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Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’…A Tough Shrub with Fragrant Lavender-Pink Flowers
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Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’…A Tough Shrub with Fragrant Lavender-Pink Flowers

Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ or glossy abelia is a semi-evergreen shrub noted for its glossy deep green foliage and long bloom time. The tubular, one-inch-long, soft pink flowers have a light and refreshing fragrance, and are almost always in flower from […]

Fragrance and Beauty…Lilium Regale, Regal Lily
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Fragrance and Beauty…Lilium Regale, Regal Lily

Lilium regale or regal lily produces up to 25 large, wonderfully striking, pendant flowers on three to five foot tall strong stems. The fragrant blooms are white trumpets striped with maroon and red and with yellow throats. This bulb is […]

Primula veris or Cowslip
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Primula veris or Cowslip

Primula veris, cowslip, or English cowslip will brighten your spring garden with its multiple of golden yellow flowers highlighted with a smidgen of orange to reddish color at the base of each flower. English Cowslip is a very hardy species […]

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 […]