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Colocasia

Colocasia

Mammoth leaves with unique wine-colored splotches create a dramatic display in the garden or container. A hardy garden plant in zones 7 and warmer, and in cold-winter climates bulbs may be dug before frost and stored in a cool basement.

Pétunia

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Pétunia

A velvety, deep blue-black, seductive petunia that is a real eye-catcher. A showstopper when planted with a complementary-colored petunia. Plant liberally in annual beds, hanging baskets and window boxes. Prune stems to promote a more full plant.

Pétunia

Pétunia

A velvety black base color with a distinctive yellow star pattern makes this petunia a real eye-catcher. Mounded growth spreads outward into an avalanche of color. Splendid in hanging baskets and containers.

Épinette-vinette de Thunberg

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Épinette-vinette de Thunberg

This compact barberry variety bears striking reddish foliage throughout the growing season. Well-suited for planting in large groups, as accent, or for the mixed garden. Contrasts best with yellow- and gray-leaved plants. Exposure to full sun stimulates richest leaf color.

Cimifuge

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Cimifuge

Spectacular perennial with statuesque flower spikes and unique foliage. Offers remarkable contrast in color and texture. Plant in woodland gardens among hostas, astilbe and lady's mantle, or allow to naturalize. Also a nice addition to cut flower arrangements. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Phormium

Phormium

Dark, gracefully arching leaves make a stunning accent or container plant. Tall spikes bearing tubular flowers add to the dramatic display by reaching lofty heights. In marginal areas, mulch in winter. Plant in full sun for deepest color. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Weigela

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Weigela

Dwarf, compact shrub features green-purple foliage and wonderful dark red flowers. Prune to shape after flowering.

Pennisetum

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Pennisetum

Bold purple foliage and deep maroon 8-12" (20-30 cm) flower plumes make a dramatic addition to your garden or landscape. Striking in large containers, at the center of a mixed planting, or as a cut flower. Seeds attract wild birds. 2003 AAS Winner.

Épinette-vinette de Thunberg

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Épinette-vinette de Thunberg

A lovely deciduous shrub with deep purple foliage that turns blazing scarlet in autumn. Dainty yellow flowers in spring are followed by small red berries in fall that last into winter. Leaf color is best in full sun.

Cosmos

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Cosmos

Large, delicate flowers and lacy, fernlike foliage make a great addition to the middle of the flower bed or cutting garden. Eye-catching along walls or fences. Spent flowers may be removed to encourage rebloom, but allow some to go to seed as cosmos readily self-seeds. Tolerates poor, dry soil.

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