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Purple Creeping Phlox | Hardy in zone 4, perennial, ground cover or mounds | Plant in front of yellow irises on the east and west sides of the house. Another possible location is to plant in front of Climax hostas.


Guardian Angel Hosta is a very striking medium to large size hosta that is suitable for zone 4 shade perennial gardens. It has a heavily substanced, ruffled leaf with an ivory center. As the summer progresses, the center turns to a lighter green, but is still a knockout Hosta. It has near white flowers in …

from Caribbeangardenseed

Fancy-leaf Coral Bells,Heuchera americana Marvelous Marble,Perennial,USDA Zone: 4-9

When you visit a garden center the plants for sale always look their best and tempt you to make an impulse purchase. While that small flower in its pot looks…

Arenaria balearica Corsican Sandwort USDA Zone: 4-9 Plant number: 1.066.010 A cousin to the Irish Moss (Sagina), this is an alpine plant that prefers the shelter of a partly shaded rock garden. Plants form an evergreen, moss-like carpet of green leaves, bearing tiny white flowers on short stems in late spring. Requires moist soil that does not dry out in the summer. Also nice in alpine troughs. Good choice for between paving stones. Plants are easily divided in spring or early fall.

from Better Homes and Gardens

The Best Perennials for Your Yard