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Plants for zone 2-3

Got a bouquet of roses you really loved? You can keep on enjoying them, by cutting the stem, inserting them in a potato and planting them!

Physostegia - Pink Bouquet----My Mom grew this, common name is False Dragonhead. It very pretty but can become unruly. It spreads by underground runners so can spread out to areas you don't want it in. It's quite nice in pots, grows to about 18 to 24 inches tall so is good for the center attraction.

Astilbe Radius Perennial Plants. Garden Crossings Online Garden Center. Common Name: “False Spirea”. Outstanding new hybrid that starts showing off in the spring, foliage emerges dark red, matures to dark green, blooms profusely in midsummer, butterflies love it. Grow in full sun or full shade, likes moist to boggy soil which does not dry out in the summer. Flower Color: Red Height: 2 Feet Spread: 1-2 Feet Hardiness Zone: 3-8

THYME Pink Chintz Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz' Height: 2-4" Spacing: 10x10" Flowers: Tiny, salmon-pink Blooms: 2-4 weeks, starting June Zone: 3-8 Soil: Does well in most conditions Hardiness: Perennial Additional Information: Excellent ground cover or herb garden plant. Great for in between stepping stones.

Tenor Phlox. Phlox paniculata. Perennials for the Back Border. For garden harmony, blend dashing red Tenor into your display or cutting beds. 2-3' Tall. Sun/Part Shade. Zones 3-9

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'Lilac Beauty' crocus Crocus tommasinianus 'Lilac Beauty' offers lilac-blue flowers that gradually open to reveal showy, divided gold stamens. Flowers abundantly in early spring on plants that grow 2 inches tall. Zones 3-8

Sedum Spectabile "Autumn Joy". This flowering succulent features pink to rust-colored blooms against green, glossy, thick foliage in the summer. Its bright summer blossoms are attractive to bees and butterflies. 'Autumn Joy' can grow to 2 feet. USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9

Bishops Weed Aegopodium podagraria. Adapts to wide variety of soil conditions. A very popular groundcover with white flowers. 10 inches high, spreading to 1-2 feet. Cold zones 3-9.

Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead USDA zones: 3-9 Sun: Full sun - light shade Mature size: 2' - 4' Snapdragon-like spikes of clustered white, pink or magenta flowers distinguish this plant. Its tubular flowers compliantly remain in whatever direction they are pushed. Semi-invasive, multiplying quickly in the garden. Either plant in beds where it can spread to its heart’s desire or choose cultivars such as ‘Miss Manners’ or ‘Pink Manners’ that are bred to behave.

Blue wild indigo, Baptisia australis. Native perennial. 2 to 5 feet tall. Blooms late spring. Low-maintenance. Zones 3-9. Sun to part sun. Dry to moist soil. Dwarf variety also available---max. 3 feet tall. (Sunlight Gardens)

Phlox subulata North Hills - White Flower Farm Common Name: Moss Phlox Hardiness Zone: 3-8 S / 3-8 W Height: 4-6" Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full Sun Blooms In: April-May Spacing: 12" Ships as: 3" Plastic Pot - 25.8 cu. in.

Striped Squill Botanical Name: Puschkinia libanotica Clusters of white star-shaped flowers striped with blue, accented by narrow, pointed leaves. Ideal for naturalizing in a rock garden or along a border, they self-seed and will increase in number year after year. Ships: Between 10/14/2012 and 11/30/2012 Bloom Size: 1/2 inch Bloom Time: Late Spring Color: White Foliage Color: Green Height: 6-12" Sun Requirements: Full Sun Type/Size: 4-5 cm Bulbs Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' New England aster (syn. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) A naturally compact form with deep purple flowers in August and September. Eye-popping with Solidago 'Golden Fleece'. One of the most garden-worthy native selections out there. A fine introduction from the Mt. Cuba Center. Pricing: Aster n-a 'Purple Dome' - 50 per flat $31.00 Height 1-2 Feet Spread 1-2 Feet Bloom Color Purple USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8 New England aster Interesting Not

Netty's Pride Lily --Flowers have a green center that transitions into a contrasting rich black-purple in the middle of the petals and fades to bright white on the tips. Grows 18-24" tall when planted in full sun to part shade and naturalizes well. A perfect addition to borders or containers, these stunning lilies will catch the eye of passersby. 1 2-14 cm bulbs. Zones: 3-8 Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade Height: 18-24" Bloom Time: Early to Midsummer

Rosa Oso Easy Paprika Shrubs. Garden Crossings Online Garden Center. Common Name: “Rose” OSO EASY™ Paprika Rosa is a vastly improved variety, disease resistant, glossy green foliage, 2 inch flowers open reddish-orange and mature to coral-salmon with a bright sunny yellow center. Deer resistant, blooms from early summer until frost, an impressive low growing hedge! A Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.Flower Color: Red Orange Height: 1-2 Feet Spread: 3-4 Feet Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Thalictrum dioicum Early Meadowrue Sun: Partial,Shade Soil: Sand,Loam,Clay Moisture: Dry,Medium Height: 2'-4' Bloom Time: May-Jun Color: white Dainty white and gold flowers are suspended above lacy blue-green foliage in early spring. Early Meadowrue (Thalictrum dioicum) grows three to five feet tall and serves as a strong focal point in the woodland garden. Plant low growing wildflowers around the base of this specimen plant for maximum effect. Hardy to Zones 3 - 8.

Carex cephalophora Oval Headed Sedge Plant Sun: Partial,Shade Soil: Sand,Loam,Clay Moisture: Dry,Medium Height: 1'-2' Bloom Time: May-Jun This attractive woodland sedge looks great when mixed with woodland wildflowers. The lush green foliage provides a backdrop to show off the blossoms. Sedges stay green all season long, providing texture in the woodland garden long after spring flowers have gone by. Does best in rich, well-drained soils. Hardy to Zones 3 - 8.

Hollyhocks Full sun. Biennials, grow foliage first year, flower 2nd, die that fall. If establish stand of hollyhocks, will reseed each year Flowers open from bottom to top of spike thru summer. Tall (up to 8 feet) ideal against fences or buildings where they can get natural support. Red forms are especially attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Alcea rosea 'Chater's Double' offers frilly double blooms in a range of colors from peach to pink, scarlet, purple, yellow, and white. Zones 3-8

BLOOM TIME: Spring - All Summer HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 8 PLANT HEIGHT: 2 - 3" . . . PLANT SPACING: 9 - 12" LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average - Dry Sedum is an excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, or as a groundcover. They are a succulent, and tolerate dryness and heat. Sedum is not picky about the soil it will grow in and will tolerate just about any soil or sand.