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  • Prairie Blazing Star

    Regional Picks: Best Natives – Midwest

    Incorporating native plants into your landscape design is an easy way to help support your local wildlife. Native plants support native insects. If we keep our native insect populations healthy…

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    Regional Picks: Large-Leaved Perennials – Northeast

    1. Sycamore-Leaved False Nettle Name: Boehmeria platanifolia USDA hardiness zones: 5 to 8 Size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

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    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That – Midwest

    Overused: 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass (Calamagrostis × acutifolia ‘Karl Foerster’) 1.‘Heavy Metal’ Switchgrass Name: Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 4 to 5 feet…

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    Regional Picks: Plants for Wet Soil – Northeast

    1. Cinnamon Fern Name: Osmunda cinnamomea USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 Size: 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide Conditions: Partial to full shade; moist, acidic soil This tall, northeastern…

  • Design

    Coneflowers: The Best of the Best

    When I started teaching horticulture in the 1980s, there was a love affair going on with coneflowers (Echinacea spp. and cvs.). There were a handful of tried-and-true cultivars to choose…

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    Regional Picks: Cutting-Garden Essentials – Northwest

    1. ‘Emily McKenzie’ crocosmia Name: Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’ Zones: 5 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 12 to 18 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade;…