Flora of North America

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Northwest

    1. Creeping Oregon Grape Name: Mahonia repens Zones: 5-9 Size: 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions:Full sun to full shade; well-drained soil When it comes to natives, Oregon…

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southern Plains

    1. Blue Puffball™ Chaste Tree   Name: Vitex angus-castus ‘PIIVAC-I’ Zones:6-9 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun; average to dry soil Finally, a chaste tree…

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    Regional Picks: Plant It And Forget It – Southeast

    1. ‘Pink Frost’ Japanese Joe-Pye Weed   Name: Eupatorium fortunei ‘Pink Frost’ Zones: 4-8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Conifers for Gardens in the Northeast

    See regional picks for conifers, and read the article by Andrew Brand for even more ideas. “Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors,…

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    Conifers for Any Size Landscape

    Evergreen conifers provide the bones for any landscape. They offer a variety of colors, textures and habits all year long. While conifers are sometimes relegated to the rear or boundary…

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    How to Add Color to the Winter Garden

    It is tempting to think of winter as a time to take a break from the garden while it goes dormant. But this season has a charm of its own,…

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    Ironweed: The Superhero of Fall Plants

    Vernonia spp. and cvs. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9 Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil but adaptable to drier and/or gravelly soil Bloom Time: Mid- to…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Mountain West

        1. Pale Coneflower Name: Echinacea pallida USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Southeast

        1. ‘Reuben’ Pineapple Lily Name: Eucomis ‘Reuben’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 18 inches tall; 3 bulbs per square foot Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Midwest

        1. Chardonnay Pearls® Slender Deutzia Name: Deutzia gracilis ‘Duncan’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…