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Erysimum / Wallflowers

Erysimum ‘Precious Gold’ – A Proven Winners selection with very fragrant, intense golden-yellow blooms (much brighter than ‘Lemon Zest’) borne from spring into summer. ‘Precious Gold’ readily self-seeds and may be grown as an annual in areas where it’s not … Continue reading

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English Daisies / Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis ‘Strawberries and Cream’ – This English daisy bears button-like soft pink blooms with a deeper rose center (mid spring to early summer), accented by a yellow eye. As with all Bellis perennis, these perform well in regions with … Continue reading

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Ornamental Plants that Attract Mason Bees

Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’ – A vigorous evergreen perennial (at least here on the coast) with a heavy flush of rosy-purple flowers in early spring, blooming sporadically until September – these are held over deep green leaves with a silver stripe … Continue reading

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Rudbeckia hirta / Gloriosa Daisies

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Autumn Colors’ – The bicolour petals of this large-flowering variety come in a full range of autumn tones; including orange, bronze-red, gold and yellow. This mid-height (2′ tall) hybrid works well to flesh-out tired perennial beds and like … Continue reading

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