Best Shade Perennials of the Year
The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014
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Container gardening: Banana tree, Cordyline, guara, scaevola and purple heart with sweet potato vine.
Common names: Echeveria, hens-and-chicks Where it will grow: Hardy to around 32 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 8 to 11; find your zone) Water requirement: Looks best with moderate water Light requirement: Full sun, but shelter it from harsh summer sun Mature size: Varies with species Benefits and tolerances: Drought tolerant; deer resistant Seasonal interest: Evergreen; flowers in summer When to plant: Plant cuttings or offsets spring through fall; allow the stem end to become callous.
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'Beauty of Moscow' Lilacs.....
Convallaria majalis or lily of the valley usually bloom in the month of May. Majalis means 'that which belongs to May', according to Birth Flowers Guide. It is also known as "Our Lady's tears" from the Christian legend that it came from Eve's tears when she was driven out of the Garden of Eden with Adam.
Lily of the Valley
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Botanical name: Primula auricula 'Astolat' Other names: Auricula 'Astolat', Fancy show auricula 'Astolat', Show auricula 'Astolat' Genus: Primula Variety or Cultivar: 'Astolat' _ 'Astolat' is an evergreen, rosette-forming perennial with powdery, fleshy, grey-green leaves and fragrant, salver-shaped, yellow, white, red and light green flowers from mid-spring to early summer.