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'Dutch Chocolate' Baptisia an exotic choice for late-spring gardens. This new baptisia is one of the colorful Decadence series. Flowers are dark brown with purple tinges, and they're stunning in spring flower arrangements. Long sprays of blooms stay in flower for a long time in the garden. Plant this 3-foot-tall baptisia in the back of the border.
Poppy Mallow This incredible groundcover bears bright wine-red flowers all summer long. Poppy mallow is long lived, drought tolerant, and pest-free. It's perfect for the front of the border or scrambling over a rock wall. Name: Callirhoe involucrata Growing Conditions: Full sun, well-drained to dry soil Size: To 8 inches tall Zones: 4-8
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Helleborus, a tough plant and pretty cut flower, often cut to float in water bowls for special events. CT