Short-lived, cornflower-like perennial with clumps of linear, grass-like hairy leaves up to 12 inches long. In mid-summer to autumn, bears blue to lilac-blue flowerheads 2 inches across, with darker centers. Combines well with echinacea, grasses and hemerocallis.
This clump-forming perennial has leaves up to 16 inches long, composed of 3-15 ovate leaflets. Racemes of white flowers are followed by shiny white spherical berries. 18 inches high; 12 inches spread. Grow in a woodland garden or a shady herbaceous border.
This medium sized clumping perennial bears dark purple to almost black compound leaves composed of 25 to 70 irregular leaflets. The unbranched flower stems grow to 1-1.5m(3-5ft) in height, bearing hundreds of tiny white flowers from late summer to early autumn.
This lovely evergreen fern has triangular, lace-like fronds produced on black stalks. Grows 6 inches high and spreads at a rate of 6-8 inches a year. Makes a wonderful groundcover in the woodland garden. Drought-tolerant once established if grown in part shade.
This perennial can make be grown as either an annual or a perennial (if provided with good drainage) for an effective display in temperate gardens. The foliage is richly aromatic, suggesting anise or even liquorice.
This bushy perennial has silvery aromatic leaves and bears spikes of salmon-coloured flowers throughout the summer. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers are edible. Drought-tolerant. 36"high/18" spread.
Tall spires of large peach blooms are produced in mid to late summer on this grandest of traditional old cottage garden flowers. This seed was harvested from primarily peach flowered hollyhocks from the VanDusen Cottage Garden.