Temperennials

Included in this category are sub-tropical and tropical plants. Because of their foliage texture and colour, when incorporated into garden beds or containers they add an exotic look and make for an interesting conversation piece. These plants are not cold hardy and are usually treated as annuals, and most can be overwintered indoors.

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(ANNUAL) A small succulent plant with green onion-like foliage; each plant is unique – some have tall, loose curled leaves, others have short tightly curled leaves. Spikes of orchid-like chartreuse-yellow flowers bloom in spring. Clumping habit.

Grows in the winter
6-10″ tall – can grow 3 to 4 feet tall

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Large black heart-shaped, corrugated leaves with deep blue veins on long dark black stalks grow in downward form. Infrequently forms flowers that resemble calla lilies, though it is grown more for foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms – null – grown for foliage
3.5-4 ft tall x 3 ft wide

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Substantial, broad blue-green heart-shaped leaves can grow to be 5 feet long and 4 feet wide. Infrequently forms flowers that resemble calla lilies, though it is grown more for it’s massive foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms – null – grown for foliage
8-10 ft tall ex 8-10 ft wide

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Hot pink cup-shaped flowers with burgundy mottled, buttery yellow throats form on tall spikes with deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late spring through mid-fall
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Fuchsia-tipped cup-shaped flowers with warm orange throats form on tall spikes with glossy deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late spring through mid-fall
2.5-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Raspberry-pink cup-shaped flowers with paler-hued throats form on tall spikes with glossy deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late spring through mid-fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Small red tips adorn the tops of thick, wide, rigid dark purple-almost black- foliage. Later in the summer coral-red blooms are produced on slender, arching stalks Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
5” tall x 6” wide
HARDY to 20°F (-6.7 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Multicoloured foliage of deep green rosettes have vivid red markings that give it a painted effect. Later in the summer dull yellow blooms with coral throats are produced on slender, arching stalks Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
5” tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Rosettes of spoon-shaped, dusty, blue-gray leaves curve downwards along their length, while the tips curl up toward the centre of the plant. Later in the summer, star-shaped yellow and orange flowers spring up on arching stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Rosettes of mauve purple, silvery blue, and green foliage that start out spoon-shaped mature to show delicate pink ruffled edging, or “frills”, as the name suggests. Orange-pink flower on tall narrow, arching wands in summer Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Tall stalks of purple flowers that resemble pineapples and blooms with creamy yellow flowers grow among foliage of burgundy strap-like leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies

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This deciduous succulent features long, wavy, silvery blue-green leaves spotted with a deep burgundy purple, giving the illusion of chocolate chips. While the leaves are succulent, they are more pliable than agave, and don’t die after they bloom either! Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-.75 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to 10°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial sports dusty purple ovate leaves that form beautiful spiky rosettes delicately dotted with burgundy. Over time the leaves fade to green, appearing bicoloured, and are much less thorny than its agave parent. Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports silvery green sword-like leaves, that appear to shine due to their waxy coating, to form a rosette. The rust-lined arms are much less spiny than its agave parent. Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports silvery blue-green sword-like leaves that are dotted with purple spots, which appear more contrasting when exposed to longer periods of sunlight. The spiny arms are much less thorny than its agave parent.  Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports blue-green sword-like leaves with burgundy spotting, making it appear purple, with the latter shade becoming more intense when exposed to more sunlight. The spiny arms are much less thorny than its Agave parent.  Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports deep red sword-like leaves forming an intriguing rosette. The spiny arms are much less thorny than its Agave parent.  Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports light green arms that are covered with a waxy coating, giving it the appearance of fine silver fur. The spiny arms are much less thorny than its Agave parent.  Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.75-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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NEW

(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports silvery green sword-like leaves with creamy white variegated margins, that appear to shine due to their waxy coating, to form a rosette. The rust-lined arms are much less spiny than its agave parent. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to 10°F (-12.2°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This large herbaceous perennial features sheaths that overlap to form a stem and large wide leaves and pale-yellow flowers that are followed by inedible fruit.

Blooms mid spring
6-14 ft tall x 6-14 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)

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This large herbaceous perennial features sheaths that overlap to form a stem and large wide green leaves with burgundy undersides and pale-yellow flowers that are followed by inedible fruit.

Blooms mid spring
8-10 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
HARDY to 20°F (-6.7°C)

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