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February 18, 2019

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Common Name
Botanical Name
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Bellflower (Carpathian Harebell) Campanula carpatica
1. Pearl Deep Blue
A profusion of cup-shaped, upward-facing, 2 inch wide, vivid blue-violet flowers with lighter centers float above the mound of dark green foliage from late spring...   Click to display 8" 12"-24" 3-8 4" Green
Bellflower (Clustered) Campanula glomerata 
2. Superba
Rich violet-blue blooms are borne in dense clusters at the ends of the stems; individual flowers are bell-shaped and upward-facing. A vigorous spreader and good...   Click to display 28" 24"-36" 3-8 4" Green
Brass Buttons Leptinella squalida
3. Platt's Black
Leptinella is a fast growing colorful ground cover that is easy to grow and makes an ideal lawn replacement for small areas. In late spring,...   Click to display 2"-4" 12"-15" 4 8" Green
Creeping Charlie Glechoma hederacea
4. Dappled Light
Scalloped leaves with chartreuse tones and minty accents. A vigorous growing foliage plant that is great in combinations and as a groundcover. It will spread...   Click to display n/a 3"-6" 12" 5-10 4˝" White
Dutchman's Pipe Aristolochia durior
5. Dutchman's Pipe
A fast-growing vine excellent for screening purposes; it will quickly create a dense screen and shade. The huge 8-10 in. wide, heart-shaped leaves are dark...   Click to display 15'-30' 5'-6' 4-8 10" Green w/ Trellis
Ghost Plant; Mother-of-Pearl Graptopetalum paraguayense
6. Ghost Plant
Small, rosette forming succulent has grey leaves with a pinkish cast, lending a unique color contrast when paired with plants of darker hues. Individual leaves...   Click to display 5"-6" 12"-36" 9-11 6" Green
Golden Hops Humulus lupulus
7. Aureus
Golden hops is a vigorous, attractive perennial vine that is well suited for use in the home garden. The twining stems quickly cover an arbor...   Click to display 6'-20' 36"-6' 4-8 10" Green w/ Trellis
Grape Hyacinth Muscari
8. Armeniacum
A gardener's favorite, these fragrant flowers resemble upside-down clusters of grapes. Grape hyacinths thrive and increase rapidly in all but dampest and shadiest locations. Use...   Click to display 6" 4" 4-8 Unknown
Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
9. Fire Spinner
For glamorous color where it's hot, sunny, and dry, we suggest this exceptional Denver Botanic Garden introduction. Glowing, bright orange petals flashed with magenta centers...   Click to display 2" 18"-24" 5-8 4˝" White
10. Lavender Ice
An iridescent sweep of silvery lavender-pink Daisies cools sunny garden hot spots, complementing the brilliant flowers of late spring companions. They love it hot, sunny,...   Click to display 2" 18"-24" 5-8 4˝" White
Iris (Miniature) Iris reticulata
11. Harmony
Looking for early bloomers? These fragrant low growing varieties are very early blooming, flowering from February through early April. They multiply rapidly and are excellent...   Click to display 4"-8" 1"-2" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Ivy (German) Senecio mikanioides
12. Green
German Ivy is popular as an annual vine and houseplant. The lush, glossy foliage is similar in appearance to English Ivy and works well as...   Click to display 12"-24" 24"-48" n/a 4˝" White
Periwinkle; Myrtle Vinca minor
13. Bowles
An excellent, weed-smothering, evergreen groundcover with small, solid dark green leaves. From mid to late spring, lovely lavender-blue flowers about the size of a nickle...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-24" 4-9 4" Green
14. Myrtle
Attractive lavender blue flowers are set off by dark green foliage. Toughness and an ability to grow anywhere has made Vinca one of the most...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-24" 4-9 4" Green
15. Sterling Silver
Year-round plants bear glossy dark green leaves edged in white. In the spring, and sometimes early summer, large five-petaled pale periwinkle blue flowers appear along...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-24" 4-9 4" Green
Petunia (Spreading) Petunia (Hedgiflora) 
16. Tidal Wave™ Red Velour
This All-America Selections and Fleuroselect Quality Mark winner is a great addition to the Tidal Wave™ series.   Click to display 16"-22" 12"-24" 9-10 4˝" White
Silver Lace Vine Polygonum aubertii
17. Silver Lace Vine
Extremely fast-growing vine with profuse, fragrant, white flowers in late summer-fall. Great fence and wall cover. Grows 20' or more in a single season.   Click to display 20'-30' n/a 4 10" Green w/ Trellis
Snow-in-Summer Cerastium tomentosum
18. Silver Carpet
Wooly gray-white foliage covered with satin white flowers. Perfect for ground-cover, foreground or trailing from pots or color bowls. Drought tolerant and excellent in dry,...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-15" 3-7 4" Green
19. Silvery Summer
A very useful groundcover perennial, often grown in dry, sunny areas with poor soil. Plants form a low, fast-spreading mat of silvery-grey leaves, studded with...   Click to display 6"-8" 23"-29" 3-7 4" Green
20. Snow-in-Summer
A silver-grey carpet of pointed leaves covered liberally in early summer with masses of crisp white silky flowers with an almost luminous quality. Foliage is...   Click to display 6" 24"-36" 3-7 4" Green
21. Yo Yo
An undemanding groundcover for full sun and poor soil. In other words, a dream come true! Highly valued for its woolly gray foliage, 'Snow in...   Click to display 4"-6" 12"-15" 3-7 4˝" White
Spurge (Japanese) Pachysandra terminalis
22. Green Carpet
Pachysandra has long been a favorite groundcover for the shade. 'Green Carpet' is an improved selection over the species, hailed for its compact form and...   Click to display 6"-12" 12"-24" 5-9 4" Green
Thyme (Creeping) Thymus serpyllum
23. Minus
Creeping Thyme is a sun-loving herb valued as an ornamental groundcover. This selection forms a very low carpet of fuzzy, dark green leaves which resemble...   Click to display 1" 6" 3-8 4˝" White
Vinca Vine Vinca major 
24. Illumination
This vinca radiates a stunning effect with its gold center and dark green margin, virtually illuminating the landscape. It is great for lightening up those...   Click to display 4"-15" 18" 7-11 4" Green
25. Maculata
Dark green leaves with unevenly variegated yellow-green centers. 3D-South Click to display n/a 4"-6" 18"-24" 7-11 4" Green
26. Variegata
The quintessential component plant with green and white variegated leaves and pale lavender flowers.   Click to display 3"-6" 6"-12" 7-11 4" Green
27. Wojo's Gem
Dark green leaves with creamy white center and violet spring flowers. 3D-South Click to display 15"-18" 15"-18" 7-11 4" Green
Wild Ageratum; Mist Flower Conoclinium coelestinum (Eupatorium coelestinum)
28. Wild Ageratum or Mist Flower
Vigorous perennial bearing fluffy-looking, bluish-purple flowerheads, often occuring in large stands. Resembles the nonnative annual ageratum sold as a bedding plant for flower gardens. That...   Click to display 12"-18" 12"-16" 6-11 6" Green
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
29. Paprika
Lucious apple-red and paprika colored flowers with sulphur yellow centers are among the most beautiful of all yarrows. From early to late summer, tall flower...   Click to display 24" 24" 3-8 8" Green
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