Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Dwarf Korean Lilac
Family: Oleaceae (Olive Family)

·         Hardiness Zones:  3-7
·         Height: 4-5 feet
·         Spread: 5-7 feet
·         Bloom Time: May
·         Bloom: pale pink, sweetly fragrant single flowers
·         Light: full sun for best blooms
·         Soil: rich, moist, well-drained, neutral soils
·         Moisture: medium
·         Use: mass or group; hedge, borders, foundation plantings; cut flowers; attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
·         Care: low maintenance; prompt removal of faded flower panicles before seed set will increase blooms the following year
·         Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems; resistant to powdery mildew
·         Native to: species native to China and Korea
·         Notes: deer resistant, non-suckering
·         Supplier: The Bruce Company
·         Teaching Garden Location & Code: Welcome Garden B079

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Narcissus 'Ice Wings'

Triandrus Daffodil 'Ice Wings'
Family: Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  4-9
·        Height: 9-12 inches
·        Spread: 6-9 inches
·        Bloom Time: April to May
·        Bloom: ivory white
·        Light: full sun to part shade
·        Soil: average, well-drained; best in organically rich sandy loams; bulb may rot in poorly drained soil
·        Moisture: medium
·        Use: best planted in small groupings of at least 6 bulbs in front of borders, woodland areas, under trees or in front of shrubs
·        Care: foliage should not be cut back until it yellows
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·        Native to: hybrid cultivar
·        Notes: strap-like green leaves in clump; deer and rabbit resistant
·        Supplier: Brent & Becky's Bulbs
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Heuchera Garden E043

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Agastache 'Violet Vision'

Hummingbird's Mint Violet Vision'
Family: Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  5-10
·        Height: 18-24 inches
·        Spread: 18-24 inches
·        Bloom Time: midsummer to midfall
·        Bloom: violet spikes
·        Light: full sun to part shade
·        Soil: average, well-drained; may not survive winter in hard clay soils that retain moisture
·        Moisture: prefers moist soil; drought tolerant once established
·        Use: grown as a short-lived perennial or annual in herb gardens, cottage gardens, butterfly or pollinator gardens, containers; attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
·        Care: plants should be sited in protected locations in colder climates (e.g., southern exposures) with leaf and flower stems being left in place over winter for additional protection; sandy/gravelly mulches will protect plants and help to avoid onset of rot
·        Concerns: no serious insect of disease problems; crown/root rot may develop in poorly drained soils
·        Native to: species native to North America
·        Notes: fragrant, bushy foliage, with an up-right, clumping habit; heart-shaped leaves; deer resistant
·        Supplier: Klein's Floral & Greenhouse
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Sidewalk Garden G063

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Silene regia

Royal Catchfly
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Carnation Family)
       
·        Hardiness Zones:  5-8
·        Height: 24-36 inches
·        Spread: 12-18 inches
·        Bloom Time: July to August
·        Bloom: small clusters of 5-petaled, scarlet red flowers
·        Light: full sun to part shade
·        Soil: average, well-drained; prefers sandy or gravelly soil
·        Moisture: dry to medium; drought tolerant
·        Use: part shade areas of wildflower gardens, native plant gardens, woodland gardens or cottage gardens; attracts hummingbirds
·        Care: low maintenance; may need to stake taller plants
·        Concerns: no serious insect or disease problems
·        Native to: central and southern United States
·        Notes: clump-forming perennial;  sticky calyx can trap or "catch" small insects
·        Supplier: Agrecol
·        Teaching Garden Location & Code: Pollinator Garden C070

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