Saskatoon

Saskatoon

While the Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, they are more closely related to the apple family. When they are fully mature, berries are sweet and have a delectable fruit flavour. Other names: Saskatoon-berry, Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)

Virginia Waterleaf

Virginia waterleaf is an upright perennial native to moist and wet woods from Quebec to Manitoba. There are 5 long narrow sepals with feathery edges under the flower head. One plant has 1 or 2 clusters on a stem, and may have multiple stems. Used in shady areas and woodland gardens.

Harebell

Delicate and graceful, the purple bell-shaped flowers of this perennial are attractive, but have no noticeable scent. Each plant produces an abundance of flowers. They are also ideal for rock gardens, naturalized areas and containers.

Water Avens

The water aven contains pinkish, purple or yellow bell-shaped flowers, and dark red or dark purple stems that contain many hairs. Mass in borders or rock gardens. Foliage makes an attractive ground cover after bloom.

Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum can be a shy retiring plant at times. They are small perennials only 10-30 cm tall (4-12”), with narrow leaves to 3mm wide (1/8”). They start opening their eyes in early June and continue to look around all through June. They often grow in places with little competition from other plants….

Dog Violet

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) is common in fields and pastures. The plants may be only 2–4 cm tall in spring but become taller later in summer. Leaves are hairless. The basal leaves are round or kidney-shaped with rounded tips and fine rounded marginal teeth; the stem leaves are more heart-shaped and are 2–4 cm long…

Bottle Gentian

Among the finest perennials to grace the garden in late summer is the dark blue-flowered closed bottle gentian. Bottle Gentian has bottle-like deep blue flowers that never actually open. The blooms are pollinated exclusively by bumblebees, which have the size and strenth needed pry open the flowers and gain entry. Bottle Gentians are slow-growing but…

Showy Tick—Trefoil

Showy Ticktrefoil is a native erect perennial forb growing from 3 to 6 feet high on leafy stems that branch at the inflorescence. The stem is green, taking on some reddish vertical color lines toward maturity, and has fine white hair. Showy Ticktrefoil grows from a taproot and prefers full to at least partial sun…

Foamflower

Creeping Foamflower has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented white star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its lobed leaves are green in colour. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous…

Wild Bergamot

Wild bergamot is a drought tolerant prairie perennial that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. It flowers in the summer. The wild bergamot is very similar to bee balm but instead of a deep red coloration it boasts of lavender, pinkish blooms. Provides color and contrast for the herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow…

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