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Perennial Flowers


Yarrow – Cloth of Gold

This fern-leaf yarrow, around 3′ tall, is the tallest of the yarrows. The flat-topped golden-yellow flower heads are very large and dry easily. Cold stratify.

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Red Hollyhock

Red Hollyhock is a tall biennial or perennial with deep burgundy red flowers that likes growing against a wall where it can have some support.

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Altai Onion

Altai Onion is thought to be the wild ancestor of perennial bunching onions (Allium fistulosum). It forms handsome clumps larger than the cultivated species, with large yellowish-white spherical flower heads.

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Mouse Garlic

Mouse Garlic is harvested and consumed in the spring in its native Russia. The flat leaves are bent at the middle rib (hence angulosum). Round mauve flower heads blooming mid-season.

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Allium Beesianum

Allium beesianum has flat green leaves up to about 1′ tall and flowerheads of downward facing pink-purple bells are held just above the leaves.

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Nodding Onion

Nodding Onion is native to the foothills and Rockies and is an early summer bloomer. The flowers are from white to pink to lavender and are borne in clusters atop the stalks which are bent over so that the flowers nod toward the ground. Grows wild in the prairies of southern Saskatchewan.

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Allium Cyathophorum

Allium Cyathophorum is an attractive little plant with flat, narrow leaves to about 8″ high. Flowers are a deep reddish purple and bell-shaped in one-sided pendulous umbels.

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Small Yellow Onion

Small Yellow Onion has glaucous (blue-green) foliage and loose open umbels of dangling, bell-shaped, straw-yellow flowers. Germinates in 2-3 months at cool temperatures.

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Allium Hymenorrhizum

Allium Hymenorrhizum is an Asian native bearing tight round balls of purplish-pink flowers over a long period in summer.

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Allium Obliquum

Allium Obliquum is a tall species (2’—3′) from northwest Asia looking somewhat like leeks, with tight spherical yellowish-white flower heads.

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Allium Ramosum

Allium Ramosum is native to central Asia and quite similar to Garlic Chives except that the plants are taller and the white flowers appear earlier.

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Allium Scorodoprasum

Allium Scorodoprasum has numerous rosy-violet flowers in round umbels and flat grass-like leaves.

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Allium Stellatum

Allium Stellatum is an upright allium (to about 1 1/2′) with pink flowers that Jim found growing wild on the grounds of St. Peter’s Abbey.

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Allium Textile

Allium Textile is a very short, very early white-flowered allium which is the first plant to show green on the short-grass prairie. This now completes my collection of the three alliums that grow wild in Saskatchewan.

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Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives has showy white, globe shaped flower heads in late summer. The flat leaves are mildly garlic flavoured and can be used like regular chives (as all aliums can be). Some winter kill here.

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Giant Chives

Giant Chives may be a selection from chives (Allium schoenoprasum) or a separate species but it has large showy spherical purple flower heads and you can use it like chives (as all alliums can be).

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Columbine – Granny’s Bonnets

Columbines hybridize easily so the seed may not be pure. Germination is improved by cold stratification or treatment with gibberellic acid (available from Gardens North). Granny’s Bonnets is a pale blue selection of the spurless columbine.

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Columbine – Mix

Columbines hybridize easily so the seed may not be pure. Germination is improved by cold stratification or treatment with gibberellic acid (available from Gardens North). Columbines like partial shade. Columbine Mix contains long-spurred singles and doubles in blues, white, pink, yellow etc. including bicolours.

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Arnica – Mountain Tobacco

Mountain Tobacco has large golden daisies in summer on 1’–2′ stalks growing out of a rosette of 8″ downy leaves. This plant from the Alps is traditionally used to treat sprains and bruises.

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Showy Milkweed

Showy Milkweed is a stout plant 2’–3′ tall with broad oval grey-green leaves. The flowers are pinkish purple in dense, almost globular, umbels, followed by white wolly pods that split to release the large seeds, each with its own parachute. Found in moist places throughout the prairies and parklands. Fall seed outdoors.

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Campanula – Harebell

Harebell is a graceful plant (to 1′) with wiry stems bearing open blue bells throughout the summer until the first frost. Native to the northern hemisphere, including the prairies and parklands of western Canada. Wild gathered.

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Centaurea Scabiosa

Centaurea Scabiosa is a fairly tall native of the Caucasus with large purple flower-heads and a branching habit. The dried receptacle is quite attractive, silver above with a dark thatched pattern below.

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Cephalaria Corniculata

Cephalaria Corniculata has large scabiosa-like pale-yellow flowers on stiff-stemmed plants around 5′ tall.

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Painted Daisy

Painted Daisy is a 2′ plant with finely cut foliage and unbranched stems supporting red to pink daisies. Also a source of pyrethrum.

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Clematis – Border

Border Clematis is a compact herbaceous variety that can serve as a ground cover or can climb through a shrub up to 2′. Blue flowers are nodding and urn-shaped. Mix seed with moist vermiculite and place in a plastic bag at room temperature. Seed will germinate irregularly over a number of months.

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