'Fire Witch' Dianthus - produces bright pink fragrant flowers that bloom in mid-spring and continues off and on through fall. Wonderful for a front sunny border, a pathway edge, or in a rock garden.
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Lilyturf, shade, deer & rabbit resistant, can be aggressive spread
Plants That Take the Heat - blue salvia, "first kiss orchid halo" vinca, and white narrow leaf zinnia.
look for this for gardening season Persian Shield is known botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus. It is native to Burma and has 8-inch-long leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink, with purple-maroon on the undersides. If those colors aren't awesome enough, the foliage looks like it has a light coat of silver electroplated to it. Although newly in fashion. the plant has been used in gardens since Victorian times.