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Festiva Maxima  A classic variety, this peony features large white blooms with flicks of crimson-red. It's an heirloom variety from the 1850s that's still extremely popular today.  Name: Paeonia 'Festiva Maxima'  Bloom Time: Early season  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: 36 inches tall  Zones: 3-7  Native to North America: No  Why We Love It: Its pure white blooms shimmer in the garden. It's also a good cut-flower variety.

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Peonies - Festiva Maxima - A classic variety, this peony features large white blooms with flicks of crimson-red. It's an heirloom variety from the that's still extremely popular today.

Gay Paree  An eye-catching variety from the 1930s, 'Gay Paree' offers a pink-blushed, ivory-white center boldly surrounded by raspberry-pink petals.  Name: Paeonia 'Gay Paree'  Bloom Time: Midseason  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: 34 inches tall  Zones: 3-7  Native to North America: No  Why We Love It: The bright blooms stand out in the garden or in bouquets because of their bold color combination. The strong stems help the flowers hold up well.

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'Gay Paree' peony Paeonia 'Gay Paree' is a distinct heirloom from 1933 that's still popular. Its raspberry-red flowers have a lush, ivory-white center. The plant grows 34 inches tall.

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Bluestar, as you might guess, is a perfect pick for blue flowers. A great plant you've probably never heard of, bluestar deserves a lot more attention in the garden: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/blue-flower-garden-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin052814bluestar&page=7

Best Blue Flowers for Your Garden

Amsonia A tough, but sadly underused perennial, amsonia produces clusters of sky-blue flowers in late spring. Its not just a one-season wonder, though. In autumn, its foliage turns brilliant shades of gold — enough to rival many of the trees when they put

Paeonia America

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America A bold, award-winning variety from 'America' offers single, scarlet-red flowers. Name: Paeonia 'America' Bloom Time: Early to.

Sensation Lilac

Top Lilacs for Fragrance and Color

Sensation The best-selling lilac on the market, Sensation offers purple blooms distinctly edged in white. Name: Syringa Sensation

Blaze  A reliable performer with bright red blooms, 'Blaze' offers 6-inch flowers that are perfect for cutting.  Name: Paeonia 'Blaze'  Bloom Time: Early season  Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: 26 inches tall  Zones: 3-8  Native to North America: No  Why We Love It: The bright color stands out in the garden. And it's better adapted to mild-winter areas than many other peonies.

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'Blaze' peony Paeonia 'Blaze' offers single, scarlet-red blooms in early season. It grows 26 inches tall.

17 Top Ornamental Grasses {Pictured is Pennisetum setaceum 'Purpureum' (Purple Fountaingrass) with burgundy-red foliage all season long; tender perennial is often used in container gardens; zones 9-10; size to 3' tall / maturity 4' tall & wide; full sun and well-drained soil} | Better Homes and Gardens

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

17 Top Ornamental Grasses Pictured is Pennisetum setaceum Purpureum (Purple Fountaingrass) with burgundy-red foliage all season long; tender perennial is often used in container gardens; zones size to 3 tall / maturity 4 tall wide; full sun and well-

Catmint - after they finish blooming cut plant back by a third of its height and it'll bloom again in the late summer and early fall

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Catmint (perennial zones 3 - The plant has rich blue flowers that stand up to heat and drought. Plus, after they finish blooming, you can shear the plant back by a third of its height and it’ll bloom again in the late summer and early fall.

Grow tree peonies and enjoy some of the most opulent flowers the garden has to offer. Check out these top picks!

Grow tree peonies and enjoy some of the most opulent flowers the garden has to offer. Check out these top picks!

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