Blanket Flower is one of our showiest native species. It is a clump forming plant that has large yellow daisy-like flowers with orange-red highlights. It grows on dry prairies. This is wild gathered seed.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Lady’s (Yellow) Bedstraw is an English wildflower. On the prairies, our native bedstraws are white-flowered, but this one has many small bright yellow flowers. The plants are mat-forming with weak stems and narrow green leaves. It has been used to curdle milk and colour cheese, especially in Gloucestershire. It is also apparently used as a dye plant, the roots for a red colour, and the flowers for a yellow colour.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Geranium is a sprawling perennial plant 1-2’ high with single flowers in pastel colours. Can be used as a ground cover in partial shade.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Three Flowered Avens has mostly basal leaves and a naked stalk bearing three pink flowers. Also called Prairie Smoke due to its feathery mauve seed heads resembling plumes of smoke. Wild gathered seed.
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Baby’s Breath can become a weed as it is long lived, very hardy, and self seeds. It makes a beautiful display of small white flowers which dry very well.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
American Hedysarum is about 2’ high with pinnate leaves, and pinkish pea flowers in long racemes. Common on the edge of woods throughout the prairies and parklands. Wild gathered.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Maximilian’s Sunflower has stiff upright plants 2’-3’ tall with narrow leaves. Yellow flowers are a bit larger than the preceding species. Common on prairies and along roadsides. Wild gathered.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Rhombic-Leaved Sunflower has stiff upright plants 1’-2’ tall with 1”-2” sunflowers with dark centers. Common on prairies and along roadsides. Wild gathered.
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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.Leaf Crops / Other Brassicas / Herbs / Culinary / Medicinal / Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Alumroot has coarse rounded basal leaves with small purplish flowers near the top of 30 cm flowering stalks. Wild gathered.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Spotted Hawkweed is about 2′ tall, has bright yellow flowers, and dark green leaves with brick-red spots.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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.Leaf Crops / Herbs / Medicinal / Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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 is a BC native that forms a clump about 4′ tall. The large pink saucer-shaped flowers are in racemes and bloom all summer and fall.
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Inula Hirta is a small (30 cm- 45 cm) inula with golden yellow flowers. As it has a gently creeping rootstock it can be used as a well-behaved ground cover.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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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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 is a close relative of Scabiosa, with maroon scabious-like flower heads on a much branched 2′ plant.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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 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.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
Maltese Cross is an old-fashioned garden perennial growing 2’—3′ high and having dense showy heads of scarlet flowers.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers
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.Flowers and Decorative Plants / Perennial Flowers