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Acanthus  (Bear's Breeches)  Acanthaceae
Good specimen plants for the border or as a solitary feature. 
Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Protect crowns in first winter after planting.
 
Achillea  (Yarrow)  Asteraceae
Useful for the border, wild garden or meadow. Good cut flowers and suitable for dried arrangements. 
Grows well in full sun, in poor soil. Prefers some moisture but has good drought tolerance. Avoid soggy soils.
 
Aconitum  (Monkshood)  Ranunculaceae
Does well in the shady perennial border or wildgarden. Excellent cutflowers.Note that all parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested. 
Prefers partial shade and grows best in fertile, cool, moisture-retentive soil.
 
Agapanthus  (African Lily)  Liliaceae
Agapanthus makes an excellent container plant. 
Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained, humusy soil.
 
Agastache  (Anise Hyssop)  Lamiaceae
Use en masse in the perennial border or herb garden. Also a good container plant, where it will remain more compact. Attracts butterflies. 
Full sun to part shade in normal to dry soil with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established. Plants can be pinched early in the season to keep them compact.
 
Alcea  (Hollyhock)  Malvaceae
Excellent plant for the back of a border. 
Full sun in well-drained soil.
 
Alchemilla  (Lady's Mantle)  Rosaceae
Terrific plants for the perennial border, as a groundcover or edging plant. Produces good cutflowers that can also be dried. 
Sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
 
Allium  (Allium)  Liliaceae

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Amsonia  (Blue Star)  Apocynaceae
Grows forever on a moist loamy soil. 
Prefers sun to light shade and heavy, moist soil.
 
Anemone  (Windflower)  Ranunculaceae
Outstanding plants when used en masse. Perfect for background plantings in the perennial border. 
Prefers sun to partial shade and humusy, moisture-retentive soil.
 
Aquilegia  (Columbine)  Ranunculaceae
Borders, cottage gardens, open shade gardens, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. 
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Will grow in full sun or partial shade.
 
Aralia  (Japanese Spikenard)  Araliaceae
Use as an accent in shade garden. 
Part Sun to Light Shade. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.
 
Arisarum  (Aharon's Rod)  Araceae
Excellent groundcover . 
Heavy or light shade. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.
 
Aruncus  (Goat's Beard)  Rosaceae
Fine border plants. They do well along streams and ponds. Also very nice as solitary. 
Sun to partial shade. Rich, moist, alkaline soil.
 
Aster  (Daisy)  Asteraceae
For the perennial border, terrific when planted en masse. Excellent cut flowers. 
Sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained, alkaline soil.
 
Astilbe  (False Spirea)  Saxifragaceae
Excellent plants for borders, containers, the shade garden and edges of ponds. Good cut flowers. 
Astilbes prefer shade to partial shade and fertile moist soil. Adequate moisture is very important.
 
Astilboides  (Rodger's Flower)  Saxifragaceae
Excellent plants for borders, containers, the shade garden and edges of ponds. Good cut flowers. 
Partial shade and organically rich, moist soil.
 
Astrantia  (Masterwort)  Apiaceae
For the perennial border or along streams. Very effective when naturalized under light, open trees. 
Prefers partial or full shade and moist well-drained soil. Must be grown outside as flowers produced in greenhouses will be much paler.
 
Athyrium  (Lady Fern)  Dryopteraceae
Use en masse in the border of woodland garden. 
Shade to semi-shade in medium-moist, loamy, humus-rich soil.
 
Belamcanda  (Leopard Flower)  Iridaceae
For the mixed border or in containers. 
Tolerant of almost all environments. Best in full sun and well-drained soil, with heavy mulch above zone 5. Remove dying foliage to prevent disease.
 
Bergenia  (Pig Squeak)  Saxifragaceae
Evergreen clump-forming perennials with thick leathery rounded leaves and stemmed clusters of tiny cup-shaped flowers in early spring. 
Prefers sun to partial shade and deep, moist soil. Intolerant of excessive summer heat or drought.
 
Berkheya  (Thistle)  Compositae
Coarse plants with architectural appeal that can be used in borders or for hedging. Do not cut back after flowering as stems will rot. 
Moist, peaty well-drained soil. Full sun. Staking may be neccesary.
 
Brunnera  (Heartleaf Alkanet)  Boraginaceae
For the shady border or open woodlands. A good groundcover. 
Prefers light shade and fertile, moist soil. Does well in full sun only if soil remains moist al the time.
 
