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Common Name: heather
Botanical Name: Calluna  vulgaris      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: paperbark maple
Botanical Name: Acer  griseum      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a, 5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 25 to 40 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: clematis
Botanical Name: Clematis  (all)      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: heath
Botanical Name: Erica  carnea      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Soil Quality: Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: Japanese maple
Botanical Name: Acer  palmatum      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: sugar maple
Botanical Name: Acer  saccharum  Legacy   
Type: Tree

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: bugleweed
Botanical Name: Ajuga  reptans      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: columbine
Botanical Name: Aquilegia  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: wild ginger
Botanical Name: Asarum  canadense      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: European wild ginger
Botanical Name: Asarum  europaeum      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6,b,7a,7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: aster
Botanical Name: Aster  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: false spiraea
Botanical Name: Astilbe  arendsii      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: Japanese barberry
Botanical Name: Berberis  thunbergii  Aurea   
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: Japanese barberry
Botanical Name: Berberis  thunbergii  Crimson Pygmy   
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: Japanese barberry
Botanical Name: Berberis  thunbergii  Rose Glow   
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: monarch birch
Botanical Name: Betula  maximowicziana      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: river birch
Botanical Name: Betula  nigra      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: Over 40 ft

Common Name: boltonia
Botanical Name: Boltonia  asteroides      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Botanical Name: Brunnera  macrophylla      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: beautyberry
Botanical Name: Callicarpa  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: sedge
Botanical Name: Carex  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: bluebeard
Botanical Name: Caryopteris  clandonensis      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: katsura
Botanical Name: Cercidiphyllum  japonicum      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: Over 40 ft

Common Name: sea oats
Botanical Name: Chasmanthium  latifolium      
Type: Decorative Grass

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: shasta daisy
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum  superbum      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: lily of the valley
Botanical Name: Convallaria  majalis      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 2a,2b,3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: red twigged dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus  alba      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 2a,2b,3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: fringed bleeding heart
Botanical Name: Dicentra  eximea      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
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Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: bleeding heart
Botanical Name: Dicentra  spectabilis      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 2a,2b,3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: European beech
Botanical Name: Fagus  sylvatica      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: Over 40 ft

Common Name: hakone grass
Botanical Name: Hakonechloa  macra      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: blue oat grass
Botanical Name: Helictotrichon  sempervirens      
Type: Decorative Grass

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: coralbells
Botanical Name: Heuchera  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: Japanese blood grass
Botanical Name: Imperata  cylindrica  Red Baron   
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: moonglow juniper
Botanical Name: Juniperus  scopulorum  Moonglow   
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: mountain laurel
Botanical Name: Kalmia  latifolia      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: goldenchain tree
Botanical Name: Laburnum  watereri      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: dog-hobble
Botanical Name: Leucothoe  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: lyme grass
Botanical Name: Leymus  arenarius  Glaucus   
Type: Ground Cover (Decorative Grass)

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b,10a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: lilyturf
Botanical Name: Liriope  spicata      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b,10a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: ostrich fern
Botanical Name: Matteuccia  struthiopteris      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: Japanese silver grass
Botanical Name: Miscanthus  sinensis      
Type: Decorative Grass

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: maiden grass
Botanical Name: Miscanthus  sinensis  Gracillimus   
Type: Decorative Grass

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height:  
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: beebalm
Botanical Name: Monarda  didyma      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: true forget me not
Botanical Name: Myosotis  scorpiodes      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: cinnamon fern
Botanical Name: Osmunda  cinnamomea      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
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Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: Allegheny spurge
Botanical Name: Pachysandra  procumbens      
Type: Ground Cover (Shrub)

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: Japanese pachysandra
Botanical Name: Pachysandra  terminalis      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: fountain grass
Botanical Name: Pennisetum  alopecuroides      
Type: Decorative Grass

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Zone: 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: oriental fountain grass
Botanical Name: Pennisetum  orientale      
Type: Decorative Grass

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Zone: 7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: ribbon grass
Botanical Name: Phalaris  arundinaceae      
Type: Ground Cover (Decorative Grass)

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: spruce
Botanical Name: Picea  pungens  Globosa   
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: Colorado spruce
Botanical Name: Picea  pungens      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 3a,3b 4a 4b 5a 5b 6a,6b,7a,7b
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: andromeda
Botanical Name: Pieris  (all)  Brower's Beauty   
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: mountain peris
Botanical Name: Pieris  floribunda      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: lily of the valley shrub
Botanical Name: Pieris  japonica      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: great Solomon's seal
Botanical Name: Polygonatum  (all)      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: christmas fern
Botanical Name: Polystichum  acrostichoides      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
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Sun: Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: shrubby cinquefoil
Botanical Name: Potentilla  fruticosa      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 2a,2b,3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: paperbark cherry
Botanical Name: Prunus  serrula      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 25 to 40 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: Bethlehem sage
Botanical Name: Pulmonaria  saccharata      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Moisture: Moist
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: goldenrod
Botanical Name: Solidago  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: spiraea
Botanical Name: Spiraea  bumalda      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: Japanese stewartia
Botanical Name: Stewartia  pseudocamellia      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 25 to 40 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: Japanese snowbell
Botanical Name: Styrax  japonicus      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 25 to 40 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: viburnum
Botanical Name: Viburnum  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: daffodil
Botanical Name: Narcissus  (all)      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
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Soil Texture: sandy, Silty, loam, clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: purple coneflower
Botanical Name: Echinacea  purpurea      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a,3b,4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a
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Soil Texture: sandy, Silty, loam, clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: hellebore
Botanical Name: Helleborus  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Moisture: Moist
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: sweetbay magnolia
Botanical Name: Magnolia  virginiana      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: boxwood
Botanical Name: Buxus  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: honeysuckle
Botanical Name: Lonicera  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: flowering dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus  florida      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Silty
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: Kousa dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus  kousa      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b,
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: cherry laurel
Botanical Name: Prunus  laurocerasus      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: Higan cherry
Botanical Name: Prunus  subhirtella      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: Oregon grapeholly
Botanical Name: Mahonia  aquifolium      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: St. Johns wort
Botanical Name: Hypericum  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: camellia
Botanical Name: Camellia  all      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: rosemallow
Botanical Name: Hibiscus  moschuetos      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: prickly pear cactus
Botanical Name: Opuntia  compressa      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: foxglove
Botanical Name: Digitalis  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: peony
Botanical Name: Paeonia  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
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Soil Texture: Loam
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: coleus
Botanical Name: Solenostemon  scutellarioides      
Type: Annuals

