Fragrant

Love those sweet-scented blossoms? Our collections of fragrant plants and aromatic foliage delight the eyes and nose. Create your own fragrant gardens with these positively scent-ual blooms.

Finn I.'s collection

Plant type: 
herb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 8
Plants: 

English Lavender

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English Lavender

Wonderfully aromatic flowers and leaves, striking in the herb or flower garden. Attracts butterflies. Dried flowers and leaves are prized for potpourri, sachets or crafts. Fresh leaves and flowers are a novel addition to vinegars, sauces and cookies.

Daylily

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Daylily

An incredible assortment of flower sizes and colors, bloom times and plant heights means that there's a daylily for nearly any landscape situation! Try them in mixed shrub or perennial plantings, or naturalized in open areas. Long-lived and easy to grow.

Stonecrop

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Stonecrop

A four-season perennial! Butterfly-attracting pink flowers mature to bronze-red and foliage is attractive. Allow seed heads to remain standing for winter interest. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting. Beautiful with rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters.

Catmint

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Catmint

A profusion of flowers complements fragrant silver leaves and attracts butterflies. Lovely in the herb or flower garden, planted with yarrow and verbena. Shear in midsummer to shape and promote reblooming. The longest flowering of the catmints.

Threadleaf Coreopsis

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Threadleaf Coreopsis

Lavender Cotton

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Lavender Cotton
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Gabrielle R.'s collection

Plant type: 
flowering shrub
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
6 - 9
Plants: 

Azalea

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Azalea

A medium-sized shrub with a rounded, somewhat upright growth habit. Glossy, dark green leaves are surrounded by soft white blooms in spring. Use as an accent or mass plant for effect.

Japanese Flowering Cherry

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Flowering Cherry

This small tree makes a dazzling accent in the open lawn or near the street. It's profuse showy spring flower looks lovely underplanted with flowering bulbs. The blossom stems are outstanding in floral arrangements.

Boxwood

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Boxwood

Broad-leaved evergreen shrub. Dense, compact form with dark green, glossy foliage. Medium- to slow-growing. Can grow to 15' (4.6 m) tall and up to 15' (4.6 m) wide if not pruned. Prune regularly to maintain size and shape. Uses: accent, border, foundation, mass planting.

Hosta

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Hosta

Perfect for the shaded garden! An outstanding foliage plant, excellent as an edging or specimen in perennial gardens or mixed plantings or as a small-scale ground cover. Attractive with ferns and astilbe. White or lavender lilylike flowers.

English Daisy

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English Daisy

A colorful carpet of flowers for the spring garden. Attractive with pansies or spring bulbs; ideal as a small-scale ground cover, in rock gardens or at garden's edge. Plant in a cool site with moist soil for best performance and continued rebloom.

Rhododendron

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Rhododendron

Flowering, broad-leaved shrub produces masses of spectacular flower clusters. Glossy foliage is evergreen. Beautiful at woodland's edge or as a specimen. Growth becomes more open in deeper shade. Prune in spring after flowering. Prefers rich, acid (sour) soil.

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Sadie F.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 8
Plants: 

Bloody Cranesbill

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Bloody Cranesbill

Vibrant long-blooming flowers attract butterflies. Beautiful in the rock garden, as a small-scale ground cover or at garden's edge, planted with Siberian iris, garden phlox, bellflowers and ornamental grasses. Attractive foliage with vibrant fall color.

Lobelia

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Lobelia

Low-growing growth bears vibrant dainty flowers in abundance. Invites butterflies and provides season-long color. Allow to gently cascade beyond the garden's edge, down a stone wall or over the rim of a container. Geranium, coleus, zinnia and spikes are all lovely complements.

Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium

Bring a bouquet of fragrance to your garden! Fantastic for potpourri, sachets, and as flavoring in food. Plant near walkways or in containers where plants can be touched to release their scent. Flowers attract butterflies and vary in size and color.

Rose

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Rose

Deep red color on edges of petals fades to white at the center of the bloom. Beautiful flower with high contrast. Use in borders, or as a specimen or cut flower. Remove spent flowers to encourage reblooming.

Japanese Boxwood

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Japanese Boxwood

Slow-growing, dense shrub is well-suited for trimming and shaping. Use as a low hedge, foundation planting or at the garden's edge. Protect from winter winds. May scorch if too hot and dry. Trim to shape in summer. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil and some shade.

Artemisia

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Artemisia

Outstanding foliage accent for perennial, fragrance or herb gardens. Highlights bright colors, blends with pastels, striking with deep reds and purples. Superb cut for fresh or dried arrangements or crafts. Shrublike growth; trim to shape in early spring.

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Vaughn B.'s collection

Plant type: 
rose
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9
Plants: 

Rose

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Rose

Wonderful free-flowering shrub has a vigorous growth habit and bears clusters of lovely, softly hued flowers. A beautiful selection to use for accent or specimen, or in a rose garden. Plant exhibits good disease resistance.

Spanish Lavender

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Spanish Lavender

Wonderfully fragrant plant has striking contrast between vibrant blooms and silvery foliage. A delight in decorative containers. Use dried flowers and leaves for potpourri, sachets, scented oils and crafts. May reseed where hardy; winter indoors in cold climates.

Lantana

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Lantana

Brilliant flower clusters attract butterflies. Stunning in rock gardens or raised beds, where it will cascade gracefully to the ground. Also attractive in containers and as a ground cover. Heat and drought tolerant, and resistant to deer browsing.

Bloody Cranesbill

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Bloody Cranesbill

Vibrant long-blooming flowers attract butterflies. Beautiful in the rock garden, as a small-scale ground cover or at garden's edge, planted with Siberian iris, garden phlox, bellflowers and ornamental grasses. Attractive foliage with vibrant fall color.

Lavender

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Lavender

Wonderfully aromatic flowers and leaves on compact plants. Outstanding in butterfly, herb or rock gardens. Attractive planted with yarrows or sedums, or used as a low hedge. Dried flowers and leaves are valued for use in potpourri, sachets or everlasting arrangements.

