Plant Sale Lists

Latin Name
Common Name
Sun Requirements
Soil/water
Bloom time/colour
Height/spread
Notes
Acanthus Mollis
Bear's Breech
sun to partial shade
Average, well drained / dislikes winter wet, drought tolerant
July/Aug. Pink tinged white
3-5' / 3'
Great shade specimen plant. Large glossy deeply lobed leaves with a tall central flower spike. Can be an agressive spreader. 
Achilliea Ptarmica
The Pearl
full sun
average
June-Sept. White
24-30"/12"
Double white flowers, quite small, lovely border plant.
Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus Minimus Aurea'
Sweet Flag
light to deep shade
average / even, well-drained
evergreen grrass / gold yellow foliage
5” / 12”
slow growing evergreen ground cover, can take light foot traffic
Adiantum Pedatum
Maidenhair Fern
light shade
moist humusy soil
n /a
12-24"/12-24"
Delicate fan shaped fronds with shiny black stems and light green lacy leaves which turn bright gold in fall. A real gem!
Ajuga
Bugleweed
sun/part shade
prefers moist soil
May-June. Various colours.
low creeping
Widely used as groundcover for part shade or sun. Most are fast spreading but easily controlled forming a low mat of rounded leaves with showy spikes of flowers in late spring.
Alchemilla
Lady's Mantle
light shade
Well drained. Dislikes winter wet.
June-Sept.Chartreuse coloured lacy flowers.
12-18"/18-24". Alpina is ground cover.
Great shade edging or border plants. Grown more for leaf colour, shape and texture than flowers.
Alchemilla - Alpina
Alpine Lady’s Mantle
full sun to light shade
well-drained / even
early to mid-summer / yellow
8" / 12”
Rock gardens, edging, tubs or mixed containers. Easy to grow, plants form a low mound. 
Alchemilla mollis
Lady’s Mantle
full sun to light shade
acidic, well-drained / even
spring, summer / chartreuse, lime

Easy care, good for cutting or edging, will self seed.
Aquilegia
Columbine
light shade
average to moist soil
May/June. Wide range of colours/often bicoloursed.
24"/12"
Short lived but easily self seed and readily cross resulting in surprise colours and forms. An old cottage garden favourite.
Armeria maritima
Thrift
full sun
well drained  / low, drought tolerant
spring / white, pink, purple, violet
1’ / 1’
Ground Cover, naturalizing, compact, low-growing plant which forms a dense, mounded tuft of stiff, linear, grass-like, dark green leaves (to 4" tall).
Arum Italicum
Arum 
light to deep shade
moist
April-May. White
12-18"/12-18"
Variegated leaves appear in fall, insignificant white blooms in spring, leaves die down in summber, orange red berries in clusters in fall.
Aster pyrenaeus 'Lutetia'
Fall Aster, Michaelmus Daisy
full sun
average, well-drained / even, drought tolerant
fall / pink, lavender lilac
18" / 2’
Cutting, autumn colour in the perennial border. Plants form a bushy clump, bearing loads of small daisy flowers. Has an exceptionally long flowering period.
Astilbe
False Spirea 
light to deep shade
rich moist soil
June-August. Cream, pink, maroon.
36-40"/24-30"
Large showy flower spikes above elegant lacy foliage. Queen of shade plants.
Astrantia
Masterwort
full sun to dappled shade
average / even moisture
spring, summer /


Astrantia carniolica ‘Rubra’
Dwarf Red Masterwort
full sun to light shade
moist well drained
June-Oct. Maroony/ruby red. White-pink.
Excellent filler plant for a moist area in sun or part shade. Also nice in mixed containers or tubs. Flowers may be cut fresh, or dried for winter arrangements.
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
full sun
poor, well-drained / drought tolerant
spring flowers, summer-fall seed pods / blue
4' / 3'
Easy to grow with few issues, slow growing and doesn’t like being moved. bushy mass of sky blue foliage topped with spikes of indigo blue pea-like flowers in early summer. After flowering deep purplish black seed pods develop and remain attractive until fall.
Bearded Iris

