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Planting Information for Perennials

Alchemilla Mollis ~ Ladies Mantle   (Image Right)

Yellowish Green Flowers May to September

Height:  30 com

Mounding

Part to full shade

Tolerates most soils


Bergenia

Evergreen perennial

Pink flowers in early spring

Prefer sun but will grow in part shade

Prefers moist soil ~ not drought tolerant

                                                

Shasta Daisy Silver Princess    (Image right)

Flower:  White flowers June to Aug.  Will bloom to October if deadheaded

Height:  Clumping ~ 30-45cm (12-18")

Spread:  30-60 cm (18-24")

Sun to part shade


Attracts bees, birds and butterflies

Usually deer resistant


Chrysanthemum 

Peach daisy-like flowers in the fall

Height and Spread:  60 x 60 cm (24x24")

Full sun to part shade

Finely textured plant

Does well in most soils, not sensitive to pH


Crazy Daisy 

Flowers:  large 8cm (3") blooms in summer

Height:  Clumping ~ 60 - 80cm (24-32")

Full sun

Likes most kinds of soil


Attracts birds and butterflies

Usually deer resistant


Liatrius 

Flower:  Tall feathery stalk of purple flowers

Height:  75-99cm  (29-35")

Spread:  Clumping ~ 30-45cm  (12-18")

Full sun to part shade

Tolerates most soils


Attractive to butterflies

Drought tolerant

Usually resistant to deer


Monarda ~ Bee Balm Cherry, purple, pink, red, scarlet

Flower:  variety of colours as identified above

Height:  60-75cm (18-24”) with the exception of mini red which is 45cm (18”) tall

Spread:  Spreading but easily controlled. 

Full sun to part shade

Tolerates most soils


Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds


Penstemon

Flowers:  bluish purple balloon shaped flowers in whorled clusters

Height:  10-40cm

Prefers dry to moist sites


Sedum Variegated

Flower:  Light pink flowers, late summer

Height:  15cm (6”)

Spread:  45 cm (8”)

Full sun

Moist, well drained soil. Drought tolerant


Creeping Thyme

Flowers:  small pink-purple flowers early summer

Height:  2.5 cm (1”)

Full sun

Regular to dry soil

Good, tight groundcover

Lamb’s Ear ‘Silky Fleece”

Flowers: 

Height:  low growing ground cover approximately 10 cm and 25 cm (10”) with flowers

Foliage:  soft silky gray leaves

Full sun

Well drained soil


Use:  rock garden, border edging


Veronica Incana

Flowers:

Height:  30cm (12”) 

Spread: 35 cm (14”)

Sun to part shade

Well drained soil, drought resistant


Spiderwort

Flower:  Blue in late spring / early summer

Height:   60 cm (24”)

Spread:  90cm (36”)

Full sun to part shade

Average, well drained soil


Campanula rotundifolia

Flowers:  Blue-violet in late spring - summer

Height:

Spread:

Full sun to part shade

Average soil, drought tolerant, do not overwater

Attracts bees, birds and butterflies

All plants are poisonous if ingested


Campanula Persicifolia

Flowers: Medium tall spikes of near white with violet blue along edges in summer

Height:  75-90cm (29-35”)

Spread:  30-45cm (12-18”)

Full sun to part shade

Average soil, average moisture


Fescue

Flowers:  Plumes in late spring

Height:  30-35cm (12-14”)  Up to 50cm (20”) with plumes

Spread:  Clumping

Foliage:  Light blue

Full sun to part shade

Well drained soil, drought and heat tolerant


Meadowsweet

Flowers:  Small, creamy-white flowers June - Aug.
Height:  150cm ( 60”)

Sun to part shade

Average moist soil


Inula

Flowers:  Yellow ~ Summer

Height:  30cm 

Full sun

Average soil, average moisture


Siberian Iris

Flower:  Purple in late spring - early summer

Height:  50-120cm

Full sun to part shade

Average, well drained soil

slightly showing above the soil


Flame Grass

Flower:  Magnificent arching fans send forth bright silky white flower plumes in late summer. 

Height:  120-150cm (4-6’)

Spread:  120-150cm (4-6’)

Foliage:  Green during growing season turning red in fall

Full sun to part shade

Soil:  Moist, well drained, organically rich

Phlox

Flower:  White blooms in mid to late summer

Height:   90 - 100cm (35-39”)

Spread:   60-75 cm (23-29”)

Full sun to part shade

Attracts butterflies

Average soil, average moisture


Luxury Lace Daylily

Flower:  Large coral to apricot flowers, lightly fragrant in mid summer

Height:  60-90 cm (24-36”)

Spread:

Full sun to part shade

Average soil


Fairy Tale Pink Daylily

Flower:  shell-pink with dark pink streaks, yellow eye, green throat, ruffled petals

Height:  60cm (24”)

Width:  12cm (5”)


One of the most lovely lilies


Patricia Fay Daylily

Flowers:  Very pink, lovely silky streaks and rib, yellow throat, long, pointed petals

Height:  80cm (32”)

Width:  12cm (5”)


Stella d’Oro Daylily

Flowers:  Gold-yellow, solid colour, repeat bloomer all summer, fragrant

Height:  30cm (12”)

Spread:  30cm (12”)

Full sun to light shade

Soil well drained, plenty of organic material such as humus or compost, drought tolerant



Polygonum (Knotweed)

Flowers:  May to Sept. pinkish rose to white

Height:  15-60 cm (6-24”)

Full sun

Average, Moist soil

Will spread, good for borders or edging, stays low and compact


Karl Forrester Grasses

Flower:  Loose feathery flowers in June ~ initially light pink turning golden tan 

Height:  2-3’ & up to 5 with flower stems

Spread:  45 cm (18”) clump

Full sun to part shade

Well-drained fertile soils with sufficient moisture


Dianthus

Flowers:  Pink in late spring - early summer

Height:  25-50cm (10-20”)

Full sun to part shade

Fertile well drained soil

May flower longer if cut back severely after first bloom


Achillea Moonshine - Yellow Yarrow

Flower:  Yellow during summer (long bloomer)

Height:  40cm (16”)

Sun to part shade

Average to dry soil


Repeats blooming if sheared after first bloom; lovely silver foliage


Porcupine Grass

Flowers:  Plumes of silky, tan in Mid August

Height: 150-210cm  (6-8’)

Full sun to part shade

Average soil


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Janice Hardy,
Jul 26, 2010, 11:06 AM