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Ajuga reptans ''Black Scallop'' (Bugleweed)

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Black foliage and spiky blue flowers (which appear in early summer) make a dramatic contrast. 'Black Scallop' thrives in full sun, which intensifies the black color. In full sun, the plant produces numerous runners, which should be thinned to prevent crown rot. In large plantings, you can run a rotary mower with a bagger attachment over the patch to control crowding and keep the foliage fresh. In mixed container plantings, the spilling habit of the plant makes it a standout choice. -Ron Smith, Regional Picks: Upper Plains, Fine Gardening issue #120 -

Photo credit: ProvenWinners.com

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 6-12"" x 12-36""
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage: Dark purple, almost black
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Allium senescens 'Glaucum' (Ornamental Onion)

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The common name comes from the odor of onions when the leaves are bruised. This dainty guy will always have a place in my gardens. The little transparent "purse" that holds the blooms before they open is just oh so sweet. Mauve pink balls of flowers float above the grass-like foliage. A bulb that is easy to divide and clumps quickly. Likes sandy, well drained soils.

Clumps nicely

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height: 12-18"
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mid summer
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Aquilegia Origami 'Red & White' (Columbine)

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This is a hybrid strain of Columbine that flowers freely the first season from seed. Plants have a compact habit, the large, upfacing blooms usually bicolored in shades of blue, white, pink , red, rose or yellow. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Removing spent flowers will increase the blooming time. Great in containers. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 14-16" x 18"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Notes: Attracts insects or birds.

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Artemesia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' (Wormwood)

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So soft to touch, everyone wants to take one or three home. Combine with sedum.

Circle with a short wire fence in early spring to insure it won't flop open. Leave fence forever. This is an herb that moose don't like. Combine with one of the 40 or so short Primula.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 12" x 14"
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Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Foliage: Green and silver foliage
Notes: Tolerates drought conditions. Plant is fragrant.

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Astilbe arendsii 'Younique Silver Pink' (False Spirea)

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A new Series from breeder Jan Verschoor. Triangular plumes. This award winning astilbe offers a higher flower scape count and compact foliage. Moose resistant.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height: 16-20"
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Late summer
Notes: Plant is fragrant. Good for cut flowers.

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Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' (Masterwort)

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A totally unique flower look that reminds me of pin cushions. Foliage can have black highlights in full sun.

Combine with Filipendula 'Kahome' or Astilbe. Often reblooms.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 18" x 15"
Flower Color: Maroon
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Notes: Tolerates wet conditions. Good for cut flowers.

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Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' (Masterwort)

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A brand new Astrantia that contradicts the old pale and straw-like summer flower descriptions. This beauty combines a gothic appearance -- black stems and vivid purple flowers. The star-shaped leaves look tattooed from a distance but it is only the color shading from light to very dark green. The original grower claims vase life of 2 weeks. Recently 123,000 stems were sold at the Dutch Flora Holland Auction. And if that isn't enough, this Astrantia has a nice sweet fragrance. A real winner! A little moisture please. Combine with Filipendula ?Nana?.

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 18" x 18"
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Notes: Plant is fragrant.

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Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall' (Bellflower)

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Perfect name for this plant. Planted in rock gardens the stems of blue flowers cascade down through the rocks.

Dark blue flowers; good in containers.

Combine with Primula 'Wanda' or any mounding Primula.

Zone: 4
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 8" x 10"
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Notes: Tolerates wet conditions.

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Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo' (Snow in Summer)

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I'm planting this one just because I smile when I say the name. But for the rest of you, 'Yo Yo' is very easy to grow in almost any soils. The small woolly gray/silver leaves form a low carpet smothering out most weeds. This new variety is a bit more restrained and compact than the species. The flowers are the absolutely whitest flower ever, almost luminous. Combine with spring bulbs, or for opposite foliage type, Ajuga 'Dixie Chip'. Or just use this beauty alone in a border.

One of the absolute best plants for bordering paths or edging gardens. Heavy bloomer with bright white flowers and silver, fern-like foliage makes grand mounds.

Photo Credit Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 4-6" x Creeper"
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage: Silver
Notes: Tolerates drought conditions.

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Dianthus 'Firewitch' (Pinks)

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Masses of fringed pink flowers appear above wiry stems. Blooms up to 8 weeks. Charming old fashioned look.

Plant carpets of this gorgeous carnation for a "wow" appearance or plant along a border. 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year from the Perennial Plant Association.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Miscellaneous Name: Dianthus 'Feuerhexe'

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 6" x 8-15"
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Notes: Plant is fragrant. Good for cut flowers.

