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LAMIASTRUM galeobdolan 'Herman's Pride'
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Archangel
height: 12-16" zone: 4 habit: mounding clump
Slender green leaves with distinct silver mottling. Yellow clustered flowers at the leaf axil in May and June add to interest. Not as aggressive as 'Variegatum'.
LAMIASTRUM galeobdolan 'Variegatum'
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Yellow Archangel
height: 4-8"  zone: 5  habit: spreading
Silver-spotted dentate leaves. Yellow flowers in the spring. Strong spreader.
LAMIUM maculatum 'Orchid Frost' PP11122
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Spotted Deadnettle
height: 4-6" zone: 4 habit: spreading
Trailing stems bear beautiful variegated leaves with shimmering silver centers, scalloped blue-green margins. Striking orchid-pink blooms offset the foliage in spring and summer. Ideal for cascading or groundcover.
LAMIUM maculatum 'Purple Dragon' PP15890
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Spotted Deadnettle
height: 6-8" zone: 4 habit: spreading
Dense, rich purple flowers which contrast beautifully with silver foliage. Happy in well-drained soil. Shear back after first flush of blooms for a more compact habit and reblooming.
LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy'
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Spotted Deadnettle
height: 6-12" zone: 3 habit: wide spreading
Silvery leaves with green margins, refreshing white flowers in May and June. Stands out in shade garden.
LAVANDULA angustifolia 'Hidcote'
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English Lavender
height: 15-18" zone: 5 habit: compact mound
Slender gray-green fragrant foliage with deep violet-blue flowers throughout summer. Plant as a small hedge or in masses. Good cut flowers and for potpourri. Heat and drought tolerant.
LAVANDULA angustifolia 'Munstead Strain'
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English Lavender
height: 12-15" zone: 5 habit: compact mound
Slender green-gray fragrant foliage with lavender flowers throughout summer. Nice as a small hedge or in mass.
LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Dilly Dilly'
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Dutch Lavender
height: 12-15" zone: 5 habit: compact mound
Violet-blue flower spikes with short silver-gray foliage. Small and substantial in texture. Leaves are wider than angustifolia and more compact in habit. Still very fragrant.
LAVANDULA x intermedia 'Provence'
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French Lavender
height: 30-36" zone: 5 habit: upright mound
Drama queen of the scented garden. Wonderfully aromatic, stands tall and e rect. Silver-gray foliage with purple spikes in summer to frost. The backbone of potpourris, fresh, or dried arrangements.
LEUCANTHEMUM superbum 'Banana Cream' PPAF
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Shasta Daisy
height: 20-24"  zone: 5  habit: mound
Large 4" semi-double lemon yellow flowers on compact dark green foliage. Blooms all season long. Good cut flower or use as a mid-sized accent. Long lasting.
LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky'
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Shasta Daisy
height: 36-42" zone: 5 habit: upright
A tall daisy that does not require staking. Pristine white flowers over lightly serrated leaves blooming July through September. Holds up well in heat and humidity.
LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Snowcap'
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Dwarf Daisy
height: 12-15" zone: 5 habit: low mound
Pure white single flowers, bushy mound of green foliage. Compact and a showy bloomer. Tolerant of adverse weather conditions, sturdy and uniform. All around useful plant.
LEWISIA 'Little Plum'
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Bitterroot
height: 6-8" zone: 4 habit: mound
Compact lance-shaped leaves full of rose purple flowers in spring. Nice color addition in rock gardens. Can be planted in the crevices of retaining walls.
LIATRIS spicata
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Gayfeather/Blazing Star
height: 3-5' zone: 4 habit: upright
Long slender leaves with tall fuzzy purple flower spikes June through August. Good specimen or background plant. Nice cut flower and Liatris makes butterflies happy.
LIATRIS spicata 'Floristan White'
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Gayfeather/Blazing Star
height: 3-5' zone: 4 habit: erect
Tall fuzzy white flower spikes and long slender foliage make this a nice border plant or specimen. Color is best in June into August. Liatris can be deadheaded and still have attractive tall green foliage.
LIGULARIA dentata 'Britt-Marie Crawford' PP16113
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Black Groundsel
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: large mound
Beautiful, broad, glossy chocolate leaves with dark mahogany undersides. Golden daisy-like flowers above foliage are outstanding. Big, Bold, Beautiful!
LIGULARIA dentata 'Desdemona'
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Golden Sunray
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: mound
A striking feature of this variety is the mahogany-purple lower leaves and stems. Clusters of yellow-orange daisy-like flowers appear in July and August. Requires part shade and moist soil. Heat tolerant in moist soil.
LIGULARIA dentata 'Othello'
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Sunray
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: mound
Bold purple foliage with orange daisy-like flowers. Excellent specimen, requires rich, moist soil, afternoon shade. A stately perennial.
LIGULARIA stenocephala 'The Rocket'
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Sunray
height: 4-6' zone: 4 habit: large mound
Large maple-like leaves make an interesting shade loving plant. Purple stems support tall wand-like yellow flower spikes. Must have moist soil well amended with organic matter to be at its best.
