Late Summer

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    ‘Strawberry Fields’ gomphrena

    Gomphrena haageana ‘Strawberry Fields’

    An upright, bushy annual with flowers (actually bracts) that resemble bright red strawberries with tiny yellow "seeds.

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    Lacey Blue Russian sage

    Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Lisslitt’

    Hardy and heat tolerant with a sturdy, compact form that does not flop over. Lavender-blue floral sprays enhance the scented foliage.

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    ‘Peach Drift’ Rose

    Rosa 'Meiggili'

    The Peach Drift® Rose is one of the most floriferous dwarf shrubs available. Soft peach blooms cover the plant from mid-spring to the first hard freeze of late Fall. Peach…

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    Wishbone flower

    Torenia fournieri

    Wishbone flower is a small, bushy annual that is especially valuable because it blooms abundantly in shady conditions.

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    Large-flowered tickseed

    Coreopsis grandiflora

    As the name implies, this species bears large, daisy-like blossoms (2.

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    Wrinkled giant hyssop, Korean hyssop, purple giant hyssop

    Agastache rugosa

    This 4-foot-tall and 18-ich-wide, bushy perennial, very similar to the more common anise hyssop ( Agastache foeniculum ) has strongly mint-and-licorice-scented leaves and short spikes of lavender-blue flowers from midsummer to…

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    Firecracker vine

    Ipomoea lobata

    This unusual annual vine can add vertical interest to the garden.

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    ‘Cherry Cola’ dyckia

    Dyckia fosteriana 'Cherry Cola'

    'Cherry Cola' , a relatively new cultivar, features deep, dark burgundy foliage and small but sharp teeth (handle with care!

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    Vivid Indigo Sage

    Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

    This drought-tolerant perennial is noted for its vivid indigo flowers along deep purple-black stems, which gives it a bicolor appearance.

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    Littleleaf cordia

    Cordia parvifolia

    Though its leaves are small, this semi-deciduous shrub stands out in the landscape.