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Zone: 3b, 4a,4b,5a,5b,6a,6b,7a,7b,8a,8b,9a,9b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: garden croton
Botanical Name: Codiaeum  variegatum      
Type: Annuals

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Zone: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: oleander
Botanical Name: Nerium  oleander      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: cornelian cherry dogwood
Botanical Name: Cornus  mas      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: witch hazel
Botanical Name: Hamamelis  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: heavenly bamboo
Botanical Name: Nandina  domestica      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: oriental poppy
Botanical Name: Papaver  orientale      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: blackberry lily
Botanical Name: Belamcanda  chinensis      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: bigleaf ligularia
Botanical Name: Ligularia  dentata      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: dead nettle
Botanical Name: Lamium  maculatum      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: yellow archangel
Botanical Name: Lamiastrum  galeobdolan      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: sweet woodruff
Botanical Name: Galium  odoratum      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Loam
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: the rocket
Botanical Name: Ligularia  stenocephala      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b,
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: blue atlas cedar
Botanical Name: Cedrus  atlantica      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: 25 to 40 ft

Common Name: Japanese plum yew
Botanical Name: Cephalotaxus  harringtonia      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: monkshood
Botanical Name: Aconitum  napellus      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a,5b,6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
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Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: belladonna lily
Botanical Name: Amaryllis  belladonna      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
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Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: windflower
Botanical Name: Anemone  nemorosa      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: lords-and-ladies
Botanical Name: Arum  (all)      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
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Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: autumn crocus
Botanical Name: Colchicum  autumnale      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: mezereon
Botanical Name: Daphne  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: flossflower
Botanical Name: Ageratum  houstonianum      
Type: Ground Cover (Annual)

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Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Soil Quality: Average
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: lady's mantle
Botanical Name: Alchemilla  mollis      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: bluestar
Botanical Name: Amsonia  tabernaemontana      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: goatsbeard
Botanical Name: Aruncus  dioicus      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Loam
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: Japanese painted fern
Botanical Name: Athyrium  goeringianum      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Silty
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: tuberous begonia
Botanical Name: Begonia  tuberhybrida      
Type: Annuals

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Zone: 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: flowering tobacco
Botanical Name: Nicotiana  (all)      
Type: Annuals

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Zone: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: Sassafras
Botanical Name: Sassafras  albidum      
Type: Tree

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Over 40 ft
Width: Over 40 ft

Common Name: caladium
Botanical Name: Caladium  (all)      
Type: Annuals

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial, Shade
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: oleander
Botanical Name: Nerium  oleander      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Soil Quality: Average
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: privet
Botanical Name: Ligustrum  (all)      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 10 to 15 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: bayberry
Botanical Name: Myrica  pensylvanica      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist, Dry
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: wax myrtle
Botanical Name: Myrica  cerifera      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 15 to 25 ft
Width: 15 to 25 ft

Common Name: squill
Botanical Name: Scilla  (all)      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Soil Quality: Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: bog-rosemary
Botanical Name: Andromeda  polifolia      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral
Soil Texture: Sandy
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: weigela
Botanical Name: Weigela  florida      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Common Name: Russian cypress
Botanical Name: Microbiota  decussata      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: inkberry holly
Botanical Name: Ilex  glabra      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: snowdrop
Botanical Name: Galanthus  (all)      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Marsh, Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: mondo grass
Botanical Name: Ophiopogon  japonicus      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: Under 1 ft

Common Name: periwinkle
Botanical Name: Vinca  minor      
Type: Ground Cover (Perennial)

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: Under 1 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: spice bush
Botanical Name: Lindera  benzoin      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial, Shade
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: feather reed grass
Botanical Name: Calamagrostis  acutiflora      
Type: Ground Cover (Decorative Grass)

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Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Soil Quality: Rich, Average, Poor
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: fritillary
Botanical Name: Fritillaria  (all)      
Type: Bulbs

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Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Soil Quality: Rich
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid, Neutral, Base
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 1 to 3 ft
Width: 1 to 3 ft

Common Name: Alberta spruce
Botanical Name: Picea  glauca  albertiana   
Type: Tree

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Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

Common Name: false indigo
Botanical Name: Baptisia  (all)      
Type: Perennial

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Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Soil Quality: Poor
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Full, Partial
Height: 3 to 5 ft
Width: 3 to 5 ft

Common Name: goldust plant
Botanical Name: Aucuba  japonica      
Type: Shrub

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Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Soil Quality: Rich, Average
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Ph: Acid
Soil Texture: Sandy, Silty, Loam, Clay
Sun: Partial
Height: 5 to 10 ft
Width: 5 to 10 ft

 

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