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Trollius x cultorum "Pritchards' Giant" (Globeflower)....large golden orange globe shaped flowers; up to 3 feet high; blooms late spring/early summer and again in late summer.

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The 25 Best Tulips for Your Garden

Prinses Irene...pretty tulip which is hardy in zone 4. Orange with purple.

There is also a space in my heart dedicated to tulips. Thankfully I did not live during the era of tulipmania, when people actually went into debt for tulips, but strangely I kind of get it.

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Easy Groundcovers

GROUND COVER: Soapwort

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The 13 Best Summer-Blooming Shrubs

Bluebeard Shrub This shrub is a treat in late summer when it bears its airy clusters of beautiful blue blooms. It's extra-easy to grow, too, laughing off all but the worst heat and drought. As an added bonus, birds and butterflies love it. Bluebeard shrub makes a great cut flower, too. Name: Caryopteris varieties Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall

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Perennial Plants for Shady Sites

Peony ~ Showy flowers and heavenly fragrance make peonies a much beloved perennial for mid- to late-spring color in the garden. Typically best placed in an area with at least six hours of sun, the peony needs afternoon shade in warmer climates. The showy flowers can be vibrant shades of white, yellow, pink and red. Peonies are extremely long-lived plants; a 75- to 100-year lifespan isn't uncommon.

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Easy Groundcovers

Lamium Lamium is an excellent, easy-care groundcover. Most types bloom through the summer, producing clusters of pink or white flowers. Even when they're not blooming, they have great silver-marked foliage that brightens up shady corners. What a beautiful alternative to a struggling lawn! Name: Lamium maculatum Growing Conditions: Full shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 8 inches tall Zones: 4-8 Learm more about lamium.

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