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Gorgeous Long Lasting Pink Flowers: Red Valerian
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Gorgeous Long Lasting Pink Flowers: Red Valerian

Centranthus ruber is more commonly called red valerian, or Jupiter’s beard, and is valued for its ability to produce, even in poor soils, a showy bloom of star-shaped crimson, pink flowers; bloom period is from spring to frost. The flowers […]

Add Beautiful First of Spring Pea-Like Pink Flowers To Your Landscape: Eastern Redbud
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Add Beautiful First of Spring Pea-Like Pink Flowers To Your Landscape: Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis, or eastern redbud, is highly prized for the gorgeous pea-like pink flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring (March to April) before the foliage emerges. Flowers are (up to ½ inch wide) and bloom in […]

Looking For a Robust, Striking Blue Flower for Your Garden: Mountain Bluet
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Looking For a Robust, Striking Blue Flower for Your Garden: Mountain Bluet

Centaurea montana, or more commonly referred to as bachelor button, or mountain bluet produces gorgeous spidery blue flowers that open from attractive buds in late spring to midsummer lasting about 4 weeks; the spent flowers leave behind a mass of […]

Great Garden Contrast, and Pretty White Flowers: Snow-In-Summer
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Great Garden Contrast, and Pretty White Flowers: Snow-In-Summer

Cerastium tomentosum, or snow-in-summer, is a gorgeous, short-lived, low-growing, mat-forming perennial, typically massed in sunny locations as a ground cover. It produces narrow, gray-green leaves (about to 1 inch in length and ¼ inch wide) and forms a 6 inch […]

Gorgeous Flowers-Grows Quickly To Give You Coverage: Trumpet Vine
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Gorgeous Flowers-Grows Quickly To Give You Coverage: Trumpet Vine

Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Madame Galen’, trumpet creeper, or trumpet vine is a popular cultivar that produces gorgeous cantaloupe-orange to salmon-red flowers. Flowers are about 3 inches in length and appear in loose, somewhat drooping clusters (cymes) throughout the summer. The […]

Gorgeous Hardy Lavender Flower for Your Garden: Clustered Bellflower
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Gorgeous Hardy Lavender Flower for Your Garden: Clustered Bellflower

Campanula glomerata ‘Caroline’ is a clustered bellflower cultivar… Gorgeous lavender flowers on an upright perennial which typically grows 12 to 24 inches tall on erect, branching stems that spreads by rhizomes. Gorgeous Hardy Lavender Flower for Your Garden: Clustered Bellflower […]

Attracts Pollinators To Your Garden, Considered a Health Food: Borage
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Attracts Pollinators To Your Garden, Considered a Health Food: Borage

Borago officinalis, or borage, is a rough, sprawling annual (prolific re-seeder) that reaches a height of 1 to 3 feet in your garden. It features open racemes of drooping, very pretty star shaped, bright blue flowers in summer atop branched […]

Eye Catching Maroon Flowers That Make Your Garden Special: Hartlage Wine
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Eye Catching Maroon Flowers That Make Your Garden Special: Hartlage Wine

Calycanthus x raulstonii ‘Hartlage Wine’ is more commonly called Hartlage Wine, Sweetbush Allspice, or Raulston’s Allspice. It is the gorgeous maroon, or wine colored flowers that will attract you to this deciduous shrub. Flowers are about 3 to 4 inches […]

Prized By Gardeners and Landscapers: American Beautyberry
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Prized By Gardeners and Landscapers: American Beautyberry

Callicarpa Americana, or American beautyberry, is prized by gardeners for the gorgeous iridescent-purple fruit which hug the branches at leaf axils in the fall and winter. This is a loose open shrub that will catch your eye in the garden […]

Gorgeous pink flowers and eye catching beet red foliage: Bergenia purpurescens
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Gorgeous pink flowers and eye catching beet red foliage: Bergenia purpurescens

Bergenia purpurescens, or bergenia, is a clump forming perennial noted for its foliage that is beet red in late fall that lasts through winter. Each plant features a rosette of leathery, elliptic to ovate-elliptic leaves (can reach a length of […]