Posted: 31/07/2014 at 14:02
When I first started this garden - former cow pasture - I planted lots of plants I love and went to plant fairs to hunt for out f the ordinary plants. Most have proved not hardy enough or tough enough for my local conditions so now I go for good do-ers.
I have tried dierama several times but it doesn't last the winter.
When I do find a plant that does, I seek out other forms of it so lots of hostas, clematis (hardy to -25C only) some acers, roses, veronicas, peonies, perennial cornflowers, hemerocallis, some hardy geraniums, filipendulas, astilbes, astilboides, ligularia, miscanthus, carex, hakonechloa, molinia, hydrangea paniculata but not lace-cap, deciduous viburnums but not evergreen, Japanese anémones (pink, not white so far), echinops, achilleas, aconitums, foxgloves, sedums, thalictrums, lysimachias, sanguisorbia, heleniums, geums, potentillas, persicarias and so on and forth.