Coneflowers Add Brilliant Colours to Your Garden
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Coneflowers Add Brilliant Colours to Your Garden

Echinacea is an excellent flower to grow in a garden because its brilliant colours stand out against the green surroundings. They make an eye-catching colour display, especially when placed amid shorter perennials, where the spectacular purple, pink, and white blooms shine out above the leaves. It is also one of the perennial border’s longest-blooming plants….

Swamp Rose Mallow
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Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow, known as hibiscus moscheutos, has exotic, oversized flowers that are very striking. There are five overlapping petals, each with a reddish-purple to dark crimson base that forms a sharp contrast with the central eye of the flower. The bloom lasts only 1-2 days, but new flowers open every day over the long…

Dense Blazing Star
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Dense Blazing Star

Dense Blazing Star has long lasting purple wands of packed blooms that face all directions and bloom from the top of the stem down from midsummer to fall. The blooms resemble feather boas held upright on numerous spikes per plant. Although it lacks smell, Dense Blazing Star will please your other senses: the purple flowers…

Spotted Joe Pye Weed
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Spotted Joe Pye Weed

Spotted Joe Pye Weed is a striking plant that grows tall with sturdy stems that rarely need to be anchored. The purple-speckled stems are nearly the same colour as the dusty rose-colored blooms, which bloom from midsummer to early October. Because it self-propagates well, it should be planted with caution in small landscape contexts. This…

Swamp Milkweed
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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is known for its ability to thrive in swampy areas and wet meadows. It is a monarch butterfly host plant and is essential to their life. Despite its love of wet soils, due to its long taproot, it can tolerate average well-drained soils with ease. Showy, fragrant pink and white duo-tone…

Evening Primrose
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Evening Primrose

Evening primroses are generally known as flowers that close during daylight hours. Evening primroses are beautiful flowers and easy to grow. They open visibly fast every evening, producing an interesting evening spectacle, hence the name “evening primrose.” Common Evening Primrose is a biennial plant. In the first year, it typically produces a basal rosette of…

Canadian Burnet
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Canadian Burnet

Canadian Burnet features impressive airy spikes of white flowers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. Its textured narrow compound leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. It is a pollinator plant for bees. It will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, extending to 5…

Yellow Giant Hyssop

Yellow Giant Hyssop

Yellow Giant Hyssop is aptly named: It is a robust grower and can reach heights from 3 to 8 feet. The larger, lower leaves can be as big as a hearty slice of bread. And depending on the age and overall size of the plant, its flower spike can be up to 16 inches long!