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Wes C.'s collection

Plant type: 
rose
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9
Plants: 

Rose

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Rose

Soft, blush pink double blooms are produced over small, semi-glossy dark green leaves. The fruity rose scent is pleasant in landscapes. Remove old flowers to promote reblooming.

Cranesbill

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Cranesbill

Charming flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Provides a beautiful complement to delphinium, daylilies, foxglove and lady's mantle, or use as a small-scale ground cover. Shear after flowering for best appearance and to encourage rebloom.

Lady's Mantle

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Lady's Mantle

Striking foliage and profuse flowers make for an outstanding garden performance. Attractive at garden's edge, as a ground cover, or in groupings with plants such as Siberian iris, astilbe or hosta. Flower sprays dry well for arrangements. Will self-sow.

False Spirea

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False Spirea

Showy flower plumes and striking foliage are indispensable in the shaded or woodland garden. Excellent complement to bergenia, hosta, ferns, or Japanese iris and especially attractive near water. A beautiful, long-lasting cut flower, fresh or dried.

Fountain Grass

Fountain Grass

Delightful little tufted plumes and grassy foliage. Excellent planted with spring-flowering bulbs, at water's edge, and in combination with rudbeckia, Russian sage and tall sedum. Attractive fall color and winter effect. Plumes are valued in flower arrangements.

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Abigail G.'s collection

Plant type: 
bulb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 8
Plants: 

Tulip

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Tulip

Striking flowers add color wherever they are placed. Gorgeous in mass plantings or as a spring accent in the border. Cut a bunch for a lovely bouquet or use for indoor seasonal color. Plant forced tulips outside after danger of frost has passed for rebloom next spring.

Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

Fragrant blooms with straplike leaves are beautiful in the midspring garden. Great for forced blooming indoors or for planting along walks or pathways where their fragrance can be enjoyed. After flowering, forced hyacinths may be planted in the garden where they will flower in subsequent years.

Viola

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Viola

Profuse fragrant flowers carpet the early garden. Beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens, as a small-scale ground cover, and lovely in bouquets. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Reblooms in cool weather.

Tulip

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Tulip

Striking flowers brighten the spring garden. Gorgeous in mass plantings or as a spring accent in the border. Cut a bunch for a lovely bouquet or use for indoor seasonal color. Plant forced tulips outside after danger of frost has passed for rebloom next spring. 

Miniature Narcissus

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Miniature Narcissus

Let these charming, bright flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after long cold winter. Combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulip, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early-season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside after their buds form for an indoor garden.

Daffodil

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Daffodil

Let these vibrant flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after a long winter, combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulips, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside for an indoor garden.

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Benita W.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Catmint

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Catmint

Beautiful flowers complement fragrant silver leaves and attract butterflies. Lovely in the herb or flower garden, especially at garden's edge, as a small-scale ground cover or planted among rosebushes. Shear in midsummer to shape and promote reblooming.

Rose

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Rose

Clusters of deliciously pink flowers bloom throughout the season on tough, compact shrubs. Foliage forms a thick, cushiony mat. A lovely addition to the landscape. Use in the mixed garden, as low hedging, or in containers.

English Lavender

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English Lavender

Long spires of fragrant flowers and silvery leaves are wonderful dried for potpourri and herbal crafts. Lovely in the herb, butterfly or flower garden, especially with lamb's ear and sage. Blooms later than most lavenders and is more disease resistant.

Japanese Privet

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Japanese Privet

Panicles of white flowers bloom in spring and develop into shiny black berries that persist through winter. This large open shrub with striking variegated foliage can easily be shaped into a tree by pruning. Excellent choice for screens, hedges and foundation plantings.

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Rachael P.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 1
Plants: 

Bee Balm

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Bee Balm

Plants are more compact and less invasive than most varieties. Very showy, bright red flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage is mildew resistant and plants bloom all summer. Plant near the front of the border.

Garden Phlox

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Garden Phlox

Beautiful fragrant flower clusters attract butterflies to the garden. Lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm, Shasta daisy, cranesbill, daylily and ornamental grasses. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom.

Cranesbill

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Cranesbill

Beautiful, long-blooming flowers attract butterflies. Aromatic foliage makes an excellent weed-free ground cover. Also attractive in rock gardens, along paths or at garden's edge, planted with garden phlox, bellflower and ornamental grasses. Prune old leaves and flowers to encourage new growth.

Garden Phlox

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Garden Phlox

Profuse fragrant flower clusters attract butterflies to the garden. Lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm, cranesbill and ornamental grasses. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. Disease-resistant variety.

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Vera D.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Lupine

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Lupine

Dramatic flower spikes are an excellent choice for summer bouquets or attracting hummingbirds to the garden. Remove faded flower spikes to encourage reblooming and mulch lightly in winter. Prefers cool, evenly moist sites.

Lupine

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Lupine

Dramatic flower spikes are an excellent choice for summer bouquets or attracting hummingbirds to the garden. Remove faded flower spikes to encourage reblooming and mulch lightly in winter. Prefers cool, evenly moist sites.

Geum

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Geum

Striking flowers are beautiful in the garden or in early season bouquets. Ideal for the rock garden or massed for a spectacular effect. Performs best in cool sites; will not tolerate wet soil in winter. Divide plants every 2-3 years to ensure longevity.

Oriental Lily

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Oriental Lily

Large, fragrant upward-facing pink and white flowers grace the garden on this Oriental lily. Blooms later than most other lilies. Plant in the garden after danger of frost has passed. Remove pollen from cut flowers to prevent staining.

Columbine

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Columbine

Exquisite long-spurred flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds. Striking addition to the cutting, flower or rock garden. Attractive planted with ferns, hostas or pulmonarias, or at the base of larger perennials such as baptisia or delphinium.

Wisteria

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Wisteria

Striking panicles of very fragrant dazzling flowers dangle elegantly from clinging vines covered with luscious, soft green foliage. Decorative seedpods in fall. Beautiful on arbors, pergolas and trellises.

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Addison F.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Stock

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Stock

Panicles of fragrant flowers add color to the garden's edge or container garden. Lovely in the landscape or cut flower arrangement with lighter-textured plants, such as baby's breath or low-growing grasses. Average to alkaline (sweet) soil is best.

