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Sesbania grandiflora flowers during its second year of growth and is predominantly pollinated by bees and occasionally small birds. It requires full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide variety of soils from acid, clay, poorly drained soils to saline. It is drought and flood tolerant over short periods of time. Frost sensitive and can not even withstand cool temperatures over longer periods of time. It does not respond well to pruning when young.

Strophanthus preussii [Corkscrew Flower, Poison Arrow Vine, Spider Tresses, Tassel Vine] Apocynaceae

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Sedum 'Purple Emperor'. A fantastic newer selection, 'Purple Emperor' came from England and offers very dark purple foliage crowned by clusters of pink flowers in summer. Name: Sedum 'Purple Emperor' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: to 15 inches tall Zones: 3-7 Native to North America: No Why We Love It: For its upright habit and dramatic purple foliage.

Grape hyacinth (Muscari comosum 'Plumosum') muss-KAR-ee kom-OH-sum Genus: Muscari Grape hyacinths are hardy, easy to grow, and have long-lasting blooms--no garden should be without them. This species, also known as the feather hyacinth, has slender airy filaments and resembles a red-violet plume. It's completely unlike its grapy cousins in color and form, and makes a good, 10-inch cut flower. The bulbs themselves have a distinct pink color and produce toothlike bulblets that grow to…