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Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood)

Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood), is a perennial sub-shrub typically grown for its magnificent and strongly aromatic, ferny, light green foliage. Perfect for hot and dry sites.

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Bergenia Abendglocken

Bergenia 'Abendglocken' or 'Evening Bells' is a clump-forming evergreen perennial noted for its outstanding large-leaved foliage that turns brilliant burgundy during the winter.

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Bergenia ciliata (Fringed Bergenia)

Native to the Himalayas, Bergenia ciliata (Fringed Bergenia) is a large-leaved, slow-growing, clump-forming perennial. Born on stout stems in early spring, erect clusters of pale pink flowers with rose-pink calyces rise above attractive rosettes of thick, leathery, finely-toothed, fresh green leaves.

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Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)

Low-growing and compact, Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama) is a densely tufted, warm season, ornamental grass noted for its intriguing inflorescences resembling tiny brushes. Suspended horizontally from only one side of the flowering stems, the flowers are red tinted at first before they bleach to a straw color.

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Colchicum 'The Giant' (Autumn Crocus)

One of the tallest and most free-flowering of the Colchicums, The Giant' is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 10 funnel-shaped, extra-large, lavender-pink flowers with a delicate white throat.

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Colchicum 'Waterlily' (Meadow Saffron)

Perfect for adding a burst of color to the fall garden, Colchicum 'Waterlily' is one of the showiest of the Autumn Crocuses. This double-flowered variety bears big flowers, 3 in. long (8 cm), with silky lilac-pink flowers consisting of more than 20 petals.

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Colchicum agrippinum (Autumn Crocus)

Award-winning Colchicum agrippinum is an early fall-blooming Colchicum which bears crocus-shaped, checkered flowers, 5 in. long (12 cm), with purple-pink checks.

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Colchicum autumnale 'Nancy Lindsay' (Meadow Saffron)

Vigorous, award-winning Colchicum autumnale 'Nancy Lindsay' is a small cormous perennial which features large, slender, deep mauve-pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), on conspicuous dark purple stems.

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Colchicum byzantinum (Meadow Saffron)

Award-winning Colchicum byzantinum is an early fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 20 small, funnel-shaped, soft lilac flowers, 4-6 in. long (10-15 cm), with a prominent central white stripe.

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Colchicum cilicicum (Autumn Crocus)

Native to southeast Turkey to Syria, Colchicum cilicicum is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 25 small, funnel-shaped, rose-purple flowers borne on short stems.

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Colchicum speciosum 'Album' (Colchicum)

Regarded as one of the very best large-flowered colchicums, award-winning Colchicum speciosum 'Album' bears large, goblet-shaped, pristine white flowers.

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Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' (Colchicum)

Award-winning Colchicum speciosum 'Atrorubens' is a fall-blooming Colchicum which bears large goblet-shaped, amethyst-purple flowers with a luminous white throat.

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Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Harry Lauder's Walking Stick)

Noted for its beautifully contorted and twisted branches, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Harry Lauder's Walking Stick) is a deciduous shrub of great beauty. In late winter and early spring, long, pendent, golden-yellow catkins dangle like Christmas decorations from the lively, brown-barked shoots that curl and spiral in all directions.

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Cuphea llavea (Bat-Faced Cuphea)

Noted for its unique flower shape, Cuphea llavea (Bat-Faced Cuphea) is a fast growing, densely branched, evergreen sub-shrub boasting masses of tubular flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), adorned with a pair of red ear-like petals and a purple calyx. They are said to resemble the face of a bat, hence the common name.

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Dymondia margaretae (Silver Carpet)

Native to the coastal plains of South Africa, Dymondia margaretae (Silver Carpet) is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial forming a dense silvery-green mat over time and choking out virtually all weeds. Growing no more than 1-3 in. tall (2-7 cm), its tiny and narrow, gray-green leaves curl slightly, exposing the white underside of the leaves and conferring a variegated look.

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Galanthus 'Atkinsii' (Snowdrop)

Very early and vigorous, award-winning Galanthus 'Atkinsii' is a distinctive and great garden Snowdrop. It produces nodding white flowers with long and slender outer petals which nicely enclose inner petals bearing a prominent green heart-shaped mark at their tips.

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Galanthus 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' (Snowdrop)

Noted for its strong garden performance, Galanthus 'Lady Beatrix Stanley' produces fully double, nodding white flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), with small green teardrops at the tips of their inner petals. Forming a tightly packed rosette, the long, narrow outer petals nicely enclose the wider inner petals which resemble many layered petticoats.

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Galanthus 'Magnet' (Snowdrop)

Noted for its vigor, health and beauty, Galanthus 'Magnet' is still incredibly popular a century after its introduction. Borne on slender, unusually long, arching pedicels, large, nodding white flowers swing gracefully in the wind in late winter - early spring. Their outer petals are twice as long as their inner petals which display conspicuous, v-shaped, green markings at their tips.

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Galanthus 'Primrose Warburg' (Snowdrop)

Glowing in the late winter garden, Galanthus 'Primrose Warburg' is a lovely yellow snowdrop cultivar. Its nodding white flowers feature a large golden-yellow ovary atop the white wing-like petals. The smaller inner petals are attractively adorned with a conspicuous lime-yellow marking (rather than green).

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Galanthus 'S. Arnott' (Snowdrop)

Tall and sturdy, Galanthus 'S. Arnott' is a favorite of many gardeners with its beautifully rounded blooms and delightful scent. It produces large, nodding white flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), with conspicuous, v-shaped, green markings at the tips of their inner petals.

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Galanthus 'Straffan' (Snowdrop)

One of the oldest Snowdrop cultivars (1858), Galanthus 'Straffan' is a real beauty and a great garden Snowdrop. A late flowering Snowdrop, it produces 2 flowering stems per bulb and therefore enjoys a much longer flowering season than others.

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Galanthus nivalis F. pleniflorus 'Flore Pleno' (Double Snowdrop)

Robust and incredibly attractive, Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno' is a double snowdrop, which produces dainty, nodding white flowers, 1 in. long (2.5 cm), delicately marked with a green spot at the apex of each petal.

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Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold' (Pleated Snowdrop)

One of the most popular yellow Snowdrop, Galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold' produces dainty, nodding white flowers with a brilliant lime-gold ovary which hangs from an arching, pale green pedicel. The inner petals are attractively adorned with a conspicuous long yellow marking.

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Galanthus reginae-olgae (Autumn Snowdrop)

The best known of the autumn-flowering snowdrops, award-winning Galanthus reginae-olgae resemble the popular Galanthus nivalis but blooms much earlier, sometimes in September, but more usually in October. Rich of a strong musky fragrance

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