A bold and very ornamental eastern North American native that produces beautiful clusters of lupine-like blue flowers from May through June. A bumblebee favourite! This drought tolerant plant was once used to make blue dye. After the flowers, swollen charcoal black seed pods about 5 cm (2") long form on stems that are in demand for dried flower arrangments. Loose seeds in the pods rattle when shaken. Grows in full sun or partial shade in a rich, well-drained soil. Height 60-90 cm (2-3&..
Blue Vervain aka: Verbena hastata, is a valuable Native Canadian species found in moist meadows, wetlands, roadsides and ditches. It produces a colourful show of tubular blue flowers on spikes from mid July through September. It is both very fast growing and easily grown from seed. While blue vervain is often included in wetland remediation mixes, it also makes a great addition to the formal perennial border. This tall plant grows from 90-120cm (3-4') high, does best in&..
Bring back the bees and help end colony collapse disorder. We’ve been losing our bees at an alarming rate and need to reverse the trend. You can help by sowing this attractive, beneficial mix! A balanced blend of self seeding annuals and hardy long lasting perennials.
Contains: New England Aster, Black Eyed Susan, Borage, Butterfly Weed, Flanders Field-Corn Poppy, Eastern Columbine, Forget-me-not, Perennial Gaillardia, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Lemon Mint, Partridge Pea, Perennial Lupines, ..
This Semi-Shade Wildflower mix has been designed for those areas that receive only 4 to 5 hours of filtered sunlight per day. An eye pleasing blend of self-seeding annuals and hardy perennials that produce flowers in blue, pink and yellow hues. Mature garden height ranges from 15-90 cm (6-36").
Contains: Aquilegia McKana Giant, Coneflower, Candytuft, Catchfly, Dwarf Coreopsis, Forget-Me-Not, Ozark Sundrop, Shasta Daisy, Shirley Poppy, Sweet William, Viola.
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Very fast growing plant producing clusters of sweetly scented, clear indigo-blue flowers at the top of 40 cm (16") high plants. Foliage is an attractive silvery-grey. Plants are generally finished flowering by late July/early August and will often re-seed themselves for the following season. Biennial variable. This Forget-Me-Not is adventurous but is not invasive. Bees absolutely love the flowers! Can provide some welcome early spring colour in partially shady sites.
This is one of our showiest native plants. Joe Pye Weed is another Carolinian Canada species that's a Butterfly and Hummingbird favourite. Tall, showy plants average 120cm (4') height and are loaded with fluffy, purplish-white blooms for several weeks in July and August. Flowers have a sweet vanilla scent. A good wetland meadow plant as it tolerates constantly moist soils - also found along stream banks and marsh edges. Best in full sun but it will tolerate part shade. Perennial&nbs..
Perennials of color. Russell's Mix is one of the most decorative perennial plants thanks to its tall stalks bearing large flowers in a number of brilliant colors. Shades of pink, bronze, rose, red and blue look gorgeous in a fresh cut bouquet or in your garden. Low maintenance plant.
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa). This North American native has clusters of orange-red flowers that attract variety of butterflies, including the treasured Monarch. A perennial (to zone 4) growing 18 to 36" tall, it requires well-drained soil and prefers full sun. The wind will carry the fluffy seeds great distances. Wintersow in a cold frame, or cold moist stratify for 4 weeks in moistened sand, then germinate warm.
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Common Milkweed produces a profusion of sweet-scented lavender flowers in mid-summer and is the mandatory food source for the caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly who feast on the leaves. Growing well in any well-drained soil, it does spread rapidly by rhizomes so it is best planted in a large area with other wildflowers and native grasses. Grow Common Milkweed this year to attract Monarchs to your garden!
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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata). Grow this North American native for the sweet scent, the butterflies, bees, and the beautiful mid- to late-season colour. Allow the Monarch butterfly larvae to munch all the leaves they want and watch them pupate over the winter— the plant will return next spring. Easy from seed with winter-sowing. Won't reliably re-seed in one area, since the fluffy seedheads travel long distances in the wind. Extremely hardy, but not the best ..
Mimosa exhibit fascinating animal like response to stimuli. Fern-like leaves of this plant will fold up when touched then reopen a short time later. A whispering noise accompanies their closing. This folding of leaves after touch or shaking is termed seismonastic movement. Mimosa fold their leaves with night fall opening again with daylight, a phenomena known as nyctinastic movement. Mimosa produce cute, globe-like flower heads clustered with pink/purple flowers. Performs well as a house plant.