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Heuchera ‘Green Spice’…Coral Bells
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Heuchera ‘Green Spice’…Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Green Spice’ is such a charming perennial with eye catching green and silvery foliage as well as purple veining, particularly during cooler weather. This coral bells cultivar reaches a height of 8 to 12 inches and a width of […]

Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen”
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Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen”

The Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ is a robust, tall and upright (may reach a height of 6 to 7 feet) perennial. It forms a bushy clump of green leaves, topped with branching sprays of gorgeous, 2 inch soft lemon yellow daisies, […]

Agastache ‘Black Adder’… Giant Hyssop
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Agastache ‘Black Adder’… Giant Hyssop

Agastache ‘Black Adder’ or more commonly called giant hyssop is a long-blooming selection for the middle to back of the border, featuring long wands of dark purple bracts that hold soft smoky-lavender blooms; the highlight of this clumping perennial. The […]

Bletilla striata…Chinese Ground Orchid
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Bletilla striata…Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata or Chinese ground orchid is very hardy and very easy-to-grow orchid with upright, heavily textured, iris-like (18 inches long and 1 inch wide) green leaves that forms a slowly spreading clump. In early spring, stalks reach a height […]

Candelabra Primrose…Unforgettable Display In Late Spring
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Candelabra Primrose…Unforgettable Display In Late Spring

Primula pulverulenta or the candelabra primrose is a colorful addition to any garden. Pulverulenta is one of the so-called “candelabra” primroses as the deep to vivid reddish pink colored blooms are arranged in tiers on the tall flowering stems. This […]

Agapanthus ‘Blue Leap’
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Agapanthus ‘Blue Leap’

Agapanthus ‘Blue Leap’, Blue Leap Lily of the Nile, or just agapanthus is hardy and noted for its numerous, extra-large heads of medium-blue flowers. Petals possess a prominent midrib of white, resulting in a star-like effect when the plant is in bloom during the middle to late summer period. Stems can reach a height of 4 feet. ‘Blue Leap’ is a vigorous grower; it performs well in perennial borders, or as a cut flower. You should also consider this agapanthus as an excellent container plant in colder climates. Blue Leap is thought to be an open pollinated seedling of Agapanthus Midnight Blue.

Climbing Hydrangea…Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris
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Climbing Hydrangea…Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris

Hydrangea anomala subsp. Petiolaris which you will hear more commonly referred to as climbing hydrangea (the Cadillac of vines) is a gorgeous, large, vigorous, sprawling, deciduous, woody vine that clings and climbs by twining and aerial rootlets, typically maturing over […]

Wild Bergamot Will Help You Attract Bees and Butterfly’s
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Wild Bergamot Will Help You Attract Bees and Butterfly’s

Monarda fistulosa or wild bergamot, sometimes referred to as bee balm or horse mint is a wonderful addition to your garden with its unique and interesting lavender flowers and its ability to attract bees and butterfly’s that compliment your garden […]

Stachyurus Praecox or Just Stachyurus
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Stachyurus Praecox or Just Stachyurus

What makes Stachyurus praecox, or stachyurus, special are the gorgeous pendent racemes of 4-petalled flowers, bell-shaped, primrose yellow flowers that are borne on the bare branches before the leaves in winter and spring. This deciduous shrub or small tree deserves […]

Angel’s Trumpet, or Brugmansia…Eye Candy for the Gardener
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Angel’s Trumpet, or Brugmansia…Eye Candy for the Gardener

There are few shrubs or trees that will catch your attention like Brugmansia or more commonly called angel’s trumpet. Their amazing, large, and wonderfully fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel’s trumpet This is a genus of seven […]