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Often confused with their tender cousins, Pelargonium, they bloom in shades of white, pink, blue, and purple from late spring to early summer, reblooming in fall if cut back. What’s out there may astound you — thousands and thousands of fascinating and beautiful plants await! Hellebores also sport evergreen foliage for year-round interest. Sun. verticillata 'Creme Brulee' A yellow-flowered Coreopsis that is being promoted as an improved version of ‘Moonbeam’.

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Several aromatic Thymes are also available. The roots in the center of the clump become so densely overcrowded that they can't absorb enough nutrients and water from the reduced amount of available soil. Most perennials prefer a site that is in lots of sun and has well drained soil. They grow quickly and bloom profusely creating flower beds of beautiful colors. Brunneras produce racemes of blue star-like flowers in mid to late spring. 2012 PERENNIAL OF THE YEAR! 'Hadspen Cream' The best variegated Brunnera!

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A flower may contain up to four whorls or arrangements of parts: carpels, stamens, petals, and sepals. Soil: Well-drained H: 24-36" W: 24-36" B/M: Deep pink/8-10 Geranium 'Sweet Heidy' PP19533 (not 'Heidi') Cranesbill Zone: 5-8 Geranium 'Sweet Heidy' (named for his wife) is the next breeding work from Marco van Noort in Holland. Don’t put plants in areas that may become too cold or too hot. Excellent filler between paving stones and in rock gardens The interesting feathery, fern like foliage of the New Zealand Brass Buttons may give the impression that it is a delicate plant, but in reality, it is a tough enough ground cover that it can take light foot traffic and is even used as a lawn substitute in many areas.

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In the north, campanula will tolerate full sun if not allowed to dry out, but most benefit from some shade, and some are hardy to zone 3 or 4 but not all. This is a superior organic compost fortified with the right organic nutrients that enriches and loosens any soil. We are very impressed with the improved vigor over earlier variegated foam flowers. (Hardiness Zone 4-8) Tiarella 'Neon Lights' PP 13,289 (Neon Lights Foam Flower) This Terra Nova hybrid has one of the most distinctive leaf patterns that we have seen.

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Bright red with vivid yellow throat and slightly ruffled edges. This spectacular flowering bulb is best in shade to part sun. Succulent, dark, cherry red foliage. 8 in. Plant specific recommendations for the best time and how often to divide some of the most popular perennials. This selection of G.endressi is vigorous and is covered with numerous salmon pink flowers. The way you have set up the site so I can find just the right flowers for my sun conditions in the yard makes it fantastically easy!

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Perennials are also classed as woody (trees and shrubs that produce woody above-ground stems and branches that live from year to year) or herbaceous (plants that produce comparatively soft tissues which often die back to ground level at the end of the growing season). Large, creamy white blooms with a green blush. Plant it in part to full shade in moist, humusy soil. They're just blooming machines and fabulous for flower arrangements so worth the extra trouble with preparing the soil.

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Just pop a few sturdy annual plants into the garden and you've got color to last the entire growing season. C. persicifolia blooms white or blue in early summer and is 2 to 3 feet tall with strong stems. Palm Sedge has an interesting whorling habit to its growth. Hummingbirds love the nectar in the summer and later on, small birds enjoy the seeds. Echinacea will rebloom without deadheading, but removing spent flowers keeps things neater.

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It is tolerant of deep shade and prefers a wet, cool environment. • Perennial • 16-30 inches • Shade • Sandy and loamy woodland acidic soils • Habitat: Rich, moist and wet woods and swamps A tall, wide magnificent fern that has an imposing presence in the woodland landscape. Early blooming making it the earliest red Astilbe to bloom. Perennial - 2-4 feet - Shade to part sun - Average soil - Blooms September • Habitat: Woods and thickets A versatile and smartly structured plant that will grow in a wide range of conditions and soils (clay to sand).

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Hostas with yellow or white markings are suitable for relatively deep shade. Having chosen our plants and designed a simple garden to contain them, our next step is to care for them in such a way that they will be contented and continue to grow, blossom, and multiply. Lovely native perennial with grey green foliage and racemes of pink to white blooms in early summer. The fruiting stems can be cut and used in flower arrangements or dried.

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Small saucer- to cup-shaped flowers are borne from spring to early summer in various colours including yellow, white, pink, red and purple. The following are only a few of the more recent, proven or noteworthy selections useful for cut flowers in USDA zones 5 and colder. Huge semi double lemon yellow flowers with lemon fragrance. The crushed fronds do have the scent of fresh hay! Stout plant with spiky, wide-bladed foliage. Bloodleaf Banana - green leaves with burgundy blotches; bottom of leaf is deep maroon.