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Dicentra spectabilis ''Valentine'' ()

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A new spin on an old favorite! If you love the classic look of Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts but are looking for an updated color palette, try this new red flowering selection. Much like the species, this variety also grows quickly to form a robust clump of deep green foliage topped with arching flower stems in late spring. When the foliage is emerging in spring, it has a tinge of pretty purple color to it. The flower stems on this variety are deep red and the large, puffy heart-shaped flowers are bright red with a white tip. They dangle romantically from the leafless stems over a period of many weeks. The plant remains attractive after it is finished blooming until it goes summer dormant. Bleeding Hearts are one of the oldest but still irreplaceable perennials in cultivation. They form large, bushy clumps of powdery-green foliage comprised of cut or lobed leaves on fleshy stems. In late spring, chains of puffy heart-shaped flowers dangle beneath the arching, leafless stems. These racemes make delightful additions to fresh bouquets, lasting about 2 weeks in a vase. In cooler climates with adequate moisture, the bloom time may be extended into early summer. After putting on this fantastic display, Old-Fashioned Bleeding Hearts usually go dormant until the following spring. However, if plants are kept well-watered during the spring, dormancy may be delayed until late summer or early fall. Other bushy perennials such as Hosta, Geranium, or Sedge should be planted nearby to fill in the resulting gaps.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: Partial Shade
Height x Width: 30-36" x 18-24"
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage: Lacy foliage
Notes: Plant is fragrant.

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' (White Bleeding Heart)

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Old fashionged dicentra that blooms in spring and then goes dormant. Large shrub-like appearance with puffy white heart-shaped flowers.

Combine with ferns, Ajuja around her ankles and daffodils.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 30" x 12-15"
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Notes: Plant is fragrant. Good for cut flowers.

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Eryngium planum 'Blue Glitter' (Sea Holly)

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In our gardens, we have Eryngium planted in a very out-of-the way place yet it gets seen and raved about time and again. It looks as if it would be difficult to grow but it definitely is not. It's terrific for drying, too. 'Blue Glitter' has a shorter crop time than others, a much higher yield of smaller flowers and brighter, shimmering blue color in an unusual height. We also are offering the regular Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue' with a height of 24-30 inches.

Combine with Veronica 'Waterperry Blue', Primula florindae, Doronicum, Penstemon 'Prairie Dusk'.

Photo Credit:Walters Gardens

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 6-8" x 8-10"
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Notes: Tolerates drought conditions. Attracts insects or birds. Good for cut flowers.

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Eryngium zabelii 'Big Blue' USPP (Sea Holly)

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A Blooms of Bressingham introduction guarantees something special and it is. Large, iridescent blue, thistle-like flowers on tall, erect, blue stems nestled in silver-leaved basal rosettes. Definitely attracts the attention in the garden-What?s that? And most critters will steer clear of this thistly plant. Prefers dry, sunny, sandy conditions.

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height: 12"
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mid summer
Notes: Tolerates drought conditions.

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Fern Polygodiaceas matteuccia struthioptorsis (Ostrich Fern)

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One of the biggest ferns with similar varieties native in our own forests, along streams and meadows. The name comes from the ostrich shaped plumes that turn bronze and then white in the fall. Spreads by underground runners in moist soils. Combine with other ferns, aconitum, aruncus, hosta and candelabra primula.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial ShadeShade
Height: 36-72"
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Time: All summer
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Filipendula hybrid 'Red Umbrellas' (Meadowsweet)

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Superb perennials, extremely hardy and pest resistant. Flowers in early summer with impressive plume like flowers. Moist soil and some shade is preferred for best growth. Will tolerate soggy soil. Tall varieties are great in back of the border, short varieties good for accent up front. Deeply cut, fresh green leaves with red center blotches and red striping along the veins. Reddish-pink flowers.

Photo credit DeVroomen

Zone: 3-7
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 30"" x 12-20""
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage: Red veined
Notes: Tolerates wet conditions. Plant is fragrant. Attracts insects or birds. Good for cut flowers.

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Filipendula purpurea ''Elegans'' ()

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Reddish stems with serrate, palmately lobed foliage grows up to five feet tall with pale pink/white paniculate cymes. Great in the back of beds and borders.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 24-30"" x 24"
Flower Color: Pink and White
Bloom Time: summer
Notes: Tolerates wet conditions. Good for cut flowers.

