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Lantana

Lantana is a great landscape plant. It attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It is very drought-tolerant once established. Every winter I cut it back to its stumps; every autumn the plant has grown 12 feet wide. Obviously, you can prune it smaller.

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Pansy

Pansy, Viola x wittrockiana   Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info) Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)   Category: Annuals Tropicals and Tender Perennials   Height: under 6 in. (15 cm) 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)   Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) …

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Nasturtium

Tropaeolum, commonly known as nasturtium literally “nose-twister” or “nose-tweaker”, is a genus of roughly 80 species of annual and perennial herbaceous flowering plants. It was named by Carl Linnaeus and is the only genus in the family Tropaeolaceae. The nasturtiums received their common name because they produce an oil that is similar to that of watercress (Nasturtium officinale).   The …

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Wallflower

English Wallflower, Common Wallflower, Erysimum cheiri   Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Erysimum (er-RIS-ih-mum) (Info) Species: cheiri (kye-EE-ee) (Info)   Synonym:Cheiranthus cheiri   Category: Biennials Perennials   Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)   Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to …

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Tigridia

Tigridia, Tigridia alpestris   Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Tigridia (ty-GRID-dee-uh) (Info) Species: alpestris (al-PES-triss) (Info)   Category: Bulbs Perennials   Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)   Spacing: Unknown – Tell us   Hardiness: Unknown – Tell us   Sun Exposure: Full Sun   Danger: Unknown – Tell us   Bloom Color: Purple Maroon (Purple-Brown)   Bloom Time: Unknown – …

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Blanket Flower – Fanfare Blaze

Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia, Gaillardia aristata   Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info) Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)   Category: Perennials   Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)   Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 °C (-50 °F) USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 °C (-45 °F) USDA Zone 3a: …

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Lily – Asiatic

Asiatic lilies (Lilium asiatic) produce showy blooms that range in color from pastel to brilliant shades of pink, red or orange and include every color except for blue. These flowers appear atop a tall stalk that resembles the top of a pineapple and form a cluster of blooms that open in late spring to early summer. With proper care, these …

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Poppy – Icelandic

The Iceland Poppy is a boreal flowering plant. It is native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, but not in Iceland!!!   Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, one foot, curved stems among feathery blue-green …

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Day Lily – Tiger

Hemerocallis fulva, the orange day-lily, tawny daylily, tiger daylily, fulvous daylily or ditch lily (also railroad daylily, roadside daylily, outhouse lily, and wash-house lily), is a species of daylily native to Asia. It is very widely grown as an ornamental plant in temperate climates for its showy flowers and ease of cultivation. It is not a true lily in the …

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Primrose

English Primrose, Primula vulgaris   Family: Primulaceae Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info) Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)   Synonym:Primula acaulis Synonym:Primula malacoides   Category: Alpines and Rock Gardens Perennials   Height: under 6 in. (15 cm) 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)   Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm) 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone …

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