Make your own free website on Tripod.com



 
 
 

GARDENS BY THE BAY

Hemerocallis, perhaps 'Green Kwanso'

ORANGE PERENNIALS & THEIR COMPANIONS


The revered British garden writer, Christopher Lloyd, devotes nearly 20 pages of his 2001 book, Color for Adventurous Gardeners, to the colour orange. He begins by saying "Of all colours, orange is the one that cries out the loudest for contrast."

You can find many wonderful perennials with orange-toned blooms below, alongside plant partners, both complementary and contrasting, that garden writers tell us about.


* Watch for the animated hummingbird and butterfly with the plants that attract them. *
The deer icon indicates plants that deer are not usually attracted to.

The best time and method to propagate plants can be found on our image-intensive PROPAGATION page.

To help your plants grow their best, check out our FERTILIZATION page.

To create your own plant partnerships based on tried and true color theory, check out our GARDEN COLOR page.

To see if a particular plant is on this page press Ctrl+F, type in the name, then click the Find button.


ACHILLEA

For those accustomed to the cream, yellow, pink and red Yarrows, the form below is a welcome addition in the orange range. In fact, its name describes the shade perfectly.

Achillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta':  2-1/2 to 3' tall x 2 to 2-1/2'

    Achillea millefolium 'Terra Cotta' - 'Terra Cotta' Yarrow
    synonym:  Achillea x 'Terra Cotta'
      what:  Achillea taygetea x Achillea millefolium
        colour:   peachy-yellow, maturing to coppery bronze
          wonderful near:  blue plants
            in front of:  dark-foliaged plants
              spectacular with:  Nepeta 'Souvenir de André Chaudron' & Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold'
            Many colour choices in many sizes can be seen by visiting the links below. Partnership ideas abound.

          • pink Yarrow
          • red Yarrow
          • silver foliage Yarrow
          • white Yarrow
          • yellow Yarrow

          • ALCEA

            If you favour the blowsy double flowers among this group, here is yet another showy form in the orangey family of colours.

            Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double Apricot':  apricot double-flowered

              with:  almost any colour
            Are you having trouble with your Hollyhocks? Information at the links below may help explain why and provide suggestions on how to grow them well.

          • pink Hollyhocks
          • red Hollyhocks
          • white Hollyhocks
          • yellow Hollyhocks
          • Hollyhocks to attract Hummingbirds

          • ASCLEPIAS

            Although available in several colours, the Butterfly Weeds usually bring the colour orange immediately to mind, none more so than the forms below.

            Asclepias tuberosa:  Butterfly Weed

              generally with:  deep purple or blue flowers such as Lavandula
                with:  Ornamental Grasses, Sedum
                  between:  Nepeta x faassenii & Euphorbia epithymoides
                    with:  Achillea 'Moonshine', Buddleia x weyeriana 'Sungold', Gaillardia, Heliopsis helianthoides
                      with:  Platycodon grandiflorus var. Mariesii Blue, Verbena canadensis, Veronica, Veronica longifolia 'Icicle',
                        Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'
                      combined with:  Echinacea purpurea, Rudbeckia & Solidago
                    Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies':  orange shades
                      with:  hot-coloured border perennials
                        with:  deep blues such as Veronica, Delphinium
                      For help and suggestions about this perennial, check the links below.

                    • numerous Butterfly Weed forms
                    • white Butterfly Weed

                    • BELAMCANDA

                      Blackberry Lily, named after its jet-black seeds, has wonderful bright orange flowers, similar to many cultivars of
                      x Pardancanda norrisii (see image below) of which it a parent.

                      Belamcanda chinensis:  Blackberry Lily; orange, 35-47" tall x 18-23" spread, sword-shaped leaves, spotted flowers

                        for contrast with:  large-flowered plants
                          for contrast with:  tall, deep purple perennials
                            with:  fine-textured plants such as Gypsophila paniculata, Hemerocallis
                              with:  same companions as x Pardancanda norrisii (see farther down on this page)

                            BUDDLEIA

                            We have all known and loved the various coloured forms of the Butterfly Bushes. Now it can also be admired in the yellow-orange shade of the cultivar below.

