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Crocus are a definite sign that spring has sprung, and here in the Okanagan mass plantings of colourful crocus can be seen popping up in a multitude of gardens. Crocus adapt well to planting in a wide variety of soil...

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Common Name Peruvian Lily Family Alstroemeriaceae Genus Alstroemeria Plant Type Annual Hardiness Zone(USDA) 8 – 11 (0°C) Growth Habit Bushy, spreading Bloom Time  June, July, August, September (Depending on Variety) Growth Rate Fast Flowering Season Summer Flower Colour white, yellow,...

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Common Name Maui Wormwood Family Asteraceae Genus Artemisia Species Mauiensis Plant Type Annual Hardiness Zone 9 – 11 (-7C) Growth Habit Mounding Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24″ / 36″ / –” Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks) Bloom Time August, September Growth Rate...

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Common Name Dwarf Coneflower Family Asteraceae Genus Echinacea Species Hybrid Plant Type Perennial Hardiness Zone(USDA) 4 – 9 (-34C) Growth Habit Clumping Size (HT/W/FL HT) 12″ / 15″ / 16″ Bloom Time June, July, August, September, October Growth Rate Fast Flowering Season Summer Flower...

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Stachys ‘Hummelo,’ or Wood Betone, is the 2019 winner of the Perennial Plant of the Year as awarded by the Perennial Plant Association. It is a welcome, upright spike of prolific colour blooming in late spring with pink, two-lipped tubular...

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Asclepias tuberosa, common name butterfly weed, has bright orange flowers that grow in clusters at the end of the branch tips and has green foliage with hairy stems. This beautiful bee-friendly perennial blooms early to late summer and makes for great...

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  Victoria amazonica, or giant water lily, is the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies. It is well known for it’s enormous round leaves with rimmed edges that lay flat on the water’s surface.  The leaves are strong...

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Every year the Perennial Plant Association selects an outstanding plant for the garden and this year it’s the flowering onion Called ‘Millenium’  Its a great early summer blooming perennial that stays compact and is a great plant. The Proven Winners...

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    The amazing Amaryllis is one of the great seasonal flowering plants that are sold for the Christmas season. There is something special about their 10 inch diameter blooms. An Amaryllis rouses the senses and commands attention as a...

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