October 3, 2020

New perennials for 2021

Leucanthemum superbum
Ice Cream Dream

Shasta daisy

Intense yellow buds open cream and expand to be near white, fully double, pom pom-like flowers with small yellow centres. The flowers are 6-8 cm wide, and cover the compact mound of dark-green foliage.
Walters Gardens





Iris sibirica Black Joker

Siberian iris

Black Joker has stand-out flowers in shades of purple-black, yellow and pale blue. The grass-like foliage adds a nice upright texture even when not in bloom. Grows to 1.5 m tall.
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries – Valleybrook Nursery




Heucherella x villosa Pumpkin Spice


This vigorous hybrid has dense mounds of bronze-red leaves with dark red veins. For best colour grow in filtered sun. Dark red stems carry cream flowers in early summer. The foliage grows 30 cm high.
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries – Valleybrook Nursery




Hibiscus Summerific French Vanilla


Soft-yellow flower buds open to 18-20 cm creamy custard yellow, ruffled flowers with a prominent red eye. This compact hibiscus retains its yellow colour, has red stems and deep green, attractive foliage and a very prolific floral production.
Walters Gardens




Heucherella Peach Tea


Large, peachy-red leaves contrast beautifully with cream white flowers. This plant is vigorous and compact, but gives off a glow of daintiness in the landscape. Use Peach Tea in containers, summer borders and mass plantings.
Terra Nova Nurseries




Hibiscus x Dark Mystery


In trials, this hibiscus has proven to be a superior performer. Incredibly dark, wine-purple foliage contrasts beautifully with the large 20-22 cm white flowers. Each flower has a cherry-red eye and dark-pink veining. Grows to 1.5 m tall.
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries – Valleybrook Nursery




Heuchera Northern Exposure Sienna

Coral bells

Crisp, fresh green leaves in the spring and fall blend to a beautiful sienna orange in the summer. This showy plant was bred from hardy H. richardsonii, and looks better longer through the season than other heuchera.
Terra Nova Nurseries; Willowbrook Nurseries




Dianthus Paint the Town Fancy


Paint the Town Fancy has single, rosy-fuchsia flowers with a red eye and serrated petals atop a low mound of glaucous blue foliage. Excellent heat tolerance. A perfect edge for sunny borders and combination containers. Grows 20 cm tall and 50 cm wide.
Hillen Nursery




Geum Tempo Rose


This easy-to-grow plant blooms from April to June with a plethora of dark, rose-pink flowers on short, dark stems. Tempo Rose is a mounding perennial that grows best in full sun and is deer resistant.
Terra Nova Nurseries




Paeonia Symphonie Pourpre

Itoh hybrid peony

This selection from a breeder in France forms a tall, upright bush of lush green leaves. Large, semi-double flowers are fuchsia-purple and lightly edged with a creamy pink picotee. Grows 70-90 cm tall.
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries – Valleybrook Nursery




Origanum Drops of Jupiter

Ornamental oregano

Although related to the oregano commonly used in cooking, this herb is meant to show off in the garden. In full sun, the leaves are chartreuse yellow crowned by mauve-pink flowers held on purple calyxes.  
Walters Gardens




Dianthus Mountain Frost Ruby Glitter
Crystal Sky and Electric Purple Sky


A landscape border variety that provides a burst of red blooms with cream-white blotches in spring, and continual blooming in summer and autumn. Displays tidy mounds of strong, silvery foliage. Plant in a sunny border or rock-garden location.  
Darwin Perennials




Phlox paniculata Luminary Opalescence

Garden phlox

In an extensive powdery mildew trial, this was the very best variety to display resistance. Light pink flowers have dark pink eyes and are produced over the dark green leaves.
Walters Gardens

See it in our Trial Gardens: youtube