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Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' (Laceleaf Japanese Maple)

Noted for its persistent leaf color throughout the entire growing season, award-winning Acer palmatum 'Crimson Queen' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub of outstanding interest.

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Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Laceleaf Japanese Maple)

Noted for its reliability and distinctive foliage color, Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' is a slow-growing deciduous shrub with an elegant, broad, arching habit and nicely contorted branches.

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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (Giant Hyssop)

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a top pick for gardeners! Its long flowering season, showy flower spikes, licorice-scented foliage, low maintenance, and deer tolerance are seductive reasons

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Agastache (Hyssop)

A wonderful perennial that adds color and a spiky texture to your garden! Agastache are beautiful, aromatic herbaceous perennials, rich of many qualities: broad color palette, lovely vertical lines, abundant blooms, drought and heat tolerance, great versatility

Agaves

Native to the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America, Agaves are evergreen succulents with handsome rosettes of usually thick, rigid, fleshy leaves with marginal teeth and often a sharp terminal spine. They exist in a wide range of sizes, colors and offer an amazing array of leaf shapes.

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Carpet Bugle)

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Carpet Bugle) is a creeping perennial prized for its short spikes of fragrant, deep blue flowers and very glossy, near-black, scalloped leaves. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the flowers rise above the contrasting, spreading rosettes formed by the leaves, putting on an eye-catching display.

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Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin' (Carpet Bugle)

Fast growing, Ajuga reptans 'Blueberry Muffin' (Carpet Bugle) is a vigorous evergreen perennial prized for its blueberry-blue flowers and thick leaves, which quickly form a dense mat of attractive rosettes. Emerging with a bronze flush in mid-spring, the small but weather resistant, green leaves contrast nicely with the lavender-blue flower spikes

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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 '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 (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

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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Aloe polyphylla (Spiral Aloe)

Absolutely fascinating, Aloe polyphylla (Spiral Aloe) is a compact evergreen succulent valued for its foliage arranged in a perfect spiral pattern. The fleshy gray-green leaves form a tight rosette that becomes a beautiful spiral, either clockwise or counterclockwise, as the plant ages. A plant can count up to 150 leaves geometrically arranged in 5 ranks.

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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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Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C Buxton' (Golden Marguerite)

A prolific plant for a sunny border, Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C.Buxton' is a vigorous perennial that will light up your garden throughout summer and sometimes into fall with its abundant blooms of pale, yellow, single daisy-like flowers atop a fragrant lacy foliage

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Anthemis tinctoria 'Kelwayii' (Golden Marguerite)

A prolific plant for a sunny border, 'Kelwayi' is a vigorous perennial that will add long-lasting color and contrast to the summer perennial border.

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Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' (Golden Marguerite)

Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' creates knee-high mounds of finely divided, aromatic foliage, with masses of pale yellow daisy-like flowers with a mission to flower profusely throughout summer and sometimes into fall.

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Anthemis tinctoria (Golden Marguerite)

Eye-catching, Anthemis tinctoria is a vigorous perennial that will light up your garden throughout summer with its abundant blooms of shining golden yellow flowers atop a fragrant lacy foliage.

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)

Extremely winter hardy, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry) is a slow-growing, creeping, evergreen shrub with trailing red stems studded with small, leathery, shiny, obovate, dark green leaves, up to 1 in. long (2.5 cm). The foliage turns red or purplish in winter before becoming green again in spring. Pretty clusters of lantern-shaped, white-to-pink flowers hang gracefully from the short red stems in mid to late spring.

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Asarum europaeum (European Wild Ginger)

Asarum europaeum (European Wild Ginger) is a slowly spreading ground cover that is primarily grown for its glossy, leathery, heart-shaped, dark green leaves (to 3 in across - 7 cm) which remain evergreen in mild winters.

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Aubrieta deltoidea (Rock Cress)

Vigorous and eye-catching, Aubrieta deltoidea (Rock Cress) is a mat forming, semi-evergreen perennial plant which produces delightful vivid purple-red flowers in mid-late spring to early summer. The blossoms are so abundant that they almost completely cover the gray-green foliage below, creating a striking scenery.

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Aurinia saxatilis (Basket-of-Gold)

A fabulous little plant that should not be overlooked! Basket-of-Gold (Aurinia saxatilis syn. Alyssum saxatile) is an enchanting low-growing, evergreen perennial that will charm your garden with its masses of shining, golden-yellow flowers on display for 4 to 6 weeks in spring and contrasting splendidly with its gray-green foliage.

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Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse' (False Indigo)

Noted for its unique flowers, Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse' is an upright perennial bearing a profusion of oversized flowers held well above the foliage. Emerging pale lemon over cream, the blossoms gradually turn cream, then pale lilac and ultimately purple-blue, producing a unique multicolor effect.

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Baptisia 'Midnight' (False Indigo)

Noted for its long blooming season, Baptisia 'Midnight' is an upright perennial bearing a profusion of extremely long inflorescences, 24 in. (60 cm), bearing deep blue-violet flowers. Unlike most False Indigos, this plant enjoys two bloom cycles within its blooming season.

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Baptisia 'Solar Flare' (False Indigo)

Interestingly, the blooms gradually take an orange to violet cast as they mature, producing a unique bicolored inflorescence.

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