foliage and bright dependable to produce masses
pink flowers. Good disease of gentle colour throughout the
resistance. summer season and is hardy to
perform year after year.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 60cm

Petite Delight Bee Blossom Yellow Evening Primrose

Monarda didyma ‘Petite Delight’ Oenothera missouriensis

This dwarf selection has gray Narrow rich green foliage has a
green foliage and lavender pink sprawling habit. Large, bright
blossoms on sturdy stems. lemon yellow flowers.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

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Pink Evening Primrose Garden Peony Selections

Oenothera speciosa Paeonia lactiflora

Mounding green foliage These classic perennials are as old


accented by soft pink flowers as gardening itself but have been
throughout mid summer. enhanced over the years by
improved new varieties. Staking
will prevent the plants from falling
in the event of strong wind or
heavy rainfall. Excellent as a
cutflower.

Cultivar: Description:
‘Claire de Lune’ (pale yellow with
Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 50cm ‘Mon. Jules Elie' deep yellow centre, single)
‘Edulis Superba’
Sundrops (rich pink, double)
‘Felix Crousse’ (bright red)
Oenothera tetragona ‘Festiva Maxima'
(pure white, double, fragrant)
Red buds in spring open as ‘Karl Rosenfeld'
bright yellow flowers in summer. (rich, deep red, double)
Upright and showy form. ‘Mme. Emil Lemoine' (pure white)
‘Mikado’ (dark red, single, cutleaf)
‘Mon. Jules Elie'
(pink over pale pink, double)
‘Raspberry Sundae'
(red and vanilla white)
‘Sarah Bernhardt’ (dark rose pink)
‘Sorbet’ (soft pink/white/soft pink)

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 30cm ‘Mikado’ Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 80cm

Green Carpet Spurge Bartzella Itoh Peony

Pachysandra terminalis ‘Green Paeonia x ‘Bartzella’


Carpet’
This great Itoh peony is noted
With a compact growing habit for strong upright growth, large
and deep green foliage, this double flowers (15-20cm) of
plant makes an excellent deep yellow, and good
ground cover. It is covered with fragrance. Itoh, or intersectional,
white bottlebrush flowers in peonies, come from a cross
spring. between tree peonies and
herbacious peonies and
combine proven hardiness and
terrific flower characteristics.
Zone 4 Partial to full shade 15cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 100cm x 75cm

Fernleaf Peony Alpine Poppy

Paeonia tenuifolia Papaver alpinumenothera


missouriensis
A special plant collector’s item!
The foliage is so fine that it Light grayish green and finely
almost looks artificial and the divided foliage forms a small
large flowers are fully double mound. Brightly mixed flowers.
and an exotic shade of red. Very
long lived perennial.

Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 25cm

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Champagne Bubbles Iceland Picotee Oriental Poppy
Poppy
Papaver orientale ‘Picotee’
Papaver nudicale ‘Champagne Bubbles’
This great new variety has
A bright pastel flower mixture is large, creamy white flowers
continually produced all summer with unique orange ruffled
long over tender green foliage. edges.

Zone 3 Full sun 35cm x 35cm Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 30cm

Orange Oriental Poppy Pink Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale ‘Allegro’ Papaver orientale ‘Queen Alexander’

Massive orange-red flowers are Large pink flowers have black


produced on tall stalks in late centres and arrive on tall, sturdy
June. Clumps of hairy green stalks in late June.
leaves.

Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 30cm

Red Oriental Poppy White Oriental Poppy

Papaver orientale ‘Beauty of Livermere’ Papaver orientale ‘Royal Wedding’

Massive red flowers are These large white blossoms


produced on strong, tall stalks in have black centres and are very
late June. Clumps of hairy showy in late June.
green leaves.

Zone 3 Full sun 100cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 80cm x 30cm

Purple Oriental Poppy Clearly Coral Beard-Tongue

Papaver orientale ‘Patty’s Plum’ Penstemon barbatus ‘Clearly Coral’

Large purple flowers have a Short spikes of bright coral


rich, black eye and highly ruffled flowers are borne over clean
petals. Very showy new green mounds of foliage.
selection. Developed in Manitoba for
excellent hardiness and vigour
in the Prairie landscape.