Bacopa

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Bacopa

Cascading sprays of tiny flowers cover mounded plants. Outstanding as an airy filler in combination plantings or mixed containers, and wonderful in hanging baskets, as a small-scale ground cover, or at garden's edge.

Yucca

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Yucca

Stiff, sword-shaped leaves form evergreen rosettes and bear open spikes of fragrant, bell-shaped flowers. Makes a striking impression in the perennial garden or landscape. Prefers well-drained soil and is very drought tolerant.

Tufted Hair Grass

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Tufted Hair Grass

Abundant sprays of delicate flowers appear early and stay attractive through the season. Beautiful in flower or rock gardens, at water's edge or in open woods, and especially striking against a dark background. Lovely in cut arrangements, fresh or dried.

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Kylie J.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Nemesia

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Nemesia

Profuse, fragrant flowers are a wonderful filler for flower gardens or bouquets. Lovely in planters, window boxes and hanging baskets. Remove faded flowers and keep containers well-watered to promote prolific, continuous flowering.

Lantana

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Lantana

Marguerite Daisy

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Marguerite Daisy

Profuse, delicate daisies in a variety of colors attract butterflies. Feathery, fragrant leaves complement the long-blooming flowers. A beautiful cut flower and a wonderful plant for garden's edge, containers or mixed planters. Not hardy; treat as an annual in northern climates.

Bacopa

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Bacopa

Cascading sprays of tiny flowers cover mounded plants. Outstanding as an airy filler in combination plantings or mixed containers, and wonderful in hanging baskets, as a small-scale ground cover, or at garden's edge.

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Betty B.'s collection

Plant type: 
rose
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9

Plants: 

Rose

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Rose

Fragrant Viburnum

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Fragrant Viburnum

This compact shrub is grown for its display of green foliage in a tidy form. It is suitable for shaded locations.

Viola

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Viola

Profuse fragrant flowers carpet the early garden. These small dainty flowers are beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens and as a small-scale ground cover. Lovely in bouquets. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Reblooms in cool weather.

Lobelia

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Lobelia

Low-growing carpets in a dazzling hue gently cascade beyond the garden's edge, down a stone wall or over the rim of a container. The dainty flowers are borne in abundance, inviting butterflies as well as adding season-long color. Geranium, coleus, zinnia and spikes are all lovely complements.

Stock

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Stock

Panicles of fragrant flowers add color to the garden's edge or container garden. Lovely in the landscape or cut flower arrangement with lighter-textured plants, such as baby's breath or low-growing grasses. Average to alkaline (sweet) soil is best.

Sweet Alyssum

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Sweet Alyssum

Low-growing carpet teems with the tiniest of flowers! A versatile annual that is equally effective spilling over the rims of containers, filling in cracks between flagstones or blanketing garden's edge. This variety boasts an extremely compact habit. Very salt tolerant.

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Anna A.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9

Plants: 

Catmint

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Catmint

Pittosporum

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Pittosporum

Bee Balm

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Bee Balm

Intense flower clusters attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. A lovely addition to perennial, herb or cutting gardens, especially with phlox or cranesbill. Exceptional disease resistance and garden performance. Divide every 2-3 years.

Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

Masses of florets on sturdy stems. Fragrant indoor accent. Mix with other bulb plants or use alone. Place where its wonderful scent can be enjoyed.

Honeysuckle

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Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is wonderful scrambling over fences, climbing up trees and poles, or draping sunny slopes in color. Intensely fragrant, lovely flowers. Flowers attract hummingbirds, and berries attract birds. Prune immediately after flowering.

Lilac

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Lilac
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Elizabeth R.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8

Plants: 

Oriental Lily

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Oriental Lily

These exotic flowers make a stunning display in the garden or bouquet. Excellent for hummingbird gardens or planted among other perennials or ground covers for a splash of color. They are often intoxicatingly fragrant, easy to grow, hardy and long-lived. Plant in the garden after danger of frost has passed. Remove pollen from cut flowers to prevent staining.

Lantana

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Lantana

Vibrant flower clusters attract butterflies. Striking in gardens and containers, where plants can easily be trimmed to shape. Excellent drought and heat tolerance, and resistant to deer browsing. Vigorous where hardy; may be wintered indoors where not hardy. Prune lightly in mid- to late spring.

Lemon Thyme

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Lemon Thyme

Variegated foliage has a sweet lemon scent. Excellent culinary herb used to flavor chicken, fish, pork, vegetable dishes or stuffings. Leaves make a flavorful tea. Good in potpourri and sachets. An attractive garden plant with pale pink flowers.

Garden Phlox

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Garden Phlox

Profuse fragrant flower clusters attract butterflies to the garden. Lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm, cranesbill and ornamental grasses. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. Disease-resistant variety.

Gardenia

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Gardenia

Evergreen shrub cultivated for its exquisitely fragrant flowers and handsome foliage. This popular variety boasts huge flowers and large growth. Use as accent for containers, shrub gardens, the interior landscape, or cut flower bouquets. Prefers humus-rich, moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil. Prune after flowering.

Dahlia

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Dahlia

Lovely flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and contrast starkly with the richly hued foliage. These beautiful plants create a stunning display at garden's edge, in containers, window boxes or cut flower arrangements. Where not hardy, dig roots and store in a cool, dry place until spring.

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Hayley G.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
7 - 1
Plants: 

Confederate Jasmine

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Confederate Jasmine

This woody, evergreen climber produces fragrant flowers. Excellent for trellis, pergola, or arbor. Also makes an outstanding ground cover and is wonderful in hanging baskets, where the delicious scent can be enjoyed.

Gardenia

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Gardenia

Lovely evergreen shrub cultivated for its exquisitely fragrant flowers and handsome leathery foliage. A wonderful accent for containers, shrub gardens or the interior landscape. Also makes a beautiful cut flower. Prefers humus-rich, moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil. Prune after flowering.

Hebe

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Hebe

Hebe was the Greek goddess of youth and immortality. This eternally vigorous genus lives up to her legacy. Silvery leaves twinkle on the arching black stems. Pale lavender flowers appear in the spring. Wind and drought tolerant.

