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How to Prune an Angelonia

Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia) works well for adding color to borders and container gardens. Also called summer snapdragon, the summer-blooming plant performs as a perennial within U.

'Princess dark lavender' verbena - Best New Flowers for the South | Best Companion Plant | SouthernLiving.com

Best Spring Gardening Flowers

‘Princess Blush’ and ‘Princess Dark Lavender’ verbenas are true garden performers. Covered with flowers all season long, they won’t break apart or get bald spots. They are great mixers―use them in beds, containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes

A few annuals to try sometime

The Grumpy Gardener

Grumpy's garden/"Sungelonia" angelonia-UT trials give stars out of 5 for compact size, continuous bloom without deadheading, and tolerance for heat and humidity

Baptista - Also called false indigo for the rich blue shade of its flowers, this hardy perennial fills the spring garden with elegant spires of pealike blooms. It withstands drought -- and deer, rabbits, and other critters leave it alone. The bluish-green foliage looks great all summer long, and the charcoal-black seedpods create fun contrast in fall.

Name: Baptisia australis

Zones: 3-8

Editors' Picks: Favorite Fuss-Free Plants

'baptista', also called false indigo. withstands drought, deer, and rabbits. bluish-green foliage looks great all summer and charcoal-black seedpods are a nice contrast in fall.

Lungwort  Perennial shade plant

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Vintage French Soul ~ Lungwort - 1 foot tall, "opal" has ice-blue flowers. shade perennial plant with japanese painted fern or "jack Frost" brunnera for a delightful silver-on-silver.

Penstemon gloxinioides: Good perennial choice for late spring-to-summer bloom. (Photo: Photo by Marion Brenner )

Gardening in the Parkway Strip - Sunset Magazine

Top 50 water-wise plants Penstemon This bushy plant is fairly short lived, but to make up for it, it produces lots of trumpet-shaped blooms over a long period.

Spring Garden Flowers: 'Azure Skies' Heliotrope

Best Spring Gardening Flowers

Best Performance in the Heat ‘Azure Skies’ heliotrope is tops for heat tolerance. Plant this American native where others have fried and you’ll be rewarded with never-ending mounds of lavender flowers. It’s a perennial in areas with mild winters.

Cape Plumbago

PlantFiles Pictures: Cape Leadwort, Cape Plumbago 'Monott' (Plumbago auriculata) by DaylilySLP

Here are all of the best annuals to plant in your garden this year.

Amazing New Annuals for 2016

Bright blue flowers on easy-to-grow, mounded plants grace the garden from late spring through late summer with few pest or disease problems. 14 inches tall and wide.

I would like to buy this plant again...I left it when I moved...so mad I forgot to dig it up.

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Salvia' Celestial Blue'  California Native Plant.  ~ this smells divine as well as blooming so beautifully. Likely only available from Las Pilitas ~ but they will mail to you.

~ this smells divine as well as blooming so beautifully. Likely only available from Las Pilitas ~ but they will mail to you.