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    Achillea filipendulina

    Yarrow Fernleaf Yarrow

    Very hardy, a lovely companion to penstamon & salvia

    Sunset Zones : 10, 6USDA Zones : 10a, 6aPlant Photo(s) :
    Author : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Buddleja davidii

    Butterfly Bush Orange Eye Butterfly Bush

    a lovely, fragrant addition to a butterfly or hummingbird garden, Buddleja comes in many colors from white, yellow, rose, lavenders, to a deep purple. Care must be given to avoid invasiveness, as this plant can reseed and create havoc in wild places if left unattended. Pruning after blooms die is a necessity to avoid this. The shrub itself has a weeping form, is semi-evergreen in milder zones, and can get 6'-12' tall by 4'-14' wide. Give it some elbow room! Likes good drainage, average soil, good circulation, and normal watering. They can be drought tolerant once established. Needs full direct sun. Deadhead old blooms for a continuous summer show.

    Sunset Zones : 10, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 5, 6USDA Zones : Plant Photo(s) :
    Author : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

    Black Knight Butterfly Bush Buddleia

    a lovely, fragrant addition to a butterfly or hummingbird garden, Buddleja comes in many colors from white, yellow, rose, lavenders, to a deep purple. Care must be given to avoid invasiveness, as this plant can reseed and create havoc in wild places if left unattended. Pruning after blooms die is a necessity to avoid this. The shrub itself has a weeping form, is semi-evergreen in milder zones, and can get 6'-12' tall by 4'-14' wide. Give it some elbow room! Likes good drainage, average soil, good circulation, and normal watering. They can be drought tolerant once established. Needs full direct sun. Deadhead old blooms for a continuous summer show.

    Sunset Zones : 10, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 5, 6USDA Zones : Plant Photo(s) :
    Author : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Truly a stunning addition to a garden! Canna x generalis species can liven up the dreariest heart with their tropical flair and stunning floral display. Related to the banana & the ginger plant, Canna have vibrant flowers soaring over wide colorful foliage. Can reach over 5 feet in height. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate filtered light during the latter part of the afternoon. Needs plenty of water, and good drainage. Needs protection from the harsher winters. Canna is an herbaceous perennial.

    Sunset Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11, 12, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Canna X generalis

    Canna Canna Lily

    Truly a stunning addition to a garden! Canna x generalis species can liven up the dreariest heart with their tropical flair and stunning floral display. Related to the banana & the ginger plant, Canna have vibrant flowers soaring over wide colorful foliage. Can reach over 5 feet in height. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate filtered light during the latter part of the afternoon. Needs plenty of water, and good drainage. Needs protection from the harsher winters. Canna is an herbaceous perennial.

    Sunset Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11, 12, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bPlant Photo(s) :
    Author : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Truly a stunning addition to a garden! Canna x generalis species can liven up the dreariest heart with their tropical flair and stunning floral display. Related to the banana & the ginger plant, Canna have vibrant flowers soaring over wide colorful foliage. Can reach over 5 feet in height. Prefers full sun, but will tolerate filtered light during the latter part of the afternoon. Needs plenty of water, and good drainage. Needs protection from the harsher winters. Canna is an herbaceous perennial.

    Sunset Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11, 12, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bPlant Photo(s) :
    Author : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    A strikingly handsome summer-blooming perennial corm. It is related to gladiolas & is a member of the iris family. Crocosmia needs good drainage to prevent bulb rot, and will thrive in rich, sandy loam. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some lighter shade, especially in the southern areas. Crocosmia will become quite drought tolerant after about a year's establishment, but a little summer watering and taking flowers stalks in for vases will ensure continuous bloom. Crocosmia will self-seed, and spreads rapidly, so care must be taken as to placement. Emily has larger-than-normal flowers, is a shorter plant than some of its breathren, and blooms about a week or so later than others.

    Sunset Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson'

    Montbretia George Davidson Montbretia

    A strikingly handsome summer-blooming perennial corm. It is related to gladiolas & is a member of the iris family. Crocosmia needs good drainage to prevent bulb rot, and will thrive in rich, sandy loam. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some lighter shade, especially in the southern areas. Crocosmia will become quite drought tolerant after about a year's establishment, but a little summer watering and taking flowers stalks in for vases will ensure continuous bloom. Crocosmia will self-seed, and spreads rapidly, so care must be taken as to placement. George is another smaller crocosmia, with an early bloom, and has a significant flower count, especially among the yellow crocosmias.

