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Dwarf Mexican Petunia

dwarf mexican petunia

Name: Dwarf Mexican Petunia Height: 8″ Width/Spread: 10″ Light: Sun/Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Summer Color/Feature: Blue/purple to pink Maintenance: Prune taller varieties to 3″ after first frost browns leaves. Botanical Name & Comments: Ruellia Brittoniana Petunia-like flowers….

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Lavender

lavender

Name: Lavender Height: 15″ Width/Spread: 15″ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Late Spring through Summer Color/Feature: Fragrant royal purple spikes. Gray-green foliage. Maintenance: Prune by 1/3 to 1/2 to keep plant from getting woody. Prune in fall before hard…

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Dutch Iris

dutch iris

Name: Dutch Iris Height: 18-24″ Width/Spread: 6-8″ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Late winter, early spring Color/Feature: White, yellow to blue flowers. Maintenance: Deadhead spent flowers. To allow the plant to store energy for next year’s bloom, do…

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Gaura

gaura

Name: Gaura Height: 3-5′ Width/Spread: 2′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Fall Color/Feature: Pink or white flowers Maintenance: Mid-June or early July, cut back by 1/2 to 2/3. Flowering will commence again shortly after shearing. Cut…

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Daylily

daylily in bloom

Name: Daylily Height: 1-2′; Flower stalks from 2-4′ Width/Spread: 1-2′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Color/Feature: Pink, purple, red, peach, apricot and all shades in between. Petals may be ruffled, twirled or flecked with eye-catching glitter…

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Coreopsis

Coreopsis in Bloom

Name: Coreopsis Height: 1-2′ Width/Spread: 6-9″ Light: Sun/part shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Early Fall EarthkindTM Rating: 7 Color/Feature: Yellow Flowers Maintenance: Prune off old blooms for repeated flowering. Botanical Name & Comments: Coreopsis lanceolata Butterfly plant. Native…

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Blanket Flower

blanket flower

  Name: Blanket Flower Height: 18″ Width/Spread: 16″ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to early fall Color/Feature: Various colors such as wine-red or yellow. Daisy-like blooms. Maintenance: Remove spent flowers for continuous display. Cut back untidy growth in…

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Black Eyed Susan

black eyed susan

Name: Black Eyed Susan Height: 2′ Width/Spread: 2-3′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer Color/Feature: Yellow flowers with dark centers. Maintenance: Water improves blooms; dead-head blooms for greater flowering. Prune back in late winter. Botanical Name & Comments: Rudbeckia…

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