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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
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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