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The highlight of this clumping perennial are the flower spikes of dark red-purple peppered with tiny mauve blooms.
This clematis’ lavender-blue petals dangle from long flower stems, which look like ballerina skirts floating in the air.
This perennial has small, scalloped bronze-red leaves that form a durable, evergreen, succulent, weed-smothering groundcover.
Frame this shrub with other shade-loving plants like hosta, epimedium and ferns. (Richie Steffen)
Himalayan cobra lily is a tall-growing summer bulb with a tuft of leaflets at the top resembling a palm tree.
The best of the purpleleaf elders, this robust shrub retains its deep burgundy-purple foliage color from spring to fall.
Many gardeners grow this acanthus for their foliage alone, although the flowers are also quite nice.
This dogwood is covered in star-shaped flowers that open lime green and quickly change to a creamy white.
This iris features white, mint and green variegated foliage and dark purple flowers on long stems.
This large hybrid named after Jimmy Dyce adds a bold and elegant look to shaded gardens.
This small tree gets its common name from its bright lemon-yellow foliage that dazzles in springtime.
This primrose can naturalize, but it is best to start with more than one to insure pollination and seed set.
What: Weigela florida “Variegata” is an old-fashioned garden shrub that has proven its worth for decades as an excellent landscaping choice. The bare branches emerge… Continue reading
This tulip is cold hardy and, unlike most tulips, it doesn’t need an extended “cold period” to bloom.
This easy-to-grow plant emerges in spring with leaves that are mottled chocolate, green and mint in color.
This perennial has multitudes of dainty magenta flowers with white-tipped spurs that hover above colorful leaflets.
This magnolia features strap-like petals that drape over branches and quiver in the slightest breeze.
This vine gets its name from the small pure-white flowers that cover it like a sudden snow flurry.
This Daphne’s rosy-pink flower buds open to white, sweetly fragrant flowers in March.
The lily-of-the-valley shrub is smothered in snow-white flowers around this time of year.