Zonal Geranium

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Zonal Geranium

Large clusters of colorful blooms spring through fall on upright-growing foliage with distinctive leaf design. Pinto™ tolerates both cold and hot conditions, offering toughness and versatility for containers and landscapes. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Keep soil moist and feed monthly with low-nitrogen fertilizer for nonstop blooming.

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Susan K.'s collection

Plant type: 
flowering shrub
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 8
Plants: 

Common Lilac

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Common Lilac

Deciduous shrub with fragrant flower clusters in spring. Spectacular in flower. Traditional favorite with dark green foliage. A wonderful choice for informal hedges, borders or accents.

Bluebeard

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Bluebeard

Lovely flowers complemented by rich, aromatic foliage attract butterflies and create a cloudlike effect in the garden or mixed shrub planting. Striking when combined with yellow flowers or burgundy foliage. Cut back to the ground in spring. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Korean Spice Viburnum

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Korean Spice Viburnum

A deciduous flowering shrub. Spring blooms have a heady fragrance and yield vibrant autumn berries. Foliage provides nice fall color. Excellent for accent, hedging, screening, specimen and foundation plantings. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Virginia Sweetspire

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Virginia Sweetspire

Gracefully pendant flower spikes in early summer are followed by persistent scarlet-purple foliage in fall. A wonderful selection for naturalizing, mass planting or as accent. Plant with spring-flowering bulbs for a beautiful display. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

Pittosporum

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Pittosporum

Thick, leathery foliage makes an outstanding screen, hedge, and windbreak, particularly in coastal regions. Beautiful, fragrant flowers. Combines well with Indian hawthorne, African iris, Lily-of-the-Nile and lantana. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Butterfly Bush

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Butterfly Bush

Sweetly fragrant flowers on compact plants attract a profusion of butterflies to your garden. Stunning in perennial or mixed shrub plantings, or in large groupings. Remove faded flowers for continuous bloom. Prune hard in early spring.

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Valerie D.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 9
Plants: 

Purple Coneflower

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Purple Coneflower

An excellent choice for adding color to the perennial garden. A shorter, compact form, this variety stands up better in the garden and flowers earlier and longer than other Echinacea.

Phlox

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Phlox

Large clusters of fragrant flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm and ornamental grasses. Exceptionally disease-resistant variety. 2002 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Anise Hyssop

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Anise Hyssop

Vibrant spikes of tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. Plant near walks or windows where the scented foliage can be enjoyed. Excellent for herb, wildflower or cottage gardens, and adds wonderful free-form to cut flower arrangements.

Anise Hyssop

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Anise Hyssop

Beautiful spikes of flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. Add the aromatic foliage to teas, salads and drinks for a sweetly spicy flavor. Prized for its neat habit, long blooming season and heat and drought tolerance.

Gayfeather

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Gayfeather

Large, impressive flower spikes are outstanding cut or dried flowers and a magnet for butterflies. Attractive planted with rudbeckia, echinacea or phlox. Blossoms open from top of spike; simply remove spike tips to trim away faded flowers.

Dwarf Garden Phlox

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Dwarf Garden Phlox
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Peter R.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Nicotiana

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Nicotiana

A refreshing change from the old annual standbys, with lovely star-shaped blooms that provide a unique shade of chartreuse that looks great in nearly any color scheme. Plant at garden's edge or add to combination pots with lobelia, zinnia and sweet potato vine. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grandiflora Petunia

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Grandiflora Petunia

This all-time favorite enlivens the garden with a profusion of blooms that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. Splendid in hanging baskets and containers. Super planted with verbena, marigold, zinnia, geranium or other annuals. Prune stems to promote bushiness.

Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium

Bring a bouquet of fragrance to your garden! Fantastic for potpourri, sachets, and as flavoring in food. Plant near walkways or in containers where plants can be touched to release their scent. Flowers attract butterflies and vary in size and color.

Lemon Verbena

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Lemon Verbena

Exquisite and intense lemon fragrance adds delightful flavor to teas, fruit salads, jams, jellies and iced drinks or dry for potpourri. Cut back young stems periodically to keep plants compact. In cold winter climates, grow in pots and winter indoors. A hardy shrub in USDA zones 8-10.

Rockspray Cotoneaster

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Rockspray Cotoneaster

This wonderful landscape plant makes an excellent ground cover or espalier. Low-growing habit with glossy leaves that turn reddish-purple in fall. Berries ripen to a striking red. Prune or train as needed to maintain desired shape.

Bronze Fennel

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Bronze Fennel

Aromatic, feathery bronze foliage is a fragrant and attractive filler in the herb or flower garden. Leaves and seeds have a pleasant anise flavor. Use fresh leaves in salads, soups and herb vinegar. Ripe seeds add zest to Italian sauces and sausage. Yellow flowers.

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Lauren B.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 7
Plants: 

Santa Barbara Daisy

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Santa Barbara Daisy

Clouds of petite flowers open white and mature to a rosy pink giving the appearance of various colors of flowers on one plant. Blooms are attractive to butterflies. Ideal for garden's edge, tucked in between paving stones or in rock walls, and in containers or window boxes. Lovely addition to summer bouquets.

Gray Santolina

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Gray Santolina

English Lavender

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English Lavender

Wonderfully aromatic flowers and leaves, striking in the herb or flower garden. Attracts butterflies. Dried flowers and leaves are prized for potpourri, sachets or crafts. Fresh leaves and flowers are a novel addition to vinegars, sauces and cookies.

Lavender Cotton

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Lavender Cotton

Fragrant foliage complements a profusion of button flowers. A beautiful addition to garden's edge or rock gardens, and ideal for formal herb gardens, where it can be clipped to form a neat hedge. Shear after blooming for best appearance.

Catmint

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Catmint

Beautiful flowers complement fragrant silver leaves and attract butterflies. Lovely in the herb or flower garden, especially at garden's edge, as a small-scale ground cover or planted among rosebushes. Shear in midsummer to shape and promote reblooming.

