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Let your yard work for you: 5 plants for year-round interest (Shown: The silvery thistles of Eryngium planum)

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Geum 'Totally Tangerine' (Large Plant)

Geum 'Totally Tangerine' plants

Geum 'Totally Tangerine' plants from Thompson & Morgan - experts in the garden since 1855

White Pampas Grass Seed - (Cortaderia selloana)  Zones 7 - 10

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White Pampas Grass Seed - (Cortaderia selloana) Zones 7 - 10

Kalmia latifolia  The calico bush is a dense shrub with shell-pink flowers opening from crimped buds, from late spring. The best forms include 'Freckles' with pink flowers and a spotted rim, and 'Pink Charm'.

Shrubs For Shade

HGTV.com showcases shrubs for shade and part shade, including camellia, hydrangea, mountain laurel, boxwood and doublefile viburnum.

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plant Encyclopedia.

A Cut Bouquet Favorite, Celosia Comes in Several Unique Varieties

There are few flowers as showy as celosia. Whether you plant the plumed type, with its striking upright spires, or the crested type with its fascinating twisted form, you'll love using celosia in bouquets. The flowers are beautiful fresh, but they can be dried easily if hung upside down. And they bloom in the striking colors of a glowing sunset.

Large leaved cannas make a dramatic statement in any garden. These heat-loving plants are perennial in frost-free regions, but they must be dug and stored over the winter in the north. Available in standard types that can grow 6-8 feet tall and dwarfs that stay below 4 feet tall, cannas are easy to squeeze into the flower border. In this garden, a mass of red- and green-leaf cannas form a wall of color at the end of a long, serpentine perennial border.

24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long

What blooms with what? That's one of the big questions gardeners struggle with. This list of best perennial plant combinations will help you create the most eye-catching pairing and fill your garden with color throughout the seasons.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Blue Barlow'

Specializing in rare and unusual annual and perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms and hard to find California native wildflowers.

'Red October' is an outstanding new variety of big bluestem, a native prairie grass. Heat-tolerant and drought-resistant, this is one of the hottest new ornamental grasses to hit the market this year. Red-tinted foliage intensifies in autumn to glowing shades of salsa red and burgundy. Plant in the back of the border for height and interest that will contrast fall-flowering perennials until frost. Plant Name: Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 5-6 feet tall…

Perennials Your Garden Has Been Missing

We've sought out the latest must-have perennial varieties you won't want to miss in 2016.

4 or 5 year old maintain barberries maintain the columnar form without pruning. www.towerflower.com   www.alantowerphoto.com

Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plant Encyclopedia.

Amaranthus

An easy-to-grow annual with a big garden presence, amaranthus is tricky to find in the garden center but can be grown from seed. It is commonly called love-lies-bleeding or tassel flower. Amaranthus gets its unusual common name from the ropelike deep magenta flower stalks. The flower stalks emerge midsummer and lengthen until the first frost. The flowers stalks hold their color as they extend 12 inches or more toward the ground. Another type of amaranthus has the common name Joseph’s coat…

You don't have to live in the tropics to enjoy the big, bold blooms of hibiscus. These tropical beauties have a variety of cold-hardy relatives that prefer life in the north. Hardy hibiscus is easy to care for, often growing 6 feet tall in one season and producing dinner-plate-size flowers in the late summer and fall. They'll die back to the ground each winter, but pop back up when the temperatures soar in the early summer. In this garden, 'Luna Red' hardy hibiscus and Delphinium elatum are…

24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long

What blooms with what? That's one of the big questions gardeners struggle with. This list of best perennial plant combinations will help you create the most eye-catching pairing and fill your garden with color throughout the seasons.

The crowning glory of any landscape, flowering vines will quickly smother a fence or arbor in color. But left unchecked, some vines, such as trumpet vine or wisteria, may smother perennials growing nearby. Clematis, on the other hand, only grows 5-10 feet tall making it an ideal partner for perennial flowers. This sun-loving vine also comes in a wide variety of flower shapes and colors so you have plenty of options for any style of garden. In this border, 'Jackmanii' clematis and 'Harvest…

24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long

What blooms with what? That's one of the big questions gardeners struggle with. This list of best perennial plant combinations will help you create the most eye-catching pairing and fill your garden with color throughout the seasons.

Give your flower garden a layered look by planting tall, vertical species in the back-of-the border. They act as a colorful focal point to draw the eye and give the garden visual balance. In this border, pink mallow, which can grow 4 feet tall, teams with 3-foot-tall yellow Asiatic lilies to provide a spectacular backdrop of bloom. Other tall perennials include garden phlox, heliopsis, Oriental lilies, delphinium, allium, and lupine.

24 Perennial Plant Combinations That Look Amazing All Summer Long

What blooms with what? That's one of the big questions gardeners struggle with. This list of best perennial plant combinations will help you create the most eye-catching pairing and fill your garden with color throughout the seasons.