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The Green Thumb Almanac Library of Select Plants contains varieties of plants chosen for their superior performance in the garden.

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Canna 'Tropicanna'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Canna indica var. 'Tropicanna' Indian Shot

  • Height:  4 - 6' tall
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 3-11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Containers
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Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM
Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' Echeveria

  • Height:  4 - 8" high, space 6 - 10" apart
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 9 - 11
  • Uses:  Containers, House Plant
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Basil 'Pesto Perpetuo'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 8:50 PM
Ocimum x citriodorum  PP: 16260 Basil 'Pesto Perpetuo'

  • Height:  18 - 48" tall, space 12 - 14 inches apart
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 9 - 11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Containers, Edible Plant
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Pennisetum purpureum 'Vertigo'®

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Pennisetum purpureum 'Tift 8' PP: 22254 Pearl Millet

  • Height:  36 - 48" T x 24 - 36" W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 8 - 11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Containers
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Echinacea 'Tomato Soup'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 8:05 PM
Echinacea 'Tomato Soup' PP 19427 Coneflower

  • Height:  32" T x 32" W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 4 - 10
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders
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Drift® Groundcover Roses

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Rosa 'Meidrifora' PP#19148 CPBRAF Coral Drift® Groundcover Rose

  • Height:  1 1/2' T x 2' W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 4 - 11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders
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Rose of Sharon 'Azurri Blue Satin'®

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:45 PM
Hibiscus syriacus 'Azurri Blue Satin'® DVPazurri' USPP 20,563 Rose of Sharon

  • Height:  96 - 144" T x 48 - 72" W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 5 - 9
  • Uses:  Beds & B...
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Crabapple 'Royal Raindrops'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM
Malus 'Royal Raindrops' 'JFS-KW5' PP 14375 Crabapple 'Royal Raindrops'

  • Height:  20' T x 15' W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zone 4
  • Uses:  Ornamental tree
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Red Abyssinian Banana

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:50 PM
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' Red Abyssinian Banana

  • Height:  36 - 96" tall, space 24 - 48 inches apart
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 9 - 11
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Container...
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Mandevilla 'Giant Crimson'

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Mandevilla x 'Sunmandecrikin' P.P.# 17,736 Sun Parasol® Giant Crimson Mandevilla

  • Height:  Climbs 10 - 15 feet, will require support
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 10-11
  • Uses:&...
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Missouri Black-eyed Susan

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:25 PM
Rudbeckia missouriensis Missouri Black-eyed Susan
  • Height:  24 - 36" T x 12 - 18" W
  • Hardiness:  USDA hardiness zones 3 - 8
  • Uses:  Beds & Borders, Wildflower Garden
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Feather Reed Grass 'Karl Foerster'

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass

Height:  48 - 72 inches tall, space 24-36 inches apart
Hardiness:  USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 11
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