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    Yellow wax-bells

    Kirengeshoma palmata

    This hardy, clump-forming perennial bears pendulous, shuttlecock-shaped soft-yellow blossoms in late August and early September.

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    Mint-scented geranium

    Pelargonium tomentosum

    The velvety leaves of this choice species are pale green with long, silky hairs.

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    Avocado hosta

    Hosta ‘Guacamole’

    As its name might indicate, 'Guacamole' has avocado green, veined foliage with darker green margins.

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    ‘Pink Octopus’ spreading bellflower

    Campanula 'Pink Octopus'

    I have a penchant for vigorous, spreading plants: For the price of one plant I can get tons more for free.

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    Showy lady’s slipper

    Cypripedium reginae

    This terrestrial orchid has 3 to 7 oval to lance-shaped leaves.

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    Crested iris

    Iris cristata

    Spectacular, but fleeting, stemless blooms have blue-lilac petals, each with a white patch and a yellow or orange crest on each fall.

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    Tree peony

    Paeonia suffruticosa

    This upright, sparsely branched, woody shrub reaches 4 to 10 feet tall.

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    Hepatica acutiloba

    An early bloomer, liverwort has tiny, cup-shaped, blue, pink, or white flowers in spring.

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    ‘Maggie Daley’ astilbe

    Astilbe chinensis 'Maggie Daley'

    In late spring, lavender-pink flowers rise above this plant’s lacy, fernlike foliage, which forms an airy network beneath.

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    ‘China Blue’ corydalis

    Corydalis flexuosa ‘China Blue’

    This is one of the coveted blue corydalises.