Zone 3 Full sun 100cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 30cm

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Elfin Pink Beard-Tongue Dwarf Russian Sage

Penstemon barbatus ‘Elfin Pink’ Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’

Spikes of clear pink blossoms This dwarf version of Russian


rise above a compact mound of sage remains tidy and compact
green. Good vigour and and is an excellent xeriscape
hardiness. plant. Requires no staking or
maintenance, good for dried
floral arrangements.

Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 40cm

Prairie Dusk Beard-Tongue Dimity Dwarf Fleeceflower

Penstemon barbatus ‘Prairie Dusk’ Persicaria affinis ‘Dimity’

Nice upright spikes of vivid Leathery green leaves form a


purple blossoms have a low, spreading carpet. Short red
wonderful lifespan. Good as a spikes are a mid summer treat.
cutflower.

Zone 3 Full sun 50cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

Husker Red Beard Tongue Red Dragon Fleeceflower

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ Persicaria microcephala ‘Red


Dragon’
Mounds of bronze-green foliage
push up spikes of light pink These beautiful purple leaves
blossoms. Foliage colour is are marked with a darker centre,
enhanced in full sun. Plant in a silver halo, and a reddish
mass for the best effect. midrib.

Zone 3 Full sun 75cm x 40cm Zone 4 Full sun 60cm x 70cm

Russian Sage Giant Fleeceflower

Perovskia atriplicifolia Persicaria polymorpha

This wonderful plant is hardy This magnificent perennial


and drought tolerant and forms a strong upright clump
produces vibrant silver foliage. and is covered in large, bright
Flowers arrive in mid summer white blooms for weeks on end.
and remain a cool blue almost It tolerates heat and drought
up until frost. and performs reliably year after
year.

Zone 3 Full sun 90cm x 80cm Zone 2 Full sun 150cm x 150cm

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Arctic Phlox Plum Perfect® Mountain
Phlox
Phlox borealis
Phlox divaricata ‘Plum Perfect’
Bright and fine green foliage
forms a dense carpet. Early This mounding plant flowers
summer flowers are a bright early in the year with highly
pink. fragrant, rich plum coloured
flowers.

Zone 2 Full sun 10cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 30cm

Bill Baker Phlox Summer Phlox

Phlox carolina ‘Bill Baker’ Phlox paniculata

A compact and versatile plant This group of perennials is well


with great mildew resistance, loved for their massive blooms
Bill Baker will produce fragrant which first appear in mid
lavender-pink flowers with light summer and provide interest up
centers. It flowers early and until frost comes. The form is
shows colour before summer upright and neat for the
phlox. perennial border.

Cultivar: Description:

‘Blue Boy’
Zone 3 Full sun 35cm x 40cm 'Orange Perfection' 80cm large, lavender-blue
‘Bright Eyes'
Blue Mountain Phlox 80cm slightly pink, red centre
‘David
Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ 80cm pure white, fragrant
‘Picasso’
This mounding plant flowers 50cm pink and white streaked
early in the year with highly flowers, compact
fragrant, light blue flowers. ‘Nicky’
80cm deep purple, lighter eye
‘Orange Perfection’
80cm deep salmon/orange
‘Starfire’
80cm cherry red, dark foliage

Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 30cm 'Picasso' Zone 3 Full sun

Montrose Tricolour Phlox Variegated Creeping Phlox

Phlox divaricata ‘Montrose Tricolor’ Phlox procumbens ‘Variegata’

Pink tinged white and green Very prostrate, creeping habit


variegated foliage is a key with variegated silver and green
feature of this compact foliage. Bright pink, low flowers.
perennial. Lavender blue
flowers are produced
abundantly in early spring as a
welcome to the new season.

Zone 3 Full sun 40cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 30cm

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Moss Phlox Astro Blue Balloonflower

Phlox subulata Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Astra


Blue’
These plants form a low
groundcover and are completely Bright blue, star-shaped flowers
matted with colour in early rise up above a compact little
summer. mound of a plant. The plant is
well suited to rock and alpine
Cultivar: Description: gardens or the front of
perennial borders.
‘Amazing Grace'
(white with mauve eyes)

‘Autumn Rose’
'Amazing Grace' (pink) Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 20cm

‘Blue Hills' Astra Pink Balloonflower


'(blue)
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Astra
‘Candy Stripes’ Pink’
(pink and white bi-colour)
Soft pink displays of single, star-
‘Maysnow' shaped flowers are a treat to
(white) see in mid-summer. Dwarf habit.