Autumn Sage

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Autumn Sage
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Barb H.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
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English Primrose

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English Primrose

Fragrant flowers carpet the spring garden with vibrant color, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Wonderful in woodland settings, along walkways or at water's edge. Best in a rich, moist, organic or clay soil. May go dormant in hot, dry summers.

Tulip

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Tulip

Striking flowers add color wherever they are placed. Gorgeous in mass plantings or as a spring accent in the border. Cut a bunch for a lovely bouquet or use for indoor seasonal color. Plant forced tulips outside after danger of frost has passed for rebloom next spring.

Daffodil

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Daffodil

Let these vibrant flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after a long winter, combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulips, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside for an indoor garden.

Viola

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Viola

Profuse fragrant flowers carpet the early garden. Beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens, as a small-scale ground cover, and lovely in bouquets. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Reblooms in cool weather.

Heather

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Heather

English Daisy

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English Daisy

A colorful carpet of flowers for the spring garden. Attractive with pansies or spring bulbs. Ideal as a small-scale ground cover, in rock gardens or at garden's edge. Plant in a cool site with moist soil for best performance and continued rebloom.

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Madison T.'s collection

Plant type: 
bulb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
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Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

Fragrant blooms with straplike leaves are beautiful in the midspring garden. Great for forced blooming indoors or for planting along walks or pathways where their fragrance can be enjoyed. After flowering, forced hyacinths may be planted in the garden where they will flower in subsequent years.

Tulip

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Tulip

Vibrant colors create a bright display in any room. Add other spring bulbs for an indoor spring garden. Forced tulips may be planted outside after danger of frost. Prefers cool home temperatures 60-65°F (16-18°C) daytimes and 50-60°F (10-16°C) nights.

Crocus

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Crocus

Large flowers are an excellent choice for naturalizing. Use in beds, borders, rock gardens and containers.

Grape Hyacinth

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Grape Hyacinth

A commonly cultivated spring bulb that is well-suited for garden's edge, between flagstones or the rock garden. Vibrant flower color and strong, delicious fragrance. Plant in front of taller spring bulbs or tuck into sunny nooks and crannies for a springtime delight. Can become invasive.

Viola

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Viola

Profuse fragrant flowers carpet the early garden. These small dainty flowers are beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens and as a small-scale ground cover. Lovely in bouquets. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Reblooms in cool weather.

Dutch Iris

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Dutch Iris

Vibrant flowers above slender, upright foliage look elegant in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds. Lovely planted near fountains, ponds or streams with Japanese primrose, hosta and ferns. Provide moist, well-drained soil.

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Ashley M.'s collection

Plant type: 
bulb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 9
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Daffodil

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Daffodil

Let these vibrant flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after a long winter, combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulips, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside for an indoor garden.

Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

Fragrant blooms with straplike leaves are beautiful in the midspring garden. Great for forced blooming indoors or for planting along walks or pathways where their fragrance can be enjoyed. After flowering, forced hyacinths may be planted in the garden where they will flower in subsequent years.

Pansy

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Pansy

Delta™ offers large 3-5" blooms that are great for early spring, summer or fall containers and landscapes. This variety overwinters well and rebounds better from severe weather than other pansies.

Grape Hyacinth

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Grape Hyacinth

A commonly cultivated spring bulb that is well-suited for garden's edge, between flagstones or the rock garden. Vibrant flower color and strong, delicious fragrance. Plant in front of taller spring bulbs or tuck into sunny nooks and crannies for a springtime delight. Can become invasive.

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Elizabeth B.'s collection

Plant type: 
bulb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 8
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Tulip

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Tulip

Striking flowers add color wherever they are placed. Gorgeous in mass plantings or as a spring accent in the border. Cut a bunch for a lovely bouquet or use for indoor seasonal color. Plant forced tulips outside after danger of frost has passed for rebloom next spring.

Daffodil

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Daffodil

Let these vibrant flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after a long winter, combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulips, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside for an indoor garden.

Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

Masses of florets on sturdy stems. Fragrant indoor accent. Mix with other bulb plants or use alone. Place where its wonderful scent can be enjoyed.

Hyacinth

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Hyacinth

Fragrant blooms with straplike leaves are beautiful in the midspring garden. Great for forced blooming indoors or for planting along walks or pathways where their fragrance can be enjoyed. After flowering, forced hyacinths may be planted in the garden where they will flower in subsequent years.

Grape Hyacinth

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Grape Hyacinth

A commonly cultivated spring bulb that is well-suited for garden's edge, between flagstones or the rock garden. Vibrant flower color and strong, delicious fragrance. Plant in front of taller spring bulbs or tuck into sunny nooks and crannies for a springtime delight. Can become invasive.

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Dave R.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 9
Plants: 

Anise Hyssop

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Anise Hyssop

Long spikes of tubular pink flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. Bold symmetrical form makes a striking garden display. Sheer lightly early in the season for a more compact plant or for container use. Excellent cut flower.

Butterfly Bush

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Butterfly Bush

Bouncing Bet

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Bouncing Bet

Fragrant flower clusters on upright stalks, perfect for cutting. A welcome addition to the rock garden, perennial or mixed shrub planting. Plants spread rapidly in fertile soil.

Butterfly Bush

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Butterfly Bush

Wonderfully fragrant flowers on arching stems attract butterflies to the garden. Stunning in the perennial garden, for mixed shrub plantings or in large groupings. Remove faded flowers for continuous bloom. Prune hard in early spring.

Bronze Fennel

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Bronze Fennel

Aromatic, feathery bronze foliage is a fragrant and attractive filler in the herb or flower garden. Leaves and seeds have a pleasant anise flavor. Use fresh leaves in salads, soups and herb vinegar. Ripe seeds add zest to Italian sauces and sausage. Yellow flowers.

Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium

Bring a bouquet of fragrance to your garden! Fantastic for potpourri, sachets, and as flavoring in food. Plant near walkways or in containers where plants can be touched to release their scent. Flowers attract butterflies and vary in size and color.

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Becky P.'s collection

Plant type: 
bulb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 9
Plants: 

Daffodil

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Daffodil

Let these vibrant flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after a long winter, combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulips, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside for an indoor garden.

