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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag) is an attractive herbaceous perennial forming a tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped leaves adorned with creamy-white and green stripes. Often displaying a nice pink tinge in cold weather, the foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised.

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial forming an attractive tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped, golden-yellow leaves adorned with olive green stripes. The foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised and evergreen in mild winter areas.

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Adiantum aleuticum (Maidenhair Fern)

Incredibly attractive, Adiantum aleuticum (Maidenhair Fern) is a deciduous or semi-evergreen, perennial fern with graceful, bright green fronds which open like the fingers of a hand atop upright, shiny, purple-black wiry stems. Each finger is further divided into a series of triangular segments (pinnules).

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Adiantum venustum (Himalayan Maidenhair)

Incredibly attractive, Adiantum venustum (Himalayan Maidenhair) is a deciduous fern, almost evergreen in mild areas, with broadly triangular fronds composed of many small fan-shaped segments. Emerging in late winter to early spring, the new fronds display a charming salmon flush before maturing to fresh spring green.

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Angelica archangelica (Angelica)

Well-known as a decoration for puddings and cakes, Angelica archangelica is a tall, aromatic, perennial herb with attractive, rounded umbels, up to 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), of white or greenish tiny flowers in early summer.

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Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry)

Noted for its attractive glossy red berries and excellent red fall foliage color, Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry) is a deciduous shrub adding multi-season beauty to the garden.

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Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Noted for its showy black berries and excellent purple-red foliage color, Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) is a very adaptable, spreading, deciduous shrub which adds multi-season beauty to the garden.

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Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)

Resembling the delicate Astilbe, Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard) is a great looking perennial with highly attractive feathery plumes of creamy-white tiny starry flowers which rise well above its dark green foliage

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Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) is an erect, clump-forming perennial prized for its brilliant clusters of fragrant, lilac-pink flowers, which bloom continuously for weeks from mid to late summer. Sitting atop upright branching stems, clad with stiff, lance-shaped, taper-pointed leaves, the colorful umbels give way to attractive seed pods in the fall, which persist into winter.

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Astilbe 'Amethyst' (Arendsii Hybrid)

Admired for its graceful, lilac-purple flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deep green foliage, Astilbe 'Amethyst' (Astilbe x arendsii) is an eye-catching cultivar that sizzles in the sun and glows in shade

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Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (Arendsii Hybrid)

A reliable and tall Astilbe variety, Astilbe 'Bressingham Beauty' (Astilbe x arendsii) features graceful, arching plumes of salmon-pink flowers rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deep green foliage

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Astilbe 'Bridal Veil' (Arendsii Hybrid)

Reliable and free flowering, Astilbe 'Bridal Veil' (Astilbe arendsii) features luminous, dense, pyramidal shaped, ivory white flower plumes which stand out in the night garden

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Astilbe 'Country and Western'

Very floriferous, Astilbe 'Country and Western' features large, fluffy plumes of luminous, salmon pink flowers which stand out and brighten up a shady spot in the garden. Profuse, they rise gracefully in early - mid summer above an attractive mound of fern-like deep green, glossy foliage.

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Astilbe 'Darwin's Dream' (Arendsii Hybrid)

A useful early flowering Astilbe variety with a low growing habit, Astilbe 'Darwin's Dream' (Astilbe x arendsii) features graceful, dense, deep pink flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deep green foliage

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Astilbe 'Delft Lace'

Standing out, Astilbe 'Delft Lace' features very long, apricot pink flower plumes borne on upright and sturdy bright red stems.

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Astilbe 'Deutschland' (Japonica Hybrid)

An excellent Astilbe variety which should be grown in all gardens, Astilbe 'Deutschland' (Astilbe japonica) features masses of luminous, pure white, pyramidal shaped flower plumes which stand out in the night garden.

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Astilbe 'Diamond' (Arendsii Hybrid)

A very good garden plant with many flowers held on strong stems, Astilbe 'Diamond' or 'Diamant' (Astilbe x arendsii) features graceful, long, slender, pure white flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deep green foliage. Glowing in the shade, each plume consists of hundreds of densely packed tiny flowers, each opening in succession, providing a long season of bloom.

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Astilbe 'Europa' (Japonica Hybrid)

One of the first Astilbes to flower, Astilbe 'Europa' (Astilbe japonica) features luminous, dense, pyramidal shaped, soft pink flower plumes which stand out in the night garden.

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Astilbe 'Fanal' (Arendsii Hybrid)

With the darkest red flowers of all Astilbes, award-winning Astilbe 'Fanal' (Astilbe x arendsii) is a top choice with its full, narrow, dark crimson red plumes elegantly rising atop an attractive bronze foliage

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Astilbe 'Granat' (Arendsii Hybrid)

A very popular tall cultivar, Astilbe 'Granat' is an eye-catching cultivar that sizzles in the sun and glows in the shade.

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Astilbe 'Hip Hop'

Very floriferous, Astilbe 'Hip Hop' features unique plumes of luminous, light pink flowers dotted with contrasting hot pink stamens which stand out and brighten up a shady spot in the garden.

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Astilbe 'Hyacinth' (Arendsii Hybrid)

A popular Astilbe variety with sturdy stems and abundant flowers, Astilbe 'Hyacinth' or 'Hyazinth' (Astilbe x arendsii) features graceful, lavender-pink flower plumes rising elegantly above fern-like mounds of deep green foliage

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Astilbe 'Jump and Jive'

Free-flowering, Astilbe 'Jump and Jive' features luminous, dense, magenta-pink flower plumes which stand out and brighten up a shady spot in the garden.

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Astilbe 'Montgomery' (Japonica Hybrid)

Standing out, Astilbe 'Montgomery' (Astilbe japonica) features dense, dark magenta red flower plumes borne on upright, dark red stems. Quite showy, they rise gracefully in early to midsummer above an attractive mound of fern-like deep green, glossy foliage, which emerges bronze-red in spring.

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