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Lavender Phenomenal - Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013
'Highlander' Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens 'Highlander'): Fast growing, upright shrub. dark green foliage holds its color all winter. Leaves are slightly larger than common boxwood, feature the same dark green. Can grow 2 feet+ per year. pyramidal growth habit makes it good choice for flanking entries. Full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. 6-7 feet tall, 3-1/2 feet wide. Zones: 5-9
Backyard? Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia, 3-5 feet tall, lavender or blue flowers and silvery foliage, aromatic leaves are oblong, deeply cut along the edges. Foot-long panicles of flowers bloom for many weeks. Excellent drainage and full sun are ideal, very light shade is tolerated. Plant close to avoid staking since the tall plants tend to flop. Good for back of flower bed. Zones 4-9.
Echinacea 'Butterfly Kisses'
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