Plant Selection Guides


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Plant Selection Guides

Find a collection of plant selection guides to choose the right perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, flowering bulbs for your beds and borders, backyard, front yard or patio. Discover the best roses, award-winning shrubs and trees, acclaimed perennials to beautify your landscape. Let us help you achieve the garden of your dreams and enjoy life to the full!

Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) is a highly popular herbaceous perennial valued for its prominent and spectacular floral display and its attractive, lush dark green foliage which provide weeks of color starting early or mid summer. Extremely easy to grow, there is a Shasta Daisy for every garden and every taste thanks to the profusion of cultivars presenting different levels of compactness, floral size, flowering type (single or double), longevity or repetitiveness of the bloom period.

Monarda (Bee Balm)

Distinctive blooms, aromatic foliage

Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy)

Highlights of the garden from late spring to early summer, Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale) are truly eye-catching perennials with their huge, silky-satin flowers in shades of red, orange, white or pink


Immensely popular, Astilbes are fabulous plants for shady, moist conditions. Admired for their graceful, colorful flower plumes rising elegantly above mounds of fern-like foliage which remains attractive all season long, they light up your shade garden for weeks and add a dazzling splash of color in the landscape

Echinops (Globe Thistle)

Adding outstanding contrast, interest and color to the summer garden while being trouble-free and low maintenance, Echinops (Globe Thistle) makes an invaluable contribution to the landscape. Blooming from mid summer to early fall, their bold and ornamental, steel blue or pristine white, globe-shaped flowers (the size of a golf ball) are truly lovely and enchanting.

Persicaria amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece)

A real beauty for the border, Mountain Fleece (Persicaria amplexicaulis) is a vigorous, upright perennial enjoying an extremely long bloom season from early summer to fall.

Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)

Blooming profusely generally from mid summer to early fall, their joyous color range is fairly limited - from yellow to orange-yellow - but they differ in height and habit

Iris hollandica (Dutch Iris)

While called 'Dutch Iris', this iris never grew wild in the Netherlands. Instead, it is the product of hybridizations carried out by Dutch growers. Tall and slender, it features flowers that are 4 in. wide (10 cm) with flower stalks, surrounded by gray reed-like leaves, that are very sturdy - a quality which makes them quite suitable for use as cut flowers.

Anemone coronaria (Poppy Anemone)

Anemone coronaria are most often found as cut flowers, but these gorgeously colored poppy-like flowers also thrive in the home garden where their broad, bright faces are highly appealing. Their dark-centered, single or double flowers, are available in a fresh array of colors including purple-blue, red, pink or white.

Zantedeschia (Calla Lily)

Spectacular and so easy to grow! Native to South Africa, Calla Lilies deserve a spot in the garden or at home. Whether used in borders, containers or as cut flowers, they always provide a spectacular effect with their rich, cheerful colors and their breathtaking trumpet-shaped flowers (spathe) surrounding a yellow finger-like stalk (spadix)

Begonia grandis (Hardy Begonia)

Truly hardy, Begonia grandis are tuberous perennials noted for their exquisite and lush foliage of winged-shaped, olive green leaves, adorned with red veining and colorful undersides. From midsummer to fall, arching clusters of nodding pink or white flowers can be admired at the tips of branching pinkish-red stems.

Tuberous Begonias

Which one is for you?

Iris reticulata (Dwarf Iris)

Dwarf Iris with grass-like leaves and a violet-blue or purple flower with yellow markings that bursts into bloom in early spring to create an effect reminiscent of butterflies hovering low to the ground.

Lavender in the Garden

Beloved favorites of Mediterranean style gardens, Lavenders are gifted perennials which are full of talents including being delightfully scented.

Coneflowers (Echinacea): Gems in the Garden

Tough as nails, Coneflowers (Echinacea) are wonderful additions to the landscape with their brightly colored blossoms to be enjoyed over a long flowering season. Simple to grow, trouble-free, thriving on neglect, they are reliable performers that are tole

Astilbe: A Gem in the Shade Garden

Astilbes are fabulous plants for shady, moist conditions. They light up your shade garden for weeks with their elegant flower plumes and add a dazzling splash of color in the landscape.

Daffodil Types

Easy to plant, Daffodils are extraordinarily rewarding every spring with their bright cheery blossoms warming our soul from the previous winter months. Long lived, they naturalize and multiply year after year and offer a wide range of flower shapes and colors to pick from. Versatile, they are perfect for beds and borders, rock gardens, containers or window boxes. They also make gardening easy. Once planted, there is nothing left to do: these bulbs can stay right where they are and produce flowers year after year. As an added, most are fragrant and all are deer and rodent resistant.

Paeonia (Peonies)

Beloved for their abundant blooms, the beauty of their exquisite flowers, their delightful fragrance, and their bold foliage changing shades over the seasons, peony flowers add a dazzling splash of color in the landscape.

Coral Peonies For Your Garden

Among the most exciting peonies are the unique coral-colored peonies. Aside from the beauty of their blooms, these peony hybrids do not require staking. They make excellent cut flowers and create breathtaking combinations with other perennials in the spring garden.

Peonies that Do Not Require Staking

Here is a selection of peonies that do not require staking and could become the highlight of your spring garden!

Best Flower Bulbs for Mediterranean Gardens in Cool Countries

Here is a list of suitable flower bulbs, corms or rhizomes for your Mediterranean Garden that will pop up in profusion every spring or fall. Most of them originate from Mediterranean region and will thrive in more temperate gardens.

Fabulous Hardy Geraniums for Your Pacific Northwest Garden Borders

If you are looking for a beautiful, low-maintenance, border geranium that will sail through the challenges of the seasons in the Pacific Northwest region, you may want to consider these top performing varieties.

Best Perennials for Part Shade Gardens in New England

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that thrive in partial shade, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden. 

Best Perennials for Gardeners in New England

Selecting the right perennial might be daunting for New England gardeners. If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that thrive in the New England region, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will happily carry color through the garden