‘Scarlet Flame’
(red)

'Scarlet Flame' Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 20cm

Miss Manners Obedience Astra White Balloonflower


Plant
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Astra
Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss White’
Manners’
Pure white, single blooms rise
Excellent displays of pure white above rich green foliage that
spikes of flowers throughout the forms a compact little mound.
summer. The habit of this plant
is tidy and it will not spread
around like some other
Physostegia.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 75cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 20cm

Pink Bouquet Obedience Jacob's Ladder


Plant
Polemonium caeruleum ‘Firmament’
Physostegia virginiana ‘Pink
Bouquet’ Upright clumps of finely divided
green foliage. Upright flower
This plant has a lovely upright stems with clusters of blue bells.
form and develops tall pink
flower spikes in late summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 90cm x 40cm Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 16cm x 40cm

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Variegated Jacob's Ladder Auricula Primrose

Polemonium reptans ‘Stairway to Primula auricula


Heaven’'
Waxy green leaves form little
Some say this is the best clumps and mixed coloured
variegated Jacob’s Ladder ever flowers are a spring highlight.
developed due to it’s striking
foliage with green leaves edged
in creamy white which take on a
pink tinge in cooler weather.
Clusters of violet-blue bells top
the foliage in mid summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 35cm x 40cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 10cm x 15cm

Purple rain Jacob's Ladder Pink Primrose

Polemonium yezoense ‘Purple Rain Primula cortusoides


Strain’
Mid green foliage is soft in
This unique form has purplish texture and forms a compact
foliage that is enriched with mound. Pink flowers rise above
sunshine. Under certain the plant.
conditions the foliage appears
to be variegated green and
purple. Blue flowers are on
upright stalks.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 40cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 20cm x 30cm

Variegated Solomon's Seal Drumstick Primrose

Polygonatum multiflorum Primula denticulata


‘Variegatum’
This mixed primrose variety
Strong arching stems of bright flowers very early in the spring
variegated foliage form a dense and shows wonderful hardiness.
and slowly spreading clump. In
early summer the stems are
thick with little hanging bells that
are delicate and sweetly
fragrant.

Zone 2 Partial to full shade 60cm x 60cm Zone 2 Partial to full shade 20cm x 20cm

Miss Willmott Cinquefoil Majesta Lungwort

Potentilla nepalensis ‘Miss Willmott’ Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Majesta’

Fine green mounding foliage is Mottled green foliage turns to


covered with little pink flowers silver by mid-summer. Early
with red centres all summer summer flowers are little balls of
long. blue.

Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 25cm x 30cm

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Mrs. Moon Lungwort Black-Eyed Susan

Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Mrs. Moon’ Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’

Compact mounds of deep green This classic perennial produces


foliage with irregular silver bright yellow flowers with black
spots. Pink flowers contrast centres all summer long.
well.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 25cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 60cm x 50cm

Sissinghurst White Lungwort Sundance Black-Eyed Susan

Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Sissinghurst Rudbeckia grandiflora ‘Sundance’


White’
These large, golden rayflowers
Deep green foliage is speckled have black-brown cones and the
with silver and bright white plant has a sturdy, upright habit
flowers are a wonderful with healthy, intense green
contrast. foliage.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 25cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 120cm x 60cm

Spilled Milk Lungwort Gloriosa Daisy

Pulmonaria x ‘Spilled Milk’ Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’

The foliage on this new plant is Huge golden-orange daisies on


covered with bright silver tall, stock plants. Continuous
mottling over deep green. bloomer. All America Selection.
Spring flowers are pure white.

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 20cm x 30cm Zone 4 Full sun 80cm x 70cm

Pasque Flower Gloriosa Daisy

Pulsatilla vulgaris Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’

Large furry buds open up as This award winning variety


purple flowers with yellow produces large, light yellow
centres. Very early flowering flowers with green centres. Very
and bright. stable.

