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)


Bluestar (Amsonia)
It’s easy to see why The Perennial Plant Association crowned bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii) the 2011 perennial of the year. It’s beautiful and low-maintenance. DeLong confesses, “I’ve never moved, divided, pruned or otherwise done anything to my amsonias other than to add compost around them.” As if that isn’t enough, the plant provides long bloom times and golden fall colour.


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