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>In the Perennial Border – East you will find:
Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Carafe Grenache’ (Rose Mallow); the enormous deep pink flowers of this hardy hibiscus last two or three days, replaced continuously with new ones from mid-summer to early fall


In the Perennial Border – East:

Phlox paniculata ‘Norah Leigh’ (Summer of Garden Phlox); this variegated form with while marble-edged leaves does better with some afternoon shade

In the Perennial Border – North:

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ (Showy Stonecrop) with Sedum ‘Postman’s Pride’ (Stonecrop); Brilliant has excellent compact form so it doesn’t flop and lots of hot pink star flowers, attractive to butterflies; shown here with the very deep black-purple of Postman’s Pride

In the Garden Hall Courtyard – Bank:

Ligularia ‘Osiris Fantaisie’ (Bigleaf Ligularia); this newer introduction of the Osiris series has deep purple leaves maturing to bronze and olive-green; likes a consistently moist location

In the Garden Hall Courtyard – Bank:

Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ (Japanese Windflower); this selection of Japanese anemone is probably the hardiest, flowering about a month earlier than other varieties

In the Entry Garden:

Helenium autumnale ‘Moerheim Beauty’ (Helen’s Flower); unlike other daisy flowers, helenium have a very distinctive shape; they prefer full sun, flowering from late June to August

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Sandra Pella about the author: Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

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