Care Guides

How to keep your flowers flourishing

Annual Mixes

Add colour to your patio, porch or deck!
combo Hanging baskets
Baskets designed to hang, comprising of mixed floral annuals.
Pot sizes: 12" and 16"
combo planters
Planters designed to sit on the ground, comprising of mixed floral annuals.
Pot sizes: 12", 14" and 16"
zonal planters
Planters designed to sit on the ground, comprising of zonal geraniums and a grass in the centre.
Pot sizes: 12"
Light exposure: Sun to partial sun
Water: Regularly
Fertilizer: Every 2 weeks
Bloom time: Spring and summer
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms, trim back as needed.
Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your yard.

Canna

Genus name: Canna x generalis
Common name: Canna lily
Hardiness Zone:
Grown as an annual
Height: 30-48 in
Width: 14-20 in
Habit: Upright

Striking foliage contrasts with the flowers, making them a great option for mixed combinations or in-ground plantings in full sun.
Light exposure: Full sun
Water: Heavy, keeping soil moist
Fertilizer: Every 2 weeks
Bloom time: Late spring, summer to late summer
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms or any that begin to fade.
Adds tropical brightness to landscapes and container plantings in full sun. Striking foliage contrasts with the fiery-coloured flowers.

Chinese New Year Mums

Genus name: Chrysanthemum indicum
Common name: Chinese New Year Mums
Hardiness Zone: Indoor plant
Height: 22-26 in
Width: 16-18 in
Habit:
Upright mounded

Golden-yellow, semi-incurve decorative blooms with excellent high-temperature tolerance.
Light exposure: Indoor plant
Water: Regular
Fertilize: Every 1 - 2 weeks before frost
Bloom time: Chinese New Year
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms.

Water potted mums from surface of soil until moisture drains through bottom of pot.
These golden blooms serve as a celebratory decoration for the Lunar New Year during January and February, thought to symbolize cultural values such as wealth, fortune, prosperity, longevity, health and happiness.

Fuchsia

Genus name: Fuchsia x hybrida
Common name: Fuchsia
Hardiness Zone: USDA 6 - 10
Height: 12-24 in
Width: 18-24 in
Habit: Semi upright or trailing

Pendulous, teardrop-shaped flowers. Vivid contrast between central short petals and outer layer of longer, slender petals, often in brighter dark pink-purple, red and white.
Light exposure: Part Sun/Shade
Water: Medium, keeping soil moist
Fertilize: Only when needed
Bloom time: Spring and summer
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms.

Thrives best in humid but temperate conditions without being overheated nor dry.
Fuchsias pair perfectly with hanging baskets and attract hummingbirds.

Garden Mums

Genus name: Chrysanthemum morifolium
Common name: Garden Mum
Hardiness Zone: USDA 5 to 9
Height: 24-28 in
Width: 24-28 in
Habit: Upright mounded

Mounded foliage with mostly decorative-type flowers available in an assortment of colours. Spherical plants have strong yet flexible stems.
Light exposure: Full sun
Water: Medium
Fertilizer: Every 2 weeks
Bloom time: Summer, fall
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms.

Water potted mums from surface of soil until moisture drains through bottom of pot.
Variousness of colours makes it suited as landscape plants in containers and baskets.

Gerbera

Genus name: Gerbera jamesonii
Common name: Gerbera daisy
Zone:
Grown as an annual
Height: 12-18 in
Width: 8-16 in
Habit: Upright mounded

Long lasting daisy-shaped flowers that rise above green foliage on long, leafless stems.
Light exposure: Part sun
Water: Regularly
Fertilize: Every 2 weeks
Bloom time: Spring to fall
Maintenance: To encourage optimal flowering, remove spent blooms as soon as they fade, cutting stalks back to base of plant. Also keep your plant tidy by removing withered or damaged leaves. Set outdoors in summer in the garden or in a pot on the patio. Long lasting as a cut flower.
Can be used in annual garden beds, borders and containers, either alone or mixed with other sun-loving annuals and perennials.

Hydrangea

Genus name: Hydrangea macrophylla
Common name:
Hydrangea
Variety:
HI Breeding varieties
Zone: USDA Zone 6 to 9
Height: 3-6 ft
Width: 3-6  ft
Habit: Rounded

Large, umbrella-shaped flower clusters with a sturdy habit and strong garden performance. Used for patio pots, mixed containers and landscapes containers.
Light exposure: Part shade
Water:
Regularly
Fertilizer: Regularly
Bloom time: Summer
Maintenance: Prune in fall or winter after blooms are done for the season.
Diverse in shades of colour, hydrangeas offer a colourful pop to a shade garden or mixed shrub plantings.

Poinsettia

Genus name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Common name: Poinsettia
Hardiness Zone: Indoor plant
Habit: Upright

Mexican-native shrub well-known for its "bracts" (large, broad leaves of usually scarlet red) with clusters of small yellow flowers (cyathia) at the centre.

10" Poinsettias
Height: 22-28 in
Width: 22-28 in
6" Poinsettias
Height: 14-18 in
Width: 14-18 in
Light exposure: Indoor plant; near a window, away from fireplace or heat register
Water: Whenever soil feels dry
Fertilizer: Use clear water
Bloom time: Christmas
Maintenance: Keep pot well-drained and temperature moderate, avoiding temperature swings.
Perfect ornament to accentuate the holiday season as its blooming period can go well past Christmas and New Year.

Primula

Genus name: Primula acaulis
Common name:
Primrose
Hardiness Zone: USDA 5a to 8b
Height: 4-6 in
Width: 6-7 in
Habit: Mounded

Versatile, compact primrose with large, fragrant flowers. Comes in wide range of solid tones or bright bi-coloured combinations.
Light exposure: Sun
Water: Medium
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Bloom time: Winter, Spring
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms.
Provides garden with the fragrance and vibrancy of early spring.

Regal Geranium

Botanical name: Pelargonium x domesticum
Common name: Martha Washington
Zone: Grown as an annual
Height: 10-20 in
Width: 10-20 in
Habit: Mounded

Trumpet-shaped flower clusters with thick, tooth-edged leaves; petals can be solid-toned or bi-coloured.
Light exposure: Sun, but prefers cool location with some shade from sun.
Water: Medium
Fertilize: Once a week
Bloom time: Spring, summer
Maintenance: Remove spent bloom stalks to maintain nice appearance.
Adds brightness of colour to shaded planters and landscapes.

Wave Petunia

Genus name: Petunia x hybrida
Common name: Spreading petunia
Zone: Grown as an annual
Height: 6-12 in
Width: 30-39 in
Habit: Mounded, spreading

Fast-growing plants that bloom freely all season in landscapes and containers without cutting back, tolerating both heat and cooler conditions very well.
Light exposure: Full sun
Water: Medium
Fertilizer: Once aweek
Bloom time: Spring, summer
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms as required with occasional trim to rejuvenate plant.
Provides a fast-growing, luscious wave or spreading of colour. Attracts hummingbirds.

Zonal Geranium

Genus name: Pelargonium x hortorum
Common name:
Geranium
Zone:
Grown as annual
Height: 12-14 in
Width: 12-14 in
Habit: Upright

Uniform with large, semi-double flowers and dark green leaves. A standout in landscapes, large pots and baskets.
Light exposure: Sun
Water: Light
Fertilize: Once a week
Bloom time: Spring, summer
Maintenance: Remove spent blooms as required.
The continuous blossoms are vibrant, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Serves as a burst of colour to garden plantings and containers.