Caltha  (Marsch Marigold)  Ranunculaceae
Ground Cover, Pond, Bog Garden 
Sun to partial shade and suitable for almost any type of soil, from sandy to heavy clay. Wet soil prefered.
 
Campanula  (Bellflower)  Campanulaceae
Nice border plant and good cutflowers. 
Sun to partial shade in slightly alkaline, well-drained soil.
 
Centaurea  (Cornflower)  Asteraxeae
Produces long lasting flowers for the perennial border. Makes good cuts. 
full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Chelone  (Turtlehead)  Scrophulariaceae
Good plant along streams or ponds, and in the border or the wildgarden. 
Prefers partial shade to full sun. Needs a consistently moist to wet soil, preferably humus enriched.
 
Cimicifuga  (Bugbane)  Ranunculaceae
For the perennial border or woodland garden. 
Prefers partial shade in humusy soil. Needs constant moisture in full sun.
 
Clematis  (Clematis)  Ranunculaceae
Climbers and sprawlers. 
Sun to partial shade in moist, fertile soil. Likes a warm top and cool bottom. Will flourish under neutral or even slightly acid conditions.
 
Convallaria  (Lily of the Valley)  Liliaceae
An excellent plant for growing under deciduous trees or as a groundcover. Recommended planting: Use 1x flowering pip surrounded by 5x planting pips to fill a gallon / 5"/ 2 liter pot. 
Prefers partial sun or shade and humusy soil.
 
Coreopsis  (Tickseed)  Asteraceae
Showy addition to the perennial border, wild flower garden or naturalized area. 
Full sun, well drained medium rich soil. Drought tolerant.
 
Crocosmia  (Montbretia)  Iridaceae
Colorful plant for the border or in containers. Excellent cutflowers. 
Full sun in moist, well-drained soil.
 
Cynara  (Globe Artichoke)  Asteraceae
Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower,Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Suitable as Annual 
Plant in a sheltered location in full sun with fertile, well-drained soil.
 
Dahlia  (Dahlia)  Compositae
Provides plenty of large, brighly-colored flowers. Perfect for containers or for edging beds and borders. 
Dahlia's prefer full sun to partial shade and rich well drained soil. Remove wilting flowers. Dahlia's can also be grown indoors. Inside they prefer a light and warm place.
 
Darmera  (Umbrella Plant)  Saxifragaceae
A great but coarse plant for along a streamside or for the bog-garden. 
Shade to partial shade, moist organically rich soil.
 
Delphinium  (Larkspur)  Ranunculaceae
Outstanding plants for the back half of the perennial border. 
Prefers an evenly moist, loamy and humusy soil. Does well in full sun, but the base of the plants like to be protected from direct sunlight.
 
Dicentra  (Bleeding Heart)  Fumariaceae
For borders, woodlands, and rock gardens.  
Prefers partial shade and well-drained humusy soil.
 
Digitalis  (Foxglove)  Plantaginaceae
For borders and cutflowers. 
Full sun or partial shade in a rich, moist soil.
 
Disporopsis  (Evergreen Solomo's Seal)  Convallariaceae
Partial to Full shade. 
Grows best in humus rich soil, full shade to partial shade. Plants devided from rootstock can be kept well.
 
Disporum  (Fairy Bells)  Convallariaceae
Partial to full shade gardens. 
Grows best in moist humus rich soil and in the shade.
 
Dodecatheon  (Shooting Star)  Primulaceae
For the woodland garden. Plants die down in midsummer. 
Prefers partial shade and rich woodland soil.
 
Dryopteris  (Wood Ferns)  Dryopteridaceae
For the border or woodland garden. 
Shade in consistantly moist soil.
 
Echinacea  (Coneflower)  Asteraceae
For the sunny border, prairie garden or wildflower meadow. Also used as a cutflower. 
Requires full sun and well-drained fertile soil.
 
Epimedium  (Barrenwort)  Berberidaceae
Excellent groundcover for shaded borders and rockgardens. 
Shade to partial shade in any well-drained, fertile soil.
 
Eryngium  (Sea Holly)  Apiaceae
A usefully diferent plant for the perennial border. Suitable for dried arrangements. 
Requires full sun and well-drained soil. Does well in salty, costal areas.
 
Eucomis  (Pineapple Lily)  Hyacinthaceae
Make excellent container specimens and eye-catching border plants. Blooms are long-lasting cut flowers. 
Prefers full sun in well-drained to lightly moist, fertile soil. Protect from excessive frost.
 
