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50 NEW perennials for our 50th Anniversary

50 years Growing with the Cariboo 1957 – 2007


Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow' – The fully double near black blooms of this columbine have made this a very popular plant in Europe. Blooms May-July. Full sun - part shade. 90cm. Zone 3

Armeria martima 'Vesuvius'- Black Leaved Thrift. This unusual plant has flowers and foliage that will grab your attention. The smoky- purple grassy foliage is a lovely contrast to the bright pink flowers in mid-summer. Full sun. 15 cm. Zone 2

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies' – As the name suggests this attracts butterflies to your garden. This is an easy perennial to grow, also drought tolerant. 75cm. Full sun. Zone 3

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost ‘– Rated as one of the top ten perennials. Frosty silver leaves brighten up the shade all season long. Blooms in early spring with tiny clusters of blue flowers. Prefers a moist soil in partial to full shade. 30 cm. Zone 3

Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion' – This Persian Cornflower/Bachelor Button adds interest to the garden after the blue flowers with its golden yellow foliage. Full sun to partial shade. 60cm. Zone 3.

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow'- Silvery, pure white petals that radiate in a starburst from deep royal purple centers. The sturdy mass of grayish green leaves also have a silvery cast. This Bachelor Button is fairly drought tolerant. 30-60cm. Full sun to partial shade. Zone 3

Coreopsis 'Crème Brulee' – This is an improvement on Moonbeam. Large pale yellow flowers occur all along the stem in June – July. Feathery foliage is also attractive. 50cm. Full sun. Zone 4

The New Millennium Delphinium Series is receiving rave revues on its improved vigor and colours. Full sun. 120-180cm Zone 3

Delphinium New Millennium Blue Lace' – light sky blue petal with a tinge of pink.

Delphinium New Millennium Green Twist – Unusual blend of white petals with green streaks.

Delphinium New Millennium Royal Aspirations – Deep sapphire to navy blue with contrasting white bees.

Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Mix' – The perfect plant for the cottage garden. A mix of cream, lavender, rose and white and all with spotted throats. Strong stems. Full sun-partial shade. 120 cm. Zone 4

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'-Excellent for borders on a south-facing wall with Achillea. Produces nice cut and dried flowers of bluish purple spheres of prickly blooms in July to September... 80cm. Full sun. zone 3

Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'- This Meadowsweet is a standout in the shade with its bright yellow green foliage and white flowers. (June – Aug.) A beautiful waterside specimen. Prefers moist soil and partial shade. 90 cm. Zone 3.

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun' – Compact mounds covered in single 3” mahogany red blooms with golden yellow petal edges from June-Sept. Prefers fertile, ell drained soil in a sunny spot. 25cm. Zone 4

Gaillardia Oranges and Lemons' – Large peachy orange flowers with yellow tips and gold central cone. Blue green foliage adds interest after flowers are spent. 50cm. Zone 5 –requires some winter protection.

Geranium hybrid 'Orion' – Large blue flowers with violet veins, green foliage, continually bloom May-Aug. An excellent ground cover for full sun to partial shade.

45 cm. Zone 4. (Limited supply)

Geranium oxonianum 'Thurston1ianum' – Very unique, strap-like petaled blooms of magenta with white centers and dark violet veins, dark green foliage. 40 cm. Full sun to partial shade. Very hardy zone 2.

All Hemerocallis (Daylily) are tremendously vigorous, heat and drought tolerant, very adaptable in full sun to partial shade.

Hemerocallis 'Canadian Border Patrol' -6” bloom, cream with maroon-purple halo, green throat, thin maroon-purple edge. Tetraploid.–Larger blooms, more intense colours and vigorous plants. 30 cm. Zone 2

Hemerocallis 'Chicago Apache' – 7” blooms, clear wine red70 cm. Zone2

Hemerocallis 'Dark & Handsome'- A 6” bloom, rose pink with dark maroon eye zone and green throat, very fragrant. (Re-blooms). Zone 3

Hemerocallis ‘First Knight' – 6” blooms of cream with a thick gold edge and green throat, fragrant. (Re-blooms) Zone 4

Hemerocallis ‘Sixth Sense' – 6” blooms, cream with red eye zone, ruffled golden yellow edge detail with a fine red line. (Re-Blooms) 50 cm. Zone 3

Hosta. Paradigm – Hosta of the year 2007. Shiny, slightly puckered golden leaves, green margins. Perfect for the shade in moist soil. Height 55 cm, width 115 cm. Zone 3

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ – The striking arching foliage is vividly striped bright gold and lime green. Beautiful in containers or as an accent in the water garden. Place it in the foreground with a backdrop of green and it really jumps out at you. Partial sun . Zone 5

Heuchera Americana 'Silver Scrolls' – red and silver foliage make this Coral Bells a must to use in containers or rock gardens. White flowers bloom in June. Full sun to partial shade. 60 cm. Zone 4.

