Garden Collection Plant Listing

Tried & True Garden Collection is a selection of easy to grow annual and perennial plants that are at home in any garden.

Tried & True plants are hard to beat for the “wow” factor – they deliver gorgeous colour when and where you need it. Our Garden Collection has been bred to produce abundant flowers and lush foliage throughout the heart of the growing season. Annuals and perennials can be planted in beds, borders, containers, window boxes and they can intermingle with vegetables and herbs.  These versatile plants bring instant colour to patios, decks, porches and rooftops.

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Tried & True Aptenia Arrow
APTENIA – Heartleaf Ice Plant

(ap TEN ee uh) Aptenia is South African native succulent that is part of the ice plant family. The heart-shaped, textured leaves are topped with magenta flowers. This is a compact, mat forming perennial that provides outstanding groundcover in rock gardens and landscapes. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Argyranthemum Butterfly
ARGYRANTHEMUM – Marguerite Daisy

(arr jer RAN the mum) The Marguerite Daisy is a time-honoured favourite. This group of plants gives free reign to the imagination with every type of application possible. Argyranthemums can be used in mixed containers, as an accent to specimen plants or to add a splash of colour. They are pretty planted in large container… Read more »

Tried & True Bacopa

(bah KOE pah) The popularity of Bacopa is unsurpassed in the gardening world. It blooms and blooms and fills your container… whatever it is. It is a wonderful accent or underplanting for Geraniums, Verbena, and other annuals. This sun-loving, versatile plant lends well to mixed containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, as well as a ground… Read more »

Tried & True Orchid Begonia

(bee GOE nee ah) Begonias are really inspiring. With beautiful flowers, a trailing habit and decorative foliage, the begonia will fulfill your gardening needs. Begonias are useful for containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes. The Orchid Series is a real showstopper in almost any garden application. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Bidens Goldilocks

(BYE dens) With fern-like foliage and beautiful golden flowers, Bidens has a delicate appearance that is contrary to its tough nature. It flowers abundantly with their distinctive yellow flowers and veined leaves. This new generation trailer is easy to cultivate and needs a sunny location. Cold cultivation is the best method to get compact and… Read more »

Tried & True Brachyscome Oregon Blue
BRACHYSCOME – Swan River Daisy

(BRACK eek ohm), (brack iss KOE mee) Brachyscome is also known as the Australian Daisy because it originated from Austrailia. It is a welcome addition to baskets and patio containers. Masses of blooms all summer are sure to please. Attracts butterflies. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Bracteantha
BRACTEANTHA – Straw Flower

(brack tee AN thah) These Bracteantha or Straw Flowers have gorgeous, large flowers which have a paper-like feel. The dark green narrow foliage lets the unique blooms shine. The flowers have a distinct double daisy look, but there is an important difference – true petals are found only at the center of each bloom –… Read more »

Tried & True Calendula
CALENDULA – Sea Marigold

(kah LEND yoo lah) A real eye-catcher in window boxes, mixed containers, and hanging baskets with its trailing masses of large bright yellow flowers. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Calibrachoa

(kal ih brack KOE ah) Calibrachoas are one of the most popular plants of all time because of their vibrant colours and their multitude of blooms. We are convinced all of the Tried & True varieties of Calibrachoas are the best hanging basket plants introduced in the past few years. With literally hundreds of mini-petunia-like… Read more »

Canna Lily Cannova Display

(KAN-uh lil-ee ) Canna lilies are not related to any type of lily, but in fact, they belong to their own plant group. There are hundreds of canna cultivars varying in flower and foliage colour. The large showy flowers range from shades of cream and yellow to orange and red in colour. The lush, tropical foliage,… Read more »

COLEUS – Flame Nettle

(KOE lee us) Some of the most unique colours and textures for plants are found on those that do not flower or the plant may flower, but the foliage is more interesting than the bloom. Coleus has been available in a great assortment of colours such as plum, burgundy, chartreuse, gold, lime, copper, and wine…. Read more »

Tried & True Coprosma
COPROSMA- Mirror Plant or Looking Glass Plant

(kop ROS muh) This amazing cultivar with its jewel-toned foliage is native to New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Coprosma is a tender evergreen shrub(min 40-50°F/ 7-10°C) grown primarily as a colour and structure plant. The shiny, smooth and glossy leaves are outstanding hence the New Zealanders affectionately call it the Mirror Plant. Suited… Read more »

