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‘Screaming Yellow’ Baptisia sphaerocarpa with 'Walker’s Blue’ catmint (Nepeta) and ‘Caradonna’ salvia.

Yellow Baptisia, False Yellow Indigo 'Screamin' Yellow' . In Austin you can find the purple version.

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Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis with the foliage of Euphorbia characias

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The Best Flowers for Wet Soil

Ostrich Fern is a tough perennial that loves moist, shady spots. Try more of our favorite flowers for wet soil: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/flowers-for-wet-soil/?socsrc=bhgpin061614ostrichfern&page=10

Globe thistle is a fabulous, weirdly scultural plant that we don't see a lot of. Check out that steel blue color! Echinops ritro - globe thistle

I chose Blue Queen Salvia Salvia numerosa 'Blaukonigin' to add blue color into my design. It also has a strait growth habit, just as jeans have strait pant legs.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Baptisia and other plants that thrive in clay soil.

vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

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20 Best Perennials for Your Garden

Speedwell The 7-inch spikes of speedwell (veronica) bloom atop 12- to 24-inch plants in shades of blue or red from early summer through fall. In the North, speedwell prefers sun, but it likes a bit of shade in the South. Plant speedwell at the front of the bed

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The Best Perennials for Your Yard

2010: Baptisia australis

My 2nd favorite perennial ever. I've had the same one at my folks house for 7 years and she does NOT have a green thumb. Blooms from May til Halloween, no joke! This is Early Sunrise Coreopsis. The more sun, the better! Zone 3-9

Cotton Candy Grass Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 18-36" tall Deer Resistant Size: Potted Zones: 6 to 10

5 beautiful bushes to plant in the yard. good for privacy and very easy on the eye! such pretty colors! buddiea(pink),forsythia spectabilis(yellow), spirea arguta(white), ceanothus yankee point(blue), and weigelia(burgundy)

Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Drought Tolerant Perennials