Astrantia major forms mounds of three-lobed toothed foliage topped with button flowers with silvery centers. Colours range from white to pink to red. It is an excellent filler plant for moist areas in part shade or full sun.
Veronica whitleyi 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year
Common Name: Whitley’s speedwell
Whitley’s speedwell is a beautiful mat-forming perennial for the sunny garden. Masses of sapphire blue flowers with white centres cover the soft grey-green foliage in late spring and bloom sporadically until fall. Excellent as a groundcover or low edging.
Eutrochium maculatum 'Atropurpureum' 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year
Common Name: Joe Pye weed
Joe Pye weed is a bold, architectural plant which adds colour and structure to the late summer and early fall garden. This easy to grow North American native prefers moist soil and is great for the back of the border, meadows, waterside or mass plantings.
Helenium autumnale hybrids 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year
Common Name: Helenium; Helen’s Flower; sneezeweed
Helenium blooms from July to late September with daisy-like flowers in yellow, orange, bronze, reddish-brown or crimson and a prominent brown cone. Helenium 'Mardi Gras' was the Calgary Horticultural Society’s 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year.