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Regional Picks: Foundation-Friendly Plants – Southern Plains

Fine Gardening – Issue 175
1. Little Quick Fire® Panicle Hydrangea   Name: Hydrangea paniculata ‘SMHPLQF’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and wide Conditions: Part shade to full sun; prefers rich, moist soils A dwarf form of the popular Quick Fire® hydrangea, Little Quick Fire® brings the treasured flower power of its larger cousin to small spaces. Blooming up to a month earlier than other hydrangeas, the showy blossoms of Little Quick Fire® continue from early summer through fall, with flower color shifting from white to pink and finally a rosy-purple color. The upright blooms attract butterflies and make excellent cut or dried flowers. With a compact, rounded habit Little Quick Fire® fits comfortably in foundation plantings, mixed borders, and even containers. 2. Magical™ Robin Weigela   Name: Weigela ‘BOKRAROB’ Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to part shade; average to moist…

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