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Native Plants of British Columbia

Kalmia microphylla – The Western Bog Laurel is a sparsely branched evergreen shrub usually found in acidic bogs or moist alpine meadows. The tiny pink flowers are held terminally and emerge from pleated buds – these are produced from May … Continue reading

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Cultivated & Wild Plums

Prunus domestica ‘Yellow Egg’ (syn. ‘Pershore Yellow Egg’) – This European Plum produces large egg-shaped yellow fruit (freestone) with a sweet flavour. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and often used for fresh eating, baking and canning. … 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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Groundcover Sedum Suitable for Green Roofs II

Sedum divergens – This western North American native can be found from northern California right up to Alaska, hence its hardiness. It features ball to oval-shaped leaves that can range from red to bright green, depending on the exposure and … Continue reading

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Native BC Perennials III

Allium cernuum – Nodding Wild Onion is native to much of North America and bears umbels of pale to bright rose pink flowers in summer. It is a bulbous perennial with deep green strap-shaped foliage that was once an important … Continue reading

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Native Coastal BC Shrubs II

Symphoricarpos albus (syn. var. laevigatus) – Snowberry is a thicket-forming deciduous shrub native to much of the Pacific Northwest. It is useful for erosion control and features pink to white bell-shaped flowers followed by pure white berry clusters that usually … Continue reading

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Woodland Perennials III

Tiarella ‘Spanish Cross’ – A semi-evergreen perennial (in mild regions) with deeply lobed dark green leaves that are beautifully marked with inset burgundy-black markings, with the foliage shifting to a deep bronze-purple in winter. Pale pink to near white starry … Continue reading

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Groundcovers II

Maianthemum dilatatum – False Lily-of-the Valley is a native of the Pacific Northwest and forms a dense carpet of waxy heart-shaped green leaves. It is herbaceous in nature and features spikes of small starry white flowers from May to June … Continue reading

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Native BC Perennials II

Viola adunca (syn. Viola bellidifolia) The Hookedspur or Western Dog Violet is widely distributed across North America. It bears fragrant blue to deep violet blooms (from March to June) with darker purple veining and a white throat. Found in open … Continue reading

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Dicentra / Bleeding Heart

Dicentra x ‘King of Hearts’ (Dicentra peregrina x D. formosa ssp. oregana x D. eximia) – A long-blooming compact Bleeding Heart with bright rose-pink flowers from May to August (as long as it doesn’t dry out) over ferny, bluish-green foliage. … Continue reading

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