Bloody Dock

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Beautiful foliage makes this plant a dramatic accent in the garden or mixed container. Spectacular with dark-foliaged plants such as purple-leaved coral bells or bugleweed. Small flowers bloom in summer.

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Blanket Flower

Add dazzling color to perennial or butterfly gardens with these vibrant flowers. Ideal at garden's edge and beautiful planted with coreopsis, yarrow or perennial salvia. Trim attractive seed heads periodically to make room for new flowers. Prefers a sunny location with rich, well-drained soil.

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Tickseed

Shining stars of the perennial garden, these abundantly blooming compact plants produce small daisylike flowers that may attract butterflies and songbirds to the garden. Combine with purple cranesbill, red bee balm and blue bachelor button for a fabulous blend of color and texture. Remove faded flowers for continuous bloom.

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Salvia

Create a vivid floral display with spikes of lovely flowers in shades of blue, pink or white. Plant in cottage or wild gardens, in large groups to emphasize its color, or in mixed container gardens. An excellent complement to any garden setting. 

Details

Common name

Bloody Dock

Botanical name

Rumex sanguineus

Zone

USDA 6 - 8

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Bloom color

Red

Bloom time

summer

Light

sun

Height

18-36" (46-91 cm)

Habit

clumping

Water

weekly during dry spells

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

remove spent blooms