River Birch

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River Birch

Graceful, airy tree provides delightful dappled shade. Fabulous exfoliating bark provides interest year-round. Use as a landscape specimen or accent. A nice complement to dogwood and ligularia. Leaves turn vibrant yellow in fall. Vigorous and tolerant of wet, poorly drained soils.

Daffodil

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Daffodil

Let these vibrant flowers help welcome spring! A cheerful sight after a long winter, combine these beautiful flowering bulbs with tulips, pulmonaria and hyacinth for a spectacular early season display. If planted in a container the previous fall, they can be brought inside for an indoor garden.

Bleeding Heart

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Bleeding Heart

Striking flowers attract hummingbirds to the garden and are excellent cut. Plant in cool, moist sites to prevent summer dormancy, or combine with hosta or ferns to fill in for the dicentra during hot, dry seasons. Attractive ferny leaves.

Hall's Honeysuckle

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Hall's Honeysuckle

Exceptionally fragrant flowers emerge white and mature to yellow. Attractive as a climbing vine on porches or trellises, or as a ground cover to help prevent erosion. Excellent as a transition between landscaped and naturalized areas. Vigorous growing.

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Mark N.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 9
Plants: 

Siberian Wallflower

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Siberian Wallflower

Dainty, four-petaled flowers are borne in clusters on long stems. Narrow, gray-green foliage is attractive and evergreen in warmer climates. An excellent choice for rock gardens, perennial borders and walls.

Fringed Lavender (French Lavender)

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Fringed Lavender, French Lavender

Fragrant flowers and leaves, beautiful in herb gardens and excellent in containers. Attracts butterflies. Dried flowers and leaves are prized for potpourri, scented oils and crafts. Winters well in containers indoors, blooms year-round in mild climates.

Lavender Cotton

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Lavender Cotton

Sedge

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Sedge

Beautiful fine-textured foliage forms graceful flowing mounds. Lovely spilling over slopes and walls, in containers and at garden's edge. Cut back to 3-4" as new growth begins in spring. A good houseplant where not winter hardy.

Dusty Miller

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Dusty Miller

Wonderful for providing color contrast to the landscape. Intricate, silvery gray leaves are finely textured. Striking planted with red flowers, in large groups or added to combination pots.

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Paige T.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 9
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Thrift

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Thrift

Striking foliage is accented by ball-shaped flowers that attract butterflies and are lovely in summer bouquets. Ideal for the rock garden, as a small-scale ground cover, or as an edging in the garden. This perennial is quite salt tolerant and adapts well to poor, dry soils.

Lavender

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Lavender

Wonderfully aromatic flowers and leaves on compact plants. Outstanding in butterfly, herb or rock gardens. Attractive planted with yarrows or sedums, or used as a low hedge. Dried flowers and leaves are valued for use in potpourri, sachets or everlasting arrangements.

Viola

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Viola

Profuse fragrant flowers carpet the early garden. Beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens, as a small-scale ground cover, and lovely in bouquets. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Reblooms in cool weather.

Thrift

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Thrift

Abundant long-blooming flowers attract butterflies to the garden and are lovely in bouquets. Ideal for the rock garden, as a small-scale ground cover, or as an edging in the garden. Plants will adapt well to poor, dry soils.

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Felicity T.'s collection

Plant type: 
herb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Chives

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Chives

Also known as onion chives, the beautiful flowers and foliage of this plant have a distinctive mild onion flavor. Fresh leaves add zest to soups, salads, eggs or sour cream, or use whole blossoms for a novel herb vinegar. Attractive in the herb or cutting garden and a good companion plant for roses.

Peppermint

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Peppermint

Aromatic foliage has classic peppermint flavor. Excellent as a tea herb, in potpourri, as flavoring in iced tea, or used fresh in fruit compotes or salads. Mints are vigorous spreaders and should be contained; plant in containers sunk into the ground.

Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm

Intense, sweet lemon fragrance and flavor; fresh leaves are excellent in teas, as a salad herb or as a flavorful garnish in fruit cups. Dried leaves are good in potpourri or tea. Attractive plant for the herb or flower garden. Variegated and golden-leaved forms offer a bright contrast. Reseeds in the garden, so you'll have plenty to use and share--and keep in mind that periodic shearing and harvest will minimize excess seeding.
 

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Mario D.'s collection

Plant type: 
herb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
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Plain Parsley

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Plain Parsley

Fragrant flavorful leaves are excellent for seasoning and as a garnish. A complementary flavor that enhances most dishes, especially sauces, salads, meats and vegetables. Dries well. A biennial grown as an annual; replant each year for best flavor.

Chamomile

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Chamomile

Deliciously fragrant flowers and leaves have a sweet apple flavor. Dried flowers are great in potpourri and make a flavorful and relaxing tea. Attractive in the herb or flower garden and ideal for a fragrant herb lawn which can tolerate foot traffic.

Calendula

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Calendula

Large and abundant, these full, daisylike flowers add vibrant color to the garden or container while attracting bees and butterflies. Long-lasting as a cut flower. Lovely mixed with sweet potato vine and dwarf delphinium. Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom. Prefers well-drained soil.

Lemon Thyme

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Lemon Thyme

Aromatic foliage has a strong, sweet lemon scent. Excellent culinary herb used to flavor chicken, fish and pork, vegetable dishes, stuffings and makes a flavorful tea. Good in potpourri and sachets. An attractive garden plant with rosy lavender flowers.

Sage

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Sage

Aromatic foliage and striking blue flower spikes make a showy addition to the herb or flower garden. Fresh or dried leaves add flavor to sausage, stuffing, salad and soup. Attractive in arrangements, fresh or dried. Can be grown indoors in winter.
 

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Nick S.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
5 - 8
Plants: 

Broadleaf Sage

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Broadleaf Sage

Large, rounded gray-blue leaves are very aromatic with a spicy scent and flavor. Looks beautiful when planted in mass with other gray plants or beside bright flowering plants. Use fresh or dried leaves for cooking.

Rosemary

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Rosemary

Handsome fragrant foliage forms a large upright evergreen shrub ideal for use as a screen or in containers. Use edible leaves to season meats and vegetables; flowers can be used as garnish in salads. Will thrive in hot, sunny locations; drought resistant. Good drainage is essential.

