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A Ray of Sunshine

Petite and perky with a pleasant disposition... A perennial you'll welcome in any part of the yard. There's just something about Rudbeckia, or Black Eyed Susans as they are commonly known, that's so cheerful you can't help but welcome their blooming every...
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Delicious Color

Richly yummy, like chocolate covered cherries - This new perennial hibiscus is simply decadent. It's hard to beat the impact you get from the huge, tropical-flavored blooms of Hibiscus moscheutos for late summer color. This new selection from Bailey...
Black Truffle Lobelia Emerging

Garden Drama Queen

Some perennials just pull out all the stops - Rich and delicious, they know how to steal the show. Okay, so you've seen dark-leaf red blooming cardinal flower plants before. So what makes new Lobelia cardinalis 'Black Truffle' worthy of your interest? It's...
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Refreshing Grace

Glorious color like heaven on earth. Repeat performance at your command. No garden is complete without a variety of Salvias, and new Salvia neromosa 'Ave Maria' is definitely worth considering. The bloomscapes are gorgeous even before the florets begin to...
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Some Like It Dry

Parched posies aren't usually pretty, but... Say hello to beautiful drought tolerance. Ever heard of Phlox pilosa? It's a native wildflower in 36 US states and central Canada, though there are different types that thrive in particular regions. All of them...
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Bold Inky Beauty

Irresistible drama with tropical flair. A powerful presence anywhere you plant it. New Dragon Heart Gigantes Colocasia is sure to knock your socks off. Inky black leaves that are beyond large and in charge. No shrinking violet here. It's from the...
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Rich Red Pinks

Rich in layers of petals. Rich in color, but definitely not pink. A good red in Dianthus is a flower that is few and far between. Black Cherry Wild Dianthus definitely caught my attention, and I'm very discerning about what is a red flower. This one looks...
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Mai Tai Is One Gorgeous Geum

Have you seen it yet? Geums are rather new to me, though I've grown hundreds of different perennial plants over the years. Gardening at the 45th parallel is challenging to say the least. A whole new outlook comes with this move to the Great White North. And...
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Viking: Love at First Sight

Campanula ‘Viking’ is going to change your view of bellflowers completely. Get ready for a love affair that isn’t a flash in the pan two-week stand. Perennial flowers get better every year ...
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In the Pink for Spring

Say hello to a great new perennial. Scensational color. Easy beauty. Well worth a spot in your garden. St. Benedictine Dianthus is a lovely source of vibrant early season color...