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Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'

Fallopia japonica 'Variegata'

Common Name: Japanese Fleece Flower
Stunning green leaves splashed with white. Coral new growth with pink stems. Plants remain controlled and do not run. Excellent cut flower....

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Common Name: Grass, Blue Fescue
6-10", the most beautiful blue grass that makes perfect mounds. Great contrast plant or stand alone effect. Blooms in summer although flowers are not significant....

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

Filipendula rubra 'Venusta'

Common Name: Meadowsweet
Native North American perennial. Beautiful, fluffy, hot pink flowers. Does not perform well in areas with hot, dry summers....

Gailardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gailardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Common Name: Blanket Flower
22-26", large peachy orange flowers with yellow tips and a gold central cone. Blue-green foliage adds interest after flowers are spent....

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Common Name: Blanket Flower
Just like an Arizona sunset, red flowers with bright yellow tips hover closely over dark green, healthy foliage. Displays many blooms at the same time and has large, showy blooms....

Gaillardia aristata 'Fanfare PPAF'

Gaillardia aristata 'Fanfare PPAF'

Common Name: Blanket Flower
Very easy to grow and fast to fill out. Deep red, upward facing flowers flare out like trumpets topped with golden-yellow ends....

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Burgundy'

Common Name: Blanket Flower
Gray-green foliage with rich wine-red flowers with a dark red center that are an amazing 3-4" in diameter. Plants form a low mound of light green leaves, bearing upright stems of large, daisy-type flowers....

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Goblin'

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Goblin'

Common Name: Blanket Flower
Summer blooming until frost. Makes excellent cut flowers. Plants can withstand hot and dry summers. Attractive to butterflies....

Gaillardia x hybrida 'Summer's Kiss PP15293'

Gaillardia x hybrida 'Summer's Kiss PP15293'

Common Name: Blanket Flower
Gorgeous soft apricot with a deeper, sunny gold blush. Blooms from early summer all season long....

Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

Common Name: Sweet Woodruff
Bears tiny white flowers over bright green foliage in the late spring. This plant is very fragrant and fills the air with a sweet scent....

Gaura lindheimeri 'Bijou Butterflies PP15479'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Bijou Butterflies PP15479'

Common Name: Butterfly Gaura
Plants form a low mound of light green leaves bearing upright stems of large, daisy-type flowers. Removing faded flowers will encourage constant blooming....

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies PP13189'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Crimson Butterflies PP13189'

Common Name: Butterfly Gaura
Very compact, dark crimson foliage with stout reddish stems. Tolerant of high humidity and drought. Early spring until frost....

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Passionate Blush'

Common Name: Butterfly Gaura
Profuse flowering in the summer of pink blooms with strong lateral flowers. Clean, solid-colored foliage. Performs best in full sun with well drained soil....

Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'

Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'

Common Name: Butterfly Gaura
Blooms all summer with deep pink flowers on tall open spikes. Very heat and drought tolerant. Good for southern gardens....

Gentiana sept. var. 'Lagodechiana'

Gentiana sept. var. 'Lagodechiana'

Common Name: Gentiana
Easiest Gentiana to grow. Can handle most soils. Amazingly bright blue flowers in June. Some upright, some prostrate stems with the last few inches upturned to clear the ground. Does not like full sun....

Geranium 'Brookside'

Geranium 'Brookside'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Best blue Geranium. Large, cup-shaped flowers. Fast growing. Good ground cover or border plant....

Geranium 'Pink Penny'

Geranium 'Pink Penny'

Common Name:
12-14", this excitng introduction produces abundant pink flowers. Blooms early summer until frost. The mounding dark green foliage is attractive all season long. Great in the border or flowing over containers or hanging baskets. Zone 5-8....

Geranium 'Tiny Monster'

Geranium 'Tiny Monster'

Common Name: Cranesbill
16-18", and a spread of 24-36". A classic border plant with nonstop flowers all summer long. Low mounding habit. Attracts butterflies. Perfect in beds, brokers or containers. Resistant to deer and rabbits....

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Very compact Geranium. One of the best hot pink flowers with dark veins. Very free flowering and vigorous. Excellent for rock gardens or in the front of a border....

Geranium cinereum 'Carol PP14124'

Geranium cinereum 'Carol PP14124'

Common Name: Cranesbill
This shorter, compact Geranium produces enormous amounts of purple flowers with dark purple veins. Blooms earlier than most. Thrives in partial shade. Attracts butterflies....

Geranium cinereum 'Purple Pillow PP12829'

Geranium cinereum 'Purple Pillow PP12829'

Common Name: Cranesbill
This shorter, compact Geranium produces enormous amounts of red-purple flowers with dark veins throughout. Blooms earlier than most. Thrives in partial shade. Attracts butterflies....

Geranium phaeum 'Springtime PP13785'

Geranium phaeum 'Springtime PP13785'

Common Name: Cranesbill
A most beautiful variegated Geranium with attractive marbled foliage in spring, followed by nodding dark maroon flowers. Excellent for the damp shade....

Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reitner'

Geranium pratense 'Midnight Reitner'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Spectacular. Dark, deep purple leaves. Semi-dwarf plant with dark lilac flowers. Holds color very well....

Geranium sanguineum

Geranium sanguineum

Common Name: Cranesbill
Hot magenta blooms are very free flowering, and heat tolerant. Foliage turns crimson in fall. Excellent plant for border plantings....

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Compact mounding plants. Very free flowering. Excellent groundcover with reddish fall leaf color....

Geranium sanguineum 'var.Striatum'

Geranium sanguineum 'var.Striatum'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Beautiful pale pink flowers with crimson veins. One of the best low-growing, easy to grow, drought tolerant Geraniums....

Geranium x hybrida 'Johnson's Blue'

Geranium x hybrida 'Johnson's Blue'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Flat, 2" violet-blue flowers bloom over a long period. Does not set seed, deeply cut foliage....

Geranium x hybrida 'Patricia'

Geranium x hybrida 'Patricia'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Large green foliage. Rosy magenta flowers have a dark center eye. This plant has a very long bloom time....

Geranium x hybrida 'Rozanne PP12175'

Geranium x hybrida 'Rozanne PP12175'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Robust, large violet-blue flowers with finely cut foliage. Strong growing plant with sprawling habits. This carefree Geranium blooms from early summer until frost....

Geranium x hybrida 'Splish Splash'

Geranium x hybrida 'Splish Splash'

Common Name: Cranesbill
White petals with blue streaks. Vigorous plants with erect growth. Free blooming. Good groundcover or border plant....

Geranium x renardii 'Philippe Vapelle'

Geranium x renardii 'Philippe Vapelle'

Common Name: Cranesbill
Magnificent, large, slightly lobed, velvety textured leaves. Large, blue velvet flowers bloom a long time. Terrific Geranium; one of the best....
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