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Plants With Year-Round Interest

Here are 10 plants that will provide year-round interest to any landscape.

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Snow Fairy Caryopteris (Blue Beard) (4 of 10)

Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'

  • Low-growing woody perennial with variegated white/green leaves and blue flowers in summer.

  • Plant in average garden soil that is well drained, can tolerate poor soil; drought tolerant.

  • Leaves have unpleasant odor if crushed.

  • Prune while dormant.

  • Plant in full sun.

  • Attractive to bees and butterflies.

  • Height: 2 feet

  • Width: 2 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.

  • Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.

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