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Showy bright orange flowers and dark green narrow leaves make Butterfly Weed a standout. It grows best in full sun, 18-36” tall, blooms early to mid-summer, and is drought and clay tolerant.
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Joe Pye Weed
A giant specimen for your garden, Joe Pye Weed grows 4-8’, with loads of mauve-pink blooms late summer through fall. It prefers full sun and moist soil but is drought tolerant once established.
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This exotic-looking flower comes in many colors like blue, white, yellow and pink, and spreads quickly when in the right spot. Growing 9-36”, it prefers full sun or part shade, moist soil, and blooms in spring.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Black Eyed Susan
This garden staple is one tough plant. It blooms from mid-summer to the first hard frost with bright orange-yellow flowers and brown centers, tolerates any soil, and will grow in full sun or part shade. Many varieties are available in sizes ranging from 18” to 10’. Leave seedheads on for birds after blooming.
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A pure-white spring beauty, Trillium is a rare find in other states. It is also protected, so buy Trillium only from a reputable nursery and do not gather from the roadside. It blooms in early spring, disappears for the rest of the season, and prefers shady, moist woodland settings. It grows 16-20”.
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A staple in many gardens for good reason, Evening Primrose is hard to beat with clear bright yellow blooms, tolerant of poor soil and drought and spreads quickly. It blooms in early summer, grow 6-36”, and prefers full sun.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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