                            Buddleia x weyeriana 'Sungold':  yellow-orange

                              with:  Asclepias tuberosa, Crocosmia (Montbretia), Rudbeckia hirta, Coreopsis spp.
                            If you are not growing forms in this genus yet, do so soon. Find out which ones may suit your site and how to deal with them once planted at the links below.

                          • numerous Butterfly Bush forms
                          • Butterfly Bushes to attact Hummingbirds

                          • CHEIRANTHUS

                            The English Wallflower is not seen often enough in our North American gardens, perhaps because this is a biennial plant. It is, however, definitely worth a try.

                            Cheiranthus:  Wallflower

                              behind:   Muscari, Narcissus (short, pale yellow with orange cup)
                                with:   Scilla campanulata, Nepeta
                                  mass planted with:  bulbs
                                    in front of:   Intermediate yellow or purple Iris, Darwin Tulipa
                                  Cheiranthus allionii:  Siberian Wallflower
                                    mass planted with: Tulipa


                                  COREOPSIS

                                  Most Tickseeds are in the yellow colour range. The edging form below, however, is an orangey-yellow shade that cries out for dark purple co-bloomers nearby.

                                  Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana':  Mouse-Ear Coreopsis, orange-yellow Tickseed; dwarf (6-9")

                                    Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana' - Mouse-Ear Coreopsis
                                    a vibrant combination with:  blue Geranium magnificum
                                      with:  Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night'
                                    For a long bloom season, nothing can beat the Tickseeds which will nearly bloom themselves to death. Check out the many forms from which to choose at the links below and learn about their care and feeding requirements as well.

                                  • Coreopsis for edging
                                  • pink Coreopsis
                                  • yellow Coreopsis

                                  • CROCOSMIA

                                    I'm new to this genus, having picked up my first at a plant sale in 2003. For some reason I was surprised when it survived its first winter. Now I'm anxiously awaiting the appearance of its strap-shaped foliage this year as well.

                                    Crocosmia:  Montbretia; bright orange

                                      with:  Coreopsis verticillata
                                    Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie':
                                      combined with:  Elymus canadensis (blue lyme grass) & Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
                                    These should be grown more often. If you have the conditions they require for best performance, you will want to try the form above or the one you will find at the link below.

                                  • yellow Montbretia

                                  • GEUM

                                    I wouldn't want to be without either of the two forms of Avens grown in my garden. 'Mrs. Bradshaw' on the other hand has been banished as she does not appreciate our cold Canadian winters.

                                    Geum borisii:  Avens

                                      Geum coccineum - formerly Geum borisii
                                      now called:  Geum coccineum (see below)
                                        never plant near:  pink perennials (the clash will be terrible)
                                      Geum 'Juliana':  
                                        Geum 'Juliana'
                                        note the difference in colour between this cultivar and the species above; this one blooms later and lighter
                                      Geum coccineum:  Avens
                                        for a profile of this plant, follow the link to Geum - Profile
                                          formerly:  Geum borisii
                                            with:  Narcissus poeticus recurvatus
                                          Geum quellyon 'Mrs. Bradshaw':  orange-red double
                                            synonym:  Geum chiloense 'Mrs. Bradshaw'
                                              generally with:  dark blue or purple flowers
                                                with:  other bright flowers such as Rudbeckia hirta, Coreopsis
                                                  with:  Brunnera, Myosotis, Rudbeckia hirta, Coreopsis
                                                If your Avens isn't growing well, the link below may help you may find out why.

                                              • yellow Geum

                                              • HELENIUM

                                                Much more attractive than one of its common names suggests, Sneezeweed - also known as Helen's Flower - is a showy late-summer beauty. Given a site in full sun with evenly moist, humus-rich soil they will reward you handsomely with their abundant daisy-like blooms. These spectacular plants will draw the eye to their rear border position. Staking may be required to keep them upright, although pinching their stems once or twice in spring will promote more compact growth.

                                                Helenium autumnale 'Brilliant':  orange-bronze, 3'

                                                  Helenium autumnale - Helen's Flower, orange Helenium
                                                  combined with:  Veronicastrum virginicum & Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
                                                Helenium 'Hoopesii':  Orange Helenium; 2-3' tall
                                                  synonym:  Helenium hoopesii
                                                    with:  Achillea, Salvia, Sedum
                                                  More choices, partners and information can be found at the link below.

