Must-have perennials for your outdoor yard

Stop searching! In order to simplify your life, we have highlighted 8 perennials that are essential for your outdoor patio. They will come back year after year to flower your flowerbeds or to color them by their magnificent foliage. These varieties are hardy in most parts of Quebec and their performance has been verified in Quebec. They are also resistant to diseases and insects under good growing conditions.

Purple Coneflower – Coconut Lime’

  • Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea ‘Coconut Lime’
  • Flowering: white petals, lime green tassels with an amber-brown center
  • Height: 60 to 75 cm (24 to 30 inches)
  • Width: 50 to 60 cm (20 to 24 inches)
  • Soil: all types of soil if it is well drained
  • Exposure: full sun, light shading
  • Hardiness: zone 3

Geranium –  Rosanne (‘Gerwat’)

  • Scientific name: Geranium ‘Rozanne’
  • Flowering: violet-blue, white core
  • Height: 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 inches)
  • Width: 30 to 60 cm (12 to 24 in)
  • Soil: rich, well drained
  • Exposure: sun to half-shade
  • Hardiness: zone 4

Sneezeweed – ‘Mardi Gras’

  • Scientific name: Helenium Mardi Gras (‘Helbro’)
  • Flowering: yellow petals tinged with red-orange
  • Height: 75 to 100 cm (30 to 39 inches)
  • Width: 45 to 60 cm (18 to 20 in)
  • Soil: well drained
  • Exposure: full sun
  • Hardiness: zone 4

Hairy Alumroot‘Georgia Peach’

  • Scientific name: Heuchera villosa ‘Georgia Peach’
  • Flowering: creamy white
  • Foliage: peach
  • Height: 30 to 35 cm (12 to 14 inches)
  • Width: 50 to 60 cm (20 to 24 inches)
  • Soil: fertile, slightly moist, well drained
  • Exposure: partial shade and sun
  • Hardiness: zone 4

Hairy Alumroot ‘Tiramisu’

  • Scientific name: Heuchera villosa ‘Tiramisu’
  • Flowering: cream
  • Foliage: a purple center surrounded by greenish-yellow
  • Height: 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches)
  • Width: 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches)
  • Soil: fertile, slightly moist, well drained
  • Exposure: partial shade and sun
  • Hardiness: zone 4

Shast Daisy – Goldrausch’

  • Scientific name: Leucanthemum maximum ‘Goldrausch’
  • Flowering: white petals tinged with yellow and gold
  • Height: 35 cm (14 in)
  • Width: 30 cm (12 inches)
  • Soil: fresh, rich, well drained
  • Exposure: full sun or partial shade
  • Hardiness: zone 4

Itoh Peony – ‘Bartzella’

  • Scientific name: Paeonia ‘Bartzella’
  • Flowering: sulphurous yellow with yellow sparks in the center
  • Height: 75 to 120 cm (30 to 48 inches)
  • Width: 75 to 120 cm (30 to 48 inches)
  • Soil: rich in organic matter, well drained
  • Exposure: sun, tolerates light shade
  • Hardiness: zone 4

Primrose Noverna Deep Blue- ‘Noverna Deep Blue’

  • Scientific name: Primula capitata ‘Noverna Deep Blue’
  • Flowering: dark blue
  • Height: 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 inches)
  • Width: 30 cm (12 inches)
  • Soil: moist, fresh
  • Exposure: partial shade, slight shade
  • Hardiness: zone 4