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Bluestar This plant would seem to have it all! Bluestar is a North American native that offers pretty spring flowers, great fall foliage color, and is deer and rabbit resistant to boot. It does best in full sun but tolerates part shade.

I can't think of a finer plant for the late-summer garden than Russian sage. It thrives in hot, dry spots and produces silvery foliage topped with clouds of lavender-blue flowers at the end of the season. The foliage is nicely scented, too, which also makes it unappetizing to deer and rabbits.  Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia  Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide  Zones: 4-9

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Russian sage grows so well in hot, dry, sunny clay that in some areas it is considered invasive. Its wispy lavender flower spikes and silvery foliage make it an anchor of the summer border. Zones: Learn more about Russian sage.

Also known as a Lenten rose or Christmas rose, hellebores produce spring flowers of delicate beauty and surprising resilience: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/early-blooming-flowers/?socsrc=bhgpin040514hellebore&page=3

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Hellebore Among the first perennials to bloom, hellebores offer beautiful flowers and foliage that stays evergreen in all but the coldest Zoneszones. This tough drought-, deer-, and rabbit-resistant perennial loves shade, too! Name: Helleborus select

Crested Iris

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Crested Iris: Crested Iris This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden.

Sedum and other plants for clay soil

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Sedum 'Autumn Joy' sedum is a drought-resistant perennial flower that grows well in most soil types, even dense clay. Plant it in full sun for best results. Its late-summer blooms attract butterflies. Name: Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Zones:

Coneflowers grow best in full sun, but will tolerate some light shade. They bloom from early summer to fall and are attractive to birds and butterflies.

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Yarrow  Yarrow is a tough plant that grows well in dry, sunny conditions. Fern-leaf yarrow, pictured here, has silvery-gray foliage with clusters of golden-yellow blooms that are attractive to butterflies. It's also deer-resistant.  Name: Achillea selections  Zones: 3-10

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Plants which do well in clay soil. Yarrow is a tough plant that grows well in dry, sunny conditions. Fern-leaf yarrow, pictured here, has silvery-gray foliage with clusters of.

Blazing star is a native prairie plant that has become a popular cut flower and a must-have perennial for butterfly gardens. It offers spikes of purple or white flowers over clumps of grassy foliage.  Name: Liatris

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Plant that thrives in clay soil. Blazing Star native prairie plant that has become a popular cut flower and a must-have perennial for butterfly gardens. It offers spikes of purple or white flowers over clumps of grassy foliage. Name: Liatris selections

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The Asian beautyberry is cold-weather resistant, so you can expect colorful, purple berries no matter your climate.

Name: Salvia 'May Night'Size: To 2 feet tall and wide Zones: 5-9 Plant it with: Lamb's ears, 'Fragrant Angel' coneflower, or guara

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May Night& Salvia with dark purple spikes that contrast nicely against light-colored flowers or white-variegated foliage. Holds up against heat, drought, deer, and rabbits.

Geranium Rozanne  Zone 5-9 There are lots of garden-worthy perennial geraniums, but 'Rozanne' is one of the best. This top-notch perennial blooms from June to frost, producing a nearly endless supply of sky blue flowers.

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Rozanne Perennial Geranium 'Rozanne' gives you big flower power: It starts blooming in June and the show of sky blue flowers continues nonstop all the way to frost. This perennial makes a bold statement as it weaves through the garden.

Potentilla is one of the most common, and easiest shrubs to grow: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/shrubs/summer-blooming-shrubs/?socsrc=bhgpin020815potentilla&page=7

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Potentilla-It starts blooming in late spring and continues through autumn, bearing cheery yellow, orange, red, or white flowers that look like single roses (which attract butterflies). It has attractively divided foliage.

Becky Daisy -  Zones: 4-9
Plant it with: Foxglove, purple coneflower, or 'Moonbeam' coreopsis

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'Becky' Daisy bears bright white flowers with cheery yellow centers from midsummer to fall. Strong stems make this daisy among the best for bouquets, too. Name: Leucanthemum 'Becky' Size: To 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide deadhead flowers as necessary.

Honeysuckle Vine  Honeysuckle is another great pick if you want to bring butterflies into your yard. This easy-care vine doesn't grow quite as large or rampantly as trumpet vine, so it's a good pick for smaller-space gardens. The tube-shaped flowers appear in summer in shades of red, orange, and yellow.    Plant Name: Lonicera selections    Size: Climbs to 20 feet, depending on type    Zones: 5-9

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Honeysuckle Vine - Easy-care vine is a good pick for smaller-space gardens. The tube-shaped flowers appear in summer in shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Penstemon- full sun, moist soil, early summer, to 2ft.

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A topnotch perennial, this penstemon offers gorgeous burgundy-tinged foliage and clusters of white flowers in early summer. Name: Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall Zones:

Ironweed thrives in clay and can handle the summer heat! More plants that thrive in clay: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/best-plants-to-grow-in-clay/?socsrc=bhgpin071613ironweed=11

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With a name like ironweed, you know that this perennial flower is tough. It thrives in clay, tolerates summer heat, and withstands long periods of drought. In late summer it bears purple flowers that attract butterflies. Name: Vernonia selelctions

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