Top 2020 Perennials
Aralia Sun King Perennial
This one is still Erna & Reena’s favorite. It features a mound of beautiful lime green foliage that does great in both sun and shade conditions. Although it is a perennial, and dies back to the ground every fall, it gives the appearance of a 3′ x 3′ shrub.
Peony Red Charm Perennial
There’s something so delicately romantic about peonies, especially with this large deep red, double flower. The Red Charm Peony is one of the earlier bloomers in the garden and works great as cut flowers with their subtle sweet fragrance.
Heuchera Forever Red Perennial
These guys have a bad reputation for being hard to grow, but with the right conditions (part to full shade, without being exposed to that harsh north wind in winter) they can be an amazing pop of color for a shady spot on the yard. What we love about this one is that awesome red that deepens with the season, and it’s delicate creamy blooms.
Astilbe Ostrich Plume Perennial
Though this is not a new plant by any means, it’s a classic that we thought deserved a spot on our list. Another shade lover this plant can handle a spot in the garden that stays a little wetter. It’s large, loose, whimsical plumes weep over a mass of green foliage and continue to bloom throughout late spring and early summer. Bonus: they are rabbit and deer resistant!
Dicentra Spectablis (Bleeding Heart) Perennial
These are not the variety you remember in Grandma’s garden. This newer variety is much easier to grow than it’s older family members. It presents a medium-size bush of green fern like foliage in spring which produce arches of heart shaped blooms for 4-6 weeks in late spring to early summer. They love shade but will also grow in sun in cooler conditions.
Lupin (Mini Gallery Series) Perennial
This is such a great, new variety of lupin! It’s a shorter version of the gallery series which makes the plant much sturdier, fuller and more floriferous than other varieties. These unique beauties are bound to be a statement piece in a sunny spot in the garden. They also tolerate acidic soil.
Monarda (BeeBalm) Perennial
With all the buzz about promoting bees, this plant is a must have. One of the favourite food sources for our pollinator friends, we love this plant. It thrives in part-full sun and is quite thirsty until established.
Sunsparkler Sedum Perennial
This is a low creeping variety of sedum, which is part of the succulent family. It produces carpets of dense foliage, in a variety of colours and styles, which work great in rock gardens and other well drained areas. They are very drought tolerant and love full sun!
Delphinium (New Millenium Mini Stars) Perennial
If you love butterflies this is the plant for you. Delphiniums have been around forever but these mini stars are awesome. Not as large as other varieties they still make a big impact with their cool tones and masses of flowers throughout spring and summer. They will grow part shade to full sun and have a much stronger stem than other delphiniums.
Delosperma (Ice Plant) Perennial
These drought tolerant plants are another member of the succulent family. They have a delicate juicy foliage with small masses of brightly coloured flowers covering the plant from spring right into August. They do best in bright sun and well drained soil. Another great one for rock gardens and areas that you just need to plant and forget. We also love using them in succulent containers!