LILIUM asiatic 'Matrix'
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Garden Lily
height: 20" zone: 2 habit: erect
Early blooming, usually by the end of June, Asiatic Lilies have bright trumpet flowers that face upward and outward. Use as a border or in mass for vibrant display of color. Red.
LILIUM asiatic 'Mount Duckling' PP16246
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Garden Lily
height: 20" zone: 2 habit: erect
Early blooming, usually by the end of June, Asiatic Lilies have bright trumpet flowers that face upward and outward. Use as a border or in mass for vibrant display of color. Deep pink.
LILIUM oriental
Exotic-looking varieties provide a show stopping display later in the season. Fragrant blooms with large petals that often have wavy margins. Plant in small groups with Asiatic Lilies to prolong color display.
LILIUM oriental 'After Eight' PPAF
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Garden Lily
height: 14" zone: 2 habit: erect
Mini Stargazer, pink-red with white edge
LILIUM oriental 'Casa Blanca'
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Garden Lily
height: 48" zone: 2 habit: erect
Crisp white
LILIUM oriental 'Farolito'
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Garden Lily
height: 16" zone: 2 habit: erect
Hot pink
LILIUM oriental 'Mona Lisa' PP7379
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Garden Lily
height: 28" zone: 2 habit: erect
Soft pink
LILIUM oriental 'Stargazer'
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Garden Lily
height: 36" zone: 2 habit: erect
Pink-red with narrow white edge
LILIUM pixie varieties
Pixie selections this season are from 'Lily Looks' a new Asiatic pot series. These were chosen for bud count, vivid colors, and height.
LILIUM pixie varieties 'Tiny Bee' PP16255
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Garden Lily
height: 12-14" zone: 2 habit: erect
Yellow
LILIUM pixie varieties 'Tiny Dino' PP16307
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Garden Lily
height: 12-14" zone: 2 habit: erect
Orange
LILIUM pixie varieties 'Tiny Ghost' PP16161
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Garden Lily
height: 12-14" zone: 2 habit: erect
Scarlet
LILIUM pixie varieties 'Tiny Icon' PP17619
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Garden Lily
height: 14-16" zone: 2 habit: erect
Med. Pink
LILIUM pixie varieties 'Tiny Todd' PP16170
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Garden Lily
height: 16-18" zone: 2 habit: erect
Soft pink, white center
LIRIOPE
Semi- everg reen grass-like foliage with flower spikes in July thro u g h
September. Useful in rock gardens, borders, or as a groundcover.
LIRIOPE muscari 'Big Blue'
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Lily-Turf/Monkey Grass
height: 12-18" zone: 4 habit: mound groundcover
Bluish green foliage with lavender spikes.
LIRIOPE spicata
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Lily-Turf/Monkey Grass
height: 12-18" zone: 4 habit: mound groundcover
Green foliage with white spikes.
LIRIOPE 'Silver Dragon'
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Lily-Turf/Monkey Grass
height: 12-18" zone: 4 habit: mound groundcover
Green and white variegated foliage, lavender spikes.
LOBELIA cardinalis
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Cardinal Flower
height: 36-48" zone: 3 habit: erect
Deep green leaves and enormous spikes of scarlet flowers. Color best in July through September. Well worth growing as a border beauty. Native, does best in moist organic soil. Butterfly attractor.
LOBELIA siphilitica
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Blue Cardinal Flower
height: 30-36" zone: 3 habit: erect
Blue flower spikes and dark green foliage make this Lobelia a showy fall color addition to the garden. Prefers rich, moist soil.
LOBELIA x speciosa 'Fan Blue'
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Cardinal Flower
height: 28-30" zone: 5 habit: erect
Blue-purple tubular flowers with green foliage. The 'Fan' series has been a great addition to the garden. Rich in color and hardy. Summer color.
LOBELIA x speciosa 'Fan Burgundy'
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Cardinal Flower
height: 20-28" zone: 5 habit: erect
Spikes of burgundy red flowers with dark green foliage. Leaves have a deep reddish tone. Summer color into fall.
LOBELIA x speciosa 'Fan Deep Rose'
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Cardinal Flower
height: 28-30" zone: 6 habit: erect
Large rose colored blooms atop dark green foliage. Color midsummer to frost draws butterflies and hummingbirds. Colorful around ponds or in bog gardens.
LOBELIA x speciosa 'Fan Scarlet'
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Cardinal Flower
height: 20-28" zone: 6 habit: erect
Deep bronze foliage accents scarlet flower spikes in July through frost. Compact grower making a colorful garden splash.
LOBELIA splendens 'Queen Victoria'
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Cardinal Flower
height: 28-30" zone: 3 habit: erect
Scarlet red flower spikes stand tall above the lush mahogany foliage in July through September. Prefers moist soil, use as a naturalizing plant.
LONICERA japonica var. chinensis
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Japanese Honeysuckle
height: 15-30' zone: 4 habit: vine
Very fragrant creamy-white flowers are borne June through September. This semi-evergreen twining vine is a vigorous grower and covers a trellis as quickly as Clematis.
