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Sun Harvest Powerhouse Perennials Picks

Today’s gardener looks for perennials  that are easy to grow and maintain, have great colour for an extended period of time, and can contribute to the diversity of our ecology. In other words, plants that can do double duty, be as beautiful as they are functional.

Growing beautiful, healthy landscapes

We are passionate about creating  a diverse landscape so that our pollinators have healthy landscapes for foraging. Our staff will be happy to  recommend the many options of perennials that attract and indeed sustain bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of lush and carefully grown perennials we carry. Be sure to check out these top pollinator friendly perennials.

Delphinium elatum ‘Million Dollar Blue’

No perennial garden would be complete without this vibrant blue, June – blooming staple variety. Let one of our experienced staff members help you choose other varieties that complement this plant.

PW Baptisia Lemon Merinque

If you love to cut flowers from your perennial garden, then this false indigo is not only statuesque in the garden, but combined with peonies in a vase – it is brilliant! Drought tolerant, and sun-loving, it is as easy to grow as it is to enjoy!

Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya’

Bees love coneflowers and so do we! The myriad of choice in this variety is extensive and one of our favourites is this pink to peachy-coral double bloom variety that is a robust bloomer at the peak of summer in full sun!

Penstemon ‘Blackbeard’

Spikes of violet flowers crown this hardy perennial  (Beardtongue) whose burgundy foliage is a perfect accent in your perennial garden.  Plant this along with yellow rudbeckia and panicum ornamental grasses for an impactful ‘prairie garden’ look.

PW Perovskia ‘Denim n’ Lace’

In August, no other plant garners as many bees as this compact Russian Sage.  The electric blue flower spikes bloom for weeks from July – September and the silver green foliage provides interesting texture in the sunny perennial border.

Colour and texture in the shade

Gardeners who have shade often feel like they have no options for colour. Do let us help you to create a shade garden that will grow to become a tapestry of texture and colour by considering shade perennials like these.

Astilbe ‘Mighty Chocolate Cherry’

Bright fuchsia pink blooms stand tall above the burgundy to chocolate red stems. Plant this astilbe in masses and your shade garden just got a BIG jolt of colour!

Brunnera ‘Silver Heart’

Big silver leaves almost shimmer in the woodland garden, and next to hostas and ferns they blend beautifully. In May, they bear sweet little forget-me-not blooms that certainly add to their appeal.

Hakenochloa macra ‘SunFlare’

This new Canadian developed cultivar of Japanese Forest Grass adds an interesting textural component to part shade gardens. Imagine these cascading mounds of chartreuse leaves that become more yellow in sunnier spots, planted in drifts and how impactful they would be in Japanese garden design with prominent water features.

PW Heuchera Primo ‘Wild Rose’

Primo in every way, this new Heuchera is large, has a faster growing habit than most heucheras and its colour is a standout companion to the taller hostas and ferns in the background of a shade garden. The flower spikes are tall and are a perfect addition to cut flower bouquets.