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Be aware of the hardiness zone of your area before you decide to buy plants. Some plants might not survive over winter!

Ireland lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8-9. It enjoys mild weather throughout the year and does not have the extreme temperatures that other countries would have at similar latitude. Summers are not too hot and winters are not too cold.

If you know your hardiness zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Carpet Bugle)

Fast growing, Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous perennial prized for its rich blue flowers and contrasting bronze-tinged leaves, which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes. Ajuga reptans is valued as a wonderful spreader making a colorful groundcover, which will thrive in shady areas where grass has difficulty growing.

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Carpet Bugle)

Noted for its wonderful tricolored foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Carpet Bugle) is a popular low-growing perennial prized for its short spikes of pretty blue flowers and contrasting creamy-white, rose-burgundy, and dark green foliage. Spreading more slowly than many other varieties, 'Burgundy Glow' will form over time a thick mat of attractive, lustrous rosettes.

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Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Carpet Bugle)

Award-winning Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Carpet Bugle) is an evergreen perennial prized for its large, glossy purplish-bronze leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm), which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes.

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Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Carpet Bugle)

Noted for its extremely dwarf habit and chocolate foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' (Carpet Bugle) is a ground-hugging perennial prized for its bluish-purple flower spikes on display in mid to late spring. The blossoms rise slightly above the foliage of tiny, glossy, oval leaves which are chocolate with burgundy highlights.

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Ajuga reptans (Carpet Bugle)

Valued as a wonderful spreader making colorful groundcovers with its dense, attractive leaf rosettes, Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) is a quick mat-forming grower which will thrive in shady areas where grass won't grow

Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine)

Vigorously spreading, Akebia quinata (Chocolate Vine) is a dainty semi-evergreen, twining, woody vine with dangling racemes of small, wine-red flowers with a spicy, chocolate fragrance in spring. The blooms stand out against the bright green foliage of elliptic leaflets which becomes purple flushed in cold weather.

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Albizia julibrissin f. rosea (Silk Tree)

Fast growing, award-winning Albizia julibrissin f. rosea (Silk Tree) is a small to medium sized, deciduous tree with a flat-topped, spreading canopy of large, fern-like bipinnate, green leaves. Sensitive, the leaflets fold when touched and at night. Fluffy rose-pink, powder puff flowerheads, with prominent stamens, open in early summer and cover the tree until mid-summer.

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Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Blacknight' (Hollyhock) is a robust perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of funnel-shaped, deep black-purple, single flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a bright buttery-yellow throat. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Fiesta Time' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, cerise pink, fringed flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Halo Blush' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Halo Blush' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of large, funnel-shaped, white, single flowers, adorned with a bright fuchsia-red halo and yellow throat. Blooming from early to midsummer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Halo Cerise' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of large, funnel-shaped, cerise pink, single flowers, adorned with a rich purple halo. Blooming from early to midsummer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Mars Magic' (Hollyhock) is a robust perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of funnel-shaped, brilliant red, single flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a bright buttery-yellow throat. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Queeny Purple' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Queeny Purple' (Hollyhock) is an annual which produces sturdy spikes of large, frilly edged, purple flowers, resembling powder puffs. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this award-winning hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

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Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose' (Hollyhock)

Providing architectural height to borders, Alcea rosea 'Radiant Rose' (Hollyhock) is a robust perennial which produces tall, sturdy spikes of funnel-shaped, brilliant rosy-pink, single flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with a bright buttery-yellow throat. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up.

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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Carmine Rose' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Carmine Rose' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, brilliant rosy-red flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Lilac' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Lilac' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, lilac, fringed flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this hollyhock cultivar is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Pink' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Pink' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, soft pink flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Purple' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Purple' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, rich purple flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

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Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities White' (Hollyhock)

Noted for its shorter stature, Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities White' (Hollyhock) is a short-lived perennial which produces sturdy spikes of large, double, pristine white flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the striking flowers are arranged all round the spike and bloom from the bottom up. An old garden favorite, this hollyhock is perfect for the sunny border or containers. Great for small gardens too!

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Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle)

A bestseller that should be in most gardens, Alchemilla mollis provides a lovely finish to a border or a path edge and blends beautifully with most plants.

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Allium 'Ambassador' (Ornamental Onion)

Award-winner Allium 'Ambassador' is one of the tallest and most architectural onions with its large globe-shaped inflorescence, 8 in. across (20 cm), densely packed with hundreds of small, star-shaped purple flowers. Blooming for up to 5 weeks in late spring to early summer, this spectacular Allium enjoys one of the longest blooming season.

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Allium 'Firmament' (Ornamental Onion)

Regarded by some as one of the very best, Allium 'Firmament' is a rather unusual Allium. Instead of having round flowerheads, it is only two-thirds of the sphere, about 4-5 in. wide (10-12 cm). It is packed with star-shaped, dark silvery purple flowers, each flower being comprised of dark purple florets adorned with shimmering silver anthers.

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Allium 'Gladiator' (Ornamental Onion)

One of the tallest and most architectural onions with its inflorescence consisting of dozens of small star-shaped reddish-purple flowers forming a 6 inches across (15 cm) globe-shaped cluster

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Allium 'Globemaster' (Ornamental Onion)

Boasting of of the biggest flower heads, multiple award-winner Allium 'Globemaster' is a striking ornamental onion with its inflorescence consisting of dozens of small star-shaped violet flowers forming a 10 inch wide (25 cm) globe-shaped cluster!

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