Eupatorium  (Joe Pye Weed)  Asteraceae
Late-flowering plant for the perennial border, the meadow or wildgarden. Good cutflowers. Attracts butterflies. 
Sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained, fertile soil.
 
Filipendula  (Meadow Sweet)  Rosaceae
Wonderful plants for the shady border or among trees and shrubs or by watersides. 
Partial shade in moist, well-drained soil.
 
Gaillardia  (Blanketflower)  Astaraceae
A perfect border or container plant. 
Full sun in any well-drained soil. Has good tolerance to heat, humidity and drought.
 
Gaura  (Wand Flower)  Onagraceae
Long flowering plants for the sunny border. 
Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Drought, humidity and heat tolerant.
 
Geranium  (Cranesbill)  Geraniaceae
Excellent border plants, often used in mass planting. 
Sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
 
Geum  (Avens)  Rosaceae
Great for massing in the perennial border. The smaller cultivars can be used in the rock garden. 
Does best in full sun and moist, humusy and well-drained soil.
 
Gillenia  (Indian Physics)  Rosaceae
Well suited for the border where it should be used in mass because of the airy texture. 
Performs well in partial shade or sun in a moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant to dry soils.
 
Helenium  (Sneezeweed)  Asteraceae
Nice plant for the border. Good cutflowers. 
Full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Helianthus  (Perennial Sunflower)  Asteraceae
Large specimen plants for the border. 
Easily grown in full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Heliopsis  (Ox-eye)  Asteraceae
Excellent border plants and good cutflowers. Persistent bloomers. 
Full sun in well-drained soil. Tolerant of drought.
 
Helleborus  (Hellebore)  Ranunculaceae
For shady borders and woodlands. 
Shade to partial shade in alkaline soil.
 
Hemerocallis  (Daylily)  Liliaceae
Daylilies do best in the mixed perennial border. Also good for mass plantings and for container growing. 
Hemerocallis prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Hepatica  (Mayflower)  Ranunculaceae
Good under deciduous trees, in raised beds or in the rock garden. Can also be grown in containers. 
Sun or shade in well-drained moist alkaline soil.
 
Heuchera  (Coral Bells)  Saxifragaceae
Excellent plants for the front of the perennial border or among trees and shrubs. Smaller cultivars also good for containers and the rock garden. 
Sun to partial shade and well-drained, alkaline, organic soil.
 
Heucherella  (Coral Bells)  Saxifragaceae
Excellent plants for the front of the perennial border or among trees and shrubs. Smaller cultivars also good for containers and the rock garden. 
Sun to partial shade and well-drained, alkaline, organic soil.
 
Hosta  (Funkia)  Liliaceae
Good multipurpose plants for the shade and woodland garden, the border and containers. Excellent as groundcovers or for edging 
Prefers partial shade and humusy, moisture-retentive soil.
 
Incarvillea  (Hardy Gloxinia)  Bignoniaceae
Use in the sunny border and rockgarden. 
Sun to semi-shade, in well-drained, fertile, moist, alkaline soil.
 
Iris  (Iris)  Iridaceae
Very useful in the perennial border. 
Full sun or partial shade and fertile, moist soil.
 
Kirengeshoma  (Yellow Waxbells)  Hydrangeaceae
Nice plants for naturalizing. 
Prefers an acid soil and shady position in the garden.
 
Knautia  (Pincusion flower)  Dipsacaceae
Provides good color accents for the perennial border, wildflower gardens, meadows or open woodlands. 
Full sun to partial shade in average to loamy, well-drained soil.
 
Kniphofia  (Torch Lily)  Aloaceae
Stately plants for the sunny border. 
Prefers full sun and well-drained humusy soil. Remove old leaves in spring, but let green leaves on the plant.
 
Lavatera  (Tree Mallow)  Malvaceae
Lush, widely-branched shrubs for the border. 
Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
 
Liatris  (Gay Feather)  Asteraceae
Excellent wild flowers for the sunny border or wild flower meadow. Good cutflowers and drying. 
Full sun or light shade in moderately fertile, sandy soil. Avoid soggy soils during the winter.
 
Ligularia  (Golden Ray)  Asteraceae
Impressive plants for the bog garden, or for shady moist borders. Very effective alongside water. 
Sun to partial shade in moist, fertile soil.
 
Lilium  (Garden Lily)  Liliaceae
Lovely flowers the perennial border. Excellent and stylish cut flowers. 
Prefers full sun and requires well-drained soil.
 