                                                • yellow Helenium

                                                • HEMEROCALLIS

                                                  Popular everywhere, and available in a multitude of colours and shades as well as heights, Daylilies continue to delight us all. Whether planted alone in masses or combined with other bulbs, perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs and vines, their showy "beautiful for a day" flowers keep right on coming. Keep them dead-headed and cut stalks back to below the foliage to maintain a tidy appearance throughout their long bloom period.

                                                  Some of the daylilies below are Spider and Unusual Form Daylilies. Follow the link to learn more about the beautiful cultivars available in these two classes and see images that show their amazing appearance. You will also discover how to find suppliers of these classes in your area.

                                                  Hemerocallis:  Daylily, orange shades

                                                    unnamed orange Daylily cultivar with a chartreuse throat
                                                    in front of:  Narcissus & Tulipa (to hide their dying foliage)
                                                      in front of:  Veronica spp., esp. 'Sunny Border Blue'
                                                        with:  late-blooming true bulbous Lilium, tall blue Aconitum, Astilbe, Iris sibirica, Lythrum
                                                          with:  Hosta, Ferns, Gloriosa Daisies, Rudbeckia, tall Verbascum, Heliopsis
                                                        Hemerocallis:  late-blooming orange
                                                          with:  Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizho'
                                                        Hemerocallis:  light orange
                                                          in front of:  Phlox paniculata (white) & Aconitum (violet or blue & white)
                                                        Hemerocallis 'Green Kwanso':  or other double orange
                                                          'Green Kwanso' Daylily
                                                          sometimes sold incorrectly as:  'Apricot Beauty' - there is no registered daylily by that name
                                                            this cultivar can be seen in the border around this page and in the images at the top of the page and directly above
                                                              with:  the beautiful but invasive Ladybells - Adenophora confusa

                                                            Hemerocallis 'Jan's Twister':  peach self with green throat, scape height 28", bloom 11.5", Rebloomer

                                                              Hemerocallis 'Jan's Twister' - Daylily 'Jan's Twister'
                                                              this Unusual Form Crispate cultivar was registered in 1991, bloom season EM

                                                            Hemerocallis 'Octopus Hugs':  reddish-orange bitone above yellow throat, bloom season E, Fragrant, Rebloomer

                                                              'Octopus Hugs' Daylily
                                                              this Unusual Form Cascade daylily cultivar was registered in 2000, height 38", bloom 8"
                                                                to see more Unusual Form daylilies, visit the Strongs' Daylilies site
                                                              Hemerocallis 'On Silken Thread':  medium orange, burnt orange eye & edge above green throat, bloom season M
                                                                Hemerocallis 'On Silken Thread'
                                                                this Unusual Form Crispate cultivar was registered in 1998 and has a 36" scape height & bloom 9"
                                                              Hemerocallis 'Painted Lady':  light orange, 36" tall
                                                                combined with:  Lilium 'Golden Splendor', Echinops ritro & Lythrum 'Dropmore Purple'
                                                              Hemerocallis 'Sparks':  brilliant red-orange
                                                                combined with:  brick & gold Hemerocallis 'Bright Banner', rich red Hemerocallis 'Shining Plumage' &
                                                                  Linum perenne
                                                                beside:   shorter forms of Achillea
                                                              Hemerocallis 'Tiny Pumpkin':  
                                                                'Tiny Pumpkin' Daylily
                                                                another small-flowered cultivar, this orange daylily has a colour that blends with everything nearby
                                                                  orange echo with:  Papaver rupifragum
                                                                Oh, what a show can be arranged by adding drifts of different daylilies to your garden! Perfect choices with the perfect partners can be found by following our links below.

                                                              • a multitude of Daylily choices
                                                              • pink Daylilies
                                                              • purple Daylilies
                                                              • red Daylilies
                                                              • Spider and Unusual Form Daylilies
                                                              • white Daylilies
                                                              • yellow Daylilies

                                                              • IRIS

                                                                In the genus, Iris, there is surely something for everyone. Named in honour of a mythological Greek goddess who rode to earth on a rainbow, fittingly this plant comes in every colour imaginable and in forms that can be grown under a variety of conditions and exposures.

