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Blueberries with Autumn Colour

Vaccinium x ‘Blueberry Glaze’ – This dwarf midseason BrazelBerry blueberry features glossy boxwood-like foliage that shifts to a beautiful burgundy-red in fall. It bears small bluish-black berries with a strong wild blueberry flavour. ‘Blueberry Glaze’ works well in containers and can … Continue reading

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Eastern North American Fall Colour

Quercus coccineus – Scarlet Oak is native to southern Ontario and much of the eastern United States. It features deeply lobed green leaves that shift to a vibrant scarlet in autumn, making it easier to distinguish from Pin Oak (Quercus … Continue reading

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Fall Asters & Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘CHELSEY Pink’ – A decorative Chrysanthemum primarily used as seasonal autumn bedding,  it features smaller (but abundant) lavender-pink flowers borne on strong stems that are not prone to breakage. It is a part of the CHELSEY Series which … Continue reading

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Fall Aster IV / Symphyotrichum

Aster nova-angliae ‘Rudelsburg’ (syn. Symphyotrichum) – An unusual bright magenta-pink fall aster with strap-like fringed petals and a contrasting yellow eye. This older (1964) introduction is highly attractive to beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies. It blooms from September to October … Continue reading

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New Ornamental Grass Introductions

Carex oshimensis ‘EVERCOLOR Everlime’ – A beautiful weeping sedge which is reliably evergreen in coastal British Columbia. It features arching broad blades of dark green with crisp lime marginal variegation. This sport of Carex ‘Evergold’ is clumping and looks great when used in … Continue reading

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SMARTIZ Series Miniature Cyclamen

Cyclamen persicum ‘SMARTIZ Magenta’ – A new series of miniature F1 hybrid cyclamen which are currently only available as a mix of colours, with the exception of ‘Pure White’ and ‘Victoria’. When grown from seed it matures in 27 weeks, producing … Continue reading

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Late Summer to Autumn Perennials

Vernonia arkansana (syn. V. crinita) – Ironweed is a rarely cultivated perennial that is native to the eastern United States but seems to find more garden favor in Europe. It was first  collected in America back in the late 1600’s and features … Continue reading

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