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Filipendula ulmaria 'Flore Pleno' (Meadowsweet)

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Double-flowered masses of frothy white flowers fit into a garden like baby's breath fits in a vase. The fern-like foliage stays nice long after the flowers are spent.

Combine with Campanula 'Serastro', any sibirica iris, or Hemerocallis (day lily).

Miscellaneous Name: Dropwort

Zone: 3
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 24" x 24"
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Foliage: Fern-like foliage
Notes: Good for cut flowers.

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Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket Flower)

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A 2005 All-American Selection and winner of the 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal. This compact and uniform perennial produces masses of large, 3" diameter, fiery orange-red blooms tipped by a ring of rich flame yellow. Butterflies are highly attracted to its bright colors. Since these plants bloom from early summer into fall, they will provide continuous color in containers and will keep those vases full of fresh blanket flower bouquets all season long.

These perennials require little care once established. They are heat tolerant and actually prefer to be grown in poorer soils. They get their name from the manner in which they used to blanket North American prairies with their blooms. They can still be found in fields and along roadsides in the prairie region and into the Rockies.

Photo Credit Walter's Gardens

Zone: 3-10
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 8-10"" x 10"
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Notes: Tolerates drought conditions. Attracts insects or birds. Good for cut flowers.

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Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' (Cranesbill Geranium)

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Very similar to 'Midnight Reiter' except it is much more compact at only 10 inches. The fantastic reddish plum foliage is the same and the blue lilac blooms are similar. And it blooms all summer into fall just like the big guy. Combine with the neon chartreuse grass Alopecurus pratensis Aureovariegatus. Moose resistant.

Photo Credit:Walters Gardens

Miscellaneous Name: G. pratense Midnight Reiter Strain

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 10" x 10"
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
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Geranium x magnificum (Cranesbill Geranium)

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Named Geranium magnificum because of its huge 2-inch dark violet-blue blooms, twice the size of regular cranesbill. One of the most reliable of all geraniums, the soft, shaggy, deeply cut foliage turns red in fall and has a distinct fragrance. Combine with iris, hosta, or plant a few Ajuga at its feet.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 18" x 24"
Flower Color: Violet-blue
Bloom Time: Summer
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Geum 'Totally Tangerine' (Avens)

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Sprays of single, large tangerine-orange blooms, 'Totally Tangerine' has a long bloom period just when other earlier blooming perennials are starting to fade. Although classified as a zone 4, we grow geum in our zone 3 gardens. Can't wait to add this one to our hot bed. Combine with the grass Alopecurus pratensis variegate (gold grass), purple salvia or veronica or one of the short papavers (poppies).

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Photo Credit Walter's Gardens

Zone: 4
Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 20-30" x 15-18"
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Late summer
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Helleborus 'Ivory Prince' Ivory Prince (Hellebore)

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Starts blooming very early and will bloom all summer in our cool summer gardens, even at 1,700 feet elevation.

All parts of plant are poisonous to varmints; leave this one alone. Combine with Epimedium, Cornus canadensis, hosta, Festuca 'Elija Blue'.

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Miscellaneous Name: Helleborus 'Walhelivor' (PP #16,199)

Zone: 4
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 12-18" x 10-14"
Flower Color: Ivory
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Foliage: Leathery
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Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' (Hosta)

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New from the Designer Hosta (tm) Collections. Petite at only 8 inches, this adorable hosta forms a perfect compact mound. Flowers bloom from balloon bud-like buds.

Combine with small fine-leafed plants such as Phlox subulata, small ferns, Primula cortasoides.

Zone: 3
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 8" x 12"
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer
Foliage: Blue-green foliage
Notes: Tolerates wet conditions. Plant is fragrant.

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Iris pseudacorus 'Variegata' ()

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This yellow flag cultivar is a rhizomatous perennial iris which grows in expanding clumps to 2-4� (occasionally to 5�) tall. Plant height is directly proportional to the amount of soil moisture. Spring is the peak ornamental time for this plant: newly emerging, sword-shaped, linear, green leaves are variegated with bright yellow striping and yellow irises (2-5� across) with brown markings on the falls bloom on rigid, upright scapes. Leaf variegation tends to fade by summer. (http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/)

Photo credit: Walter's Gardens

Zone: 4
Exposure: SunPartial Shade
Height x Width: 24-36" x 12-24"
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring-Summer
Notes: Tolerates wet conditions.

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