                                                                Iris x germanica:  Bearded Iris, orange shades

                                                                  unnamed Iris in a butterscotch colour
                                                                  with:  Phlox subulata (lavender-blue) & Dicentra spectabilis (white)
                                                                Of course there are many more Irises available than those that appear on our site, but following the links below will give you some suggestions on where to start if you wish to add more to your beds.

                                                              • blue Iris
                                                              • bulbous Iris
                                                              • Iris for edging
                                                              • purple Iris
                                                              • red Iris
                                                              • white Iris
                                                              • yellow Iris
                                                              • Iris with variegated foliage

                                                              • KNIPHOFIA

                                                                The Torch Lily, also known as Red-Hot Poker, bears spikes of tubular flowers above narrow, stiff foliage. Planted in full sun and well-drained soil, they are best left undisturbed to spread wide and produce the bright, bold, vertical accents we all admire.

                                                                Kniphofia:  Red Hot Poker, Torchlily

                                                                  Kniphofia - Red Hot Poker
                                                                  with:  Coreopsis lanceolata 'Goldfink', Helenium autumnale, Hemerocallis, Rudbeckia, Lysimachia punctata
                                                                    behind:  Achillea 'Moonshine'
                                                                  Kniphofia x pfitzeri:  deep orange
                                                                    with:  Gypsophila paniculata, Phlox paniculata, Boltonia asteroides, Nepeta x faassenii
                                                                  Kniphofia 'Royal Castle Hybrids':  Red Hot Poker, 31" x 24-28"
                                                                    note:  various combinations of red, yellow and orange; heads often bicoloured
                                                                      behind:  Salvia officinalis 'Icterina'
                                                                        beside:  Lavatera 'Mont Blanc', Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
                                                                          in front of:  Echinops 'Taplow Blue'
                                                                        Kniphofia uvaria:  Common Torch Lily Follow the link below for more choices and partnership ideas.

                                                                      • yellow Torch Lily

                                                                      • LILIUM

                                                                        Available in many sizes, colours and forms, Lilies are prized wherever they are grown. Growing from bulbs, they produce a tall stalk on which their flowers appear in terminal clusters. With colours vibrant or subtle, pure or spotted or streaked, all have 3 petals and 3 petal-like sepals and add an element of grace to our gardens wherever they are planted.

                                                                        Lilium:  Lily,  various orange shades

                                                                          to contrast with:  Eryngium planum (12-18"; steely blue)
                                                                        Lilium:  warm orange
                                                                          with:  Aconitum x bicolor 'Bicolor' (blue & white)
                                                                        Lilium:  Asiatic Lily, orange
                                                                          behind:  Veronica longifolia, Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue', 'Goodness Grows' or 'Romily Purple'
                                                                        Lilium 'Matrix':  vibrant orange
                                                                          Lilium 'Matrix'
                                                                          this one is so hot it sizzles, a perfect companion for blues or purples

                                                                        Lilium tigrinum:  Tiger Lily

                                                                          Lilium tigrinum - Tiger Lily
                                                                          seen above with:  purple Platycodon grandiflorus flowers and buds
                                                                            synonym:  Lilium lancifolium
                                                                              with:  Aconitum x bicolor 'Bicolor' (blue & white)
                                                                                with:  Oenothera tetragona 'Youngii' (similar to O. fruticosa)
                                                                                  in half-shade with:  Geranium psilostemon (black-centred magenta)
                                                                                Different species, different types, different bloom times - there are many choices to be found by following the links below. Additional information is available to answer your questions about nurturing these beauties.

                                                                              • pink Lilies
                                                                              • red Lilies
                                                                              • white Lilies
                                                                              • yellow Lilies

                                                                              • LYCHNIS

                                                                                Campion, also called Catchfly, may be short-lived but their blooms over basal rosettes of foliage will delight. The flowers may be borne singly or in clusters. Some of the colours may be difficult to incorporate into gardens although the suggestions below will direct you to companion plants that will work best with their strong tones.

