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Mystery Plant – July 2009

Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

If you know the genus and species of this month’s mystery plant, you could win a free one-year subscription to Fine Gardening . Send your entry, along with your complete mailing address, by July 31, 2009 to [email protected] . The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.

Last month’s mystery plant was Angelica pachycarpa , a striking ornamental perennial with jade green, extremely glossy, bold leaves and large umbels of white flowers. It makes a unique statement in the garden. Native to New Zealand, this eye-catching plant grows to a 2- to 3-foot tall and wide mound and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9. It prefers partial shade and moist soil, well-drained soil. Nancy Schofield of Annandale, Virginia , was chosen at random from all correct entries to receive a free one-year subscription to Fine Gardening . Congratulations, Nancy!

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