Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus):Great for the sunny border or for cutting! Big White “Balloons” on Tall, Ultra-Hardy Plants! 25- to 30-inch plants bloom in summer. Cheery white stars all summer long are gorgeous in the garden or vase! This exceptionally tall variety reaches 25 to 30 inches in the garden, with blooms on long, elegant stems. A great choice for cut flowers, it contrasts nicely with the blues of most Balloon Flowers. As colorful as an annual, Platycodon is actually quite hardy and long-lived, increasing the length of its bloomtime for several years after becoming established in the garden. Before the blooms open, the waxy buds have an intriguing puffed-up appearance with little creases, exactly like a balloon or umbrella! Excellent for garden or vase, they flourish in the sunny garden. ::Hardiness Zone: 3-8

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Rondo Mix Penstemon (Penstemon barbatus ‘Rondo Mix’):Striking, long-blooming flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds. Beautiful at garden’s edge, in rock gardens, or cut for bouquets. Lovely planted with cranesbill, yarrow and lamb’s ear. Plant in full sun. Blooms in early summer and into fall. Grows 12-14″ tall. Space 15″ apart. ::Proper name: Penstemon barbatus ‘Rondo Mix’ ::Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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Rock-Geranium ‘Dale’s Strain’ (Heuchera americana ‘Dale’ Strain’):Silvery, mottled evergreen foliage. tough and reliable. Greenish-white flowers. Use for shady borders and ground cover. Plant in partial or full shade. Plant 12-15 inches apart. Grows 14″ tall. Hardy in zones 3-9. ::Hardiness Zone: 4

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Golden Queen Globe Flower – Trollius chinensis ‘Golden Queen’ Family: Ranunculaceae Origin: The species is native to China and Russia. ::Deep golden yellow flowers. AGM WINNER! ::Does not like hot, humid conditions. Cut back fading foliage in mid-summer. The moist perennial border, wildflower garden or bog garden. Can be used for cutflowers. ::Hardiness Zone: 4-5

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Easily grown in rich, humusy, medium wet to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Needs constant moisture. Will tolerate full sun in cool, northern climates, but otherwise appreciates part shade. Divide clumps in spring as needed. May self seed in optimum growing conditions, forming attractive colonies. Typically grows in moist to wet locations along streams, sloughs, springs, swamps, meadows and in low wooded areas. A clump-forming perennial which features light to dark blue, tubular, 2-lipped flowers with the three lobes of the lower lip appearing more prominent than the two lobes of the upper lip. Flowers arise from the upper leaf axils forming a dense terminal raceme atop stiff, unbranched, leafy stalks typically rising 2-3′ tall. Finely-toothed, lance-shaped, light green leaves (to 5 inches long). Also sometimes commonly called Great Lobelia flower.::Proper name: Lobelia siphilitica::Hardiness Zone: 5

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Stonecrop – Sedum:Family: Crassulaceae. ::Prefers sun to partial shade with well-drained soil. For rock gardens and taller varieties in borders. ::Jose Aubergine:The result of a crossing from Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’ and Sedum ‘Linda Rodney’, this is an earlier blooming sedum that grows strong and upright without flopping over at full height. Ovate leaves are a deep, rich aubergine color and flowers are deep, dusky pink. Excellent container sedum. ::Hardiness Zone: 3 – 10

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Canterbury Bells/Cups & Saucers Mix (Campanula medium ‘Calycanthema’) :Absolutely beautiful bell-shaped flowers with a broad colored calyx in a mix of rose, violet and white. A true biennial that blooms in the spring of the second season. They are superb cut flowers. Grows to 36 inches tall. A must for any cottage garden. Large, vibrant flowers attract hummingbirds to the garden. Blooms in June and July. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Plant in sun or partial shade, 20 inches apart. Hardy zones: 4-9::Size Shipped: Starter plants growing in 2×3 inch pots

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An explosion of brilliant azure blue flowers in summer. A cheerful display reaching 18″ tall in a bushy, dark green plant. A perennial that is excellent in combo container and garden plantings. These reseed easily and once planted will normally propagate themselves. ::Proper name: Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel'::Hardiness Zone: 5-10

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Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi):Chinese lantern, Physalis alkekengi, grows to two feet tall and bears small, white flowers followed by large, balloon-like husks. Inside each 2-inch long husk is a small edible scarlet fruit. The Chinese lantern plant is valued for its inflated orange-red seed coverings which resemble miniature Chinese lanterns. For winter bouquets, cut the stems in fall just as the lanterns turn color, remove the leaves and hang them, right side up, to dry in a shady, airy place. Plants often self-sow in the garden. Set Chinese lantern plants from 2 to 3 feet apart as they tend to spread rapidly. They are a very strong perennial, hardy from zone 3-9. They prefer a sunny location with well-drained soil. ::Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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Verbascum ‘Southern Charm’ :Family: Scrophulariaceae:Origin: Hybrid origin.::This magnificent new hardy perennial will bloom the first year producing an abundance of 1 inch, five-petaled, circular golden flowers on elegant tall spikes in late spring and early summer and then repeats in the fall. A purple-red star highlights the center of the blooms. They are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow 2-3 foot plants, which do not self-sow and never look weedy. A true perennial which is winter hardy to zone 5. Highly recommended. ::Easily grown in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. Good plant for the perennial border. This compact cultivar is also an excellent container plant. ::Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8 :Height: 2-3 feet :Light: Sun to Partial Shade

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Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus):Great for the sunny border or for cutting! Big White “Balloons” on Tall, Ultra-Hardy Plants! 25- to 30-inch plants bloom in summer. Cheery white stars all summer long are gorgeous in the garden or vase! This exceptionally tall variety reaches 25 to 30 inches in the garden, with blooms on long, elegant stems. A great choice for cut flowers, it contrasts nicely with the blues of most Balloon Flowers. As colorful as an annual, Platycodon is actually quite hardy and long-lived, increasing the length of its bloomtime for several years after becoming established in the garden. Before the blooms open, the waxy buds have an intriguing puffed-up appearance with little creases, exactly like a balloon or umbrella! Excellent for garden or vase, they flourish in the sunny garden. ::Light: Sun to Part Sun

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