Zone 3 Full sun 25cm x 25cm Zone 4 Full sun 70cm x 50cm

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Gloriosa Daisy Salvia argentea

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Rustic Colors’ Salvia argentea

This dwarf selection produces Massive silver leaves are as


mixed flowers from red to furry as a rabbit’s ear and form
mahogany and re-blooms all a large rosette. Yellow flower
summer. spikes.

Zone 4 Full sun 50cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 50cm

Autumn Sun Coneflower East Friesland Sage

Rudbeckia nitida ‘Herbstsonne’ Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’

Forms a massive upright clump Similar to Blue Queen but with


with tall stalks of lemon yellow deeper blue flower colour and a
daisies. Excellent for cutting. more compact and durable
form.

Zone 3 Full sun 170cm x 75cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

Irish Moss May Night Sage

Sagina subulata Salvia nemorosa ‘Mainacht’

The foliage on this new plant is Long lasting blue violet spikes
covered with bright silver make this sturdy variety a
mottling over deep green. perennial favourite and a
Spring flowers are pure white. Perennial Plant of the Year
(1997). Deadhead to encourage
reblooming. Excellent as a
cutflower.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

Scotch Moss Swan Lake Sage

Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’ Salvia pratensis ‘Swan Lake’

Vibrant, golden yellow foliage Pure white open flower spikes


forms a dense mat and is an are held up over deep green
excellent highlight in a rock clumps of foliage all throughout
garden. midsummer. Deadhead to allow
for re-blooming later in the
summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm

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Sweet Esmeralda Sage Butterfly Blue Pincushion
Flower
Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’
Dense flower heads of intense
deep pink and bright green This mounding perennial
clumps of crinkled foliage. produces large lavender blue
Deadhead to allow for re- pincushion flowers all summer
blooming later in the summer. long.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 50cm

Twilight Serenade Sage Misty Butterflies Pincushion


Flower
Salvia pratensis ‘Twilight
Serenade’ Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty
Butterflies’
Rich coloured flower spikes of
blue-violet rise up above the Soft pink to mauve blue
clumps of bright green foliage. pincushions are large and
The flowers are durable and will showy all summer long.
re-bloom later in the summer
with dead-heading.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 40cm

Soapwort Pink Mist Pincushion Flower

Saponaria ocymoides Scabiosa columbaria ‘Pink Mist’

This low growing perennial A mounding selection that


forms a mound of green and is produces endless displays of
smothered with bright pink by pink pincushions held high and
May. strong.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 20cm x 30cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 50cm

Purple Robe Mossy Saxifrage Frosty Morn Stonecrop

Saxifraga x arendsii ‘Purple Robe’ Sedum alboroseum ‘Frosty Morn’

Exhibits similar form to the white Showy foliage is light apple


mossy saxifrage but with deep, green variegated with cream.
carmine pink flowers. Late flowers are very soft pink.

Zone 3 Partial shade 10cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 70cm x 50cm

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Pink Stonecrop Autumn Joy Stonecrop

Sedum ewersii Sedum spectabilis ‘Autumn Joy’

Grayish green succulent foliage This classic upright perennial


forms a low growing carpet. has thick green foliage and
Pink flowers cover the plant in massive bronze domes in late
fall. summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm

Variegated Russian Elsie's Gold Stonecrop


Stonecrop
Sedum spectabilis ‘Elsie’s Gold’
Sedum kamtschaticum
‘Variegatum’ This new plant is a great dwarf
version of Autumn Joy with
Green and yellow variegated golden marginal leaf variegation
foliage forms a prostrate carpet. and a tidy, compact form.
Red flowers accent in mid Flowers open as a soft pink and
summer. fade to bronze by late fall.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

Blue Spruce Stonecrop Variegated Stonecrop

Sedum reflexum Sedum spectabilis ‘Variegata’

Oblong blue foliage looks like Brightly variegated foliage is


mini spruce trees and forms a green and cream. Bronze
thick mat. Bright yellow flowers. domes develop in late summer
and fall.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm

Angelina Stonecrop Red Carpet Stonecrop

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ Sedum spurium ‘Red Carpet’

This plant is a great low-growing This prostrate groundcover is a


groundcover noted for bright deep, bronzy red colour with
golden-yellow succulent foliage bright pink mid summer flowers.
and yellow flowers in mid to late
summer. It is similar to the
popular S. relexum except for
the golden foliage. Excellent for
rock and alpine gardens.

