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Latin Name: Pulmonaria Common Name(s:) Lungwort USDA Zone: USDA Zones 4 - 8 Mature Size: Height: 10 - 14", Spread: 18" Exposure: Shade to Partial Shade. Can tolerate more sun if kept moist. Bloom Period: Early Spring. Pulmonaria is one of the first perennials to bloom.

Scabiosa anthemifolia Just THE BEST dry garden habitat plant, this tough but beautiful perennial Scabiosa thrills the butterflies and bees with a looong season (Spring thru Fall!) of fluffy, lavender blooms perfect for cutting! Deer resistant! Also called pincushion flower. Alkaline soil.

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Agapathus- Agapanthus requires full sun and a fertile soil which should be moist rather than dry, but not boggy. They are fleshy-rooted plants that produce clumps of sword like foliage which dies back in winter to emerge again the following spring. Blooms lean toward the sun.

40 Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Love hummingbirds? There are many different flowering plants you can add to your garden or balcony to attract and nourish these beautiful birds. Have a look at the suggestions and see what would work in your yard. Hummingbirds, like bees and butterflies,

The Best Perennials for Shade

Toad Lily Put on a fall show with toad lily (Tricyrtis). This easy-to-grow perennial offers unique flowers that are often compared to orchids. Many are spotted with shades of purple or blue. Top Picks: 'White Towers' bears white flowers; 'Tojen' offers especially large lavender flowers. Plant it with: Let toad lily rise up behind a clump of medium-sized hostas or fern-leafed bleeding heart. Learn more about toad lily.

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa Butterflies simply love them! This terrific plant starts blooming by early summer and continues blooming until mid fall. Deadheading will ensure continued blooming. An excellent choice for mass planting, edging borders, containers and rock gardens. Product Information: Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 12-15" Deer Resistant Bloom Time: Summer Size: Potted Zones: 3 to 9

Garden Plans for Shady Spots

•Side Yard Garden for Shade Have you been wondering what to do with the shady area along your house? Try this garden plan perfect for long and narrow shaded side yards. It's filled with great, easy-growing plants to enjoy through the seasons. Garden size: 26 by 10 feet. •Download this free garden plan.

Persian shield - can be grown outside as an annual or, as an indoor houseplant, it will bloom in winter. Beautiful!!

Camassia cusickii

Common Name: Lungwort, pulmonaria saccharata Mrs. Moon, Zone: 3-7 S / 3-9 W Height: 12" among the most desirable perennials for leafy bowers or shady nooks. They are easy to grow in average to damp soil and require little maintenance Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Blooms In: April-May Spacing: 12-18"