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TANACETUM coccineum 'Robinson’s Mixture'
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Painted Daisy
height: 18-24" zone: 4 habit: upright
Soft fern-like foliage with an array of small daisy flowers in bold shades of red, rose, pink, and magenta in early summer. Most colorful when planted in mass. Deadhead the flowers to promote reblooming.
TEUCRIUM chamaedrys
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Wall Germander
height: 10-15" zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Shiny, fragrant evergreen foliage supports purple flowers early to late summer. Happy in well-drained soil and stays compact if cut back after blooming. Great as a low hedge.
THALICTRUM aquilegifolium
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Columbine Meadow Rue
height: 24-36" zone: 5 habit: erect
Imagine a hardy Lupine with finely textured foliage and compact habit. Yellow flower spikes in spring are colorful and fresh.
THERMOPSIS chinensis 'Sophia'
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False Lupine
height: 30-36" zone: 5 habit: upright mound
Elegant, airy, blue-green foliage resembling the aquilegia leaf, complements the large fluffy lavender-pink blossoms in June. Plant with Iris, Echinops, and Echinacea to add softness to the garden.
THERMOPSIS lancelota
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Carolina Lupine
height: 24-30" zone: 3 habit: upright
This plant resembles a Lupine in yellow and is a member of the Pea family. Green slender leaves with tall yellow flower spikes blooming in June through July are colorful.
THYMUS praecox lanuginosus
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Wooly Thyme
height: 1/2-1" zone: 5 habit: groundcover
Late spring to early summer rose-purple flowers cover the pubescent gray foliage. Plant in flagstone paths, terraces, or stone walls.
THYMUS serpyllum 'Annie Hall'
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Mother-of-Thyme
height: 3-4" zone: 5 habit: groundcover
Lavender flowers in late spring cover evergreen foliage. Will stand foot traffic between stepping stones.
THYMUS x citriodorus Lemon Variegated
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Thyme
height: 6-9" zone: 5 habit: groundcover
Pale lavender flowers. Leaves are variegated with yellow and are lemon scented. Will take light foot traffic.
TIARELLA 'Mystic Mist' PPAF
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Foam Flower
height: 5-9" zone: 5 habit: mound
Prominent red veins intersect the fuzzy deep green leaves that are frosted with white. Use this to brighten up any shade garden. White foam flowers appear in spring. Fall color has striking pink tones. Needs good drainage.
TIARELLA 'Sugar and Spice' PP16783
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Foam Flower
height: 8-10"  zone: 4  habit: mound
Dramatic, lacy leaves with heavily marked centers in summer and winter and lightly fragrant. Pink flowers with a white interior appear early spring. Tiarellas prefer woodland conditions, humus-rich, moisture retentive soil and dappled to full shade.
TRADESCANTIA
Long slender foliage with sturdy upright stalks supporting clusters of flowers throughout the summer. Cut in midsummer for neatness and reblooming. Useful in moist to boggy soils.
TRADESCANTIA x andersoniana 'Concord Grape'
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Spiderwort
height: 18" zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Dark purple blue-green foliage
TRADESCANTIA x a 'Red Grape'
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Spiderwort
height: 18" zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Red-violet blue-green foliage
TRADESCANTIA x ‘Sweet Kate’ (aka Blue ‘n Gold)
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Spiderwort
height: 24" zone: 4 habit: upright clump
Bright purple flowers yellow foliage
TRICYRTIS formosana 'Samurai'
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Toad Lily
height: 18" zone: 4 habit: upright
A good tough but dainty garden plant. Variegated foliage of green with creamy edges. Blooms are small and resemble orchids. The flowers are purple with dark spots on each petal. Unique!
TRICYRTIS hirta
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Hairy Toad Lily
height: 24-36" zone: 4 habit: erect-clump
Arching green wand stems are covered with small orchid-like flowers. Pale lilac blooms are sprinkled with darker spots September to frost. Unique plants for a special garden.
TRILLIUM erectum
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Wake Robin/Wood Lily
height: 12-18" zone: 4 habit: clump
A sure sign that spring has arrived!!! Three petal flowers are borne just above the pale green foliage in early spring. Good naturalizer. Nursery grown native. Best grown in moist, rich soils. Excellent plant for the woodland garden. Crimson-red.