sun
rich loamy well drained soil, prefer dry over wet
May-June. Many colour varieties. Old standards are purple. Apricot.
dwarf varieties 6-12"
Important to plant with top of rhizome showing. Fairly short bloom time so plant in mixed borders with plants to camouflage finished irises.
Bergenia
Elephant ears, Elephant-eared saxifrage
full sun to light shade
average - tolerates a variety of soils and conditions, including dry shade.
April-June. Shades from Ruby to pink.
12-18"/24"
Evergreen large glossy leaves take on bronzy red hues in fall.  
Campanula
Bellflower
light shade
average well drained soil
May-July. Bluish-purple
4-6"/12-18"
Trailing rockery plant/spreads fairly quickly. Useful as ground cover or try in containers
Carex 'Ice Dance'
Carex
light shade
medium moisture
varigated foliage
6 - 12" / 1' - 3'
Slow spreader. Great groundcover for partly shady, moist sites.   
Carex trifida 'Rekohu Sunrise'
Variegated Tataki Grass
full sun to light shade
rich, well drained / even moisture, drought tolerant
summer / brown
2-3' / 2-3’
Green leaves w gold margin. Elegant, weeping foliage is outstanding for trailing over rocks, walls or container edges.
Carex buchananii
Leatherleaf Sedge
full sun to dappled shade
well drained / even
n/a
12”-36” / 12”-24”
Arching leaves curl at the tips and are reddish bronze. Excellent contrasting plant to green foliage.Especially nice when backlit.
Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'
Bowles Golden Sedge
full sun to deep shade
rich, well-drained / even moisture
n/a
3' / 3’
The grass-like foliage is like a golden fountain which combines perfectly with blue-leaved hostas, toadlilies and ferns.
Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’
Bachelor’s Button
full sun to light shade
average / even moisture
early to mid spring / white w purple
12-16” / 12-23”
Front of border, low mound of grey-green leaves.
Chlorophytum comosum
Spider Plant
light to deep shade
average / even moisture
white
3' / 5’
Use in planters or as ground cover.
Chrysanthemum Superba/Shasta Daisy
Shasta Daisy (short stem)
sun
average well drained soil. Good winter drainage is essential.
June-September. White, single or double
no sunny border is complete without these familiar sturdy white daisies.
Convallaria majalis
Lily of the Valley
light to deep shade
adaptable, well-drained / even
spring / white
9” / 
use as a ground cover under deciduous trees, slow spreader, fragrant 
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'
Tickseed
full sun
average, well-drained / even moisture
spring, summer / double yellow
24" / 24”
Fleuroselect Award Winner! An extravagant bloomer,  This variety is especially compact and floriferous. Easy to grow, good cut flowers. 

Coreopsis lanceolata
Tickseed, Coreopsis
full sun 
average, well drained / even moisture, drought tolerant
May to July / yellow
12-30” / 12-18”

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’
Threadleaf Coreopsis
full sun
average, well-drained / even moisture
Summer / yellow
12" / 18"
This perennial is tough, reliable and completely hardy for our region. Removal of the dead blossoms encourages longer blooming and healthier flowers.
Corydalis Lutei   
Golden Corydalis
light to deep shade
average / moist
summer - fall / yellow
8-16"/10-12"
Great for rock wall or slope. The fresh green leaves form a low ferny mound. Practically thrives on neglect, will self-seed - seedlings that appear may be easily moved while small.
Dahlia ‘Edinburgh’
Dahlia
sun
average / moist
 / claret w white tips
39’ / 24-36” 
Flower size is 4-6”- good for cutting.
Daphne Mezereum
February Daphne
sun to partial shade
average
February-April. Pinky/purple lilac colour
4'
FRAGRANT flowers on bare stems in late winter/early spring, red berries which birds love. Deciduous. Erect growth habit.
Echinacia Purpurea
Coneflower
sun
average, well drained / drought tolerant
July-August. Purple or reddish tones with prominent brown cone.
24-30"/12"
Similar shape and habit as Rudbeckia. Highly valued for daisy like flowers. Butterfly favourite. Rich display in border and good for cutting.
Eupatorium purpureum
Joe Pye Weeed
full sun
rich, well drained / even moisture, drought tolerant
summer - fall / pink
6’ / 6’
When planted in groups or massed can provide spectacular flowering and architectural height. Border rears, cottage gardens, meadows, native plant gardens, wild/naturalized areas or water margins.
Euphorbia amygdaloides Robbiae
Mrs Robb's Bonnet
full sun to light shade
adaptable, well-drained / drought tolerant
early spring / chartreuse, lime, yellow
3’ / 6’
Evergreen groundcover under dry shade like cedars, will spread swiftly in loose well-drained organic soil
Euphorbia myrsinites
Donkey Tail
full sun to light shade
well drained 
spring / chartreuse, lime
10” / 20”
Easy, tough, tidy groundcover that lends marvelous texture to rock gardens & is great trailing over rock walls.
Euphorbia wulfenii   
Evergreen Spurge
full sun to light shade
average / 
Early spring / greenish yellow
35-47" / 31-35"
Unique, bold sculptural plant, speciman or focal point in winter and early spring border. Evergreen
Foeniculum vulgare 'Green'
Fennel
full sun
rich, well drained / even moisture
n / a
3’/ 4’

