Perennials

Perennials

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.

Ruby Heart Succulent

The misty green rosettes etched with deep red near the base of each succulent leaf forms a glowing crimson centre. Surrounded by an ever-expanding brood, dozens of chicks encircle the hen. May produce pink flowers in mid-summer on short stalks above the foliage.

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Cobweb Houseleek Succulent

Cobweb Houseleek succulent is a unique gray-green rosettes with fine web-like hairs slowly spread to form a dense, drought tolerant mat. Vibrant magenta flowers add an exotic touch. Useful among rockery or tucked into crevices of a stone wall or path. Great in containers.

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Meringue Coneflower Echinacea

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.

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Double Decker Coneflower Echinacea

A totally unique form of this popular perennial. Second-year plants produce a large magenta-pink daisies with a second smaller flower produced on top of each dark brown central cone. Blooming starts in midsummer and continues for weeks.

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Jack Frost Siberian Hosta

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.

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Virginia Creeper Vine

This plant is a great 3 season accent with a quick growing pattern and marvelous colour changes throughout the seasons. with large, brick red leaves in spring, matures to dark green and turns an outstanding red in fall. Small black berries in fall.

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Ostrich Native Fern

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.

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Visions in pink Astilbe

Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This recent midsize selection features showy, soft-pink plumes, over a compact mound of elegant, lacy blue-green leaves.

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Butter and Sugar Iris

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

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Hens and Chicks Succulant

Among the easiest plants to grow, Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style. Useful in rock gardens, container garden of all types, rooftop gardens and rock walls.

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Golden Queen Globe flower

Globe flowers are extremely popular perennials, bursting into colour in late spring and early summer. This selection has semi-double golden yellow flowers with a contrasting centre of deep orange. Sometimes called Buttercups, these grow well in a sunny or part-shaded border

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Bergenia Eroica

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.

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Sum and Substance Hosta

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.

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Autumn Joy Sedum

A highly desirable and popular ground cover, forming a dense mound completely covered in broccoli-like salmon-pink flowers which fade to red in early fall, succulent dusty-green foliage is prominent the rest of the season.

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Russian Sage

Russian Sage features delicate spikes of lavender flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's attractive fragrant narrow leaves emerge silver in spring, turning grayish green in colour throughout the season.

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Purple D'Oro Daylily

Hemerocallis are selected for their abundance of blossoms, vibrant colors, and hardiness in a variety of climates and soils. Carefree, pest resistant and attracts butterflies.

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