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Heuchera & Heucherella

Heuchera ‘Carnival Watermelon’ – A villosa hybrid which is part of the Carnival Series, this cultivar bears large bronze to cherry-pink leaves with a contrasting silver overlay. This 2014 introduction may shift a bit towards green by midsummer, but spring flush … Continue reading

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Hemerocallis IV / Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Buffy’s Doll’ (Williamson 1969) – A repeat-blooming daylily which starts flowering midseason and features buff pink blooms with a rosy-purple eyezone and a bright yellow throat. The 3-inch wide flowers are nicely contrasted by the mid green grass-like foliage. Repeat … Continue reading

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Lupines II / Lupinus

Lupinus x russellii ‘The Chatelaine’ – One of the Band of Nobles Series, this RHS Award of Garden Merit winner bears bicolor blooms of pink and white, usually from June to July. They will thrive in part to full sun with … Continue reading

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Purple-Flowered Perennials V

Penstemon x gloxinioides ‘Midnight’ (syn. ‘Russian River’) – The stately spires of this long-blooming Penstemon are borne from late spring through to early fall with deadheading. The deep purple tubular flowers are accented with some darker purple and white in the … Continue reading

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Spring-Flowering Perennials

Veronica austriaca VENICE BLUE (syn. ‘Florverblue’) – An upright Speedwell with rich blue flowers accented with a white eye, held on short upright stakes. This heat tolerant perennial blooms in spring and tolerates part to full sun exposures. The deep green … Continue reading

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Sempervivum III / Hens & Chicks

Senpervivum ‘Glowing Embers’ (Ed Skrocki 1973) –  This Hen & Chick cultivar has bronze (reddish-orange) foliage all winter long with green new growth in the center during spring. The tips of the leaflets are often highlighted in red and the plants … Continue reading

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Hosta XI / Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Chantilly Lace’ (Lachman 1988) – This cross of ‘Calypso’ and ‘Halcyon’ features blue-green leaves with pale yellow margins that fade to a creamy-white. The foliage is tapered and lightly veined, eventually forming a dense crown. White flowers are borne on … Continue reading

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