Perennials & Bulbs

Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis ‘Black Pantha’

Near black flower buds bursting into large flowers heads with a deep purple skirt. The flower buds appear from the abundant grey-green foliage in mid-spring, continuing through summer. Mature plants send up multiple flower stems which may be used in cut flower arrangements with a vase life of 12 to 14 days.
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Water: Water regularly when the top three inches of soil is dry
Blooms: Spring - Summer
Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
Hardiness: Zone 7

Agastache 'Black Adder'

Scented foliage with tubular flowers of smoky lilac opening from dark purple buds. Its compact bushy habit makes it ideal for containers as well as borders. Flowers from July to the first frosts. Attracts butterflies.
Height: 2.5-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Water: Average Water Needs
Blooms: Midsummer to frost
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6

Alchemilla mollis

Extremely popular for the beautiful foliage texture this lends to the garden. Plants form a mound of rounded, velvety soft olive-green leaves, which catch and hold water drops, then sparkle in the sun. Sprays of chartreuse flowers are a nice filler for cut arrangements. Excellent for edging. Plants should be sheared back after blooming to rejuvenate the leaves and generally tidy the clumps up for the remainder of the growing season. An easy-care perennial, growing well in sun or shade.
Height: 1-1.5 feet
Width: 1.5-2 feet
Water: Moist, well-drained soil
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 2

Chelone obliqua
Turtleheads are native wildflowers that adapt beautifully to garden conditions. In this species, plants form an upright, bushy mound of green foliage, bearing upright stems of large bright-pink hooded flowers beginning in late summer. Best in a moist or wet site, this also adapts well to average border conditions. Terrific at the waterside. Excellent for cutting. Showy and long lived. Attractive to butterflies. Plants are easily divided in spring.
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1.5-2 feet
Water: Moist, well-drained soil
Blooms: Late Summer - Mid Fall
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3

Crocosmia X crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer'
corm producing plant in the Iris family. So it is not surprising that the leaves are fan shaped but unlike most irises the leaves are pleated. 'Lucifer' is a cross between Crocosmia aurea and Crocosmia pottsii and originates from South Africa. 'Lucifer' will multiply and spread once it is established. The best part about this plant is the firey orange-red flowers which will bloom in mid-summer. The flowers are held on arching spikes in an upward fashion, making a great cut flower.
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Blooms: Midsummer
Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6
Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Vivid golden foliage on large open plants can be used for contrast and to brighten darker shade gardens. Traditional heart shaped pink flowers dangle from long wands above the leaves. Perfect for woodland gardens and under larger shade trees. Herbaceous.
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Width: 1.5 to 2 feet
Water: Regular watering
Blooms: Early through late spring
Exposure: Full to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3

Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy'

Spikes of creamy-white, pastel mauve and pink flowers with spotted throats bolt out of the rosette of leaves. Extraordinary cut flower. Essential to cottage gardens and perennial borders. May naturalize where conditions are right. Perennial or biennial.
Height: 1 ft; 3 feet with bloomstalks
Width: 1 ft
Water: Regular watering
Blooms: Late Spring - Midsummer
Exposure: Partial to full sun
Hardiness: Zone 4

Iris pallida ‘Aurea-Variegata’

Lovely, sweetly-scented, lilac-purple flowers with subtle, golden-yellow beards appear on tall, upright flowering stems from May to June. This is a highly prized, easy to grow iris with broad, sword-shaped, semi-evergreen grey-green leaves boldly striped creamy-yellow. Its richly decorated foliage makes Iris pallida variegata perfect for adding colour and contrast to flower beds or using as a charming, ornamental accent plant. The blooms are also excellent for cutting.

Height: 2-2.5 ft.
Width: 1 ft.
Water: Well-drained, moist soil
Blooms: May to June
Exposure: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4

Monarda 'Fireball'

Dense ball-shaped wine red flowers punch some colour into the border or patio container. Erect stems support uniquely shaped tubular florets that form a crown around the flowerhead. Dwarf in stature, good mildew resistance. Patented.

Height: 12-18"
Width: 14-18"
Water: Average
Blooms: Early Summer - Early Fall
Exposure: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4

Phlox paniculata
Bears fragrant trusses of violet flowers from midsummer to mid-autumn on tall stems with bright green, narrow leaves. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and are also good as cut flowers. This long-flowering perennial will tolerate full sun or partial shade, but like all phlox, does not like soil that dries out in summer. The stems need supporting in spring before the flowers appear. 
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Water: Moist soil
Blooms: Late Summer - Mid Fall
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4