TRILLIUM grandiflorum
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Wake Robin/Wood Lily
height: 12-18" zone: 4 habit: clump
A sure sign that spring has arrived!!! Three petal flowers are borne just above the pale green foliage in early spring. Good naturalizer. Nursery grown native. Best grown in moist, rich soils. Excellent plant for the woodland garden. Pure white.
VERBASCUM 'Jackie'
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Mullein
height: 15-18" zone: 5 habit: columnar
Pale cantaloupe blossoms with rose-pink overtones. Fuzzy stamens are plum color to create an eye on each bloom, these are on short stalks above the large green Brunnera-type leaves. Well-drained soil helps bring this beauty to its full potential. Another garden keeper.
VERBASCUM 'Southern Charm'
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Nettle-leaved Mullein
height: 24-36"  zone: 5  habit: erect
Flat rosettes of dark green leaves with flower spikes in apricot, pink, yellow, and cream. These summer-blooming perennials are ideal for backs of borders and cutting gardens. A nice vertical accent for a dry, sunny border.
VERBENA ‘Bonariensis’
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Brazilian Verbena
height: 3-4' zone: 7 habit: mound
Airy and tall bright lavender balls on wiry stems that wave in the breeze from midsummer to frost. Terrific, Tall, Tender.
VERNONIA 'Iron Butterfly'
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Ironweed
height: 30-36"  zone: 4  habit: erect
Lovely fine foliage like Amsonia hubrichtii and is a compact, but vigorous plant. Purple flowers in late summer. Attracts butterflies.
VERONICA austriaca 'Crater Lake'
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Austrian Speedwell
height: 12-15" zone: 3 habit: loose mound
Blue flowers appear on narrow spikes over mounded green foliage. Blooms a bit earlier than most Veronicas. Nice garden border.
VERONICA longifolia ‘Eveline’ PP14888
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Long-leaf Speedwell
height: 18-22" zone: 3 habit: erect
Rose-purple flowers above dark green foliage. Spikes are tall and full of color all summer, stays compact. Makes a nice cut flower.
VERONICA peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
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Creeping Speedwell
height: 6-12" zone: 3 habit: groundcover
Small, green, rounded foliage becomes glossy purple in winter and makes an elegant mat. Spring finds this plan covered with small blue flowers until early summer. A spring treat with Daffodils and other spring bulbs.
VERONICA prostrata 'Aztec Gold' PP13354
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Golden Speedwell
height: 6-8" zone: 3 habit: groundcover
Gold foliage complimented by blue flowers in May. A versatile groundcover and a very sharp impact when planted with Heuchera 'Obsidian'.
VERONICA spicata
Handsome lower growing plants with masses of color. Open woodland to dry sunny sites benefit from these all summer bloomers.
VERONICA spicata 'Icicle'
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Spike Speedwell
height: 18-24" zone: 3 habit: erect mound
White flowers spikes
VERONICA spicata 'Minuet'
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Spike Speedwell
height: 12-15" zone: 3 habit: erect mound
Soft pink flower spikes
VERONICA spicata 'Red Fox'
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Spike Speedwell
height: 18-24" zone: 3 habit: erect mound
Rosy-pink flower spikes
VERONICA spicata 'Royal Candles' PPAF
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Spike Speedwell
height: 12-15" zone: 3 habit: erect mound
Rich violet flower spikes
VERONICA x 'Sunny Border Blue'
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Sunny Border Speedwell
height: 18-20" zone: 3 habit: erect
Deep green crinkled foliage with dark violet-blue flower spikes June to hard frost. Use in rock gardens, borders, or in masss.
VINCA minor 'La Grave' (Bowles)
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Periwinkle/Myrtle
height: 4-8" zone: 5 habit: groundcover
Trailing, hardy evergreen stems with dark green leaves. Flowers blanket the entire mat in April and sporadically throughout the summer. Large blue flowers.
VIOLA
Violets bloom May through August. This old-fashioned favorite is found to be seedy. Deadhead often if you feel necessary, reblooming will not be destroyed. Likes well-drained soil.
VIOLA 'Columbine'
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Tufted Violet/Sweet Violet
height: 6-10" zone: 4-5 habit: tufted clump
Fragrant, streaked purple and white, compact
VIOLA cornuta 'Purple Showers'
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Tufted Violet/Sweet Violet
height: 6-10" zone: 4-5 habit: tufted clump
True purple
VIOLA obliqua 'Freckles'
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Tufted Violet/Sweet Violet
height: 6-10" zone: 4-5 habit: tufted clump
Pale blue with purple freckles

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