Foeniculum vulgare nigra
Bornze Fennel
full sun to dappled shade
average, well-drained / even moisture
summer / mustard w brown foliage
24”-48” / 18”
Leaves and seeds have a mild anise flavor, used in cooking. Copper tinted feathery foliage makes it very ornamental.
Gaultheria – procumbens
Wintergreen
full sun to dappled shade
rich, acidic, well-drained / even
summer / white, pink, red fruit in fall
6" / 18”
Evergreen ground cover,  useful under shrubs and along paths.
Geranium ‘Roseanne’
Rozanne’s Cransbill, hardy geranium
full sun to dappled shade
average, well-drained / even, drought tolerant
late spring - fall / blue
12”-20” / 2’-4’
The lightly marbled foliage forms a lush green mound that turns firey red in autumn. Perennial Plant of the Year 2008.
Geranium x oxonianum 'Phoebe Noble'
Hardy Geranium 'Phoebe Noble'
full sun to light shade
average / average, do not overwater
Summer / magenta
18-24"/24-36"
Mow! in Aug. to control & for Sept. re-bloom.
Geum
Avens
full sun to light shade
rich / moist
May-July. Bright oranges, yellows or reds
24-30"/12"
Bright cheerful perennial for sunny borders. Branching stems rise above bushy clumps of hairy leaves. Good for cutting.
Hardy Geranium

full sun to light or open shade
average, well drained / even moisture, drought tolerant
late spring, early summer / 


Haworthia
Haworthia
Indoor bright but not direct sunlight
Don't overwater
n/a
3 - 5" slow growing
easy to grow
Helianthus
Sunflower
full sun
rich / moist
August to September. Yellow.

Relative of birdseed varieties. 
Hellebore ‘argutifolius’
Corsican hellebore 'Ivory Prince'
full sun to light shade
well drained / moist
late winter - early spring/ green
2’-3’ / 2’-3’
Use as a fantastic entrance-way focal point or plant it in view from a window where you can see the flowers lighting up even the darkest and rainiest of spring days.
Helleborus
Hellebore
light shade
well drained loamy soil /  moisture in growing season but will tolerate dry in summer
Niger-December to March; Corsican-March-May; Foetidus-February-May; range of colours and bicoloured varieties
18-24"/16-24"
Winter and early spring colour. Sturdy leathery leaves with nodding flowers held above.
Helleborus argutifolius
Corsican Hellebore
light to deep shade
rich, well drained / even moisture, drought tolerant
early spring / chartreuse, lime
2’-3’ / 4’
Use as a fantastic entrance-way focal point or plant it in view from a window to be enjoyed from the warm comfort of your house.
Hemerocalis
Day Lily
full sun/part shade
average to moist soil
late June-July; range of colours mostly yellow, orange, apricot, maroon and bicolours
24-36"/2'
Many new varieties and named hybrids with new colour combinations. Excellent border plant in large drifts. Long lived, seldom need dividing. Some are fragrant.
Hemerocallis
Pardon Me
full sun
rich, well drained / even moisture
May - July / red
20” / 18”
Fragrant 3" deep cranberry-wine-red flowers with a yellow throat appear on sturdy 18-20" stems use in border, container or vase.

Hemerocallis
Strawberry Candy
full sun to light shade
average, well-drained, even
spring, summer / pink / evergreen
12" - 36” / 12” - 36”

Heuchera
Coral bells
full sun to light shade
average or sandy, well drained / water occasionally in dry weather or full sun
June-July. Greenish or pinkish white flower spikes held above leaves.
18-24"/18 -24"
Effective at front of border, containers or in a rockery.
Hosta
Hosta
light to deep shade
rich / moist
summer / mauve
1’ / 1’
Used mainly as foliage plant. 
Iris ensata
Japanese iris 
full sun to light shade
evenly moist rich soil/not heat tolerant
June-July. Various colours in shades of blue, pink, purple, white. Orchid like flowers.
2-3'/18"
Forms large clump. Must have plenty of moisture until they bloom followed by a dryer period for the duration of growing season. Not tolerant of lime soils.
Iris laevigata 'Variegata'
Variegated Japanese Water Iris
full sun to dappled shade
average / even moisture
summer / blue
30" / 30”
Green and white striped foliage with gorgeous blue flowers. Good pond, bog or generally damp place plant.
Iris reticulata
Minature Iris
full sun to dappled shade
average to rich, well-drained / 
winter to early spring / 
4” - 6” / 
Use in borders, rock gardens, around trees and shrubs, containers and indoor forcing.
Iris Sibirica ‘Jewelled Crown’
Siberian Iris
full sun to light shade
acidic / even moisture, loves wet feet
spring / lavender, lilac
30” / 24”
easy to grow
Iris Verna
Dwarf Iris
light to deep shade
acidic, well-drained, sandy / even
spring / purple, violet
6" /

