Plants - Perennials

The top 10 Atlantic plants

Charmian Christie
Photography by
Jodi DeLong

Enjoy these gorgeous, hardy perennials whether you live on the East Coast or the West (zone 4 or higher)


“I grow magnolias on my windy hill in Nova Scotia, so most anyone else can, too,” DeLong says. The only trick is to provide enough space for the variety you want. Rich soil with moisture but adequate drainage is also key. “I don’t try the yellow forms,” DeLong says. “They’re a little more cold and wind sensitive.” Love yellow? Wait a bit. Breeders are developing hardier forms all the time. 


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