                                                                                Lychnis:  Campion, orange

                                                                                  where:  among green-coloured plants
                                                                                    with:  yellow and soft blue flowers such as Perovskia atriplicifolia, Rudbeckia, Achillea, Anthemis tinctoria, Delphinium
                                                                                  Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Vesuvius':  purple foliage and orange blooms
                                                                                    with:  Onopordum acanthium
                                                                                  Lychnis chalcedonica:  scarlet-orange Maltese Cross
                                                                                    where:  amid blue, white or pale yellow flowers
                                                                                      near:  deeper red-coloured plants or bronze and purple leaves
                                                                                        amid:  spring-flowering shrubs; white or blue flowers
                                                                                          with:  tall Oenothera (Evening Primrose), Coreopsis, Gaillardia, Lilium (white, soft yellow or orange)
                                                                                            with:  sky-blue Delphinium, Chrysanthemum x superbum, Papaver nudicaule, Rudbeckia, Oenothera
                                                                                              with:  Anthemis tinctoria, Perovskia atriplicifolia, Campanula glomerata
                                                                                            Find other forms at the links below. Additional information is provided on each page that might give you a helping hand in growing these perennials.

                                                                                          • pink Lychnis
                                                                                          • red Lychnis
                                                                                          • Lychnis with silver foliage
                                                                                          • white Lychnis

                                                                                          • PAPAVER

                                                                                            The crepe-paper flowers of Poppies provide a dazzling effect whatever the plant's size or colour. Watch for self-sown seedlings to perpetuate the show. Surround bold coloured forms with more subtle tones to ease the impact. You can't go wrong with any of the combination suggested below.

                                                                                            Papaver orientale:  Oriental Poppy

                                                                                              beside:   Helenium 'Gold Fox', Polemonium foliosissimum
                                                                                            Papaver orientale:  scarlet-orange
                                                                                              with:  cream Iris, lacy white Valeriana officinalis
                                                                                                amid:  plenty of green tones
                                                                                                  with:  Iris sibirica (purple) & Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (fragrant lemon daylily)
                                                                                                Papaver rupifragum:  Spanish Poppy, a rockery perennial, self-seeds in the border
                                                                                                  Papaver rupifragum - Spanish Poppy
                                                                                                  above with:  blue Linum perenne
                                                                                                    goes with:  everything around it, even pink tones
                                                                                                      orange echo with:  Hemerocallis 'Tiny Pumpkin'
                                                                                                    Papery poppies are available in many more forms as you will see if you click on the links below.

                                                                                                  • pink Poppies
                                                                                                  • red Poppies
                                                                                                  • Poppies with silver foliage

                                                                                                  • x PARDANCANDA

                                                                                                    The Candy Lily, although similar to Blackberry Lily, Belamcanda (see above), has more varied colour choices. Blooming in mid to late summer for up to three weeks, in full sun or light shade and well-drained soil, its sword-like foliage and vibrant flower colours will add a hint of the exotic to your garden, even as far north as Zone 4. This is an inter-generic cross between Belamcanda and Pardanthopsis. Not only is this genus Iris-like but has now been reclassified and is now correctly called Iris x norissii. For more information about this reclassification, follow the link to Joe Pye Weeds Flowers and scroll down to near the bottom of the document.

                                                                                                    x Pardancanda norrisii:  Candy Lily

                                                                                                      Pardancanda norrisii - Candy Lily
                                                                                                      with:  same companions as Belamcanda above
                                                                                                        in sun with:  Sporobolus heterolepsis (Prairie Drop Seed Grass, under 2')
                                                                                                          with:  Pennisetum setaceum, Echinacea purpurea, Geranium sanguineum, Perovskia atriplicifolia
                                                                                                            with:  Gypsophila paniculata, Liatris spicata, Thalictrum delavayi, Veronica, Achillea, Perovskia, Daisies
                                                                                                          Look for these and other cultivars of this wonderful perennial in oranges as well as other colours and colour combinations.
                                                                                                          • 'Dazzler Series':  8-10"x8-12", a dwarf seed strain
                                                                                                          • 'LSS Dandy Candy':  8-12"x8-12"
                                                                                                          • 'Kiba Giant':  30", variegated yellow, orange or purple
                                                                                                          • 'Purple Stitch':  8-12"x8-12", yellow with purple bands around sepals
                                                                                                          • 'LSS Royal Tiger':  8-12"x8-12", yellow and purple tiger pattern
                                                                                                          • 'LSS Red Tiger':  similar to 'LSS Royal Tiger', red and gold tiger pattern
                                                                                                          • 'Sangria':  24", purple and gold flowers
                                                                                                          • 'Sunset Tones':  12-18"x9-12", seed strain, softer more muted tones than others
                                                                                                          • 'Yellow Hybrids':  


