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Flamenco Trumpet Vine -With vibrant orange-red, trumpet-shaped blooms from midsummer to frost and a climbing habit reaching up to 30' tall, Eye-catching 3" blooms in terminal clusters shine against a backdrop of glossy green foliage, making an excellent screen as it climbs trellises, arbors and fences. Needs a sturdy support. Zones 4-10. Full Sun. Deer tend to avoid. - See more at: http://www.springhillnursery.com/product/trumpet-vine-flamenco/vines_climbers#sthash.NhCKg1X8.dpuf

Sexy Rexy 24" Tree Rose Zones 7-10 - Full Sun to partial shade.

Bull's Eye Shrub Rose (Springhill Nursery)

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Does the world really need a new daylily? We think so, especially after we laid eyes on 'Desert Flame.' This fiery newcomer produces huge red-orange blossoms that can measure over 5 inches in diameter. 'Desert Flame' hemerocallis is a reblooming daylily variety, so you can enjoy new sparks of color in your garden from spring until fall. Name: Hemerocallis 'Desert Flame' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 24-36 inches tall and wide Zone: 3-9 Grow it with: other daylilies or catmint /

Wow! That's all we could say the first time we saw 'Leap Frog' heucherella. This spectacular hybrid between tiarella and heuchera sports bright chartreuse leaves prominently marked with burgundy. No two leaves look alike, and the overall effect is stunning. It reminds us of a plant you'd find growing wild in the jungles of Costa Rica, yet it's a super-hardy perennial anyone can grow in a partially shaded garden corner. Name: Heucherella 'Leap Frog' Growing Conditions: partial shade, shade Si...

The attractive green-and-yellow variegated leaves of 'Frosty Morn' heuchera make a great addition to shady borders or containers. In May and June, the plants send up spikes of bright red flowers that will lure hummingbirds to your garden. Name: Heuchera sanguinea 'Frosty Morn' Growing Conditions: partial shade Size: 8-10 inches tall, 12 inches wide Zone: 4-9 Grow it with: hosta or lamium Image: Ball /

Sometimes when two plant families are combined the result is nothing short of amazing. To create 'Kaveri' lily, Dutch breeders crossed Asiatic and Oriental lilies. 'Kaveri' retains the upward-facing flowers and compact growth habit of the Asiatic parent and the large, fragrant flowers of its Oriental heritage. Its late summer eye-catching golden blooms are beautifully brushed with ruby-red highlights. Name: Lily 'Kaveri' Growing Conditions: full sun, partial shade Size: 24-30 inches tall, 15...

Cheer up drab spots in your landscape with 'Firefly' coreopsis. Smothered in yellow-and-red, bicolor blooms all summer long, 'Firefly' will make a delightful addition to borders and containers. Plus, it's more than just another pretty face. It's also super hardy and resistant to powdery mildew, a common complaint with older varieties of coreopsis. Name: Coreopsis 'Firefly' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 10 inches tall, 15 inches wide Zone: 5-10 Grow it with: echinacea or rudbeckia Image:...

Last year the gardening world was knocked off its feet by the introduction of digiplexis Illumination 'Flame', a magnificent new cross between foxglove and its cousin, isoplexis. Well this year, the celebration continues with a new variety called 'Berry Canary.' Like the original digiplexis, 'Berry Canary' develops magnificent spikes of trumpet-shape, rosy-pink blooms from April to October. The flowers will also attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. Name: Digiplexis Illuminati...

It's always exciting when a classic perennial gets a new look. 'Kudo's Gold' agastache is a great example. It's more compact than standard agastache, commonly called hyssop or hummingbird mint, and produces wave after wave of bright yellow flowers; it's a delightful new color for the genus. 'Kudo's Gold' is also highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Name: Agastache 'Kudo's Gold' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 24 inches tall and wide Zone: 5-10 Grow it with: echinacea or sedum Image:...

Brighten the darker corners of your landscape with 'Grape Soda' heuchera. This bubbly newcomer produces light purple leaves in the spring that gradually turn darker purple with silver highlights as the season progresses. 'Grape Soda' is also a heavy bloomer, sending up spike after spike of light purple flowers during the spring and summer. Name: Heuchera 'Grape Soda' Growing Conditions: partial shade Size: 9 inches tall, 20 inches wide Zone: 4-9 Grow it with: tiarella or hosta Image: Terra N...