Kniphofi
Red Hot Poker
full sun
rich well drained/ dislikes winter wet
June-Sept. coral/yellow, yellow, white, red
3-4' / 2-3'
Tufts of sword shaped leaves with bottle brush shaped flower heads on long strong stems.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ or 'Munstead'

English Lavender

full sun
normal or sandy, well drained / dry, drought tolerant
early to late summer / lavender
12-23"/12-23"
Herb gardens, perennial border, containers, must have good drainage. 
Leucanthemum
Shasta Daisy dwarf
full sun
average, well-drained / even moisture
June-Sept / white w yellow center
14” / 14”

Levisticum officinale
Lovage
full sun to dappled shade
well drained / even
July-August. 
3'-6' / 2’-3’
Leaves and seeds can be used to flavour soups and stews. Use as replacement for celery. 
Liatris spicata 'White'
White Gayfeathers / Blazing Star
full sun to dappled shade
average, well-drained / even moisture
summer / white
4’ / 
Use for tall borders. Reliable year after year. Makes a wonderful cut flower.
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’
Black-leaved Ligularia
light shade
average / moist
mid to late summer / gold
47” / 35”
Superb for back of the border, or waterside, unusual centrepiece for tub or large container. Flowers and leaves are great for cutting. 
Lilium ‘Casa Blanca’
Oriental Lily
full sun to light shade
rich, moist, acidic / even moisture
late summer   / white
35-47" / 10-12”
cutting, containers
Lilium ‘Star Gazer’
Oriental Lily
full sun to light shade
rich, moist, acidic / even moisture
late summer   / cherry pink to red
35-47" / 10-12”
cutting, containers
Lilium Asiatic 'Gironde
Oriental Lily
full sun
rich, moist, acidic / even moisture
early summer / yellow
40-46" / 10-12”
cutting, containers
Lonicera caerulea
Berry Blue Honeysuckle
full sun 
rich, acidic, well-drained / even
spring, summer / white, blue fruit
3’-6’ / 
Edible fruit similar to blueberries, growing in pairs will increase fruit, don’t over-fertilize. 
Lunaria (biennial)
Money Plant
full sun

spring / lavender
30" / 30”
Becomes money/silver dollar seed pods in Sept., 
Lychnis Calcedoica
Maltese Cross
sun/part shade
moist well drained
June-August. Magenta
2-3'/1'
Good cutting flower.
Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’
Yellow Loosestrife
full sun to light shade
average / moist
summer / yellow
23” / 23”
Borders, containers, massed waterside, good cut flower, variegated leaves
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Ostrich Fern
light to deep shade
clay / average to moist
foliage only
35-47" / 23-35”
Good accent plant, texture. 
Melissa officinalis
Lemon Balm
light to dappled shade
average, well-drained/ even, drought tolerant 
summer - fall / white
28” / 18”
Fresh leaves are used to garnish or flavor drinks, fruit cups, salads, and fish dishes, while the dried leaves are used in potpourri. 
Miscanthus Sinensis
Japanese Silver Grass
sun/part shade
moist well drained
Aug-Oct. Pink/purple/yellow eye
3-5'/3'
Large bold plant suited to low maintenance garden.
Ophiopogon Black Mondo Grass
Black Mondo Grass
full sun
rich, well drained / moist
July-Aug. Dark purple grass like foliage with lavender flower followed by berries.
6-12"/8-12"
Not actually a grass but Ophiopogon. Use as border edging or mass planting.May not be winter hardy. Looks great with silver or yellow foliage plants to contrast. 
Origanum microphylla
Oregano
full sun
Average, well drained / regular, drought tolerant
summer / cream
18" / 

Pachysandra

light to deep shade
rich, well drained / even moisture
spring / white
18" / 
fast growing ground cover in rich soil, evergreen foliage and fragrant white flowers in late spring
Paeonia
Peony (pale pink)
full sun to light shade
Average, well drained / even moisture
spring / pink
3’-6’ / 4’-6’ 

Pelargonium
Scented Geranium
full sun to light shade
rich, well drained / even moisture, drought tolerant

1-3’ / 1-3’

Persicaria Bistorta
Common Bistort
light shade
average, well-drained / even moisture
summer / pink
3' / 24”

Phlox paniculata 'David'
David Garden Phlox
full sun
well drained / even
spring, summer / white
4’ / 3’
A very good form, as it fills a drift mid-border with pure white fragrant rounded flower heads.. Perennial Plant of the Year 2002.

