In the simplest terms, a perennial is a plant that lives for at least 3 or more years. We usually use this term to describe herbaceous perennials when talking about gardens. Trees and shrubs last for many years too of course, but these are woody plants. The life span of a perennial varies quite a bit, depending on climate, soil conditions, insects or diseases and the particular plant in question. We know the Winnipeg Manitoba market well and provide the plants that work best in our climate. If you are looking for someone to plant your plants and do landscaping in your yard in Winnipeg head over to our partners at Inspired Landscapes.
White ray petals surround a creamy yellow pom-pom with an apple green center. As the flowers age, the pom-pom expands and turns a lighter yellow color. This plant is the perfect size for growing in decorative containers, small courtyard gardens, or near the front of the flower border.
Selected as the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. This plant has so many positive attributes. The beautiful sky blue flowers resemble forget-me-nots, and are held in airy sprays above the plant. It blooms early in the spring, I appreciate the early bloomers, after a long winter, more than any other plants in the garden.
Ostrich fern is popular for its erect stature and graceful arching fronds (leaves) that resemble huge ostrich feathers. Each frond of this widely grown fern is cut into numerous leaflets and sub leaflets. It colonizes fairly fast by spreading rhizomes but rarely becomes invasive. Ostrich fern grows best in moist soil conditions but tolerates occasional drought when established.
This medium Siberian iris produces flowers with white standards and bright yellow falls in late spring on rigid stems which rise high above a clump of arching, narrow, grass-like, linear leaves. Clumps will grow together and snuff out weeds. After bloom, the vase-shaped foliage will retain its green color into the fall. Excellent cut flower
Bergenia are incredibly hardy, and reliably evergreen throughout nearly the entire continent. This selection forms a low clump of bold, wavy green leaves, which turn a stunning beet-red shade during winter. Stems of vivid magenta-purple flowers rise above the shiny foliage in mid spring. The winter leaves are a valuable addition to cut flower bouquets.
A botanical giant, 'Sum and Substance' averages 30 inches tall by 60 inches wide, sometimes more. Upright, heart-shaped, flat leaves have a glossy chartreuse hue that changes to gold when exposed to more light. Near-white lilac blooms borne on leaning scapes 36 inches long appear from late July through mid-August.