'Cool as Ice' fescue

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'Cool as Ice' fescue
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An improvement on the better-known blue fescues, ‘cool as ice’ has a lighter green appearance in spring, giving the plant a slight bicolor look. It

'Double Touch' Tulip

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'Double Touch' Tulip
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Information below provided by Tulips.com (RoozenGaarde ®)"Double the bloom plus double the attraction makes Double Touch the perfect name for this

'Finola' Tulip

Finola Tulip
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'Finola' Tulip
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Information below provided by Tulips.com (RoozenGaarde ®)"Some say it looks like a rose, many say it closely resembles a peony, but all agree that

'Old Fashioned' smokebush

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'Old Fashioned' smokebush
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When designing a garden, we are encouraged to think of the foliage first. A strong backbone of interesting leaves in the garden will hold a design together,

'Princess Irene' Tulip

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'Princess Irene' Tulip
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Information below, provide by Tulips.com (RoozenGaarde ®)"Defined by its incredibly vibrant colors, Princess Irene presents an ideal option for both

'Salmon Parrot' Tulip

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'Salmon Parrot' Tulip
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Information below provided by Tulips.com (RoozenGaarde ®)"An absolutely magnificent tulip sure to generate plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘

'Sun Mouse' hosta

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'Sun Mouse' hosta
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Think of this as the flamboyant cousin of the popular ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ hosta. ‘Sun Mouse’ has great vigor, quickly forming a wide

'The Princess' Spanish lavender

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'The Princess' Spanish lavender
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'The Princess Lavender' is a hardy ornamental and fragrant shrub which is suitable for low hedging. It has bright pink bracts atop dark pink flowers,

'Tropical Storm' elephant ear

Who needs flowers with foliage like this?

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"Tropical Storm' elephant ear
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Compact, quick to clump grower that will reach about 30" tall. Each dark, black-purple leaf is marked by a creamy-white blaze in the center. Talk about

'White Gold' bleeding heart

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'White Gold' bleeding heart
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If this plant doesn’t brighten up your shade, you’re doing something wrong. The golden leaves beautifully highlight the bright white flowers in

'Zurel' Tulip

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'Zurel' Tulip
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Information provided by Tulip.com (RoozenGaarde ®)Triumph TulipsThe largest grouping, Triumph tulips present a traditionally shaped tulip bloom available

Abelia × grandiflora

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Glossy abelia
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This is a rounded, semi-evergreen shrub to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide with glossy, dark green leaves. From midsummer to autumn, it produces

Abelia × grandiflora 'Confetti'

Abelia  X grandiflora 'Confetti'

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Variegated glossy abelia
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'Confetti' offers finely textured medium green foliage variegated with creamy white and pink. Pale pink tubular flowers appear in late summer or fall.

Abeliophyllum distichum

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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White forsythia
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This deciduous shrub is related to the forsythia, but differs in that it has white (rather than yellow) flowers that open in early spring before true forsythia

Abelmoschus manihot

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Hibiscus manihot
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A large ornamental okra with dinner-plate-sized, sulfur yellow flowers with dark eyes. Each flower lasts only a day—unfolding slowly in the morning and closing

Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Quansett Nurseries
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Purple sheep's burr
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This New Zealand native subshrub has 3-inch-wide scalloped leaves and little purple-brown to pale olive leaflets. Its rhizomatous roots spread in a mat to

Acalypha wilkesiana

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Copperleaf
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This spreading shrub is grown for its multi-colored, toothed, oval leaves. Use it as a houseplant or as an annual or container plant outdoors where it is not

Acalypha wilkesiana 'Tricolor'

Photo/Illustration: 
Colleen Fitzpatrick
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Copperleaf
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This spreading shrub from tropical and subtropical regions can reach 6 feet tall. It is grown as a houseplant or as an annual outdoors where it's not hardy.

Acanthus mollis

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Michelle Gervais
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Bear's breeches
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Acanthus mollis is prized for its bold clumps of shiny green leaves topped with striking, 3-foot-tall spires of white flowers which are clasped by showy purple