Tried & True Cordyline Red Star

(kor dih LYE nee) Cordyline, also known as “Ti” or the “King of Foliage”, come in many colours or combinations of colours includinggreen, orange, pink, purple, red, yellow, cream and white. Because of their versatility and foliage interest, Cordyline is prized by many gardeners. They are upright and sturdy plants that can tolerate various light… Read more »

Tried & True Cuphea

(KOO fee ah) These wonderful plants will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. Cuphea is well-suited for balcony containers, window boxes, and larger bedding areas. The various varieties are interesting and unusual in their own right. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Dahlia

(DOLL ee ah), (DAL ee ah) Dahlias are easy to grow and add magnificent colours to your garden during the summer to fall months. They are available in almost every imaginable flower shape, colour and height. There is said to be close to 50 000 named varieties that have been listed in various registers and… Read more »

Tried & True Kahori

(dye ANN thuss) Dianthus means “divine flower” in Greek likely due to their heavenly appearance and scent. Although best known for their various shades of pink, blooms from the over 300 species of dianthus span the nearly entire colour spectrum. These beautiful jagged edged flowers are highlighted by the subtly handsome bluish-grey, mostly linear foliage…. Read more »

Tried & True Diascia

(dye ASS ee ah), (dye AY see ah) Diascia is a free flowering trailing plant that produces large numbers of bright, shell-like flowers. This early flowering variety comes in a large range of colours. Excellent in hanging baskets, containers, and borders. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Euphorbia

(yoo FOR bee ah) There are thousands of species of Euphorbia in the plant world, also known as Spurge. In a broad range of species, habits and forms, they can range from herbs to shrubs and trees to succulents. No matter what type you decide upon, Euphorbias are extremely easy to grow. There are not… Read more »

Tried & True Felicia Tosca Blue
FELICIA – Kingfisher Daisy

(fel LEE she ah), (fel LISS ee ah) This beautiful garden standard has dark blue stars with yellow centres against narrow foliage. They originated from South Africa and need full sun and well-drained soil. Cold cultivation simplifies the bushy compact habit. Cooler temperatures slow down growth and promote side branching. Please select flower to see… Read more »

Tried & True Fuchsia

(FYOO shah) For over 150 years, Fuchsias have been popular with gardeners around the world. Named after the German botanist Leonhard von Fuchs (1500-1566), the first hybridizations were dated about 1820.  These garden favourites are perfect in hanging baskets, mixed containers and window boxes. Please select flower to see care instructions.

GAURA – Butterfly Flower

(GAR ah) Gaura is originally a perennial but, because of its outstanding qualities, it cannot be excluded from border and balcony assortment. Their pink or white flowers remind you of flying butterflies with the flowers floating over the mixed balcony boxes, containers, and borders. Gaura flowers non-stop from April until the end of October. They… Read more »

Tried & True Geranium

(jer RAY nee um) The most common geraniums available at garden centers actually belong to the genus Pelargonium. They are from the same plant family as the hardy perennial Geranium (Cranesbill), but Pelargoniums (pellarr GOE nee um) are tender perennials only hardy in milder climates. Geraniums are best planted in full sun though some varieties… Read more »

GLECHOMA – Nepeta or Creeping Charlie

(glek KOE mah) Glechoma is an aromatic, perennial (-10°F /-23°C), evergreen plant of the mint family, native to Europe but now semi common in North America. The interesting fan shaped foliage with scalloped edges of this creeper is fragrant. The flowers that bloom in the spring are funnel shaped, blue or bluish-violet to lavender in… Read more »

Tried & True Grass Juncus Twisted Arrow

Ornamental grasses and grass-like plants are definitely worth planting. They work harmoniously with our natural environment and help keep our surroundings healthy and viable.  Admired for their beauty, but loved for their low maintenance and toughness, grasses can bring flair and elegance to mass plantings, borders, beds, patios, walkways and mixed planters. They are practical… Read more »

Tried & True Helichrysum
HELICHRYSUM – Licorice Plant

(hel ih KRY sum) Helichrysum is grown for its petite, velvety, trailing foliage. The silvery sheen of licorice plant makes it a perfect complement for many other plants. Include helichrysum in hanging baskets and mixed containers, and the trailing growth will quickly fill in and provide a soft backdrop for the colourful flowers of other plants…. Read more »

