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The Monkey Flower is a colorful, easy to grow addition to the shaded areas of your garden. If you want to see early blooms on your plants, you will need to start the seeds indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost date. We have two friends, each former curator's of major Botanical gardens -- BOTH have this plant in their garden. The short-lived plants live for approximately three to five years while long-lived perennials may have an indefinite life span. They want plants that attract and feed hummingbirds.
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T. M. E. Branney

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They play nicely with other perennials, can hold their own in a massed planting, and are also happy in containers. Clear pink flowers with a bright yellow eye. Chelones form large, rounded clumps with spikes of unusual flowers for a much appreciated late summer display. S. nemorosa 'Sensation' - Spikes of flowers May-Aug. Similarly, native flora expert and plant hunter extraordinaire, Dr. Zone 3. collina New (Saged-Leaved Bellflower) Native to the Caucasus mountains, this specie campanula has dark purplish- blue bellflowers blooming May-July on 8”-12” stems from tufts of dark green, sage-like foliage.
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Harshita Joshi

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Other Notes: Silvery foliage and fragrant blossoms are highlights of this easy care plant. Annuals perform an entire life cycle in one growing season. Perennial flowers work in multiple situations: in whole garden beds, in combination with annuals and bulbs, as accent to shrubs and trees, and in containers and windowboxes. It can be pruned hard in spring and clipped to shape, or if left will also climb walls. C. selloana 'White' - Showy white plumes.
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Bill Terry

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Leave enough room for it as it can get to be about 30 inches wide. A real two-fer. 6 to 10" high with silvery-blue leaves and huge, clear yellow flowers May to frost. In general, it is best to divide spring and summer blooming perennials in the fall, and fall bloomers in spring. Large, lavender-blue flower clusters on tall stems above glossy dark green narrow foliage that remains attractive all season. Bring containers out and provide light and a soil warmth of 24°C (75°F).
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Gordon P. DeWolf Jr.

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The blue flowers appear in heads that are 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch in diameter. They are drought tolerate but do best if kept damp Delphiniums are stately, elegant plants that form mounds of maple-like or deeply serrated, dark green foliage. G. odoratum - Perennial ground cover with whorled leaves. Heavy bloomer. 20-36 in. (Zone 3) Flowers are blue-violet, blooming in spring over green sword-like leaves. A perennial ornamental plant will presumably be around year after year, gradually spreading and settling in for the long term.
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A rarely offered selection from Japan with reddish pink. Another mouse with blue-green leaves with a white margin that turn to creamy white as the season progresses. Heucherella tiarelloides 4 1' X 2' Hybrids between Heuchera and Tia- Foam Flower Med. From the Japan Winter Dreams Series comes this beautiful double pink hellebore. A new native Jacob�s Ladder to 12� with cream varigation, like �Brize d�Anjou,� but long-lived and vigorous. Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences confidently place the Apodanthaceae in the order Curcurbitales, where they also fit well in terms of their flower morphology.
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Home gardeners can choose from many species and varieties of perennials. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule. I have also lived in the Florida, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Texas, Kansas and Missouri and am experienced with a variety of climates, soils and weather conditions. An easy, self-sowing plant, the spaces between flagstones will quickly fill in.
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Linda Beutler

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If you have an established garden with a few gaps to fill, some of our other sun perennials are the answer; they come in all shapes, sizes, and colours! The black lines and center are finer that in other G. psilostemon hybrids so you get more of the high powered magenta. Mulch perennials with a 1- to 2-inch layer of compost, pine bark or pine straw to help keep down weeds and conserve moisture. The dahlia miniature 'David Howard' variety has rounded, bronze-orange flowers and dark-bronze foliage.
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Pam Duthie

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Its lower height of 3' makes it easy to use in modern mixed borders where its long blooming, distinctively shaped flowers provide structural interest and wonderful contrast with perennials such as Yarrow, Baby's Breath and so many others. Blue/green dissected foliage to 15�; pink flowers with yellow tips bloom June to frost. Roses — especially rose hips — are very high in vitamin C; marigolds and nasturtiums also contain vitamin C; and dandelion blossoms contain vitamins A and C.
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Deni Bown

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I always try to keep an aloe plant or two, although the sunny spots they require for best results are hard to find in my garden. Shady woodland native, usually dormant by June 1. The leaves are toothed, large and rough looking. All parts of Allamanda cathartica are extremely toxic Ground Ivy is an aggressively growing, evergreen ground cover. A favorite plant because of its gray fuzzy leaves. From tissue culture so each plant is identical.
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