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PLANT COLOR HEIGHT BLOOM PERIOD
SHRUBS
Azalea variable shrub spring
Buddleia blue, pink, white shrub midsummer-fall
Lilac lavender, white, pink shrub spring
Sumac white shrub spring
Vaccinium spp. white, pink low shrubs spring-early summer
Viburnums white shrubs spring
CULTIVATED ANNUALS
Alyssum violet, white 4 inches summer-fall
Candytuft white, pink 8-10 inches spring-summer
Cosmos white, lilac, red, yellow 1-3 feet late summer
Gaillardia multicolor 24 inches summer-fall
Impatiens multicolor 6-18 inches summer-fall
Marigold yellow, orange 6-24 inches summer-fall
Mignonette red 12-18 inches summer-fall
Scabiosa blue, rose, white 18-36 inches summer-fall
Verbena multicolor 8-10 inches midsummer-fall
Zinnias multicolor 12-24 inches summer-fall
CULTIVATED PERENNIALS
Anthemis yellow 24 inches summer
Arabis pink, white 8-10 inches spring
Asters white, lavender, yellow 12-24 inches summer-fall
Aubrieta purple 4 inches spring
Bee Balm red or white 36 inches summer
Butterfly Weed orange 12-36 inches midsummer
Daisy yellow, white 12-36 inches summer
Catmint (Catnip) lavender 12-36 inches summer
Phlox pink, lavender, white 6-36 inches summer-fall
Primrose multicolor 4 inches spring
Purple Coneflower purple, white 24-48 inches summer
Sedum Spectabile pink 12 inches late summer
WILD PERENNIALS
Boneset white 36-60 inches late summer
Black-Eyed Susan yellow 12-18 inches late summer
Blazing Star purple up to 18 inches summer
Dandelion yellow 4-12 inches spring-fall
Dogbane pink to white shrub early summer
Goldenrod yellow 12-48 inches late summer
Joe-Pye-Weed lavender 36-60 inches late summer
Milkweeds lavender, orange 24-48 inches summer
New England Aster purple 24-60 inches late summer
Thistle pink, purple 24-48 inches summer
Wild Bergamot pink, lavender 24-36 inches summer
Yarrow white 12-36 inches early summer
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