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perennials
Name Comments
EDELWEISS
Botanical Name Sun or Shade
Leontopodium alpinum
Height/Spread Zone
6/10 in. 15/25 cm
Flower Colour Blooms
white
June to July
pink, red May to June
mauve May to July
white
June to Aug.
yellow
May to June
green foliage n/a
white, yellow June to Sept.
blue, white May to Aug.
pink, blue May to Aug.
red
June to Aug.
pink
May to July
sky blue
sun
Alpine growth habit, with gray foliage, attractive in rock gardens; good cut flower
ENGLISH DAISY Bellis perennis 4-8/8 in. 10/20 cm sun 3
Old favorite used for border edging; biennial plant will flower second year, moist
ERINUS Erinus alpinus part shade
Alpine evergreen plant; good for rock garden
EVENING PRIMROSE Oenothera pallida sun
Large flowers open in the evening; drought tolerant
FALSE LAMIUM Lamiastrum galeobdolon shade
4/6 in. 10/15 cm 3
12/12 in. 30/30 cm 4
12/12 in. 30/30 cm
2 Attractive variegated silver foliage; vigorous grower as a ground cover
FERN-FIDDLEHEAD/OSTRICH Matteuccia struthiopteris 4/2 ft. 120/60 cm shade 1
Native plant with edible heads; good filler for shady areas, moist
FEVERFEW Chrysanthemum (Tanacetum) parthenium 24/12 in. 60/30 cm sun to shade 3
Daisy-like flowers with aromatic foliage; good cut flower, invasive
FLAX Linum perenne sun or shade
Continual blooms throughout season
FLEABANE Erigeron hybrids sun
Sprays of small, daisy-like flowers, good cut flower
FLEECEFLOWER Persizaria hybrids sun or shade
18/12 in. 45/30 cm 4
6-30/24 in 15-75/60 cm 1
6-30/24 in. 15-75/60 cm
3
Several varieties with short spikes of flowers; low mat of leathery leaves turn red in fall
FOAMFLOWER Tiarella cordifolia 12/12 in. 30/30 cm shade 4
Evergreen with bronze winter colour; summer sprays of flowers, moist
FORGET-ME-NOT Myosotis scorpioides 8/8 in. 20/20 cm sun or shade 3
May to June Spring flowering, low growing stems; available in perennial and biennial varieties, moist
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