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Amsonia 'Blue Ice' is an easy to grow and hardy herbaceous perennial that gets 15" tall and 24" wide. Long-blooming light blue flowers show early spring and mounds of dark green leaves turn vibrant yellow in fall. Sun to part shade. Zones 5-9

Blue Corydalis is Outstanding Shade Plant. A woodland perennial with a mass of feathery, light green leaves, blue corydalis produces tubular flowers from late spring to summer. There are several cultivars: bright blue 'Pere David' and deep blue 'China Blue' and 'Purple Leaf'. Grow it with yellow C. lutea.

- Salvia Purple Rain Small reddish-purple blooms grow in long, dense interrupted spikes on reddish stems. Bushy plants grow 18" tall and have olive green leaves. The flowers bloom from early summer to early fall and attract masses of butterflies. Deer resistant variety has good tolerance to drought. Excellent for containers, cutting gardens, mass planting and front of the borders.

Columbine, Lime Sorbet Soft lime green blooms nod above traditional blue-green foliage, creating an elegant display as a specimen or en masse. Plus, the fully double, spurless blooms eventually turn to a clean white, Tidy, clump-forming plants require little or no maintenance. lifecycle: Perennial Zone: 3-8 Sun: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 30-36 inches Spread: 12-18 inches Uses: Borders, Cut Flowers Bloom Season: Spring, Summer Resistant To: Deer, Disease, Pests, Rabbit

Phlox stolonifera, cultivar "Home Fires" (not "home fries", which is what I keep wanting to type). A cultivated native species from Herring Run. As of 5/3/14, two plants have gone in towards the base of the hill to the left of the long stairs as you're descending.

Heliotrope provides a sweet vanilla-tinged fragrance for your garden:

Brighten up sheltered spots in your landscape with these easy-to-grow shade plants that come back year after year.

Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it! Sun/Part Sun, Zones 5-9, Perennial, 2 x 2 feet. Blooms late summer....will grow in zone 3 or 4 as well.