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    'Elvira' Red Hot Poker Red hot pokers stand out in the landscape with their thick, strappy foliage and cheery spikes of flowers that are reminiscent of pineapples bedecked in tropical colors. 'Elvira' features bright orange blooms from midsummer to early fall and evergreen foliage. Name: Kniphofia 'Elvira' Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 30 inches tall and 14 inches wide Zones: 6-9 Grow it with: Blanketflower, which softens...

    Red Hot Poker plant

    Red-Hot-Poker plant. Drought resistant and attracts hummingbirds. Saw them in the Chesa-garden. Now I need to find some for my garden.

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    1993: 'Sunny Border Blue' Veronica Add rich blue tones to your garden with 'Sunny Border Blue' veronica, an easy-growing perennial that blooms all summer long. The upright flower spikes create contrast with mounding perennials. Name: Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' Size: To 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide Zones: 4-8 Plant it with: 'Moonbeam' coreopsis, cushion spurge, or 'Sweet Kate' spiderwort

    Veronica Sunny Border Blue The 7-inch, dark blue spikes of this veronica bob atop a plant that grows low enough that you can actually place it at the front of the border. And when was the last time you saw something this vertical placed way up front? Bloom Time: Early summer to late autumn. Height: 18 to 24 inches. Hardiness: To 40 degrees F below zero. Light: Full sun to very light shade.

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    Peonies are ultra tough -- and ultra beautiful. The plant practically rewards neglect with its gorgeous, showstopping early summer blooms that bring fragrance and add stunning beauty to cut flower arrangements. Plant Name: Paeonia officinalis Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall and wide Grow it with: To 4 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-8

    Crossandra (Firecracker Flower) - Tropical / tender perennial. sun - part shade; blooms all season; must maintain constant soil moisture; good houseplant

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    Jade vine... I wish I could grow this.

    Astilbe - Shade plant blooms in early summer

    Sago Palms thrive indoors and out! Add some tropical flair to your potted garden:

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    Annabelle Hydrangea -Annabelle hydrangea is one of the easiest types to grow. It blooms in midsummer producing large, pure white clusters that are perfect for cutting. Plant Name: Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and wide Zones: 3-9