Phlox paniculata 'Starfire'
Starfire tall garden phlox
full sun to light shade
rich, well-drained / even moisture
summer / red
44” / 24”

Polygonatum cyrtonema
Solomon Seal
light to deep shade
rich, well drained / even moisture
spring / white
4' / 3'
Beautiful in woodland gardens. 
Primula
Double English Primrose
full sun to deep shade
acidic / regular
spring / red double


Primula ‘Quaker’s Bonnet’
Double English Primrose
light shade
sandy or clay / average or moist
early to mid spring / mauve, lilic
6” / 8”
easy to grow, early bloomer, put on a tremendous show in spring garden
Pulmonaria
Lungwort
full sun to deep shade
well drained, rich / even moisture
spring /
1' / 2’

Rudbeckia
Black-eyed Susan
full sun
average. well drained / moist
July-October / yellow with brown centers.
24"-3'/18"
Excellent late season colour.
Rudbeckia 
Rudbeckia 
full sun
average to moist well drained soil
July-October. Yellow with brown centers.
24"-3'/18"
Excellent late season colour.
Rudbeckia Goldsturm

full sun to dappled shade
average / regular, occasional
spring, fall / orange
24" / 18”
Dependable, easy to grow, deadhead for best bloom.
Rudbeckia nitada 'Herbstsonne'
Herbstsonne Black-eyed Susan
full sun to light or open shade
rich, well drained / even moisture
summer - fall / yellow
5’ / 
Easy, reliable, addition to your garden requiring little care & lots of cut flowers. Loved by butterflies, too! 
Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty'
Strawberry Geranium
light to deep shade
well-drained, rich
spring, summer / white, pink
8” / 
Slender strawberry-like red runners and flashy maroon undersides.
Saxifrage x urbium
London Pride
light to deep shade
average /moist well drained
summer / pink flushed white flowers
12" / 36”
Evergreen, use in lower borders and beds, garden edging, ground cover, underplanting of Roses and Shrubs.
Schizostylis Coccinea
Kaffir Lily, Cape Lily, Crimson Flag
sun to partial shade
average, well-drained, rich / even
fall  to winter/ pink, red
12 - 24” / 12” - 24”
A must-have for the fall garden with blooms continuously well into winter (and sometimes into the new year!).
Sedum
Sedum
full sun
sandy, loamy / 
spring, summer / clusters of star-shaped red, pink, yellow, white
Dependent on variety
Thick, succulent leaves. Easy to care for, good cut flowers.
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
Sedum Angelina
full sun to light shade
average, well-drained / even, drought tolerant
summer / yellow (not often produced)
6" / 24”
Vigorous mat-forming, great in rock gardens or in pots or perennial hanging baskets due to its trailing habit.
Sedum Spectabile
Autumn Joy
full sun to deep shade
well drained 
Sept-Oct. Salmon pink fading to bronze
18-24"/18"
Great for late colour in dry spaces. Generally long lived and trouble free
Sedum Xenox
Stonecrop
full sun to dappled shade
average, well drained / occasional, drought tolerant
summer / pink
14" / 12”
Upright stonecrops are useful nearly year round: mounds of succulent new growth in early spring, structural upright clumps through summer, heads of showy flower heads in late summer and fall, and dried flower stems in winter.

Sempervivum
Hens and Chicks
full sun
sandy, well-drained / low, drought-tolerant
n/a
1” / 2”
Use in containers or rock gardens. 
Solidago
Goldenrod
full sun
rich, well drained / even moisture
late summer   / yellow
2' / 
Easy to grow, long-blooming and very hardy.
Stachys
Lambs’ Ear
full sun
average / drought tolerant
May to June. Purple-violet.
1-2'/1-2'
Silver leaves good for edgings, evergreen in mild winter regions
Thyme

full sun
average, well-drained / regular, drought tolerant
summer - fall / pink
4" / 12”

Verbascum
Mullein
sun
average 
June - August
2-4'/1'
Showy tall border plant. Prolific self seeder. Leave stalks for birds and mason bees over winter.
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena
full sun
adaptable, well-drained / even, drought tolerant
summer - fall / blue, purple, violet
3'-6' / 2’-3’
Use in borders
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Laurie Maitland,
Apr 30, 2016, 3:35 PM