Artichoke

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Artichoke

Gourmet vegetable with nutty flavor and easy-to-peel, meaty leaves that are delicious when dipped in butter. When not harvested, flower heads turn brilliant purple and can be used in flower arrangements. Large, woolly leaves and tall stalks are a great garden background. Mulch deeply to overwinter.

English Lavender

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English Lavender

Wonderfully aromatic flowers and leaves, striking in the herb or flower garden. Attracts butterflies. Dried flowers and leaves are prized for potpourri, sachets or crafts. Fresh leaves and flowers are a novel addition to vinegars, sauces and cookies.

Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm

Intense, sweet lemon fragrance and flavor; fresh leaves are excellent in teas, as a salad herb or as a flavorful garnish in fruit cups. Dried leaves are good in potpourri or tea. Attractive plant for the herb or flower garden. Variegated and golden-leaved forms offer a bright contrast. Reseeds in the garden, so you'll have plenty to use and share--and keep in mind that periodic shearing and harvest will minimize excess seeding.
 

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Ward C.'s collection

Plant type: 
herb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Chives

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Chives

Also known as onion chives, the beautiful flowers and foliage of this plant have a distinctive mild onion flavor. Fresh leaves add zest to soups, salads, eggs or sour cream, or use whole blossoms for a novel herb vinegar. Attractive in the herb or cutting garden and a good companion plant for roses.

Carnation

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Carnation

Fragrant flowers are stunning in the garden or early summer bouquets. Attractive in rock or herb gardens or in combination with lamb's ears, creeping baby's breath, feverfew, roses and small grasses such as blue fescue. Remove faded flowers for rebloom.

Artichoke

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Artichoke

Gourmet vegetable with nutty flavor and easy-to-peel, meaty leaves that are delicious when dipped in butter. When not harvested, flower heads turn brilliant purple and can be used in flower arrangements. Large, woolly leaves and tall stalks are a great garden background. Mulch deeply to overwinter.

Angelica

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Angelica

A bold presence in the herb garden, with large, ball-shaped flower clusters on sturdy stalks. An ancient herb with many historical culinary uses and medicinal properties; as with all herbs, research before use. Angelica is a biennal plant, forming a mound of leaves its first year, and reaching its dramatic height in the second, and final, year of its life cycle. Allow some seed to mature and scatter where you want the next crop of plants to grow in your garden.
 

Winter Savory

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Winter Savory

Aromatic foliage has a strong peppery flavor that enhances bean dishes and complements strong-flavored game meats and pâté. Makes a good sood salt or pepper substitute, and may be used fresh or dry.. Periodic shearing encourages tender, flavorful new growth, and also keeps plants from becoming woody and less attractive with age. Harvest before the white to lilac flowers appear.
 

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Oran J.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
7 - 9
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Spanish Lavender

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Spanish Lavender

Wonderfully fragrant plant has striking contrast between vibrant blooms and silvery foliage. A delight in decorative containers. Use dried flowers and leaves for potpourri, sachets, scented oils and crafts. May reseed where hardy; winter indoors in cold climates.

Lavender Cotton

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Lavender Cotton

Pindo Palm

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Pindo Palm

Small, slow-growing palm with silvery green fronds and edible fruit. This tropical palm can grow outdoors in warmer climates or it can be used for an indoor accent. Attractive in containers when used in a patio setting.

Rosemary

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Rosemary

Intensely fragrant leaves have a distinctive pungent flavor, excellent for seasoning meat or vegetable dishes. Grows well in containers, and can be trimmed into topiary forms for a formal setting. An attractive evergreen shrub where winter hardy. May be grown indoors in pots

Fringed Lavender (French Lavender)

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Fringed Lavender, French Lavender

Fragrant flowers and leaves, beautiful in herb gardens and excellent in containers. Attracts butterflies. Dried flowers and leaves are prized for potpourri, scented oils and crafts. Winters well in containers indoors, blooms year-round in mild climates.

Brachyscome

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Brachyscome

Abundant daisies accent clouds of lacy foliage. Wonderful in the rock garden, trailing over stone walls or at garden's edge, and stunning in hanging baskets and mixed containers. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil.

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Terry G.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
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Marigold

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Marigold

Add pizzazz to garden's edge, mass plantings, or container gardens. ムZenith' marigolds have more branches bearing more flowers that last longer. Increased heat and rain tolerance. Combine with plants with blue or purple flowers for greatest color contrast.

Dahlia

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Dahlia

Huge, long-lasting blooms on vigorous plants attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Excellent cut flower. Perfect for garden's edge, in containers and window boxes, or cut flower arrangements. Prefers rich, well-drained soil and full sun.

Black-Eyed Susan

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Black-Eyed Susan

This impressive seedling from ムGoldsturm' offers larger, brighter golden daisies on a shorter plant. Mildew resistant. Excellent cut flower, outstanding in the perennial garden or wildflower planting, and especially attractive planted with grasses.

Garden Mum

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Garden Mum

Striking flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Wonderful for bouquets and lovely in gardens or mixed landscape plantings with ornamental grasses and asters. Pinch in early June to keep plants compact and delay flowering, if desired.

Dwarf Canna

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Dwarf Canna

Fabulously colored large blooms attract butterflies and complement bold, colorful foliage. A compact, low-growing variety lovely at water's edge and a wonderful contrast to fine-textured water plants. Very handsome in container gardens or along walls. In northern climates, lift and store root rhizomes over winter.

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Xena P.'s collection

Plant type: 
vegetable
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Artichoke

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Artichoke

Gourmet vegetable with nutty flavor and easy-to-peel, meaty leaves that are delicious when dipped in butter. When not harvested, flower heads turn brilliant purple and can be used in flower arrangements. Large, woolly leaves and tall stalks are a great garden background. Mulch deeply to overwinter.

Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm

Intense, sweet lemon fragrance and flavor; fresh leaves are excellent in teas, as a salad herb or as a flavorful garnish in fruit cups. Dried leaves are good in potpourri or tea. Attractive plant for the herb or flower garden. Variegated and golden-leaved forms offer a bright contrast. Reseeds in the garden, so you'll have plenty to use and share--and keep in mind that periodic shearing and harvest will minimize excess seeding.
 

