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Astlibe Amethyst--- Strong, lavender plumes of Astilbe Amethyst sway above lacy deep green foliage in profusion. Airy plumes in early summer move with the slightest breeze. Excellent fern-like foliage.  Astilbe are mainstays of shade and woodland gardens. Combines well with other moisture loving plants – Brunnera, Ligularia and Hosta.

Astilbe Amethyst (Perennial Spirea)

Astilbe Amethyst (Perennial Spiraea) Does better in shade but will tolerate some sun.

Lovely colors of Astilbes for part shade areas...along with hosta and fern...

Color in shade garden: Astilbes. Gorgeous in shade garden. Complement with hosta, bleeding hearts, primrose, lenten roses, and other shade loving plants.

Aquilegia Mckana Hybrids  All columbines are delightful, with graceful nodding heads in Spring, but Mckana Hybrids are larger, hardier, and come in an array of soft pastels.  Appreciates a little afternoon shade.

Aquilegia McKana Hybrids (Columbine)

Aquilegia Mckana Hybrids All columbines are delightful, with graceful nodding heads in Spring, but Mckana Hybrids are larger, hardier, and come in an array of soft pastels. Appreciates a little afternoon shade.

Astilbe Younique Carmine™ - Would look great in early summer

(='Verscarmine') Part of the Younique™ series, recently bred in the Netherlands by Jan Verschoor. This selection features a low mound of lacy green foliage, topped by large branching heads of fragrant, triang.

Lamium shell pink. Sun or shade, ground cover, strong grower. I like the white on the leaves and obviously the pink. Think this is the one.

Lamium Shell Pink (Spotted Dead Nettle)

Lamium - shell pink (spotted dead nettle) Full sun to full shade, zones

Pulmonaria. The blue flowers in the front yard. Tells how to care for them.

Pulmonaria Samourai (Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage)

Clumps of narrow silver leaves topped with cobalt blue flowers. Plant north of house against retaining wall.

Baptista - Also called false indigo for the rich blue shade of its flowers, this hardy perennial fills the spring garden with elegant spires of pealike blooms. It withstands drought -- and deer, rabbits, and other critters leave it alone. The bluish-green foliage looks great all summer long, and the charcoal-black seedpods create fun contrast in fall.

Name: Baptisia australis

Zones: 3-8

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Baptista - Also called false indigo for the rich blue shade of its flowers, this hardy perennial fills the spring garden

Astilbe Bridal Veil Type: Perennials Height: Medium to tall 28" (Plant 18" apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer  Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade  Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic  Flower / Accent: White / White

Astilbe Bridal Veil (Perennial Spirea)

Astilbe Bridal Veil Type: Perennials Height: Medium to tall (Plant apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade Zones: Find Your Zone Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Acidic Flower / Accent: White / White

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