Of the plants listed in this website, here are Glen's favourite perennials, annuals, Saskatchewan wildflowers, and ornamental grasses.
Spiny flower spikes of pink and white, it's one
of the more tender plants we've overwintered
in our garden.
|Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'||The metallic green colouring of this fern provides nice colour to the shade garden.|
|Campanula x 'Birch Hybrid'||Cheery little plant, covered in blooms in early summer.|
|Cimicifuga r. atropurpurea, and 'Brunette'||An elegant plant with beautiful foliage for a shade or woodland garden. Very fragfrant blooms in late summer.|
|Echium russicum||Long spikes of reddish flowers, quite nice. Blooms in June, best in full sun.|
|Eriogonum ovalifolium v. nivale||
Cusions of striking grey foliage, unique looking
umbels of yellow-white flowers.
|Filipendula ulmaria 'Variegata'||Eye-catching, gorgeous foliage for your shade garden. Its dark green leaves look as though someone had spilled golden paint on them. Fragrant blooms in summer.|
|Heliopsis helianth.'Loraine Sunshine'||
Golden yellow blooms are set off nicely against
eye-catching variegated foliage. Long bloomer.
Tricky to grow, but very vivid little flowers
make this little plant a favourite of mine.
|Lewisia longipetala hybrid 'Little Plum'||
Large, showy flowers, and hardy nature, make
this a useful Lewisia for the rock garden.
|Meconopsis grandis||Very nice sky-blue flowers. Tempermental plant but worth the effort.|
|Oenothera tetragona||A blaze of yellow blooms in early summer. Drought tolerant, easy to grow.|
Sky blue blooms in June from this rock garden
|Perovskia atriplicifolia||Upright growing, attractive grey-green foliage is covered in lavender bluish blooms in midsummer. For a sunny spot in your garden.|
|Persicaria affinis 'Dimity'||Wonderful groundcover for sunny gardens. Foliage is an attractive glossy green. Flower spikes look great in bloom and even once the blooms have fallen.|
A great little plant for the shade. Very showy
blooms, easy plant to grow.
Long-blooming Primrose with several dozen
magenta flowers per plant.
Canadian Prairie Wildflowers
* = we also grow this wildflower in our garden
|Arethusa bulbosa||Beautiful, rare orchid.|
|Calypso bulbosa||Exotic looking native orchid, quite the plant.|
Cute little woodland plant, wish me luck trying
to grow this from seed.
White flowers with pink stripes, as close to a
spring bulb as we have here in Saskatchewan.
Showy orchid covered with red stripes. A
saphrophyte, has no green colouring at all.
|Cypripedium parviflorum v. makasin *||The fragile beauty of this plant makes it a lovely addition to the garden.|
|Cypripedium reginae *||Very showy native orchid.|
|Gentiana affinis *||Dark blue flowers in late summer.|
|Gentiana andrewsii *||
Reddish purple to dark blue flowers in late
summer, remain uniquely closed at their mouth.
|Mertensia lanceolata *||
Pretty sky blue blooms on this tiny prairie
|Oenothera caespitosa *||
Small plant which produces showy, large white
flowers in late spring thorugh summer.
|Pedicularis groenlandica||Colourful spikes of purple flowers in early summer brighten wet forest meadows.|
|Penstemon nitidus *||Very attractive blue flowers and native to some of the driest locations in the province.|
Rare carnivorous plant with 'neon', bright
|Sarracenia purpurea *||
Creepy looking carnivorous plant from forest
bogs, a challenge to grow in our prairie garden.
Despite it being deadly poisonous, I think it's
one of our most beautiful wildflowers.
|Anagallis monellii||Easy to grow, beautiful rich blue flowers for this compact growing annual.|
|Dahlia 'Redskin'||Large double blooms set off nicely by its dark coloured, maroon foliage. Compact size and carefree nature also endear this plant to me.|
|Dimorphotheca sinuata 'Salmon Queen'||These plants add a friendly, happy look to a flower garden, with their large flowers. Likes a hot sunny spot, easy to grow.|
|Gazania 'Chamsonette Pink'||
Large and very showy blooms in shades of
pink. Yellow and brown centres provide a nice contrast.
|Gazania 'Sunshine Mixed'||The range of colours and stripes in the blooms of these Gazanias have to be seen to be believed. Large flowers, likes it hot and dry.|
|Heliotropium arborescens||Large cluster of purple blooms, nice fragrance. This annual also has attractive, dark green foliage.|
|Lavatera trimestris||Nothing but good qualities - large, showy blooms, likes hot, dry conditions.|
|Lisianthus hybrid 'Echo Mixture'||Large, rose-like blooms in shades of purple, pink and cream. Beautiful.|
Many clusters of white red and pink flowers, a
showy addition to our garden.
|Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'||Easy to grow, with good looking purple-blue flower spikes.|
|Scabiosa 'Ace of Spades'||
Something about the dark maroon colour of
this flower's blooms are irresistable to me. Easy to grow.
|Zinnia angustifolia 'Crystal White'||Cheery little annual with many white blooms set against dark green foliage. I find my attention is drawn to this plant in the garden.|
Great looking grass, oddly all brown in colour.
A tidy, non-demanding plant. Definitely a tender plant for the Canadian prairies.
|Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'||A beautiful golden colour, with narrow green stripes. For your shade garden, mixes well with other shade perennials.|
|Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'||Red coloured grass adds interest to the garden. This grass looks particulary nice in partial shade with dappled sunlight striking its red leaves.|
|Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'||
Tall, stately grass gives good vertical presence
in the garden. Its large seed heads look nice
when blowing back and forth in the wind.
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