Moderate

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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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    Red-hot poker

    Kniphofia uvaria

    These tall spikes top off the perennial border with a burst of tropical-red racemes.

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    ‘Moses’ Fire’ daylily

    Hemerocallis 'Moses' Fire'

    This double-flowered daylily has robust red blooms edged in gold. It is a heavy bloomer and will rebloom in late summer.

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    ‘Chocolate Shogun’ astilbe

    Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

    Chocolate Shogun Astilbe offers a hot, new leaf color.

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    Cinnamon Girl™ distylium

    Distylium ‘PIIDIST-V’

    This variety has shown greater cold tolerance than the species, so it might survive in Zone 6 with some protection.

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    Jazz Hands® variegated Chinese fringe-flower

    Loropetalum chinense ‘Irodori’

    Jazz Hands Variegated Chinese Fringeflower is draped in stunning fragrant hot pink strap-like flowers along the branches in early spring.

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    The Princess™ Spanish lavender

    Lavandula stoechas 'IBPR901-2'

    This Spanish lavender features the most intense pink blossoms in the species

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    Crimson Kisses weigela

    Weigela 'Slingco 1'

    A new, more compact reblooming weigela with a tidy, rounded shape covered with bright, lipstick-red flowers kissed with a white eye.

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    Baby Pete agapanthus

    Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis 'Benfran'

    Masses of blue flowers just above clusters of short, wide evergreen foliage. Rarely sets seed pods, resulting in a longer bloom period.

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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.