Zone 4 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 25cm

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Tricolor Stonecrop Vera Jameson Stonecrop

Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’ Sedum x ‘Vera Jameson’

Exciting green, red, and cream Deep mahogany purple foliage


variegation. Forms a dense forms a loose mound covered
carpet covered with pink in with deep pink flowers in fall.
summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 40cm

Golden Carpet Stonecrop Cobweb Hens and Chicks

Sedum x ‘Golden Carpet’ Sempervivum arachnoideum

This low growing green Light green succulent rosettes


groundcover produces bright, are covered with silvery, web-
golden yellow flowers in mid like hairs. Pink flowers by mid
summer. June.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

Matrona Stonecrop Kalinda Hens and Chicks

Sedum x ‘Matrona’ Sempervivum arachnoideum


‘Kalinda’
Large, gray green foliage has a
tinge of purple. Jumbo flower This great variety has large
domes rise above the plant. succulent leaves that are held in
tight green heads with blood red
tips.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

Postman's Pride Stonecrop Robin Hens and Chicks

Sedum x ‘Postman’s Pride’ Sempervivum arachnoideum


‘Robin’
Characterized by bushy,
compact growth with very dark Lovely cranberry rosettes fade
brown to almost black succulent to pale green tips and are
leaves. Dark purple flower buds accented by silvery web-like
open to a dark, pinkish-red hairs in the centre of each
flower colour. Excellent sturdy rosette. This is an excellent
form. complement to Cobweb.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

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Green Hens and Chicks Purple Beauty Hens and
Chicks
Sempervivum soboliferum
Sempervivum x ‘Purple Beauty’
These rosettes are pure green
and spread evenly. Light pink Rosettes are large and deep
flower spikes are short and reddish purple and flowers are
modest. medium pink. Very popular
item.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

Sunset Hens and Chicks Silverine Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum tectorum ‘Sunset’ Sempervivum x ‘Silverine’

Emerald green leaves have red This selection is a mild red tone
tips and take on an orange-red with showy silver overlays.
glow in cooler weather.. Flowers are reddish in colour.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm

Ashes of Roses Hens and Rosanna Prairie Mallow


Chicks
Sidalcea malviflora ‘Rosanna’
Sempervivum x ‘Ashes of Roses’
This perennial produces long
This exciting form has rosettes upright stems loaded with bright
of deep purple with green flowers excellent for cutting.
accents. Silvery hairs are a
highlight.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm Zone 4 Full sun 100cm x 40cm

Calcareum Hens and Chicks Moss Campion

Sempervivum x ‘Calcareum’ Silene acaulis

This green form is accented by This highly prostrate perennial


brown leaf tips. Rosettes reach has dusty green foliage and
a good size over time. loads of tiny pink blossoms.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 20cm Zone 3 Full sun 5cm x 15cm

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Persian Carpet Campion Lamb's Ears

Silene schafta ‘Persian Carpet’ Stachys lanata

Brilliant dark pink flowers form a This well known perennial


covering over the horizontal produces mounds of grayish
cushion of small green foliage. leaves with a soft, wooly
texture.

Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 25cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 30cm x 30cm

Compact Sea Campion German Statice

Silene uniflora ‘Compacta’ Statice dumosa

Profuse light pink flowers are Small glossy green mounds


produced over low mounding, produce large mounds of silvery
grayish foliage all summer long. white, delicate foliage.

Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm

Laurin Goldenrod Sea Lavender

Solidago x ‘Laurin’ Statice limonium

Mounding green foliage is Airy lavender clouds of delicate


covered with large golden flowers are produced by mid
yellow plumes late in the summer and last until fall.
summer.

Zone 3 Full sun 30cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 60cm x 60cm

Pink Betony Goldsmith Comfrey

Stachys grandiflora ‘Rosea’ Symphytum grandiflorum


‘Goldsmith’
Rich green, serrated foliage
backdrops an exciting display of This favourite has wonderful
soft pink flowers in mid summer. golden variegated foliage with
tall stems of typical slightly
wishy-washy comfrey flowers.
The flowers can be removed to
show off the foliage all summer
long.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 45cm x 45cm

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Duo Painted Daisy Lavender Mist Meadow-Rue

Tanacetum coccineum ‘Duro’ Thalictrum rochebrunianum


‘Lavender Mist’
Bright red flowers with
contrasting yellow eyes are held Magnificent sprays of delicate,
high on stiff stems. Good for lavender purple flowers are
cutting. produced on tall, dark purple
stems. Self-supportivel rarely
needs staking. Distinctive
green foliage forms a nice
mound.

