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Flowering Plants

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Radicans Gardenia (11 of 15)

Often used as a groundcover
Lustrous dark-green leaves
Plant in rich organic soil that is well drained
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Protect from winter wind
Prune in late winter
Height: 6-12 inches; width: 2-3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 7-11:
Zone 7: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall; foliage may suffer winter burn in this zone.
Zone 8: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 10: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 11: Plant in early spring or fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; water during dry periods; apply extra mulch in fall.

Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’ – Pink Abelia
Semievergreen shrub with glossy green leaves that bronze in fall and lilac-pink flowers in summer
Attractive to bees and butterflies
Plant in full sun to partial shade; foliage and flowering is better in full sun
Plant in average garden soil that is well drained
Height: 5-6 feet; width: 5-6
Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water when dry; may be completely deciduous in this zone.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water when dry.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water when dry.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again in spring; water when dry.

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