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Echinacea IV / Coneflower

Echinacea¬†‘Raspberry Tart’ – This Purple Coneflower features smaller raspberry-pink blooms that are fragrant, accented with a maroon-red central cone. It flowers from midsummer through to fall with regular deadheading and will definitely attract the butterflies. This compact cultivar prefers full … Continue reading

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Yellow-Flowered Perennials V

Doronicum orientale ‘Magnificum’ – An early-flowering Leopard’s Bane which also does quite well in partial shade, but can tolerate some sun. Yellow thin-petaled daisies are borne over bright green heart-shaped foliage from late March through to May. These are usually … Continue reading

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Plants of Coastal British Columbia

Rosa nutkana – Nooktka Rose is a common site in coastal BC meadows with its single 2″ wide silvery-pink blooms contrasted by pale yellow stamens. They are sweetly scented and borne from May to July – followed by deep red … Continue reading

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Pyracantha / Firethorn

Pyracantha SAPHYR YELLOW (syn. SAPHYR JAUNE, ‘Cadaune’) – An evergreen shrub with thorned stems that are useful to train on chain-link fences to act as a climbing deterrent. It produces clusters of white flowers from late spring to early summer, … Continue reading

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Echinacea III / Coneflower

Echinacea x ‘Glowing Dream’ – This Coneflower is a Terra Nova introduction with some Echinacea tennesseensis in its breeding. It features intense watermelon-pink blooms (accented with orange cones) that begin flowering in June and continue through to September. The plant … Continue reading

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Echinacea II / Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea PRAIRIE SPLENDOR – This seed-grown Coneflower was a 2007 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner and it always blooms in its first year. The large rose-pink flowers have contrasting orange cones and they bloom up to 2 weeks earlier (June … Continue reading

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Yellow-Flowered Perennials

Phlomis russeliana (syn. Phlomis samia, Phlomis viscosa) – Sticky Jerusalem Sage is a native of Turkey and Syria, and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. It features whorls of pale yellow hooded flowers (just above leaf nodes) from late … Continue reading

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