Want to do a special planting for Canada Day this year?
Here are a couple of plants that are being marketed this spring specifically to appeal to those gardeners who want to show their patriotism when it comes to celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1.
Dahlia ‘Canadian Celebration’ is a striking white dahlia with red stripes that is expected to launch a national wave of patriotic gardening.
Dianthus ‘SuperTrouper’ is also being touted as the perfect plants to mark the anniversary since it has striking red and white flowers and blooms prolifically.
You can also do a cracking Canada Day pot by simply combining red pelargoniums with white bacopa or allysum, but for something quite special how about a white Claire Austin roses under planted with fiery red calibrachoa (See below).
Ask your local garden centre to get them for you, but the smart nurseries will already have these plants as part of their Canada’s 150th display.