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DRACENA

Dracaena is a  popular houseplant that tolerates a wide variety of growing conditions. It is grown primarily for the upright, with strap like foliage that is either green or variegated. Occasionally the plants set clusters of small, fragrant, white blossoms (but rarely indoors). The small, bushy form of young plants suits mantels, tabletops, and desks. …

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SCAEVOLA

Also called fan flower, the abundant blooms of Scaevola are borne along fleshy deep green stems. This Australian native is heat- and drought-tolerant so it’s a good plant to endure in the heat of the summer. The trailing and cascading habit makes them a natural choice for mixed containers and hanging baskets.

FUCHSIA

Few flowers offer such an interesting form and variety of hues as the fuchsia. The unique blossoms resemble layered swirling, brightly colored skirts. These plants can bloom throughout the growing season and have the added benefit of attracting hummingbirds. Plant them in a hanging basket near a garden bench to attract the birds.

SPIDER PLANT ‘Airplane Plant’

A vintage favorite in the houseplant world, spider plant has been enjoyed in Victorian parlors as much as in studio lofts a century later. They’re super-easy to grow, tolerate all levels of light, and they don’t mind if you miss a weekly watering. Spider plant, also called airplane plant, grows well in containers or hanging …

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ASPIDISTRA ‘Cast Iron’

Shade tolerant and totally adaptable, Aspidistra offers abundant groundcover and grows well when planted under trees that cast shade. Basically, this plant is your solution to adding color back to your shaded areas. It’s thick, deep green foliage provides depth when added to flower gardens or grown indoors.

AJUGA

Ajuga has a deep colored foliage that makes a beautiful groundcover. The foliage is generally crinkled and very glossy as well. However, if you think this is just a foliage plant, you would get quite the surprise as spring eases into summer. Then, ajuga is covered in little spikes of bright blue, purple, pink or …

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DIGITALIS

Digitalis plants are a classic of the cottage garden. Flowers range in colors from creamy yellow, pink, rose to maroon. The tall flower spikes with charming tubular flowers of Foxglove add both height and vertical accent to your garden without staking. Perennial Digitalis blooms attract hummingbirds and bees and an added bonus, the deer do …

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SEDUM

A diverse group of plants, sedums come in a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes. They often can tolerate very dry conditions, thanks to their succulent leaves and stems. With so many species and varieties available, sedums can be found in bloom three seasons a year. There are two main types of sedums: creeping or …

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IBERIS

Iberis is an evergreen perennial that produces clusters of white blooms. This plant forms such a compact foliage, therefore it works well at the front of a border. Iberis is also extremely drought-tolerant. This makes it suitable for rock gardens or very dry areas of the garden. Add this to any garden bed and enjoy …

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HELICHRYSUM

          Helichrysum ‘Licorice’ is great for hot, sunny environments. This licorice plant will blow you away with its amazingly soft, densely-felted foliage which brings tons of texture and interest to any are where it is planted. Helichrysum does great plant in containers as a spiller, but also works great as a …

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