Creeping Thyme

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Creeping Thyme

Fragrant foliage and showy flowers. Ideal ground cover between paving stones, where footsteps will release its scent. Flowers attract bees. Tolerates poor, dry soil. Outstanding for seasoning poultry, fish and pork, in sauces and in herbal vinegar.

Mint

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Mint

Aromatic leaves have a sweet, refreshing fragrance and flavor. Delicious in salads, soups or desserts, or to flavor teas and jellies. Mints are vigorous spreaders and should be contained; plant in containers sunk into the ground.

Oregano

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Oregano

Hot, spicy aroma and flavor make this the classic pizza herb. Adds zest to Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisine and complements tomato dishes, beef or lamb stew, soups, salads or casseroles. Use fresh, dried or fresh frozen. Harvest before flowering.

English Thyme

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English Thyme

Fragrant foliage with a classic thyme flavor and aroma. Outstanding for seasoning poultry, fish and pork, in sauces, soups and herbal vinegar. Good companion plant for tomatoes. Dry or freeze leaves for winter use, or grow in a pot indoors.

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Aldon B.'s collection

Plant type: 
herb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Chives

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Chives

Also known as onion chives, the beautiful flowers and foliage of this plant have a distinctive mild onion flavor. Fresh leaves add zest to soups, salads, eggs or sour cream, or use whole blossoms for a novel herb vinegar. Attractive in the herb or cutting garden and a good companion plant for roses.

Sage

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Sage

Aromatic foliage and striking blue flower spikes make a showy addition to the herb or flower garden. Fresh or dried leaves add flavor to sausage, stuffing, salad and soup. Attractive in arrangements, fresh or dried. Can be grown indoors in winter.
 

Lemon Thyme

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Lemon Thyme

Variegated foliage has a sweet lemon scent. Excellent culinary herb used to flavor chicken, fish, pork, vegetable dishes or stuffings. Leaves make a flavorful tea. Good in potpourri and sachets. An attractive garden plant with pale pink flowers.

Broadleaf Sage

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Broadleaf Sage

Large, rounded gray-blue leaves are very aromatic with a spicy scent and flavor. Looks beautiful when planted in mass with other gray plants or beside bright flowering plants. Use fresh or dried leaves for cooking.

Peppermint

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Peppermint

Aromatic foliage has classic peppermint flavor. Excellent as a tea herb, in potpourri, as flavoring in iced tea, or used fresh in fruit compotes or salads. Mints are vigorous spreaders and should be contained; plant in containers sunk into the ground.

English Lavender

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English Lavender

Long spires of fragrant flowers and silvery leaves are wonderful dried for potpourri and herbal crafts. Lovely in the herb, butterfly or flower garden, especially with lamb's ear and sage. Blooms later than most lavenders and is more disease resistant.

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Roger L.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
6 - 9
Plants: 

Lavender Cotton

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Lavender Cotton

Fringed Lavender (French Lavender)

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Fringed Lavender, French Lavender

Fragrant flowers and leaves, beautiful in herb gardens and excellent in containers. Attracts butterflies. Dried flowers and leaves are prized for potpourri, scented oils and crafts. Winters well in containers indoors, blooms year-round in mild climates.

Siberian Wallflower

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Siberian Wallflower

Dainty, four-petaled flowers are borne in clusters on long stems. Narrow, gray-green foliage is attractive and evergreen in warmer climates. An excellent choice for rock gardens, perennial borders and walls.

Blue Fescue

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Blue Fescue

Outstanding in perennial or rock gardens, in mixed landscape plantings or as a small-scale ground cover. Good companion plant for Sedum ムAutumn Joy' or hardy geraniums. Remove faded flowers to promote foliage growth. Tolerant of dry, poor soil.

Dusty Miller

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Dusty Miller

Highly divided silvery gray foliage has an antlerlike or coral-like appearance. Dusty Miller provides an excellent foil to most annuals and is a great choice to add contrast to beds, containers or baskets.

Mexican Bush Sage

Mexican Bush Sage

Graceful 10" spikes of long-lasting, fragrant blue-purple flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. Outstanding in cut arrangements, fresh or dried. Complements many perennials including yarrow, coreopsis, rudbeckia and grasses.

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Holden P.'s collection

Plant type: 
bulb
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
3 - 8
Plants: 

Tulip

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Tulip

Striking flowers brighten the spring garden. Gorgeous in mass plantings or as a spring accent in the border. Cut a bunch for a lovely bouquet or use for indoor seasonal color. Plant forced tulips outside after danger of frost has passed for rebloom next spring. 

Azalea

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Azalea

Flowering, broad-leaved shrub produces masses of spectacular flower clusters. Glossy foliage is evergreen. Beautiful at woodland's edge or as a specimen. Growth becomes more open in deeper shade. Prune in spring after flowering. Prefers rich, acid (sour) soil.

Common Snowball Bush

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Common Snowball Bush

This upright, deciduous flowering shrub bears arching branches thick with glossy leaves. Early season flowers yield vibrant, opaque berries. An excellent landscape plant for hedging, screening, and foundation. Prefers well-drained soil.

Lamb's Ear

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Lamb's Ear

Wonderful felted leaves, lovely as a ground cover or accent plant. Ideal for contrast with vibrant colors, for use in an all-white theme garden or to help unify and blend plants with different colors in a perennial garden. Lilac flowers on bold stalks.

Boxwood

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Boxwood

Broad-leaved evergreen shrub. Dense, compact form with dark green, glossy foliage. Medium- to slow-growing. Can grow to 15' (4.6 m) tall and up to 15' (4.6 m) wide if not pruned. Prune regularly to maintain size and shape. Uses: accent, border, foundation, mass planting.

Western Mugwort

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Western Mugwort

Beautiful broad-leaved foliage, cool accent for perennial, fragrance or herb gardens. Attractive with flowering plants in shades of blue, pink and red. Cut the aromatic leaves for fresh or dried arrangements or crafts. Thin plants in spring to control spread.

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