Lobelia  (Lobelia)  Campanulaceae
For the perennial border or naturalized garden 
Sun to partial shade in rich, moist, peaty, well-drained soil. It performs best if well-mulched with protection from cold, wet winters.
 
Lysimachia  (Loosestrife)  Primulaceae
The cultivated species are essential elements of the summer bog garden. Pretty also in moist borders. 
Sun or partial shade. Prefers constantly moist soil.
 
Lysionotus  (Lysionotus)  Geraniaceae
Excellent as groundcovers and great near water. 
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Suitable for growing in containers
 
Meconopsis  (Himalayan Blue Poppy)  Papaveraceae
For the woodland or wildflower garden, or alongside streams. 
Peaty well-drained soil which is kept moist in summer, but drier in winter.
 
Melittis  (Melittis)  Laminaceae
For beds, borders or containers. 
Grow in normal soil in a sunny position.
 
Mertensia  (Bluebells)  Boraginaceae
For shaded woodland gardens, borders or rock gardens. 
Best in shaded areas where the soil is cool and amply supplied with organic matter and water.
 
Monarda  (Wild Bergamot)  Lamiaceae
Place in the perennial border for a bold effect. Division will be required every 3 years to prevent rampant spread. Attracts bees and hummingbirds. 
Sun or partial shade, in rich moisture-retentive soil. Monarda is not drought tolerant.
 
Mukdenia  (Mukdenia)  Saxifragaceae
Good groundcover plants for woodland gardens and part-shaded rock gardens 
Prefers cool, moist soil and partial shade, though sunlight is necessary to induce the fall coloring. Can be grown in sun if provided with adequate moisture.
 
Nepeta  (Catmint)  Lamiaceae
Useful for creating a ribbon of blue in the border front or as a filler. 
Catmint grows well in ordinary well-drained soil and full sun.
 
Oenothera  (Evening Primrose)  Onagraceae
Very useful for meadow plantings, gravelly roadside banks, or other areas where the soil is of poor quality. 
Should be planted in infertile, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
 
Omphalodes  (Navelwort)  Boraginaceae
Shade Gardens 
Full shade and moist, humus-rich soil. Tolerates dry shade. Susceptible to frost damage in open sites.
 
Ophiopogon  (Mondo Grass)  Liliaceae
Excellent for edging and ground cover. Makes fantastic contrast with hostas and other paler foliage plants. 
Prefers part-shade in moist soil, but tolerates full sun. Slow growing.
 
Paeonia  (Peony)  Paeoniaceae
Good border plants. 
Prefers sun and very well-composted soil.
 
Papaver  (Poppy)  Papaveraceae
Spectacular and eye catching border plants.  
Prefers full sun or partial shade and well-drained fertile soil.
 
Pardancanda  (Candylily)  Iridaceae
Grow near the back of the sunny border. 
Full sun to partial shade. Water regularly but do not overwater.
 
Penstemon  (Beardtongue)  Scrophulariaceae
Nice plant for the perennial border. 
Full sun in moist, fertile, well-drained soil.
 
Perovskia  (Russian Sage)  Lamiaceae
An excellent filling plant for the border. The gray stems remain attractive in the winter. 
Performs best in full sun and well-drained soil. To promote good growth and flowers, cut back to within several inches off the ground in the spring.
 
Persicaria  (Knotweed)  Polygonaceae
Useful plant for the border and near ponds and streams. 
Tolerates sun or shade and prefers moisture retentative soil.
 
Phlomis  (Phlomis)  Lamiaceae
Interesting plants for the perennial border. Good in combination with geraniums. 
Full sun in well-drained sandy loam soi, low in fertility.
 
Phlox  (Phlox)  Polemoniaceae
Nice plant for the perennial border. 
Best in full sun and humusy soil.
 
Platycodon  (Balloon Flower)  Campanulaceae
Long-living plants for the perennial border or rockgarden. 
Sun to light shade in oridnary, well-drained soil. Does not tolerate wet soil. Plants are best started indoors in the shade, and moved outside once in active growth.
 
Polemonium  (Jacob's Ladder)  Polemoniaceae
Good border plants. 
Full sun or part shade in rich, well-drained soil.
 
Polygonatum  (Solomon's Seal)  Liliaceae
Shady borders or woodland gardens, among trees and shrubs. 
Shade to partial shade in moist, woodland type soil.
 
