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      Problem-Solving Perennials for Tough Gardens

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      Zebrina Hollyhock -Perennials for Full Sun - Mallow with white, pink, or purple-pink flowers all summer Coreopsis Yellow flowers all summer Hollyhock Summer flowers on tall spikes early to midsummer Campion or Maltese Cross Silver foliage and scarlet flowers in early summer Centaurea or Mountain Bluet Blue-violet flowers in midspring to early summer Poppy Flowers with paperlike petals in late spring and early summer Peony

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