The Mail Order Alert
Hello Gardeners Across Canada!
We are very excited to be receiving your orders and our spirits are lifted by your nice comments and excitement over our plants. Thank you! We are really pleased to be offering our largest and most exciting selection on Phoenix Perennials Mail Order and to be doing so with a new responsive webpage that should perform beautifully on all your devices.

I would like to announce that Samantha, who many of you have corresponded with in the past, has been promoted to the position of Mail Order Manager. I will be working closely with Sam this season and our Shipping Manager Larry to provide you with caring, passionate service and beautiful plants delivered to your door.

We have so many new plants this year that in this instalment of the Mail Order Alert we're going to focus on some of those new items to get you extra excited about the possibilities in your garden for the upcoming season.

And remember, you can also order along with our local customers from certain of our pre-orders for Mighty Matos, Ketchup 'n' Fries and grafted veggies, Clematis, and Citrus.

Cheers, Gary, Sam, Larry and the Phoenicians
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Hot New Plants 2018
We are very excited to offer 1000 different plants this season including more than 400 that are new to Mail Order and more than 300 that are completely new to Phoenix Perennials. Are you excited too? These plants could be cutting edge new cultivars or rare and unusual offerings from our own propagation or from our suppliers around the world.

To help you focus in on our new plant offerings we have created a New Plants category in our Shop for Plants area on our Mail Order site. Have fun perusing all of the new and shiny things like this Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' pictured here.

Here is a small selection below to whet your appetite. Enjoy!
Anemone x hybrida 'Loreley' Japanese Anemone - Anemone 'Loreley' has large, semi-double, palest pink flowers with ruffly, rose-pink edges atop tall stems. This is a unique and beautiful addition. Blooming from late summer through fall, Japanese anemone prefer moist, humus rich soil.

Anigozanthos 'Bush Tango' - Kangaroo Paw - Kangaroo paws have some of the most distinctive flowers in the botanical world with clusters of fuzzy tubular flowers that look like a kangaroo's paw and that bloom for months! Anigozanthos 'Bush Tango' has flowers in shades of orange, apricot and red on stems up to three feet tall above iris-like mid-green foliage. Tolerant of some freezing but safest to bring plants inside to a greenhouse or as a houseplant in winter.

Buddleia davidii 'Dartmoor' - Butterfly Bush -  This fantastic butterfly bush has giant clusters of warm purple flowers that dwarf all other cultivars. The plant that was to become Buddleia 'Dartmoor' was found in Devon in 1971 by Mr. Hayles, a retired gardener. Walking with his wife he spied an unusual buddleja flowering on the edge of a ravine. With his trustworthy wife clinging onto him, Hayles valiantly reached down to collect a few branches. 'Dartmoor' was released to the gardening public just a few years later.