When you plan your garden, be sure to include varieties that offer several seasons color. For example, 'Jade Dragon' euphorbia is an evergreen perennial with red-purple leaves in the spring that gradually turn blue-green as they mature. Plus, this colorful plant sends up huge, chartreuse flower heads in mid to late summer. It's deer-resistant, too! Name: Euphorbia 'Jade Dragon' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 36 inches tall, 30 inches wide Zone: 6-10 Grow it with: ornamental grass or sedu...

The eye-popping tangerine flowers of 'Orange Skipper' echinacea are named after a popular butterfly of the same color. So it's probably no surprise that its nectar-rich blooms will also attract clouds of hungry butterflies to your garden. 'Orange Skipper' is a sturdy, compact variety that develops a seemingly endless supply of single flowers that work as well in the vase as they do in the garden. Plant Name: Echinacea Butterfly 'Orange Skipper' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 15-18 inches...

A breakthrough in plant breeding, 'Summerina' echibeckia is actually a cross between rudbeckia and echinacea, showcasing the best qualities of both parents. It has bold, upward facing, daisylike flowers that are produced on hardy plants that grow bigger and better each year. 'Summerina' is available in three different color varieties 'Summerina Orange', 'Summerina Yellow', and 'Summerina Brown'. Plant Name: Echibeckia 'Summerina' Growing Conditions: partial sun Size: 18-20 inches tall, 15 in...

If you have hot, dry conditions and need lots of color, 'Luminous' penstemon won't disappoint. Clouds of flaming-orange flowers light up the garden's floor in bright morning and afternoon light. Hummingbirds flock to this Western U.S.-native perennial, which thrives through drought without missing a beat. As a rabbit-proof plant, it's perfect for edging out beds and borders for ribbons of shiny color. Plant Name: Penstemon pinifolius 'Luminous' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 8 inches tal...

Recognized by Plant Select as a smart choice for western gardens, 'Red Mountain Flame' is the latest in a string of new ice plant cultivars hitting the market. Ruggedly dependable, 'Red Mountain Flame' excels in arid conditions and survives drought without missing a single sunset-orange flower. Flowers appear in late spring and early summer, sporadically reblooming depending on moisture availability later in the season. 'Red Mountain Flame' is an excellent new hybrid for xeric landscapes and...

Crocosmia 'Dragonfire' brings a whole new level of red hot to small gardens. Vigorous and compact, 'Dragonfire' won't flop where others flailed, multiplying to form dense clumps of arching stems loaded with flowers in mid- to late summer. It's a magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies, while not ranking high with deer or rabbits. In colder climates, plant 'Dragonfire' as the star performer in your container garden for a hint of subtropical flair. Plant Name: Crocosmia 'Dragonfire' Growing Co...

If you're tired of Karl Foerster feather reedgrass, look no further than 'Thin Man' indiangrass. Indiangrass is native across much of North America and thrives in a variety of soils, particularly those on the dry side. This new, narrowly upright selection brings rigid, vertical lines to the garden, creating a perfect backdrop or screen. Add dark blue-green leaves to the mix and you have a dynamo new grass to redo your garden with. Plant Name: Sorghastrum nutans 'Thin Man' Growing Conditions:...

From the coralbell masters at Terra Nova Nurseries comes the latest color enhancement in these popular shade perennials. Aptly named, gold- and champagne-blended leaves sparkle and bubble from spring through summer, accented by fizzy peach flowers that flutter on maroon stems. 'Champagne' forms a compact mound of heat- and humidity-tolerant foliage that accents hostas, epimediums, and other coralbells in the shade garden. Plant it with other shade-loving annuals in containers for a bold stat...

Popular for decades, red hot pokers have gotten a makeover with the Poco series. Sized down to the scale of modern gardens and in vivid colors, 'Poco Red' is the latest example of these flame-proof perennials that thrive in dry conditions. Imagine a spike of this rocketing from containers on your patio or trios of them along the curbside or driveway. Plus, hummingbirds love these red, nectar-filled flowers. Plant Name: Kniphofia 'Poco Red' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 20 inches tall an...