Hello Gardeners Across Canada!

We're sending out one last reminder about our holiday gift certificate order. Until December 31st at midnight you can purchase any amount for yourself or others and save 10%. This will stretch your garden budget further and get you 10% more plants! Only grumpy, non-gardening spouses would ever see that as a bad thing!

Below you'll also find information on a variety of exciting pre-orders that you can participate in. For hellebores we have the Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers Pre-Order, the Marital Bliss Pre-Order, the Spring Series Pre-Order, and the Frostkiss Pre-Order.

Then you'll find the Great Hardy Citrus (& Friends) Pre-Order that includes 36 different citrus and 3 cold tolerant avocado, the Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order that includes 136 different Clematis, 11 passionflowers, and 22 rare vines, the Gourmet Potato and Mushroom Pre-Order that includes 10 different kinds of uncommon yet delicious potatoes and 4 different kinds of mushrooms, and the Magnificent Magnolia Pre-Order that includes 7 incredible Magnolia cultivars in amazing colours.

Have a look below!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

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10% Off 2017
Gift Certificates

Buy one for gardening friends or family or buy one for yourself for future gardening bliss! Available for mail order or in-nursery.

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The Fourth Annual
Phoenix Perennials
Garden Photo Contest

$500 in Prizes!!!

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Save 10% Off All Your Purchases in 2017
Stretch your garden budget 10% further with our holiday gift certificate offer.
Only until December 31st!

Smart gardeners learn tricks over the years. Like using compost and fertilizer for optimum growth of flowers and edibles. Or getting advice on which plants are the best performers. Or deadheading spent flowers to encourage extra bloom. OR! Getting themselves a Phoenix Perennials gift certificate during the holidays at 10% off so they can save on their 2017 purchases. If you know you're going to need plants then it's a no brainer.

This holiday season we are offering 10% off gift certificates purchased in November and December 2016 to use beginning at the start of our 2017 season. These are unrestricted gift certificates and never expire. They can be used for all purchases including sale items. They can also be used in whole or in part over multiple visits.

Please note: Our office will be completely closed until February 6th so in-nursery gift certificates will be mailed out after that date. Mail order gift certificates will also be issued and emailed after that date.


1. In-Nursery gift certificates are mailed as hard copies. Mail order gift certificates are sent by email.
2. This 10% offer ends on December 31st, 2016.

3. Begin using your gift certificate at the start of our 2017 season on Feb 24th.

Happy Holidays!



Eight Pre-Orders for Your 2017 Garden
and for
Christmas Gift-Giving

At Phoenix Perennials we have a growing tradition of offering pre-orders to our local customers on hot new plants that will be in high demand. Our pre-orders allow gardeners to conveniently lock in in advance the plants they covet and to pick up their treasures in the spring at the nursery without the stress of missing out. The pre-orders also allow us to get our inventories right for the demand and make sure we have enough plants to keep everyone happy and fulfilled.

While the plants from some pre-orders will also be included in our official mail order offerings when we launch in early 2017, some will not be offered at all. The good news is that gardeners across Canada can purchase plants through our pre-orders and have us ship them in the spring on their own or combined with your spring orders from our official mail order site. In all cases Canada Post rates apply plus a small amount to cover our time and packing materials.

Four of our pre-orders will not or likely not make it into our official mail order offerings: Citrus, Clematis & Rare Vines, Gourmet Potatoes & Mushrooms, and Magnolia. Also, some hellebores will be offering officiallyon our mail order site but some will sell out before then so it is best to order now through our pre-orders. All the info and links you need are below to explore the plants offered in these pre-orders.

Give the Gift of Plants: For each of our pre-orders we have created a full colour certificate that you can download, fill in, and give to that lucky gardener in your life in place of the plant they will receive in the spring. We ask that the person who orders the plant take responsibility for arranging shipment with us in the spring.

Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 10-15% when you order a collection!

The Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers hellebores are the best available in North America. They come in double and single strains with bold, rich colours, large, symmetrical flowers and great vigour. These strains also improve every year due to the diligent breeding of Hellebore Queen Marietta O’Byrne and up and comer Chris Hansen. Because they are seed strains every plant is unique and collectible. The exact colour of each plant will be close to the pictures but not always exact, though always beautiful.

Meet the Winter Jewels!


Meet the Winter Thrillers!

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The Marital Bliss Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 10-15% when you order a collection!

The single-flowered Honeymoon Series and the double-flowered Wedding Party Series are the creation of multi-talented breeder Hans Hansen. These series combine great colours, flower forms, detailing, symmetry, flower count, and plant vigour. All plants are carefully maintained seed strains. Plants will look much like the photos but may not be identical. This variation means that even within a single strain you could find multiple different plants that you love.