Potentilla  (Cinquefoil)  Rosaceae
Long-blooming flowers for the rock garden or border. 
Performs best in full sun and well-drained soil. Does not like extremes of heat or cold.
 
Primula  (Primrose)  Primulaceae
Ideal for edges of streams and ponds. 
Requires shade and moist soil. Plants perform best if there is cool, moving water around the base.
 
Pulmonaria  (Lungwort)  Boraginaceae
Good as specimen plants in the front of the border or as ground cover for shady areas. Foliage remains attractive after flowering.  
Shade to partial shade in cool, moist soil of average fertility.
 
Ranunculus  (Tall Buttercup)  Ranunculaceae
Accent plant, border, garden bed, landscape, large container and mixed container. 
Full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained, fertile soil.
 
Rodgersia  (Rodger's Flower)  Saxifragaceae
Excellent plant for the partially shaded, moist border or the waterside. Nice in combination with blue leaf hostas 
Partial shade in moist, well-drained, fertile soil.
 
Rudbeckia  (Coneflower)  Asteraceae
Good plant for the sunny border or meadow. Plant in masses for an effective display. 
Full sun or light shade in ordinary soil. Mildew-resistant.
 
Salvia  (Meadow Sage)  Lamiaceae
Useful for the mixed border. Very effective used en masse. Can be used for cutting and dried flower. 
Full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant to drought.
 
Sanguisorba  (Burnet)  Rosaceae
Late flowering plants for the sunny border or bog garden. Very effective when planted en masse.  
Full sun in moist conditions. Needs staking.
 
Sedum  (Stonecrop)  Crassulaceae
For the rock garden or the perennial border. 
Sun or partial shade, any soil that is well-drained.
 
Sidalcea  (Miniature Hollyhock)  Malvaceae
For the summer border. 
Sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil.
 
Silene  (Campion)  Caryophyllaceae
Plant in groups to add bold color to the perennial border. 
Performs well in sun or partial shade. Soils should be moist and well-drained with good fertility.
 
Smilacena  (False Salomon's Seal)  Liliaceae
Good plant for naturalizing by edges of woodlands and streams. 
moist shady areas humus-rich soil produces large clumps over time do not disturb not tolerant of heat- needs lots of water.
 
Solidago  (Goldenrod)  Asteraceae
Provides late color for the perennial border. 
Performs best in full sun in any soil type.
 
Stachys  (Common Betony)  Lamiaceae
Good border plants. 
Best in full sun and ordinary, well-drained soil.
 
Symphytum  (Comfrey)  Boraginaceae
Coarse plants for the border or informal garden. 
Dry soil in part-shade.
 
Teucrium  (Germander)  Lamiaceae
Good border plants. 
Full sun in well-drained humus rich soil. Is drought tolerant.
 
Thalictrum  (Meadow Rue)  Ranunculaceae
Excellent for border or woodland gardens. Good cut flowers. 
Sun to partial shade in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Does not like excessively hot summers.
 
Tiarella  (Foamflower)  Saxifragaceae
Excellent plants for the front of the perennial border or among trees and shrubs. Smaller cultivars also good for containers and the rock garden. 
Sun to partial shade, well-drained alkaline organic soil
 
Tradescantia  (Spiderwort)  Commelinaceae
Nice in the border, wild gardens or for naturalizing. 
Can be grown in full sun to part shade. Prefers good, moist soil.
 
Tricyrtis  (Toad Lily)  Liliaceae
For the sunny or lightly shaded border. Large groups are most effective. 
Likes sun but needs partial shade in areas with hot summers. Moist, well-drained soil. May need staking.
 
Trollius  (Globe Flower)  Ranunculaceae
Attractive plants for the bog garden, the border or any suitably moist area. 
Sun or partial shade in consistantly moist soil. Does not like hot, humid conditions. Cut back fading foliage in mid-summer.
 
Uvularia  (Belwort)  Colchicaceae
Plants do well under the shade of oaks, beeches of other deciduous trees. 
Dappled sunlight during spring and light shade during the summer. Moderately moist and loamy soil.
 
Verbascum  (Mullein)  Scrophulariaceae
Good feature plant for the perennial border. 
Easily grown in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.
 
Veronica  (Speedwell)  Scrophulariaceae
Nice in the perennial border and good for cutflowers. 
Full sun and moist, well-drained soil.
 
Veronicastrum  (Culver's Root)  Scrophulariaceae
Nice plants for the perennial border. Also used for cut flowers. 
ull sun and moist, well-drained soil.