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Salvia – Blue Hills

Salvia × sylvestris ‘Blauhügel’ BLUE HILL. This salvia cultivar is a compact plant which typically grows only to 20″ tall. Features densely-flowered, spike-like racemes of pure blue flowers which bloom in June and continue throughout the summer. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. A mint family member which has narrow, dark green, basal leaves (to 5″) and smaller stem …

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Columbine

Canadian Columbine, Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis     Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info) Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)   Category: Perennials   Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)   Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 …

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis,  Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoe flower,[ is a species of flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was named by Carolus Linnaeus. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is a bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree growing 2.5–5 m (8–16 ft) tall and 1.5–3 m (5–10 ft) wide, with glossy …

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Clematis

Clematis   Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info) Cultivar: ?   Synonym:Clematis x ?   Height: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)   Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C …

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Plumbago

Plumbago can be grown as a bush or a climber-vine. Plumbago got its name because it was believed to combat lead-poisoning. The Latin word for Lead is Plumb (for example: plumbing equals lead pipes). You don’t need much room – I was able to plant it in a 3-inch trench next to a wall. Every winter I cut it back to …

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Red Trumpet Vine

Red Trumpet vine has lots of pretty red flowers. I am warning you that it is an aggressive climber. You can see an example at the intersection of Matilda and Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road. Another example is on the south side of Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road past Fremont just past the Falefal-stop restaurant. I have a plant growing in a 3-inch wide trench and …

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