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Perennial Flowers


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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Locoweed – Yellow

Yellow Locoweed (probably Oxytropis campestris or perhaps Oxytropis sericea) is a grey-green native legume with upright spikes of creamy yellow flowers in early summer. Can cause selenium poisoning if eaten by livestock. For best germination, scarify seed or seed outdoors in fall.

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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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Physochlania Orientalis

Physochlania Orientalis is a low growing tuberous perennial in the nightshade family. It shows signs of growth in the second half of April and is in full bloom around May 1. For about two weeks the plants are covered with clusters of 1 cm purple-blue trumpet flowers. Used medicinally in Asia much like henbane. Germination takes place over several months.

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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, and less often white, 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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Salvia Tesquicola

Salvia Tesquicola is a hardy perennial salvia, clump forming, up to 3′ tall with long spikes of dark violet-blue flowers.

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Small Scabious

Small Scabious is a British wildflower to about 1’ tall with lilac to pink flowers.

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Sedum Mix – Stonecrop

All sedums are succulent plants good for ground covers or in rock gardens. We harvested seed from a mixture of sedums. There should be yellow and pink flowered varieties, and some with green, blue-green, or variegated foliage.

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Silene – Red Campion

Red Campion is an English wildflower. The 2’–3′ branching flower stalks rise out of rosettes of coarse green leaves. Many pink flowers in spring and much of the summer.

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Silene – Nottingham Catchfly

Nottingham Catchfly bears many white flowers with long, deeply divided petals. Blooms in early summer and many re-bloom if cut back or given sufficient water. A bushy plant to about 2′.

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Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue-Eyed Grass grows to 1′ tall with narrow grass-like leaves and small bright blue flowers in late spring. Grows in meadows and moist places in western Canada. Wild gathered.

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Narrow Goldenrod

Narrow Goldenrod has narrow erect clusters of yellow flowers from the end of July on 1’-2’ plants. Common on the dry prairies. Wild gathered.

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Betony

Betony is a mint relative that makes a low mound of green leaves out of which rise spikes of purple flowers to about 1′.

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Wood Poppy

Wood Poppy has light green foliage and open bright yellow flowers borne over a long season. This short lived self-seeding perennial likes moist ground in semi-shade but will tolerate full sun.

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Globe Flower

Globe Flower is a native of Europe where it grows in wet places. Deeply cut dark green leaves and egg-yolk yellow almost spherical flowers.

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Valerian

Valerian has domed heads of delicate white to pink scented flowers on 3’—4′ plants. Likes full sun and moist soil. The highly aromatic roots are used to make a sedative. Valerian is a host for parasitic wasps that are helpful in the garden.

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Verbascum Phoeniceum – Violetta

Verbascum Phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ has flower stalks to 3′ bearing many purple flowers most of the summer. The large leaves are mostly in a basal rosette.

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Heart-Leaved Alexanders

Heart-Leaved Alexanders grows on the prairies and parklands. It has bright yellow flowers in a flat-topped cluster from early summer on and is upright and showy. Basal leaves are heart shaped; stem leaves are three-lobed. Probably best to fall seed in flats outdoors (for cold stratification) where there is good snow cover.

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