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Black-leaved ligularia
Ligularia 'Brit-Marie Crawford'
Named one of the top perennials for 2006
Glossy maroon foliage
Orange daisy-like flowers
Grows about three to four feet tall and spreads about the same.
Full sun to part shade
Prefers moist soil and shade
USDA Zones 4-9

Siberian iris
Easy care flower with sword-shaped leaves
Comes in a variety of colors
Blossoms can last days
Prefers wet soil
Can take a couple of seasons to become established
USDA Zones 2-9

Bigleaf goldenray
Ligularia dentata 'Othello'
Great for growing in wet areas
Has big, bold leaves that are purplish-red on the underside
Orange flowers in summer
Grows about 3 feet high and spreads 4 feet
Prefers shade, but if planted in sun, be sure to water
Maintenance: When it wilts, it needs water

Stephanandra tanakae
Easy-to-grow shrub
Grows up to 10 feet tall and wide
Flowers in June-July
Sun or part shade
Grows to about four feet tall

Zebrina arborvitae
Thuja 'Zebrina'
This variegated evergreen offers bright gold and green foliage.
Pyramidal or round shape
Deer-resistant
Grows to about 30 feet tall and 12 feet wide
USDA Zones 6-8

Viburnum 'Winterthur'
Grows five to seven feet high and wide
Waxy lustrous, deep green leaves
Leaves turn reddish-purple in fall
White flowers in summer followed by fruit in fall
Prefers full sun to light shade
USDA Zones 5-9
Maintenance tip: Will need occasional pruning to keep good form

'Home Run' rose
Easy care rose
Resistant to powdery mildew and black spot
Flowers are a true red color
Grows to about four feet tall
USDA Zones 5-9

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