A Gardener's Guide to Annuals and Perennials

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Their tropical fragrance is adored by hummingbirds and butterflies, but ignored by hungry deer. Perennial bulb • 1-2 feet • Sun to part shade • Average to moist soil • Blooms in late spring. Excellent iris for stabilizing pond or stream banks. This plant not only attracts butterflies, but is extremely reliable and seldom eaten by deer. Flowers are star-shaped and narrow-petaled and have a lighter, airier quality than, for instance, those of Liatris.

Grass Dancer Signed 1ST Edition

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Here are some tips on how to deadhead specific types of perennials. Nicotiana sylvestris -flowering tobacco has fragrant white tubular flowers. Yellow blossoms on many branched stems in summer. It climbs to a height of several feet and blooms over a long season. Spring blooming, dormant by mid summer most years, blue green leaves. Among the Asclepias species highly utilized by female monarchs for egg-laying are Asclepias curassavica (tropical milkweed, an annual), Hairy Balls Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa, an annual), and Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed, an perennial).

Coleus: Rainbow Foliage for Containers and Gardens

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Full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil are requirements for optimum growth. Heat tolerant. 30 in. (Zone 4) White and green varigated foliage and large, golden yellow flowers. 18 in. (Zone 5) Blooms in early spring with 2 inch flowers. We stock an excellent selection of perennials - all home grown in our own nursery so you are purchasing hardened plants that will adapt easily to our hardiness zones and climate.

Scottish Wild Flowers

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Carnation is very fragrant and an excellent garden cut flower. D. 'Jewel of Desert' - Large, daisy-like flowers. 4-6 in. 'Jewel of Desert Garnet' - Large, pink flowers have white halos and showy garnet tips. 'Jewel of Desert Moonstone' - Bright white flowers with yellow centers. 'Jewel of Desert Peridot' - Electric yellow flowers with white halos. 'Jewel of Desert Rosequartz' - Rose pink flowers with white eyes. 'Jewel of Desert Topaz' - Bright golden yellow flowers with white eyes.

A Pocket Guide to America's Favorite Perennials

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Related to mint, salvia flowers emerge in mid-summer and will keep blooming through late summer. It does best in partial shade but will tolerate sun and shade as well. Self Heal is a low growing, creeping perennial which is useful in rock gardens or as a ground cover. The 1"-1½" flowers are produced in abundance from spring through fall. Deschampsia – Tufted Hair Grass -This 36" tall grass produces large, open panicles of silver flowers. A NASA STUDY shows common plants help reduce indoor air pollution....

Taylors Perennials

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This award winning Sedum grows 24" tall, sun. rupestre – Blue Spruce Sedum – Low growing blue sedum with yellow flowers great for sun. 'Angelina' Brilliant golden yellow foliage forms a mat, perfect for sunny borders, rock gardens, or containers. 'Emperor's Wave' A new Sedum with blue-green foliage and carmine- red flowers on mounding foliage. 'Purple Emperor' Dark purple, almost black leaves with compact purple stems. Evergreen maroon-marbled leaves that look like a strawberry Begonia.

Perennials (Evergreen)

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Deer resistant and 24" tall. 'Pica Bella' Thin, stiff petals radiate from the large golden center giving this long-blooming new Coneflower a unique textured appearance. 38" tall. 'Pink Double Delight' Features fully double blooms with a central pom-pom of rose pink, surrounded by a circle of magenta-purple daisy petals. Small plants 2013 Hosta of the Year Ht.25cm. Of course this is plus, because as we all know you can then choose several different perennials that will only flower in spring, summer, or fall - giving you color throughout the year.

Lilies for English Gardens

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The ‘Younique’ series blooms heavily and usually a few weeks earlier than other early varieties. The perennial type grows 2 to 4 feet high and is useful in beds and borders. A prolific self-seeder in an un-mulched bed, but it is easy to weed out unwanted plants. A striking geranium with mauve blue splashes and flecks on pure white flowers. Growing flowers in Florida is not hard, you just have to pick out the best flowers and plants to grow there. Maintenance fertilization should be based on the results of a soil test.

Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Garden Design

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Phew, and we’re only half way through the month! Well the point is that it flowers now, earlier than the others and before doing so has furnished the ground with a soft green blanket of foliage for many weeks. Ousted Old English cognate blostm (see blossom (n.)). When picking out flowering plants for your garden, you may want to consider color and size. A wonderful spreader with large rose pink flowers. Strong branches make great bouquets. ‘Coconut Lime’ is also hardy in zone 3, a double flowering white bloom has large flower heads with a row of white petals surrounding a lime green p ompom cone of lime green.

DIY Landscaping: How-to Guide with Great Ideas and Hacks to

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This grass does well in all soils, but thrives in clay. C. 'Leading Lady Sophia' - Fluted yellow petals with orange yellow centers. Habitat: Marshes and wet meadows A close relative to Joe-pye Weed, Boneset produces showy clusters of tiny white flowers. Blue Ice’ bluestar (perennial): Dense mounds feature starry blue flower clusters in mid- or late spring. Low mound of frilly foliage; leaves are green with a wide yellow edge topped with masses of vivid violet pincushion flowers.