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)
Red Osier Dogwood has a brilliant look in all seasons and is easy to grow and easy to care for. Other names: (Cornus alba spp. stolonifera; Cornus sericea), Hart rouge
The Winterberry is a species of holly and is best planted in Autumn. Although it loses its green leaves in Autumn, bright red berries will form in winter, creating a spectacular look. Other names: Black Alder, Coralberry
Sawtooth Sunflower can be distinguished from other Sunflowers by its red, smooth stems. Sawtooth Sunflower thrives in both disturbed and high quality sites, sometimes forming large colonies that exclude other plants.
Magnificent Silphium genus, it displays its bright yellow flowers on tall stems in late summer. Grows easily from seed, and is at home on a wide variety of soils, from moderately dry to moist. Excellent for tough clay soils. Birds love the seeds. Good height for the rear of the border. Also excellent for naturalizing…
Cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, is a beautiful native Ontario plant. Its large stature, (6 to 9 feet tall), and wide, tapered leaves are further complemented by an abundance of open yellow flowers. The flowers will re-bloom well into the autumn. A large plant that needs lots of space. Some gardeners find it to be an effective…
Rudbeckia laciniata is a native clump forming perennial with multiple upright stems. The leaves are large, dark green and deeply lobed. From summer until fall foliage is topped with clusters of showy daisy-like flower heads. Each head consists of a yellow-green globular cone surrounded by drooping yellow rays. This rhizomatous species thrives in partly shaded…
Canadian Serviceberry has stunning white flowers rising above the foliage in early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The oval leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. It produces black berries in late spring. They are a very important source of food for people and wildlife.
A much loved garden addition, Rose of Sharon are often planted to provide fresh flush of late season colour after other trees and shrubs have finished blooming. A classic favourite for landscape focal points. An excellent specimen, foundation, or border plant. Nice for larger patio containers.
Sunflowers are fairly versatile; height varies, as does soil and lighting preferences. There are many species native to Canada. Provides long summer bloom for the perennial border or cutting garden. Also effective in a native plant or wild garden or as part of a naturalized planting or prairie area.