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Plant Name Zone Bloom Color, Ht. Cultivation, Propagation Use Avail.
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Hosta
Plaintain lily
3 to 8 late summer, 1-2', lavender, several varieties clumps, part to full shade, moist, rich soil foliage plant, woodland garden yes
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Hosta
Golden Tiara
3 to 8 late summer, 1-2', lavender, gold on leaf edges, dwarf clumps, part to full shade, moist, rich soil foliage plant, woodland garden yes
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Iris hybrids
Bearded iris
3 to 8 June-July, 1-3', variety of colors root clumps, fertile, well-drained soil, full sun, some fragrant cut flower see page
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Iris iaevigata
flag
3 to 8 June-July, 2-3', blue, yellow, white spreads in tight clumps, can live in a few inches of water, sun wetlands, cut flowers yes
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Lamium
White Nancy
4 to 8 July-Aug., 6-8",
pink
sun to part shade, average soil, ground cover borders yes
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Liatris spicata
Gay feather
4 to 9 July-Aug., 1-3', pink or white avidly self-seeds, clumps, sun, easy cut and dried flowers yes

Lilac
3 to 8 May-June, lavender, white, 4-10" spreads by new shoots, small bush, easy, likes more alkaline soil scented, cut flowers, attracts butterflies yes

Asiatics varieties
Lilium, hybrid
4 to 8 June-Aug., 2-3', various colors bulbs produce bulbs, sun, fertile, well-drained soil cut flowers see page

Lilium,hybrid Oriental varieties
2 to 8 Aug.-Sept., 2-4', various colors full sun, ave. soil, easy, very fragrant cut flowers see page
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Lupinus perennis
Lupine
3 to 7 May-July, 2-3', pink, purple, white biennial, short-lived, self-sows, very long taproot cut flowers yes, seeds, too

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Lychnis
Maltese Cross

3 to 9 July, bright red, 1-3' sun, average soil, self-sows cut flowers o/s
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Lynchnis
Rose Campion
4 to 8 July-Aug., 2'-3', magenta self sows, sun to part shade, average soil, well-drained moisture cut flowers yes
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Lysimachia clethroides
Gooseneck
3 to 9 July-Aug., 2-3', white runners, can be invasive, moist, ave. soil cut flowers yes
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Malva moschata
Mallow
3 to 7 July-Sept., 2-4', pink, white deep-rooted, hard to remove, self-seeds, sun cut flowers yes, mixed

Monarda didyma
Bee Balm
Oswego tea
4 to 8 July-Aug., 2-4',
red, mahogany
self-seeds, full sun to part shade cut flowers, medicinal herb, aromatic yes
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Monarda didyma
Bee Balm
4 to 8 July-Aug., 2-4',
pink,
self-seeds, sun to part shade cut flowers, medicinal herb, aromatic yes
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Oenothera fruticosa
Evening primrose
4 to 8 June- July, 18-24",
yellow
rosettes at the end of underground runners, full sun, day bloom cut flowers yes
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Phlox paniculata
Garden phlox
4 to 8 July-Sept., 2-3', pinks some scented, stays in clumps, sun, ave. soil cut flowers yes
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Phlox paniculata
Garden phlox
4 to 8 July-Sept., 2-3', white some scented, stays in clumps, sun, ave. soil cut flowers yes
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Phlox paniculata
Nickii
4 to 8 July-Sept., 2-3', purple   stays in clumps, sun, ave. soil cut flowers yes
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Phlox subulata
Creeping phlox
2 to 8 May, 4-6", pink, blue, white spreading ground cover, easy, full sun, moist soil ground cover, rock gardens yes
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Platycodon
Balloon Flower
3 to 9 July-Aug., 12", blue sun, ave. soil, tough and adaptable cut flowers yes

Polemonium caeruleum
Jacob's Ladder
3 to 7 May-June, 18", blue very compact, round clump, sun to part shade, moist, rich soil cut flowers, borders yes
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Polemonium
Jacob's Ladder
3 to 7 May-June, 18",  white very compact, round clump, sun to part shade, moist, rich soil cut flowers, borders yes
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Polygonatum
Solomon's Seal
4 to 8 June, white, aromatic shade to part sun, moist, humus-rich soil shade garden o/s
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Pulsatilla
Pasque Flower
5 to 8 spring, 6-10", purple light to full sun, moist, well-drained, rich soil ground cover, woodlands o/s

Rosa rugosa
Wild rose
3 to 8 June-Sept., 4-6', pink or white very fragrant, spreads by underground shoots, very hardy, sun cut flowers, edible hips yes
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Rudbeckia
Goldstrum
4 to 9 July-Sept., 2'-4',
yellow
self-sows, sun,
well-drained soil
cut flowers o/s
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Sanguinaria canadenses
Bloodroot
4 to 9 early spring, 6-8", white first flowers, large-lobed leaves, spreading roots ooze red sap, sun to part shade ground cover yes

Sedum hybrid
Autumn Joy
3 to 8 late summer, 2', rosy spreading clumps, sun, hardy, drought tolerant borders yes
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Sempervivum teetorum
Hens and Chicks
4 to 9 no bloom, 2-4" spreads on stolons, will grow almost anywhere ground cover, rock gardens yes

Sisyrinchium augustifolium
Blue-eyed grass
3 to 9 summer, 6-10", blue grassy clumps, ave., moist soil, sun borders yes


Stachys byzantina
Lamb's ear

4 to 8 summer, 6-24" spikes, purple velvety foliage, spreading mats, sandy soil, sun to part shade ground cover, cut or dried flower stalks yes
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Tradescantia
Spiderwort
3 to 9 June-Aug., 1-3', pink or white spreads underground, ave., moist soil, sun foliage, cut flowers yes

Trollius
Globeflower
3 to 6 June, 1-2', yellow clumps spread slowly, sun to part shade, moist to wet, rich soil cut flowers yes
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Trollius
Globeflower
3 to 6 June, 1-2',   orange clumps spread slowly, sun to part shade, moist to wet, rich soil cut flowers yes

Veronica prostrata
Speedwell
3 to 8 July-Aug., 6-8", blue spreading mats, sun, moist, rich soil ground cover, rock gardens yes
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Veronica spicata
Speedwell
3 to 8 July-Aug., 1-3',
blue, pink
stays in clumps, sun, moist, rich soil cut or dried flowers yes

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Viola
Violets

3 to 9 June, 6-8", violets, whites self-sows, spreading invasively, will grow almost anywhere ground cover yes
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