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Heuchera VII / Coral Bells

Heuchera DOLCE CINNAMON CURLS (syn. ‘Inheuredfu’) – A Proven Winners selection with heavily bisected and curled leaves of copper, red or purple, depending on the time of the year. These are contrasted by a reddish-purple reverse which shows on the curled … 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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Japanese Cedar III / Cryptomeria japonica

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Yellow Twig’ – A rounded form of Japanese Cedar with whipcord branches of a beautiful lime green with some yellow highlights on the new growth. The attractive green foliage colour is also retained throughout the winter. It does … Continue reading

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Dryopteris / Wood Fern

Dryopteris cycadina (syn. Dryopteris atrata) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner is semi-evergreen in nature, usually getting through our milder coastal BC winters intact. The Shaggy Shield Fern features erect leathery fronds with the stalks or stipes covered … 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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Heuchera VI / Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Peach Crisp’ – This popular Heuchera has a foliage texture to match its beautiful colouring, eventually forming a dense mound of ruffled, undulating leaves with new growth emerging peach and eventually shifting to amber. It is a Terra Nova … Continue reading

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Grass-Like Evergreen Perennials

Phormium tenax ‘Tiny Tiger’ – A dwarf or mini New Zealand Flax with greyish-green strap-like leaves edged in creamy-white. ‘Tiny Tiger’ is a great choice as an accent in smaller containers or for planting around dwarf conifers in the rock … Continue reading

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