Heuchera 'Firefly'- A vigorous border plant. Bright large red flowers are held on airy stems in May – July. Neat nearly evergreen foliage makes this an attractive ground cover. Prefers partial shade and moist soil, avoid dry areas. Zone 3

Heuchera hybrid 'Stormy Seas’ – This Heuchera is tried and true for its vigor and survivability. The beautiful burgundy silver foliage is a must in the mixed border or container. Does best in partial sun. Resistant to deer. 30 cm. Zone 3

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' – This plant forms a thick mat of tri-variegated foliage in a mix of reds, creams and greens. Has a strong tangerine fragrance. Use in containers as well as the garden. Full sun to partial sun. 15 cm. Zone 4

Iris chrysographes Black Form- This novelty iris has reed-like foliage and velvety black blooms. Prefers moist to wet soil. Full sun to partial shade. 60 cm. zone 4.

Iris setosa ssp. Canadensis – A very tough little plant. Makes a compact garden plant with luminous violet flowers veined with white in June. 30 cm. Moist soil . Zone 3

Iris siberica 'Dance Ballerina Dance' – White ruffed standards and lavender-rose falls in May – June. Siberian Iris is very adaptable, tolerating either moist or dry soil. 75-cm. Zone 3

Lupinus ‘The Chatelaine’ – Bright pink flowers in May – June make the best cut flower. Prefers cool moist conditions in full-partial sun. Zone 4

Monarda Petite Wonder – A dwarf bee balm with eye-catching fragrant light pink flowers, attractive to bees. Developed in Morden, Man. Full sun –part shade. Zone 4

Papaver 'Princess Victoria Louise' –The crumpled, tissue paper thin petals are a striking salmon pink. A must in the herbaceous border for cut flowers. Thrives best in rich soil and full sun. 60 m. Zone 3

Penstemon x mexicanus "Pikes Peak Purple' – Violet purple flowers that bloom all summer, narrow dark green foliage forms attractive mounds. Very heat and drought tolerant. Full sun to partial shade. 30 cm .Zone 3

Peony Benjamin Franklin – Double dark red blooms with a lavender touch, very fragrant. 60 cm. Zone 2

Peony Edulis Superba- double large magenta-rose guard petals, inner petals are magenta – rose with silver edges, brightest of all the pinks, sweet rose fragrance. 80cm. Zone 2

Peony Coral Charm – Semi-double. Bright coral buds open to coral-peach colour, gently fading to softer shades of coral and yellow. A Gold Medal Winner. 40” Zone 3

Peony Louise Van Houtte – Single blooms, white guard petals surround the center of golden yellow stamens, reliable. Fragrant. I have to confess I prefer single peonies to doubles. 95 cm. Zone 2

Peony Red Magic – The largest flowering peony. Double red. 75 cm. Zone 2

Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Longin’ – Same lavender blue flowers as the species, but plants are more compact and upright. Silvery gray leaves are not as serrated as regular Perovskia. This popular perennial is beautiful filler in the late summer -fall border with rudbeckia and ornamental grasses. Zone 4

Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'-Deep purple with a lighter eye, the best purple phlox, mildew resistant. Blooms July – Sept. Full sun. Excellent for cutting. 100cm. Zone 4

Phlox subulata 'Coral Eye'- Whitish pink flowers with darker centers, bloom so profusely they cover the foliage. Excellent heat drought tolerance. Full sun. Zone 3

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'- Compact green leaves with clusters of large pink balloon-like buds open to bell-shaped flowers. Full sun to partial shade. 25 cm Zone 3

Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' – dramatic green foliage with cream margins turns pink in cool weather or full sun. Intense blue flowers in late spring. Tolerates heat much better than other varieties. Forms lush clumps, showy in shade gardens. 50 cm. Zone 3

Pulmonaria Mountain Magic – Good ground cover or perennial border plant. Prefers moist to moderately dry, well drained soil.

Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ – A real knock out! This salvia is known for its unique stems. The stems are glowing purple red that nicely compliment the blue-violet flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Full sun to partial shade. 50 cm. Zone 3

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Lemonade' - First ever variegated Scabiosa that adds interest and value all season long. Blooms continuously from June –Sept. If pruned back after initial flush the blooms will come back strongly the second time around. 20-30 cm. Full sun to partial shade. Zone 4.

Thelypteris decursive pinnata – The Japanese Beech Fern is valued for its bright light green foliage in moist or dry shade. It has a graceful form making it a good choice as a ground cover. 30 cm. Zone 4

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