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Shade Loving Plants That Bloom All Summer

Blue and Gold spiderwort tradescantia "sweet kate" 12 inch tall These add lots of color!

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Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe'

Lamb’s Ear is an edible herbaceous perennial that is perfect for borders, containers, and woodland gardens. It grows in sun to part shade and get 6-8" tall. It self-propagates so it needs to be tamed in beds. Spiky flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Zones 4-9

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Must-Grow New Shrubs, Trees, and Vines for 2014

Oso Easy Lemon Zest Rose - easy care rose

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Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

This new 'Pretty Lady Julia' Anemone's large pink blooms are perfect for adding a touch of pink to a garden. See more new must-grow perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/new-perennials/?socsrc=bhgpin022613ladyjulia=2

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20 Best Perennials for Your Garden

Coralbells This front-of-the-bed favorite offers a multitude of charms. The tiny flowers, borne on stalks above the leaves, appear in late spring. Coralbells like sun or partial shade

What is even better than Million bells?Superbells - Double Calibrachoa Abundant, small double petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance.

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Heat-Loving Container-Garden Plants

The dog days of summer can turn your gorgeous container gardens into a crispy mess. Try these plants that take the heat for color all season long./

Balloon flower: Lovely little blue balloon like flowers that are perennials, in zones 4-9. They like sun to partial sun, blooms for you late summer enticing to the lovely butterflies.

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Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

'Azure Rush' Geranium - full sun or partial shade

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Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Coneflower. tolerates full sun to light shade. bloom from early summer to fall. one of the most hardy perennials.

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Editors' Picks: Favorite Fuss-Free Plants

This Baptisa plant is such a pretty shade of blue/purple. Wonder how it grows in NC?

Rock cress, as you can guess from the name, is one of those plants that like tough love -- give it a hot, dry crack between some stones somewhere and it will flourish.

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No-Fail Perennials of the Northeast

Soapwort - Saponaria officinalis A cinch to grow. Features clusters of phlox-like pink, purple, or white flowers in summer and fall. Full sun and well-drained soil. To 2 feet tall and wide. Grow with Yarrow; both are low-care, sun-loving perennials. Zones 3-9

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Reblooming Beauties for the Garden

Gallardia: the perfect, summer-loving bloomer that keeps on blooming. See 16 more rebloomers: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/reblooming-beauties-for-the-garden/?socsrc=bhgpin062812

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The Best Perennials for Cutting

These bright clustered bellflowers bloom in shades of blue, purple, and pink. More perennials: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-cutting/?socsrc=bhgpin070113bellflower=8

Looking for plants that are unique and eye-catching, but can take the heat? This combination suggests ideal varieties that stay strong during the Summer, from the delicate, orchid-like blooms of the Angelonia to the Geranium's bold flowerheads. Download this container recipe as a PDF to save, print and share with customers!