    Sunset Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    A strikingly handsome summer-blooming perennial corm. It is related to gladiolas & is a member of the iris family. Crocosmia needs good drainage to prevent bulb rot, and will thrive in rich, sandy loam. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some lighter shade, especially in the southern areas. Crocosmia will become quite drought tolerant after about a year's establishment, but a little summer watering and taking flowers stalks in for vases will ensure continuous bloom. Crocosmia will self-seed, and spreads rapidly, so care must be taken as to placement. Lucifer is taller than most other crocosmias, and provides striking architecture, especially when planted with smaller shrubs, like "Goldflame" spiraea. The vibrant red flowers are among the first of the crocosmias to show.

    Sunset Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    A strikingly handsome summer-blooming perennial corm. It is related to gladiolas & is a member of the iris family. Crocosmia needs good drainage to prevent bulb rot, and will thrive in rich, sandy loam. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some lighter shade, especially in the southern areas. Crocosmia will become quite drought tolerant after about a year's establishment, but a little summer watering and taking flowers stalks in for vases will ensure continuous bloom. Crocosmia will self-seed, and spreads rapidly, so care must be taken as to placement. The bright yellow flowers of Norwich Canary are very nice.

    Sunset Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    A strikingly handsome summer-blooming perennial corm. It is related to gladiolas & is a member of the iris family. Crocosmia needs good drainage to prevent bulb rot, and will thrive in rich, sandy loam. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some lighter shade, especially in the southern areas. Crocosmia will become quite drought tolerant after about a year's establishment, but a little summer watering and taking flowers stalks in for vases will ensure continuous bloom. Crocosmia will self-seed, and spreads rapidly, so care must be taken as to placement. Solfatare has rich, bronze swords, and a lush buttery yellow flower, a real show stopper!

    Sunset Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    A strikingly handsome summer-blooming perennial corm. It is related to gladiolas & is a member of the iris family. Crocosmia needs good drainage to prevent bulb rot, and will thrive in rich, sandy loam. It needs full sun, but will tolerate some lighter shade, especially in the southern areas. Crocosmia will become quite drought tolerant after about a year's establishment, but a little summer watering and taking flowers stalks in for vases will ensure continuous bloom. Crocosmia will self-seed, and spreads rapidly, so care must be taken as to placement.

    Sunset Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Cymbopogon flexuosus

    East Indian Lemongrass

    An all-purpose herb which must be grown as either an annual, or brought inside in the colder zones, as lemongrass will not survive any freeze. She will do wonderfully if grown in a large pot and brought inside during the winter months, as long as you divide her every two years. She is a vigorous grower, and will bust out of pots if left undivided. Lemongrass is both medicinal and culinary. Lemongrass needs full sun, warm conditions, and regular watering. She likes well-drained soil which is rich in humus and moist, not boggy. Lemongrass needs lots of elbow room, and can get 4' to 6' tall

    Sunset Zones : 12, 13, 16, 17, 23, 24USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Lavatera thuringiaca

    Tree Lavatera

    A lovely, if rather robust shrub, Tree Mallow can be very showy if one is careful in its' placement. Grows 3'-5' tall and wide. Needs full sun, and as much of it as possible, but will need regular watering throughout the warmer seasons. Nearly a constant bloomer, mine has consistently flowered from March till December.

    Sunset Zones : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Leucothoe fontanesiana

    Highland Doghobble

    What a delightful shrub! Evergreen and colorful with wonderfully luxurious drooping clusters of softly fragrant creamy white flowers in spring. The leaves sport cream, pink, green and bronze, and is lovely as a foreground piece amongst decidous trees, or other taller evergreens. It will need some light protection from the more brutal triple-digit heat of the Summer, else you will have some leaf scorch. Mine is thriving at the edge of my pond with late afternoon filtered light. Requires excellent drainage for best performance, but is also relatively shallow rooted, so check watering needs. Grows 5' tall by 6' wide. Needs regular watering. Prefers good air circulation. As an added bonus, this shrub is also deer resistant! Beauty and function in one graceful plant.