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Spring Series Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 15% when you order a collection!

The Spring Series Hellebores are a diverse group of tissue cultured cultivars offering a variety of double and single flowers in a wide range of colours, many with intriguing patterning and spotting. Because they are tissue cultured you know that every plant will look just like its photo even if you don't see it in bloom when you buy it.

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The world of hellebores doesn't stand still and never ceases to amaze. New complex and rare hybrids are offering forms for the garden that hellebore enthusiasts only dreamed about just a few years ago. These hellebores from the Frostkiss Series are at the cutting edge of hellebores and destined to become garden classics. Order now to secure these beauties for your 2017 garden.

'Anna's Red' and 'Penny's Pink'

Foliage of 'Anna's Red' and 'Penny's Pink'

'Pippa's Purple' and 'Molly's White'

'Angel Glow' and 'Pirouette'

'Tutu' and 'White Tutu'

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The Great Hardy Citrus (& Friends)

Grow your own citrus outside in coastal BC plus grow an even wider selection with a little winter protection.

Last year our 'Owari' Satsuma Pre-Order was a resounding success. There are now many plants settled into BC gardens about to spend their first winter. Once they have a year or two of maturity, it will be at this time of year that proud gardeners are harvesting their own satsuma mandarin oranges at this time of year.

The ‘Owari’ satsuma is just one of a number of hardy citrus that can be grown outdoors in coastal BC. There is the Citrumelo hardy grapefruit, the 'Nagami' kumquat and, highly sought after for culinary pursuits, the Yuzu and Suchachi ichandrins which are hardy to zone 7!

We also have on offer another 31 different Citrus and 3 cold tolerant avocados if you have a place where you can keep them above freezing (zone 9 plants) and above about 5-8 degrees Celsius (zone 10 plants) in a greenhouse, sunroom, or inside the house. The plants from this pre-order will be available for pick-up in mid May.

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The Clematis Conundrum
2017 Pre-Order

No garden or patio is complete without the Queen of the Vines. But how do you select between the best cultivars? How do you find the one clematis you've been looking for for years? Or maybe you want to discover a cultivar you never knew you needed until now! It can be a real CONUNDRUM!

We have a huge selection of the best and most unique Clematis, passionflowers, and rare vines available through our Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order for pick-up at the nursery in late April 2017! Now you can find that perfect clematis (or vine) all in one place and with ease!

You can also give these vines as Christmas gifts. We've prepared an attractive form for you to download and give to that lucky gardener in your life!

View All the Clematis and Vines
and Get More Info

Gourmet Potatoes and Mushrooms Pre-Order

We are pleased to bring you two new exciting developments in home-grown edibles: gourmet potatoes and gourmet mushrooms. With this pre-order you can explore your different culinary options and choose the most exciting edibles for your 2017 gardening and cooking pleasure.

Earth Apples Gourmet Seed Potatoes

EarthApples gourmet seed potatoes are the new, fun way to plant potatoes. We bring you 10 different colourful, versatile potato varieties and make them super-easy to grow. Each variety has different sizes, colours, textures, flavours, and different uses in the kitchen. Mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, potato salads, french fries, baked potatoes, hashbrown potatoes, scalloped potatoes: there's a perfect variety for all these delicious dishes. Plant EarthApples in a garden bed or in containers on your balcony or patio. They are easy to grow if you follow the simple instructions: Growing Instructions

Meet the EarthApples varieties:











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Champignons Maison Gourmet Mushrooms

The new "Chia Pet" for the Foodie Revolution

Champignons Maison Gourmet Mushrooms are kits for growing your own organic mushrooms at home in your kitchen. It's easy and all you need is a little counter space. All you do is soak your block of mushroom culture over night then place on your counter and mist 2-3 times per day. In about two weeks you'll have mushrooms sprouting right on your kitchen counter that you can harvest and cook much to the amazement of you, your family and your friends! It's a great, novel project to learn about and be amazed by fungus that ends in a delicious food to prepare in the kitchen.

Meet the mushroom varieties:


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Magnificent Magnolia Pre-Order

There is hardly anything more breathtaking in the world of spring-flowering trees than the large, dramatic, almost tropical-looking flowers of Magnolias bursting forth in shades of white, pink, fucshia, and yellow. We are pleased to offer a special selection of rare and unusual Magnolia cultivars, seven in starter sizes allowing gardeners with a little patience to acquire some magnificent plants at a great price and one in a larger size.

'Black Tulip' 'Blushing Belle' 'Cameo'

'Judy Zuk' 'Genie' 'Sunsation'

'Cleopatra' 'Vulcan'

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.
3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)

Please visit our web page for information on the nursery, driving directions and a map.
We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 24th to October 29th, 2017

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