Clematis texensis Princess Kate 'Zoprika' - Scarlet or Texas Clematis- Clematis texensis Princess Kate is a beautiful bicolour form of the Texas clematis with bell-shaped flowers with reflexed tips opening from deep-lavender pink buds to reveal a white flower with pink centres and deep-lavender pink reverses. Flowers in summer and fall. If you haven't yet discovered the Texensis Group of clematis, do come and have a look. Though the flowers are small to medium-sized they are exquisite and some of the most elegant in the genus.
Dahlia 'Tahiti Sunrise' - Dahlia - Dahlia 'Tahiti Sunrise' is an early-blooming cactus dahlia with 4-6 inch wide flowers with yellow petals tipped in magenta-red and then magenta-lavender. Strong stems reach about 28 inches. Dahlias are hardy to the winter temperatures of coastal BC but not to the winter wet. Grow outside in locations that are dry in winter or lift and store in a cool, dry location indoors like everyone else does.
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' - Purple Coneflower - 'Green Twister' is a strong and vigorous seed strain developed from the classic Echinacea 'Magnus', widely accepted as the best of all purple coneflowers. 'Green Twister' shares these strong genes but produces intriguing lime green petals that turn magenta near the dark red centre cone. It blooms abundantly from July through September on sturdy stems to 40 inches tall. Echinacea in coastal BC should be planted in hot sunny spots with thin poor soils to best survive the winter.
Geranium pratense 'Delft Blue' - Cranesbill -  Geranium pratense 'Delft Blue' has unique flowers that are white with variable stripes and flecks of blue and lavender blue. Each flower is different. It is an improved form of 'Splish Splash' with more flowers, better colours, and a more compact habit. Mounds are just under 2 feet tall and wide with nice, dissected foliage.
Echeveria subrigida - Mexican Hens and Chicks -  Echeveria subrigida is a large species with dramatic, elongated, upward-curving, blue-green leaves with bold red margins that can reach nine inches long. It has long-blooming coral pink and orange flowers in summer.
Helleborus Ice 'n Roses 'Red' - Hellebore -  The big, bold and impressive Helleborus Ice 'n Roses 'Red' offers large, outward-facing flowers in a rich, velvety, deep red colour that is incredible when back lit by the winter sun. The foliage is thick, leathery, and dark green forming valuable evergreen mounds. Will begin to bloom in December or January and continue for months. The series also includes 'White' and 'Rose'. Plant in full or part sun. Great in containers or the ground. Deer resistant.
Heuchera Northern Exposure Amber ('Tnheunea') - Coral Bells - Heuchera Northern Exposure Amber has ruffled, amber-yellow to amber-orange foliage that looks better and better as the season progresses. It forms a dense, medium sized plant with great rust resistance and longevity. The Northern Exposure series is bred with Heuchera richardsonii which grows in zone 3 and beyond even up into the Northwest Territories. This series may do better in colder regions of Canada.
Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire 'H19-20' - Bigleaf Hydrangea - Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire has unique, star-shaped, single or double florets with narrow petals arranged in large mopheads in shades of deep pink to lavender-blue depending on the pH of the soil. It blooms from early summer to mid-fall on both old and new wood and is an excellent option for climates where late frost may damage buds. A dense, compact shrub 40" tall and wide. Easy to care for but requires summer moisture.
Lupinus Westcountry 'Persian Slippers' - Lupine -  Lupinus 'Persian Slippers' is a unique lupin with bicoloured dusty blue and white flowers. The Westcountry lupines from England are the most beautiful in the world with incredible colours, including bicolours, tons of flowers, and great vigour. Lupins frequently go through a "dumb phase" after blooming. Plant them behind something that is one foot tall and cut back six inches after flowering to encourage new growth and rebloom.
Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' - Scarlet Monardella - Monardella macrantha 'Marian Sampson' is a darling perennial groundcover with clusters of long, tubular, flaming red flowers that trumpet upwards from burgundy sepals all atop a shiny, blue-green mat of foliage. Requires infertile, sharply draining sites in full sun with only occasional summer water. Blooms from late spring into summer and is a magnet for hummingbirds. Great for rock gardens and containers which can greatly extend the lifespan of this plant as compared to garden situations with excessive moisture.
Papaver orientale 'Raspberry Queen' - Oriental Poppy - Papaver orientale 'Raspberry Queen' has ruffly, glowing, raspberry pink flowers with interior black blotches above thistle-like foliage in late spring. Oriental poppies are dramatic additions to the perennial border. Occasionally this one may bloom 8" wide, and is best grown in organically rich, medium moisture soil and full sun. A mound of foliage in front of your poppy clump is recommended to disguise fading foliage.
Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace 'SMNSRD4' - Elderberry - Sambucus racemosa Lemony Lace is a stunning gold counterpart to 'Black Lace' with red-tinged new growth opening into finely dissected, bright gold foliage on upright and arching stems. In part shade the foliage will be lime green. White flowers produce edible red fruit in fall.
Don't Forget to Place Your Pre-Orders
Our pre-orders are designed for our local customers but mail order customers can also participate and order these plants that are not a part of our official mail order offerings in 2018. In most cases pre-orders will have to ship separately from mail orders placed through our mail order system but if your mail order and pre-order are ready at the same time we will ship together. If they are not ready at the same time though they will have to ship separately.
The Great Citrus Pre-Order
45 Different Citrus for Canadian Gardeners
Mighty Matos and Grafted Veggies Pre-Order
Grow the Cutting Edge in Edibles
The Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order
110 Clematis & 11 Passion Flowers