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If you're looking for a super-easy perennial that tolerates drought, heat, poor soil, humidity, and cold -- while still producing beautiful red foliage season after season -- 'Touchdown Teak' sedum

If you're looking for hardy, no-care, "Plant and Forget" spring flowering bulbs, look no further - load up on Muscari. These bulbs are so winter hardy and easy to grow that no garden should be without them.

Mixed Carpet Phlox - perennial; grows anywhere, even in poor, dry, sandy soil where other ground covers fail! No other plant spreads so lavishly, needs so little attention and flowers so profusely with so little care. Zones: 3-9 Light: Full Sun to Full Partial Shade

Best Sellers - Cotton Candy Grass. This colorful ornamental grass creates a sweet, pink cloud in the back of a sunny border or as a stand-alone specimen in a perennial bed. Blooms appear in late summer. A dependable variety, Cotton Candy Grass tolerates heat, humidity, drought and wet conditions with ease. This gorgeous plant has it all – it provides gorgeous foliage throughout the year, is adaptable to practically every climate and can even grow in poor soil.

Sorbaria, Sem | Perennial. This small shrub delivers a fabulous show in spring. Fern-like leaves are beautifully tinged yellow to pinkish red when young. Deeper pink stems are great backdrops. Durable and cold-hardy, plants carry on, with large sprays of creamy white flowers in mid summer. Easy to grow in well-drained soil, in full sun to part shade.

I grow this and it is hardy and forgiving! Drought tolerant, poor soil, winter hardy. Perennial Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’ | Annie's Annuals

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17 quick winter garden spruce-ups

Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy', nice groundcover! gardening, landscaping, foliage

Phormium 'Bronze Baby' - evergreen plant which rarely flowers, grows to about 80cm - possible alternative to Purple fountain grass

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The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Curly Fries HostaGrowing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 6–8 inches tall, 12–16 inches wide Zones: 3–9

Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8

Cimicifuga racemosa. 'Black cohosh' is a large, shade-loving perennial from North America. Also can be found under the name "Actaea"

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20 favorite perennial flowers

from 20 Perennial Flowers: Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) Must-haves for lightly shaded woodland gardens, these much-loved plants bear tiny but exquisite blue flowers in spring in mild climates. ‘Baby Blue’, a hybrid from Proven Winners, has true blue flowers and grows 6 to 8 inches tall.

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Candytuft: A garden must-have!

Candytuft: Hardy evergreen perennial ground cover for zones 3-9. - Just planted this by my front steps