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The Best Perennials for Your Yard

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.

Sedum 'Pure Joy', are easy-care, drought-tolerant, & come in a wide range of foliage & flower colors. This new upright sedum changes looks every season: In spring, small blue-green serrated leaves emerge, growing into a perfect low mound. As the plant matures, the leaves turn lighter green. In late summer,  the compact mounds are covered with a dome of pink star-shape flowers that develop into deeper pink seed heads.  Full sun, 12" tall & 20" wide, Zones: 3-9

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Name: Sedum 'Pure Joy' Growing Conditions: Full sun Size: To 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide Zones: Grow It With: Ornamental grasses

Tough Strokes' Aster can withstand hot, humid weather. More plants for humid conditions: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/south/top-native-plants-for-southern-gardens/?socsrc=bhgpin062112#page=7

15 Top Native Plants for Southern Gardens

'Paris' coral bells produces a frothy sea of pink blooms floating above silvery green foliage, so even when this perennial flower is not in bloom, it looks great.

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Coral Bells 'Paris' coral bells produces a frothy sea of pink blooms floating above silvery green foliage, so even when this perennial flower is not in bloom, it looks great. Other varieties are grown strictly for their attractive foliage colors, with sh

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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

'Country Melody'. In midsummer, this award-winning variety erupts with fragrant, bright pink blooms that fade to yellow at the throat.  Midsummer. Flower size: 5 1/2 inches. Plant size: 30 inches tall. Zones: 3-9

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Honeysuckle Vine - climber  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  Zoner 5-9

The Best Perennial Vines for Your Garden

Amsonia  A tough, but sadly underused perennial, amsonia produces clusters of sky-blue flowers in late spring. It's not just a one-season wonder, though. In autumn, its foliage turns brilliant shades of gold -- enough to rival many of the trees when they put on their fall finery.  Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana  Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 2 feet tall  I want some of this for the front yard!

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Amsonia A tough, but sadly underused perennial, amsonia produces clusters of sky-blue flowers in late spring. Its not just a one-season wonder, though. In autumn, its foliage turns brilliant shades of gold — enough to rival many of the trees when they put

Top Plants That Thrive in Clay

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

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:

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.

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