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Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, And Idaho

Selecting plants suited to the Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, and Idaho climate is a key step to success.

A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.

Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, and Idaho belong to Climate Zones 1 through 3. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant)

A North American native which forms a lovely rounded shrub with small, grayish green, aromatic, feathery leaves and tall racemes of tiny, bluish-purple flowers with gold anthers.

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Amsonia hubrichtii (Narrowleaf Bluestar)

Native to Arkansas, Amsonia hubrichtii (Narrowleaf Bluestar) is an erect, clump-forming perennial which provides 3 seasons of interest with its starry blue flowers in spring, its bright green summer foliage and its charming fall color.

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Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star)

Selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 Great Plants for American Gardens, Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star) is an exceptional perennial with early-season blue flowers, attractive summer foliage, a sturdy habit and golden fall color.

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Anchusa azurea (Italian Bugloss)

If you love true blue flowers, do not overlook Anchusa azurea (Italian Bugloss)! This pretty biennial or short-lived perennial forms loose clusters of tiny bright blue flowers, resembling those of forget-me-nots, on stems rising between 3-5 ft (90-150 cm) atop low clumps of large, deep green, hairy leaves.

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Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' (Japanese Anemone)

Following the incredibly popular, Anemone 'Wild Swan', Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' was born to enchant our gardens. It produces masses of slightly larger, semi-double flowers, opening tinged pink and fading to white with attractive lavender-blue bands on the reverse of their petals

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Anemone 'Wild Swan' (Japanese Anemone)

Enjoying an exceptionally long flowering season, 'Wild Swan' blooms continuously from late spring until frost as a result of its parentage which includes a few different early- and late-blooming Anemone varieties.

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Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades' (Grecian Windflower)

Award-winning Anemone blanda 'Blue Shade' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of bright colors in mid spring. Lovely mounds of large daisy-like flowers, about 2 inches wide (5cm), show off in shades of lilac-purple over a finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a carpet of flowers - all to the great pleasure of the onlooker!

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Anemone blanda 'Blue Star' (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda 'Blue Star' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of large, intense blue flowers, up to 2.5 in. across (6 cm). Blooming in mid spring, these daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks. They show off over the finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a terrific carpet of flowers. Ideal to plant in quantity along paths and borders, even under shade trees. For sheer spring joy, plant a few!

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Anemone blanda 'Pink Charmer' (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda 'Pink Charmer' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of charming, deep rosy-pink flowers adorned with a white ring around the stamens. Blooming in mid spring, these daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks. They show off over the finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a terrific carpet of flowers.

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Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' (Grecian Windflower)

Multiple award-winner, Anemone blanda 'White Splendour' is a very attractive tuberous perennial that provides drifts of pure white color in mid spring. Lovely mounds of large and luminous daisy-like flowers, about 2 inches wide (5cm), with a greenish-yellow center and pink-tinted backs, show off over a finely cut fernlike foliage and spread out to form a carpet of flowers.

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Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower)

Anemone blanda (Grecian Windflower) is a rewarding little plant that can easily provide a great deal of pleasure! Offering dabs of bright colors in mid spring, mounds of abundant daisy-like flowers show off in shades of white, blue and pink over a finely cut fernlike foliage. These daisies are a delight and seem to last for weeks. Ideal to plant in quantity along paths and borders, even under shade trees. For sheer spring joy, plant a few!

Anemone hupehensis 'Bressingham Glow' (Japanese Anemone)

Glowing in the late summer garden, Anemone hupehensis 'Bressingham Glow' produces an abundance of large, semi-double, deep rose pink flowers, with many rounded petals surrounding a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance' (Japanese Anemone)

Among the most beautiful Japanese anemones, award-winner Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance' produces masses of cup-shaped, rich carmine-pink flowers, 2-3 in. wide (5-7 cm), with five rounded tepals contrasting the yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis 'Pocahontas' (Japanese Anemone)

Compact and vigorous, Anemone hupehensis 'Pocahontas' is a double flowered Japanese Anemone which produces an abundance of gently cupped, double, bubblegum pink flowers adorned with a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' (Japanese Anemone)

Flowering earlier than most Japanese Anemones, Anemone hupehensis 'Praecox' produces an abundance of bowl-shaped, deep pink, silky flowers, 2 to 2.5 in. wide (5-6 cm), with rounded tepals surrounding a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich' (Japanese Anemone)

A compact variety of Japanese Anemone, with slightly shorter flower stalks, 'Prinz Heinrich' produces an abundance of large, semi-double, deep rose pink flowers, with 10-15 narrow overlapping tepals surrounding a central tuft of golden-yellow stamens.

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Anemone hupehensis var Japonica 'Pamina' (Japanese Anemone)

A lovely sight in the late summer or fall garden, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina' is a star performer featuring masses of double, deep rose, cup-shaped flowers forming lovely rosettes around a ring of golden stamens

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Anemone hupehensis var Japonica 'Splendens' (Japanese Anemone)

Grabing the attention in the late summer or fall garden, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Splendens' is a great performer featuring masses of single, saucer-shaped, deep pink flowers adorned with a ring of golden stamens.

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Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' (Wood Anemone)

A treasure in the spring garden, award-winning Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana' (Wood Anemone) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial producing masses of star-shaped, single, pale lavender blue flowers, up to 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), adorned with dove-gray on their reverse, and a ring of prominent golden stamens.

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Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' (Wood Anemone)

Resembling a perfect powder puff, award-winning Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' (Wood Anemone) is an herbaceous perennial producing a profusion of single, pure white flowers with 6-7 petals surrounding a cute dome-shaped center packed with narrow staminodes.

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Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone)

Vigorous, Anemone nemorosa (Wood Anemone) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial producing masses of star-shaped, single, white poppy-like flowers, 1-1.5 in. wide (2-4 cm), sometimes flushed pink or purple on their reverse, and with a ring of prominent golden stamens.

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Anemone sylvestris 'Madonna' (Snowdrop Anemone)

A charming late spring or early summer bloomer, Anemone sylvestris 'Madonna' (Snowdrop Anemone) is an ideal groundcover for partially shaded areas. Fragrant, extra large, cup-shaped, pure white flowers, adorned with a ring of prominent golden stamens, are borne singly on slender stems above the lush, finely cut, dark green foliage.

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Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop Anemone)

A charming late spring or early summer bloomer, Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop Anemone) is an ideal groundcover for partially shaded areas. Fragrant, cup-shaped, pure white flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), with a ring of prominent golden stamens, are borne singly on bare stems above a deeply, finely cut, dark green foliage

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Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima' (Japanese Anemone)

Highly robust and vigorous, Anemone x hybrida 'Robustissima' is a sensational Japanese Anemone with single, soft pink cup-shaped blossoms borne on reddish stems

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