Tap-rooted perennial herb. Solitary, erect, leafy stem 25-120 cm tall. Produces small rounded clusters of flowers that are yellow or sometimes purple tinged. Possible rock garden ornamental for dry and shady area. Photo by Moralea Milne. Click here for propagation information.
Hairless, succulent perennial from a slender rhizome, stems 5-25 cm high, tufted. Leaves alternate, narrowly lance-shaped to elliptic, but rounded and fleshy in cross-section. Leaves are mostly near the base and stem leaves tend to drop off before the plant flowers. Sometimes covered with a white-waxy powder; often turning bronze colour in autumn. Flowers are small and yellow with narrowly lane-shaped petals. Showy flowers and interesting leaf colour make this a very valuable ornamental for the front of borders, rock gardens and containers in dry sunny areas. Combine with nodding onion, woolly sunflower, penstemon or alumroot. Photo by Dave Polster. Click here for propagation information.
Perennial, succulent herb that reaches a height of 20 cm. Leaves are strongly flattened, fleshy and broadest beyond the mid-length (thumb or spoon shaped), crowded, sage-green and reddish in full sun. Surface is sometimes wrinkled. Flowers are bright yellow with pointed, lance-shaped petals. They appear in flat-topped clusters atop leafy, flowering stems. The flowers and leaf colour make it a showy plant in a dry and sunny rockery, border front, in containers, or as a ground cover. Photo by Emily Gonzales. Click here for propagation information.
Showy, tufted perennial to 40 cm tall. Stems are usually flattened and wing-margined. Leaves are very long and narrow. The small flowers are blue to purplish-blue often with a yellow eye. Tolerates poor soil conditions in full sun to partial shade. Mass-plant to create a showy display in a border or a rock garden. Photo by Jen Pukkonen. Click here for propagation information.
Slender erect annual growing from a strong taproot. Flowers very small and white or purplish. Occur in drier Garry oak communities, in waste areas and where soil has been disturbed. Photo by Nhu Nguyen. Click here for propagation information.
Perennial, creeping herb with stems up to 30 cm long. Flowers are red to purple, often tipped with white and appear in dense heads of 2-60 flowers. Prefers moist to wet open areas. This is a nitrogen-fixing plant. Photo by Toni Corelli. Click here for propagation information.
Erect, annual herbaceous plant that can reach up to 75 cm in height but is more commonly less than 40 cm. Flowers are bright bluish-purple, tubular, with 5-lobed petals. The fruit is a shiny black capsule, oblong to narrowly egg-shaped, opening above the middle when mature. Annual species but possible to mass in beds. Attracts pollinating insects. Photo by Vince Scheidt. Click here for propagation information.