Zone 3 Full sun 70cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 150cm x 75cm

Robinson Giant Mix Painted Lemon Thyme


Daisy
Thymus citriodorus
Tanacetum coccineum ‘Robinson
Giant Mix’ Small green leaves give off a
distinct lemon scent when
A vibrant mixture of daisies are touched. Loads of pink flowers
produced in mid summer and in June.
are excellent as cutflowers.

Zone 3 Full sun 70cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

Robinson Pink Painted Daisy Gold Edge Lemon Thyme

Tanacetum coccineum ‘Robinson Thymus citriodorus ‘Gold Edge’


Pink’
This bright form has deep green
Soft pink daisies with yellow leaves edged in golden yellow
eyes are held up on stiff stems and also has the lemon scent.
and make excellent cutflowers.

Zone 3 Full sun 70cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun 20cm x 30cm

Columbine Meadow-Rue White Creeping Thyme

Thalictrum aquilegifolium Thymus praecox ‘Albus’

This tall upright perennial This form is highly prostrate with


develops large, airy sprays of tiny deep green leaves and a
lilac flowers in early summer. thick carpet of white blossoms.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 120cm x 60cm Zone 3 Full sun 5cm x 20cm

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Mauve Creeping Thyme Crow Feather Foamflower

Thymus praecox ‘Coccineus’ Tiarella wherryi ‘Crow Feather’

This prostrate creeping form is This variety boasts bright


blanketed in early summer with green, deeply lobed foliage with
rich mauve flowers. deep purplish veins and mid-
ribs. The fall colour is
outstanding with shades of red,
pink, purple, and black marking
the leaves.

Zone 3 Full sun 5cm x 20cm Zone 3 Partial shade 20cm x 30cm

Wooly Thyme Mystic Mist Foamflower

Thymus pseudolanuginosis Tiarella wherryi ‘Mystic Mist’

Grayish green, fuzzy foliage This new variety has bright


makes a great low mat in rock green leaves with white
and alpine locations. Needs speckled variegation and
drainage. prominent red veins all year.
Spring blooms are white and
foamy. Fall color has striking
pink tones. Good vigour.

Zone 3 Full sun 8cm x 20cm Zone 3 Partial shade 15cm x 20cm

Mother of Thyme Billberry Ice Spiderwort

Thymus serphyllum Tradescantia x andersoniana


‘Bilberry Ice’
Forms a low growing, spreading
mat of green with is covered in These flowers are lilac with
lovely purple through summer. white edges and are produced
steadily for months on end. The
foliage forms a dense clump
and requires minimal effort for
great performance.

Zone 3 Full sun 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 30cm

Pink-Chintz Thyme Blue and Gold Spiderwort

Thymus serphyllum ‘Pink Chintz’ Tradescantia x andersoniana


‘Blue and Gold’
One of the first thymes to flower
each year, this charming and Amazing bright golden foliage is
reliable cultivar bursts into a real eye-catcher with deep
bloom in spring with unique violet blue flowers.
salmon-pink flowers. It is quite
tolerant of dry conditions, but
grows robustly with plenty of
water.

Zone 3 Full sun 10cm x 30cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm

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Concorde Grape Spiderwort Aztec Gold Speedwell

Tradescantia x andersoniana Veronica prostrata ‘Aztec Gold’


‘Concord Grape’
Low golden mounds of foliage
The plain green blades form a are a real eyecatcher. Mid
slowly spreading clump. Flowers summer blooms are electric
are a unique shade of purple. blue.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 10cm x 30cm

Red Cloud Spiderwort Creeping Speedwell

Tradescantia x andersoniana ‘Red Veronica repens


Cloud’
Shiny, mossy green foliage
Bright magenta red flowers are forms a very prostrate carpet
nestled among clumps of bright that is covered in lavender mid
green foliage. summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 20cm