                                                                                                          PHLOX

                                                                                                          Garden favourites, the Phlox family of plants is revered for many attributes - fragrance, ease of culture, prolific bloom over a long period as well as a wealth of choices in nearly every height and colour. Whether you choose the woodland species, the mounding edgers or border varieties such as those below you will be thrilled with the results.

                                                                                                          Phlox paniculata:  Garden Phlox, orangey shades

                                                                                                            beside:  Salvia x superba
                                                                                                          Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'
                                                                                                            with:  Phlox paniculata (purple), Salvia x superba
                                                                                                          More wonderful Phlox choices can be found at the links below.

                                                                                                        • numerous Phlox forms
                                                                                                        • Phlox as edgers
                                                                                                        • blue Phlox
                                                                                                        • pink Phlox
                                                                                                        • red Phlox
                                                                                                        • white Phlox
                                                                                                        • Phlox for shade

                                                                                                        • RUDBECKIA

                                                                                                          Coneflowers certainly add vibrancy to sunny spots in our mid-summer gardens. Many are native North American wildflowers. Their daisy-shaped blooms with ray florets around a center of disk florets are easily recognizable. In addition they are generally untroubled by pests or disease and require no special fertilization or watering. Most have yellow flowers, but there is at least one in the orange range as you will see below.

                                                                                                          Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa 'Goldsturm':  Orange Coneflower

                                                                                                            called:  the best of the Coneflowers, said to be among the top 10 perennials of all time
                                                                                                              with:  Monarda, especially red Monarda didyma, Chrysanthemum x superbum
                                                                                                                beside:  Sedum 'Autumn Joy', (white) Phlox paniculata
                                                                                                                  behind:   (pink) Heuchera
                                                                                                                    interplanted with:  Tulipa 'Orange Favorite' (a parrot type)
                                                                                                                      combined with:  Perovskia x atriplicifolia & annual Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'
                                                                                                                        with:  Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
                                                                                                                          mass planted with:   Ornamental Grasses (Pennisetum alopecuroides) & Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
                                                                                                                        Mid-summer without the yellow tones of the Rudbeckia is impossible to imagine. Try any of the many at the link below to add some "kick" to your borders.

                                                                                                                      • yellow Rudbeckia

                                                                                                                      • TROLLIUS

                                                                                                                        Globeflower, a showy spring-blooming perennial, is composed, not of petals, but of petal-like sepals. Foliage is divided and lovely in itself, but it is the rounded globes of blooming colour on long stalks that give the plant its common name. Provide the moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade where it can flourish and you will be delighted with the charm of this lovely plant. Follow the link for a profile of the Trollius.

                                                                                                                        Trollis ledebouri:  2', rich orange flower, late-blooming

                                                                                                                          where:  light shade with regular moisture
                                                                                                                        Information on growing Globeflower and partnership ideas are found at the link below.

                                                                                                                      • yellow Trollius

                                                                                                                      • TULIPA

                                                                                                                        If you only grow the white, yellow, pink or red-flowering forms of this bulb, you have a whole new experience awaiting you with any of the choices available in the orange range of colours outlined below.

                                                                                                                        Tulipa:  an unnamed orange form

                                                                                                                          Tulip - an unnamed orange form
                                                                                                                        Tulipa greigii 'Oriental Splendour':  orange/red/yellow combination Tulipa praestans 'Fusilier':  12", orange-red Tulipa 'Dillenburg':  very late, peachy orange Tulipa 'General de Wet':  citrus-scented, soft orange etched with red Tulipa 'Orange Emperor':  soft orange A wealth of Tulip choices with plant partners suggested by various gardening experts can be found at the links below.