Tried & True Heliotrope Satchet

(hee lee oh TROHP), (hēl yə TROHP) These old-fashioned flowers may have been at the forefront in your grandmother’s garden. But, their renewed popularity is no surprise, considering their attractive foliage, flowers, and scent. Very few bedding plants have Heliotrope’s reputation for fragrance. Reminiscent of vanilla, the Heliotrope’s scent gave rise to its common name… Read more »

Tried & True Impatiens Double Delight

(imp PAYSH ens) Gardeners have always loved double impatiens’ beautiful, roselike blooms. Our Double Delight Impatiens Series are very floriferous with large double blooms and are available in a many colours. They are well branched and have a compact, mounding growth habit. They are excellent for pots, window boxes, mixed containers and hanging baskets in… Read more »

Tried & True Ipomoea
IPOMOEA – Sweet Potato Vine

(ip oh MEE uh), (ahy pey MEE uh) The intensely-coloured foliage results in a lot of interesting possibilities. Ipomoeas make excellent filler and accent plants in planters, balcony boxes, and hanging baskets. The climbing vines will grow up small trellises or other structures. Please select plant to see care instructions.

Tried & True Lantana
LANTANA – Yellow Sage

(lan TAN ah) Lantanas produce abundant, intriguingly textured flowers and fragrant leaves. Lantana’s flowers come in tight clusters in many colours and are often bicoloured. Verbena-like flower clusters emerge on gently arching stems from early spring to fall. They love hot weather and make colourful additions to beds and mixed containers. They attract butterflies and… Read more »

Tried & True Lobelia

(lob BEE lee ah) The beautiful colours of Lobelia bring effect and texture to any planting. They create masses of gorgeous flowers in an assortment of colours all summer long. Our Tried & True Lobelias are heat tolerant and weather resistant. They perform well in baskets, containers, and landscape. The delicate, airy appearance looks particularly… Read more »

Tried & True Lotus Vine
LOTUS VINE – Parrot’s Beak

(LOH tus) Lotus vine’s exotic looking flower is spectacular, resembling a parrot’s beak. Flame colour flowers in shades of red and golden yellow are perfectly suited to planter boxes, hanging baskets, window boxes, and decorative containers. Don’t plant lotus vine solely for the flowers, as this plant is highly sought after for its unusual, needle-like… Read more »

Tried & True Lysimachia Goldilocks

(lye-sih-MAK-ee-ah) Lysimachia is an evergreen perennial that is native to Europe. This species of plant are often vigorous, low growing ground cover that prefer damp soil conditions. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Marigold Strawberry Blonde

  Marigolds are one of the most popular and versatile annual flowers. They may be second in ranking after petunias as favoured with gardeners. African marigolds are taller in stature and produce large, round flowers in bright colours. The shorter French marigolds generally have more petite flowers with a greater variety of petal types, markings and… Read more »

Tried & True Nemesia

(nem MEE zee ah) Here is a season-long flowering beauty with snapdragon-like flowers that have yellow centres. Tried & True Nemesias are heat-tolerant and have compact, semi-trailing growth. They make a bright and colourful addition to mixed baskets and containers. Their sweet, candy-like scent is an aromatic addition to the garden or patio. Please select… Read more »

Tried & True Scardy Cat

Please select plant to see care instructions.

Tried & True Osteospermum
OSTEOSPERMUM – African Daisy, Cape Daisy

(oss tee oh SPER mum) Osteospermum is native to South Africa and comes in a wide variety of flower forms and colours. These Daisy-like plants with dark green foliage are standards in most gardens whether they are planted in borders or containers. The blooms are wonderful for cutting and appear in a wide range of… Read more »


(pet TOO nyah) Petunia is still one of the most popular and indispensable bedding plants. Petunias are prolific trailing bloomers that flower constantly all summer. An outstanding feature of Tried & True varieties is their perfect branching. They are robust, weather resistant, and distinguished by their even growth. With the wide range of striking colours… Read more »

