The flowers described below are growing in a garden in the province of Nova Scotia on the East coast of Canada, but will also grow happily in many zones in the US. As well as the specific flowers that are discussed there are some stunning photos of the garden which make this doubly worthwhile. I came across this article on the Hometalk website.
Take a tour of this stunning garden in the province of Nova Scotia, on the East coast of Canada and discover some interesting perennials to use in your own garden.Columbine: If your garden experiences a bit of a lull between spring bulbs and flowering perennials, think about adding some columbine. Columbine come in a variety of pastel shades and bi-colors. The flowers are held on upright stems over a fairly compact mound of ferny, light-green foliage. Columbine like to self-seed. You never know where they will turn up next.Two perennials with interesting color:
Fleeceflower, Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’: is a foliage plant with purplish-maroon colored leaves a silver v-shaped marking. In colder areas, this plant will require some winter protection. Full sun or light shade. Average garden soil is fine, but it likes conditions to be on the moist side. Height: 60-90 cm (23-35 inches), Spread: 60-90 cm (23-35 inches). USDA Zones 6-9
Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’: forms a bushy, upright mound of foliage with the bonus of fiery orange bracts in early summer. This is supposedly one of the most reliable Euphorbias for Northern garden zones. Note: The milky sap of this plant is irritating to skin, so wear gloves when pruning it. Full sun. Average garden soil should be fine, but this Euphorbia prefers the soil to be on the moist side. Height: 60-90 cm (23-35 inches), Spread: 60-75 cm ( 23-29 inches). USDA Zones: 4-9.