                                                                                                                      • a multitude of Tulips
                                                                                                                      • red Tulips
                                                                                                                      • white Tulips
                                                                                                                      • Tulips with variegated foliage
                                                                                                                      • There are more orange perennials to be added, so please come back again soon.


                                                                                                                        All of our own Gardens By The Bay pages can be accessed by clicking on the links below.


                                                                                                                        HOME

                                                                                                                        GARDEN POETRY  |  GARDEN POETRY MUSE

                                                                                                                        GEORGIAN BAY VIEW

                                                                                                                        BOTANICAL LATIN - BASICS

                                                                                                                        COLOR THEORY

                                                                                                                        THE GARDENS

                                                                                                                        CORNER GARDEN CONSTRUCTION  |  CORNER GARDEN PLANTING  |  LONG GARDEN

                                                                                                                        EAST GARDEN  |  HOSTA GARDEN  |  NORTH GARDEN  |  WINTER GARDENS

                                                                                                                        PLANT PARTNERSHIPS

                                                                                                                        BLUE PERENNIALS    Aconitum - Geranium  |  Iris - Vinca

                                                                                                                        BULBS    Allium - Hyacinthus  |  Narcissus only  |  Tulipa only  |  Minor Bulbs

                                                                                                                        BUTTERFLY MAGNETS    Anaphalis - Hemerocallis  |  Liatris - Veronicastrum
                                                                                                                        DAYLILIES      Spider & Unusual Form

                                                                                                                        EDGERS    Arabis - Iris  |  Nepeta - Veronica

                                                                                                                        FOLIAGE PERENNIALS     Alchemilla - Tanacetum

                                                                                                                        HOSTA    Hosta - all

                                                                                                                        HUMMINGBIRD-FRIENDLY PERENNIALS    Alcea - Salvia

                                                                                                                        ORANGE PERENNIALS    Achillea - Tulipa

                                                                                                                        ORNAMENTAL GRASSES    Acorus - Imperata |  Miscanthus - Spodiopogon

                                                                                                                        PINK PERENNIALS    Achillea - Lilium  |  Lychnis - Veronica

                                                                                                                        PURPLE PERENNIALS    Aconitum - Liatris  |  Polemonium - Veronica

                                                                                                                        RED PERENNIALS    Achillea - Veronica

                                                                                                                        SHADE PERENNIALS    Aegopodium - Erythronium  |  Ferns - Polemonium  |  Polygonatum - Vinca

                                                                                                                        SILVER FOLIAGE PERENNIALS    Achillea - Cerastium    |    Cornus - Limonium    |    Lunaria - Veronica

                                                                                                                        SIMPLY SPECIAL PERENNIALS    Acanthus - Saxifraga

                                                                                                                        WHITE PERENNIALS    Achillea - Iris  |  Kalimeris - Yucca

                                                                                                                        YELLOW PERENNIALS    Achillea - Hypericum  |  Inula - Verbascum

                                                                                                                        VARIEGATED-FOLIAGE PERENNIALS    Acorus - Erythronium  |  Hakonechloa - Lysimachia  |  Miscanthus - Yucca

                                                                                                                        PLANT PROFILES

                                                                                                                        Dianthus 'Tiny Rubies'  |  Geranium  |  Geum coccineum  |  Kerria japonica  |  Knautia macedonica

                                                                                                                        Paeonia tenuifolia  |  Papaver somniferum  |  Rudbeckia  |  Salvia 'East Friesland'

                                                                                                                        Trollius  |  Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'

                                                                                                                        PROPAGATION

                                                                                                                        DIVISION - SPRING ONLY  |   DIVISION - FALL ONLY  |   DIVISION - SPRING OR FALL  |   DO NOT DIVIDE

                                                                                                                        FERTILIZATION

                                                                                                                        BULBS  |   ORNAMENTAL GRASSES  |   PERENNIALS  |   SHRUBS  |   VINES

                                                                                                                        LINKS

                                                                                                                        GARDENS  |   LOCAL GARDENS  |   BOTANICAL TERMINOLOGY

                                                                                                                        GARDENING BOOKS  |   NON-GARDENING


                                                                                                                        HOME