Tried & True Rhoeo Fireworks
RHOEO – Oyster Plant

(ROH ee oh) Rhoeo is a short stemmed, tender foliage plant that provides excellent and fast-growing groundcover of upright, sword-shaped leaves. The colourful leaves provide great accent to landscapes, and mixed containers. This also makes for an easy to care for house plant. Rhoeo is drought tolerant and therefore prefer dryer soil. Be careful when… Read more »

Tried & True Salpiglossis Royal Alexander
SALPIGLOSSIS – Painted Tongue

(sal pee GLOSS iss), (sal pih GLOSS iss) Salpiglossis are beautiful annuals native to Chile. They are commonly known as “Painted Tongue” for obvious reasons. Each plant produces beautiful, open-faced blooms possessing rich jewel-toned colours and vivid, contrasting veins. These upright growers are best in areas with moderate summers, full sun and fertile soil. These… Read more »

Tried & True Sanvitalia Sunshine
SANVITALIA – Creeping Zinnia

(san vih TAL ee ah) Sanvitalia’s common name describes its flower form and its low-growing creeping habit. It is a low maintenance plant and has a profusion of little yellow flowers from spring until fall. Performs well in baskets, containers, and landscapes. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Scaevola
SCAEVOLA – Fan Flower

(skay VOE lah) Originally from Australia, Scaevola gained popularity in North America when the intriguing shape of the flowers caught the eye of gardeners. Its thick trailing stems bear Dandelion-like foliage and in the axils of these green leaves the floral spikes appear. The petals appear on one side only, giving the flower a fan-like… Read more »

Tried & True Sedum Gobi
SEDUM – Stonecrop

(SEE dum) Sedum is a diverse group of succulent plants. With over 600 species of sedums available throughout the Northern Hemisphere, it would be hard not to find a sedum that wouldn’t fit your purpose. Most often grown for their colourful and interesting appearance, sedums are also used to provide roof covering in green roofs…. Read more »

Tried & True Setcreasea Purple Heart
SETCREASEA – Wandering Jew

(SET kree zee uh) Setcreasea is a beautiful colour and texture plant. The leaves are oval and pointed and will reach 7 inches (17.5cm) long by 1 inch (2.5cm) wide. The succulent stems are first erect later lying on the ground as a creeper. The blooms range from pink to pale purple and appear from… Read more »

Purple Passion
STROBILANTHES – Persian Shield

(stroe bih LAN theez) Strobilanthes is a beloved house plant that has found its way to the garden. The foliage is breathtaking with its multitude of colours – variegated dark green, purplish-pink on top and all purple underneath. The silvery-metallic foliage shimmers with iridescence. It is a challenge to find a colour that Strobilanthes does… Read more »

Tried & True Thunbergia
THUNBERGIA – Black-eyed Susan Vine

(thun BURR jee ah) Since the appearance of the vegetative-propagated Thunbergias on the market, these plants are celebrating a real renaissance. They are tender perennials, but are mostly grown as annuals because they grow quickly and produce flowers the first season. The showy, funnel-shaped flowers stand out above the arrow-shaped leaves. This vigorous, low maintenance… Read more »

Tried & True Tibouchina
TIBOUCHINA – Princess Flower

(tib oo CHEE nah) Tibouchina is a wonderful, colourful accent plant that will give a tropical flair to your containers. Large, royal purple blossoms create a spectacular sight when in full bloom. Tibouchina is great as a specimen or as an accent in a mixed container. It can be grown into a rounded shrub or… Read more »

Tried & True Torenia
TORENIA – Wishbone Flower

(tor EE nee ah) Torenia has trumpet-shaped or Snapdragon-like flowers. This creeping, trailing plant is great in baskets, window boxes, or mixed containers. Please select flower to see care instructions.

Tried & True Trailing Snapdragon Fruit Salad Dragonfruit

Part of the fun of snapdragons is that you can snap/pinch the flowers just about in the middle and the “dragon’s” mouth will open and shut. An old time favourite with a new twist, Tried & True Trailing Snapdragon Fruit Salad™ Series sport long lasting blooms along trailing stems. Small, dark green leaves are an… Read more »

Tried & True Verbena

(ver BEE nah) Tried & True Verbenas earn top marks because of the wide range of colours available from intense jewel tones to serene pastel hues. They are free flowering, trailing, and produce an abundance of colourful flower clusters. It is easy for gardeners to be creative because almost any kind of arrangement is possible…. Read more »