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    Hydrangea 'Pinky Winky' - The most cold hardy variety with cone-shaped flowers that range from deep pink to white. Height 6-8' Zones 3-8

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    Loropetalum 'Purple Diamond' - The perfect shrub, this deep purple variety puts on a show of fringy hot pink flowers several times throughout the season and only gets 3-4 h/w! Beautiful when paired w/ the deep green of a dwarf Soft Touch holly.

    Red Hot Poker Plant

    HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

    Flax ~ one hearty plant that comes up year after year ~ and the deer won't eat it!

    Astilbe Arendsii 'Rhineland' ..such a hearty plant. Another pinner says: Mine comes up year after year and just gets bigger and prettier every year!

    'Rozanne' Geranium I fell in love with this plant at first sight. It offers gorgeous lavender-blue flowers from early summer all the way to frost, attractive variegated foliage, and it's a cinch to care for. 'Rozanne' is definitely a winner! Name: Geranium 'Rozanne' Size To 1 foot tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 5-9 Plant it with: White shrub roses, yellow coreopsis, or perennial hibiscus

    Picture of a red buckeye bush. I bought 2 at the Shoals Master Gardeners Plant Sale. I am excited about these.

    The lovely plant in the picture is Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ – a perennial grass with beautifully colored and textured blades. Commonly known as Japanese Bloodgrass, this ornamental grass is an excellent choice for creating dramatic effects in any garden.

    Hyacinth Bean Vine - will grow 10 feet tall in one summer season - great to almost instantly fill a trellis or to climb a post or pole. Collect the purple pods in fall, store them over the winter and replant in Spring. Neverending purple flowers all summer!

    Flamingo cockscomb -- I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist pinning this one :-)

    Fireworks Fountain Grass - Colorful, upright growing grass with variegated stripes of white, green, burgundy and hot pink running the length of the blade. Purple tassles appear in summer. Plant as a specimen or in mass for a stunning display of color. A great addition to containers and beds near your patio or deck.

    Boxwoods + Blue and White

    Put your shades on, this Berry Bright™ Saxifrage is stunning!

    We love to use inexpensive Majesty palms everywhere—in rooms that need a little life and on patios and porches. It makes a gorgeous “thriller” plant in a big outdoor container—with showy Tropic Escape mandevilla and hibiscus surrounding its base. Botanic name: Ravenea rivularis Care tip: Majesty palms like moist soil, but don’t allow them to dry out or sit in water. #containers #pottery #planters #pots

    Ruffles Red New Guinea Impatiens is striking on its own, or when combined with other shade lovers such as Pegasus Begonia. The curly, ruffled blooms will last all season long, and will do best in shade to part sun.

    Ruffles™ Fuchsia Rose New Guinea Impatiens is an easy way to brighten up even the darkest corner of your screened porch. Expect a height of 10" with a width of 12". The curl will stay all summer long, adding a new dimension to this foolproof variety. Best in shade to part sun.

    F ? / Carex "blue zinger"

    Absolutely the finest Caladium we know! 'Sweetheart' can take the summer sun in stride, growing with vigor to an unbelievably lush, compact 15 inches.

    Japanese Forestgrass, for shady area

    "Nineteen of these Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' were recently planted in the tight space between my garage and walkway. Vernonica liwanensis or Turkish Speedwell grows between the sandstone pavers. It flowers for only about a week and then transitions to green, glossy leaves which harmonize well with grass and other green hued plants"

    Japanese forest grass Hakonechloa macra 'Beni Kaze' (Red Wind) goes from bright green to scarlet. Shade/part shade. Zone 5. Likes rich, humus-y, moist but well-drained soil.