LONICERA x heckrotti 'Goldflame'
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Honeysuckle
height: 20' zone: 4 habit: vine
A champion climber going to 20'. Soft pink flowers with yellow centers. Semi-evergreen foliage. A beautiful way to hide a fence. Blooms throughout summer.
LUPINUS x. 'Russell Hybrids'
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Lupine
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: erect
Showy perennial with large upright spikes of color in May and June. Good cut flowers. May need staking. Available in assorted colors. Does not like heat.
LYTHRUM vergatum 'Morden Gleam'
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Loosestrife
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: spreading, erect
Ideal along streams with slender purple spikes standing above the willow- like foliage in July through August. POND BULLY, if planted in wet areas, in welldrained soils this plant is lovely, colorful and well-behaved.! Purple.
LYTHRUM vergatum 'Morden Pink'
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Loosestrife
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: spreading, erect
Ideal along streams with slender purple spikes standing above the willow- like foliage in July through August. POND BULLY, if planted in wet areas, in welldrained soils this plant is lovely, colorful and well-behaved.! Pink.
MERTENSIA virginica
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Virginia Bluebells
height: 18-24" zone: 3 habit: clump
Nodding clusters of blue bell flowers in April make this a good naturalizing plant. Best in shady, cool, moist soil. Plant with Dicentra 'Luxuriant' and Ferns to conceal the dieback of Bluebells. Native.
MONARDA
Beebalm prefers moist sunny locations. Clusters of flowers are borne in July through August, prolong blooming by deadheading flowers. Plant in areas allowing room to spread. Butterfly and hummingbird attractor. These varieties have demonstrated fairly good mildew resistance.
MONARDA didyma 'Coral Reef' PP16741
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Beebalm
height: 2-3' zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Coral-pink
MONARDA didyma 'Gardenview Scarlet'
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Beebalm
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Large scarlet
MONARDA didyma 'Grand Marshall' PPAF
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Beebalm
height: 15-18"  zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Pink
MONARDA didyma 'Marshall's Delight'
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Beebalm
height: 2-3' zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Medium pink
MONARDA fistulosa 'Claire Grace'
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Beebalm
height: 3-4' zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Soft lavender
MONARDA 'Raspberry Wine'
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Beebalm
height: 2-3' zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Clear wine red
MONARDA x 'Jacob Cline'
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Beebalm
height: 4-5' zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Rich red
MONARDA x 'Petite Delight' PP10784
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Beebalm
height: 12-15" zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Lavender-pink
MUKDENIA rossii 'KARASUBA'
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Red Leaf Mukdenia
height: 12-15" zone: 5 habit: mound
A relative of Heuchera from China. Large maple-like foliage emerge green and age to dark green with red tones. White bell flowers color in early spring. Slow growing specimen or groundcover. Stunning!
NEPETA x faassenii 'Blue Wonder'
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Catmint
height: 12-14" zone: 3 habit: low mound
Compact growing habit with lavender-blue flowers. Lovely summer blooming border plant. Shear back to encourage new growth for fall performance.
NEPETA x faassenii 'Dropmore Hybrid'
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Catmint
height: 12-14" zone: 3 habit: low mound
Short spikes of blue flowers blanket the plant in May through June. Useful in a border to form a ribbon of blue. No serious pests. Cut back for reblooming.
NEPETA x faassenii 'Walker's Low'
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Catmint
height: 30-36" zone: 3 habit: mound
Gray- green foliage, lovely violet-blue flowers, showy most all summer. Deadhead for reblooming. 'Walker’s Low' is named for a garden the name is not related to its size. Lack of pest and disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance makes the confusion forgivable.
NEPETA subsessilis 'Sweet Dreams'
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Catmint
height: 20-24" zone: 4 habit: mound
Soft two-tone pink flowers on upright stems. Serrated green foliage. A nice variation in color for catmint.
OENOTHERA berlandieri 'Siskiyou'
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Evening Primrose
height: 6-8" zone: 4 habit: low spreading
Cup-shaped 3" pale pink flowers blooming June through August. More compact than speciosa and neater, same wonderful long-lasting color. Foliage changes to reddish-green for fall color. Trim for rebloom.
OENOTHERA fremontii 'Lemon Silver'
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Evening Primrose
height: 6-8" zone: 4 habit: low mound
Another day blooming evening primrose. Silver foliage covered with clear lemon blooms June through September. Happiest in hot, bright well-drained gardens.
OENOTHERA fruticosa 'Fireworks' (Fyrverkeri)
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Sundrops
height: 18-20" zone: 4 habit: erect
Deep bronze foliage set off by canary yellow blooms in June. A compact plant happy in average garden soil.
OENOTHERA missouriensis
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Ozark Sundrops
height: 9-12" zone: 3 habit: trailing
Large canary-yellow flowers in July on a sprawling mat of deep green foliage. Utilize in a rock garden or as edging. Must have well-drained soil, drought tolerant.
OXALIS crassipes 'Rosea'
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Pink Shamrock
height: 6-10" zone: 6 habit: mound
Covered with small pink flowers, this little clover-like plant keeps on blooming all summer to frost. Great for shaded sidewalk edging, companion to Ferns and Rhododendrons or as a perennial border. Special in a container garden.

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