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Bear's Breech

Acanthus have large, glossy green leaves are highly ornamental and create a tropical appearance.

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Achillea is a low-maintenance plant that grows well with little care. It produces attractive fragrant fern like leaves.

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Aconitum produce three-lobed rich-green leaves on tall stocks. Blooms are hooded and usually a deep blue

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Are evergreen succulents. Stems can be short and stubby or long and branched

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Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus have attractive green strap-like foliage that grows from thick, fleshy rhizomes to form spreading clumps.

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Hyssop, Licorice Mint

Agastache are summer blooming perennials, with fragrant aromatic foliage. The tubular, two-lipped flowers are borne in whorls

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Ajuga reptans

Carpet Bugle

Ajuga is a rapidly spreading, mat-forming ground cover which features shiny, dark green leaves.

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Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'

Carpet Bugle - Bronze Beauty Carpet Bugle

The foliage is evergreen in most regions and has an attractive bronzy-brown shade

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Alcea are tall and slender biennials or short-lived perennials. Large, saucer shaped brightly colored flowers bloom along the spikes in summer.

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Ladys Mantle

Alchemilla is a clump-forming perennial with soft, grey-green, fan-shaped foliage often with silky hairs on their undersides.

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Anemone range from low-growing, tuberous plants to tall herbaceous specimens. Bloom time ranges from spring to autumn.

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Anthemis produces long lasting daisy-like flower heads on erect stems above fern-like finely toothed and aromatic foliage.

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Columbine, Grannys Bonnet

Aquilegia are hardy clump-forming perennials that often grow from small slender woody rhizomes.

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Arabis are low-growing, spreading plants for edgings, rock gardens, ground covers.

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Thrift , Sea Pink

Armeria have narrow stiff evergreen leaves which grow in compact tufts or basal rosettes. The small white, pink, or rose flowers a

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Wormwood, Mugwort

Artemisia are grown for their silvery-green deeply divided fragrant foliage and medicinal properties.

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Goat's Beard

Aruncus is a small genus of two or three species of perennials, related to Filipendula and Spiraea.

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Ginger - Wild Ginger

Asarum is an evergreen low-growing and rhizomatous woodland perennial.

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Butterfly Weed, Milk Weed

Asclepias are best known for their milky sap. Bloom in summer typically bearing many small star like fragrant flowers in broad flattened clusters at branch tips.

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Aster flowers resemble small daisies, with yellow disk florets, white, pink, blue, or purple ray florets.

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False Spirea

Astilbe grows from thick rhizomes (lateral underground stems) and form solid clumps of attractive compound leaves.

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Astrantias are woodland perennials with showy, lobed, palmate leaves and colorful small flowers with delicate bracts.

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Rock Cress

Aubrieta is a mat-forming, herbaceous plant with simple lightly hairy leaves. The stems are usually hairy and well-branched.

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Daisy - English Daisy

This perennial is usually grown as a biennial. The tiny blossoms can be double or single and come in a large variety of colors

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Bergenia, Elephant Ears, Pigsqueak

Loose clump forming, rhizomatous, semi evergreen perennial. Has a large thick leathery

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Siberian Bugloss

This perennial has heart-shaped leaves and clusters of springtime star like flowers that are powder blue

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Caltha palustris

Marigold - Marsh Marigold

Is a mounded perennial with thick stems broadly heart-shaped leaves

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Caltha palustris 'Multiplex'

Marigold - Double Flowering Marsh Marigold

Beautiful dwarf plant with double yellow flowers

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Campanula is slow spreading making mounds of bright green leaves covered with masses of cup shaped flowers

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Canna 'Australis'

Canna -Bronze Water Canna

Velvety deep red blooms with burgundy/bronze leaves.

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Canna 'Phasion'

Canna - Tropicanna Canna

Spring leaves emerge an intense purple and are soon striped with green, yellow, pink, and red

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Canna generalis 'Pink Sunburst'

Canna - Pink Sunburst Canna

A very showy dwarf Canna

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Canna generalis 'Pretoria'

Canna - Bengal Tiger Canna

Variegated foliage, light green and cream striped leaves.

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Canna x generalis Black Knight

Canna - Black Knight Canna

Marginal plant. Produces Red blooms on long flower spikes

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Cardamine trifolia

Bittercress - Trifoliate Bittercress

An evergreen groundcover. The rounded, three-part leaves are dark green

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Cornflower, Bachelors Button,

Large, showy flowers with spidery thistle like flower petals, stand out against the dark green leaves.

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Plumbago, Leadwort

Clump forming perennial with glossy semi evergreen foliage that turns bronze in fall.

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Gold Drop

Forms a low mound of thick succulent evergreen leaves. Bears upright stems with

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Chrysanthemum is a genus comprised of approximately 20 to 30 species of herbaceous perennials. Some are clump forming and others spread quite rapidly via

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Cimicifuga is a striking perennial for the back of the shady border.

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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

Taro - Black Magic Elephant Ear Taro

Grown for its huge heart-shaped leaves that add drama

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Colocasia esculenta 'Blue Hawaii'

Taro - Blue Hawaii Taro

Has large green leaves with prominent bluish-purple veins

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Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'

Taro - Violet Stem Taro

Shiny green heart-shaped leaves on dark purple (almost black) stalks.

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Lily of the Valley

One of the most common of old-fashioned perennials, and a favorite for growing as a ground cover in shady areas.

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Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Cordyline - Red Star Cordyline

A striking half hardy foliage plant with long, thin, arching, bronze-red leaves

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Cordyline australis 'Sundance'

Cordyline - Sundance Cordyline

A striking half hardy foliage plant with long, arching striped green, yellow and red leaves

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Daisy like flowers bloom in profusion over long period in summer. Leaves are neat and broader in some kinds than in others.

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Cornus canadensis


This woodland plant makes a wonderful ground cover under a canopy of trees, or in any reasonably moist shady area.

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The foliage is finely cut and fern like but unlike ferns the flowers are colorful and continuous.

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Crocosmia bloom in shades of yellow, orange, and red. The flowers rise on stems in late summer above grass-like, sword shaped foliage

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