    Sunset Zones : 6, 7, 8USDA Zones : 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Truly a spectacular architectural plant for a perennial garden, Phormiums add splash, drama, and elegance to any landscaping with their arching, strappy leaves which fold and change directions midway up the blade. Phormiums have a clumping, compact habit, and can grow taller than the suggested height if they are happy. They normally stay around the 2' - 4' height. With care, they are long-lived. They need moderate watering, good drainage, and full sun to light shade. In the colder zones, they will need winter protection. They are hardy to around 15* F. Some cultivars will revert back to green, it is best to cut these rogue blades out of the plant. Older, established plants can flower a deep lovely red, and are quite attractive to hummingbirds. "Dark Delight" sports a shimmery, vivid reddish purple, and is relatively slow growing, and tidy. A real show stopper!

    Sunset Zones : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Phormium sp 'Jester'

    New Zealand Flax New Zealand Flax

    Truly a spectacular architectural plant for a perennial garden, Phormiums add splash, drama, and elegance to any landscaping with their arching, strappy leaves which fold and change directions midway up the blade. Phormiums have a clumping, compact habit, and can grow taller than the suggested height if they are happy. This group normally stays around the 1'-3' height. With care, they are long-lived. They need moderate watering, good drainage, and full sun to light shade. In the colder zones, they will need winter protection. They are hardy to around 15* F. This cultivar, a sport of "Yellow Wave", has a reputation of reverting back to green, and in order to keep the striking colors vibrant, it is best to cut these rogue blades out of the plant. Older, established plants can flower a deep lovely red, and are quite attractive to hummingbirds. "Jester" flaunts a rich pink leaf with an orange midrib and lime-green bands, and is relatively slow growing and tidy. A real show stopper!

    Sunset Zones : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Truly a spectacular architectural plant for a perennial garden, Phormiums add splash, drama, and elegance to any landscaping with their arching, strappy leaves which fold and change directions midway up the blade. These phormiums have a clumping, compact habit, and can grow taller than the suggested height if they are happy. The "Rainbow" cultivars normally stay around the 1'-3' height. With care, they are long-lived. They need moderate watering, good drainage, and full sun to light shade. In the colder zones, they will need winter protection. They are hardy to around 15* F. Some cultivars will revert back to green, it is best to cut these rogue blades out of the plant. Older, established plants can flower a deep lovely red, and are quite attractive to hummingbirds. "Rainbow Warrior" has been the parent cultivar for some of the more colorful sports available, with it's apricot pink to rose-red blades finely edged with green. This cultivar line is most prone to sunburn, so take care in placement. A real show stopper!

    Sunset Zones : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Phormium tenax var. atropurpurea

    Purple New Zealand Flax

    Truly a spectacular architectural plant for a perennial garden, Phormiums add splash, drama, and elegance to any landscaping with their arching, strappy leaves which fold and change directions midway up the blade. This group of atropurpurea Phormiums has a clumping habit, and can grow taller than the suggested height- up to 8' tall with 3"-4" wide blades!- if they are happy. With care, they are long-lived. They need moderate watering, good drainage, and full sun to light shade. In the colder zones, they will need winter protection, but these are a bit hardier than the hybrids. They are hardy to around 10* F. Some cultivars will revert back to green, it is best to cut these rogue blades out of the plant. Older, established plants can flower a deep lovely red, and are quite attractive to hummingbirds. Nice dark purple color is a wonderful anchor piece for a perennial garden.

    Sunset Zones : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -
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    Truly a spectacular architectural plant for a perennial garden, Phormiums add splash, drama, and elegance to any landscaping with their arching, strappy leaves which fold and change directions midway up the blade. These hybrid phormiums have a clumping, compact habit, and can grow taller than the suggested height if they are happy. They normally stay around the 2' - 4' height. With care, they are long-lived. They need moderate watering, good drainage, and full sun to light shade. In the colder zones, they will need winter protection. They are hardy to around 15*-20* F. Some cultivars will revert back to green, it is best to cut these rogue blades out of the plant. Older, established plants can flower a deep lovely red, and are quite attractive to hummingbirds. "Platt's Black" sports one of the darker leaf straps, a very dark brown almost black in color, and is very slow growing, and tidy. A real show stopper!

    Sunset Zones : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 6, 7, 8, 9USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bAuthor : KatWolfdancer, -, - -