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Flowers and Decorative Plants


Flowers are important not only for aesthetics, but to provide a diverse smorgasbord that encourages pollinators in your garden! It is somewhat arbitrary to divide flowers into annuals and perennials as many which are perennials in their native habitats are annuals here as they will not survive our cold winters. We have put biennials with perennials. Many flowers also have edible parts (flowers, leaves, seeds) and others are considered traditional medicinal plants.

Sweet Rocket

Sweet Rocket is a biennial edible flower that readily self-seeds. Flowers are mostly pinks and whites and are known to give off a lovely scent in the evenings (Hesperis is greek and relates to the evening). Leaves can be used as greens in salads and more (for best flavour, pick leaves before the plant flowers). Other culinary and medicinal uses also possible.

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Spotted Hawkweed

Spotted Hawkweed is about 2′ tall, has bright yellow flowers, and dark green leaves with brick-red spots.

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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort is a compact 1’– 1½’ plant producing large numbers of single bright yellow flowers over a long season. Used medicinally for nervous disorders and healing painful joints and muscles. Does not always overwinter here.

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Hyssop

Hyssop has many spikes of dark blue flowers, with the occasional white flowered plant, and is very attractive to bees. Traditionally valued as an antiviral and respiratory system medicinal plant.

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Mountain Hollyhock

Mountain Hollyhock is a BC native that forms a bush about 4′ tall. The large pink saucer-shaped flowers are in racemes and bloom all summer and fall.

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Iris – Western Blue Flag

Western Blue Flag Iris has bright lilac-blue flowers with darker veins on slender stems to 2′ and grass-like leaves. Likes a moist place to grow. Seed germinates over several months at cool temperatures. Light helps.

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Iris – Siberian

Siberian Iris forms attractive clumps of grass-like foliage with flowers often in shades of blue. Will not bloom unless it has adequate spring moisture. Needs light to germinate. Keep flat warm several months, then try oscillating temperatures.

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Knautia Macedonica

Knautia Macedonica is a close relative of Scabiosa, with maroon scabious-like flower heads on a much branched 2′ plant.

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Lavender

Lavender has grey-green plants with lavender flowers and a delightful fragrance. Cold stratify and likes cool temperatures for germination. A perennial but not always winter hardy in our climate.

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Perennial Yellow Flax

Perennial Yellow Flax is a beautiful clump forming plant with a height between 8-12″. The plants have large leaves for a flax and are covered with 1″ cheerful bright yellow flowers for a long period.

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Perennial Blue Flax

Perennial Blue Flax has pale blue flowers most of the summer on slender erect plants. Commonly grows in ditches and on roadsides throughout the prairies. Wild gathered seed.

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Lupin Mix

Lupin Mix grows 2’–3′ tall with long spikes of showy pea flowers in a wide range of colours which might include reds, yellows, blues and white.

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Maltese Cross

Maltese Cross is an old-fashioned garden perennial growing 2’—3′ high and having dense showy heads of scarlet flowers.

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Common Mallow

Common Mallow is a much branched perennial and self seeder about 1 1/2’ tall and about as wide bearing abundant light pink flowers all summer.

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Catnip

Catnip is mildly mint flavoured and very attractive to cats. The masses of small white flowers, on 2’–3′ plants, make it a good bee plant.

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Catmint – Blue Infinity

Catmint ‘Blue Infinity’ has tall spikes of violet-blue flowers over a long period on 3′ plants. Bees seem to love these.

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Biennial Evening Primrose

Biennial Evening Primrose makes a leafy rosette the first year, and sends up a flowering stalk (to 2′) the second year. The single open flowers are a bright yellow. Both the young leaves and the tap root are edible. Seed wild collected in northern Ontario.

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Poppy – Iceland

Iceland Poppy is a short-lived perennial that self-seeds. Pale green foliage and large silky flowers, usually in yellow, orange, or white, on the ends of slender 1′ long stems.

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Poppy – Spanish

Spanish Poppy has semi-double 1″—2″ orange flowers at the end of 2′ stems all summer long. Most of the grey-green hairy leaves are in a basal rosette about 8″ across. A self-seeding perennial that blooms the first year from seed.

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Jerusalem Sage

Jerusalem Sage is a tall (4’—6′) stiff upright plant. Blooms prolifically all summer with whorls of rosy-purple flowers.

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Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder, or Greek Valerian, is a compact upright (to about 2’) plant with typical bright blue flowers and pinnately divided leaves.

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Cortusa Primrose

Cortusa Primrose has a basal rosette of light green wrinkled leaves with pink flowers held above the leaves on 1′ stems. It blooms in May and does not like direct sun.

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Cowslip

Cowslip is a spring wildflower from England with bright yellow flowers on downy stems under 1′ tall. Likes moisture or part shade.

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Indian Breadroot

Indian Breadroot is a densely hairy plant generally under 1′, growing from a large starchy edible root. This member of the pea family has small blue flowers in a dense spike. Grows throughout the prairies. Cold stratify seed.

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Meadow Sage

Meadow Sage has 1’–2′ stalks of deep pink flowers coming out of rosettes of wrinkled green leaves.

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