Showy Seed Heads

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    ‘Butterflies’ magnolia

    Magnolia ‘Butterflies’

    This cross of Magnolia acuminata and M. denudata usually forms a small tree with an upright central leader or sometimes a multistemmed shrub.

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    Giant coneflower

    Rudbeckia maxima

    This choice species makes a strong vertical statement with its large, smooth, sea-green leaves and towering stems to 6 feet tall.

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    Indigofera, Pinkflower, Chinese indigo

    Indigofera amblyantha

    This deciduous shrub growing to 6 feet tall and 8 feet wide bears erect racemes of pea-like, pink flowers from summer to early fall above leaves composed of several leaflets.

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    Talinum paniculatum

    This tuberous-rooted tender perennial is related to portulaca, but has fleshy green leaves and delicate, wiry flower stalks.

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    Oxydendrum arboreum

    Sourwood, the lone species of the genus, is found in woodlands and along streams of eastern North America.

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    ‘Wasagaming’ rugosa rose

    Rosa rugosa 'Wasagaming'

    'Wasagaming' (pronounced "wah-SAG-ah-ming") is a prolific bloomer that has the charm of the antique roses but with greater vigor and better growth habit.

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    Mexican feather grass

    Nassella tenuissima

    No other grass exhibits quite the refinement of texture as this species.

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    ‘Mathilda Gutges’ bigleaf hydrangea

    Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mathilda Gutges’

    This compact shrub bears attractive deep green leaves and large, rounded flower heads of deep pink in neutral soil, and intense violet-blue in acidic soil.

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    Foxtail lily

    Eremurus robustus

    This species produces very tall spires of pale pink flowers with yellow stamens atop leafless stems that puncture vertical space with unmatched elegance.

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    Blue flax

    Linum lewisii

    Blue flax is a short-lived perennial with blue-green needlelike leaves on graceful 2-foot-tall stems.