Golden Queen Globeflower Red Fox Speedwell

Trollius x cultorum ‘Golden Queen’ Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’

Divided green foliage forms a Showy pink to red spikes are a


compact mound. Long, wiry highlight in a perennial border
stems hold up rich yellow throughout the summer months.
globes.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 40cm Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 30cm

Lemon Supreme Globeflower Austrian Speedwell

Trollius europeus ‘Lemon Supreme’ Veronica teucrium

Dark green, divided foliage and Bright green mounding foliage


upright stems bearing globe turns into a brilliant blue mound
shaped, bright yellow flowers. by mid summer.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 40cm x 40cm Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 30cm

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Whitey's Speedwell Variegated Periwinkle

Veronica whitleyi Vinca minor ‘Illumination’

A spreading mat of small gray- This impressive variation has


green leaves is smothered by bright golden leaves with deep
soft blue flowers in early green edges and the same
summer. beautiful blue flowers as the
species. Excellent as a
groundcover or a trailing
container grown item.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 5cm x 20cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 10cm x 30cm

Giles Van Hees Speedwell Viola


Viola cornuta
Veronica x ‘Giles Van Hees’
These hardy pansy selections
This very tight growing mound are excellent for a splash of
has clear, rose pink flowers and colour in the perennial border.
a lengthy period of bloom. These stems all have good
flower size and rich colouring.

Cultivar: Description:
‘Arkwright Ruby’ (dark wine red)
‘Chantreyland’ (yellow/orange)
‘Perfection Blue' (large, blue)
‘Ulla’ (dark violet, long lasting)
Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 15cm x 30cm Zone 3 Partial to full shade 20cm x 20cm

Sunny Border Blue Speedwell Purple Labrador Violet

Veronica x ‘Sunny Border Blue’ Viola labradorica

Upright form with green, crinkled Low tufts of purple-tinged leaves


foliage and seemingly endless with purple, violet type flowers.
displays of short, violet blue Prefers a cool, moist location.
flower spikes. Very durable and
popular in the perennial border.

Zone 2 Full sun to partial shade 50cm x 30cm Zone 2 Partial to full shade 15cm x 30cm

Periwinkle Sweet Violet

Vinca minor Viola odorata

An excellent groundcover This plant has light green,


forming mats of shiny green rounded leaves and is
foliage with clear, periwinkle producing little purple flowers
blue flowers. even before the snow has
melted from on top of them!

Zone 3 Partial to full shade 10cm x 30cm Zone 2 Partial to full shade 15cm x 30cm

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Freckles Violet

Viola soraria ‘Freckles’

This great little spring flowering


plant shows off with white
flowers speckled with china-blue
dots.

Zone 2 Partial to full shade 15cm x 20cm

Johnny Jump Ups

Viola tricolor ‘Johnny Jump Ups’

This classic perennial gives a bit


of cheer with perpetual little
blooms. Often survives by self-
seeding so care should be
taken that it doesn’t spread too
far!

Zone 2 Partial to full shade 10cm x 20cm

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Grasses
Prairie Blue Little Bluestem

Andropogon scoparius ‘Prairie


Blue’

This grass cultivar has a great,


upright form with greyish blue,
narrow blades. It takes on an
orange hue in the fall which
compliments the fluffy, silvery
seedheads. Excellent for dry
and eroded sites.

Zone 3 Full sun 90cm x 40cm

Bulbous Oat Grass

Arrenatherum bulbosum
‘Variegatum’

This dwarf grass forms a nice


clump with fine cream and white
variegation.

Zone 3 Full sun to partial shade 25cm x 25cm

Avalanche Feather Reed


Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora
‘Avalanche’

A great new variegated form of


feather reed grass with similar
habit to the well known Karl
Foerster. The leaves are green
with a bright white margin.
Feathery seed heads form in
late summer and persist through
fall and winter for excellent late
season appeal.
Zone 3 Full sun 125cm x 40cm

Foerster's Feather Reed


Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl


Foerster’

This is fast becoming a staple


item in the Prairie landscape.
Bright green blades give way to
thick tan seedheads on sturdy
and long-lasting stems.
Provides interest all winter long.

Zone 3 Full sun 125cm x 40cm

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