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Globeflower

Trollius

Like buttercups on steroids, globeflowers are stunning massed beside lakes, ponds and streams. Elsewhere, they are perfectly suited to rain gardens and boggy areas, and make a good showing in borders where soil does not dry out. After bloom time, cut the plants back by half to encourage further blooms. Numerous hybrid cultivars are available.

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Chinese globeflower Golden Monarch
Chinese globeflower Golden Monarch
(Trollius chinensis 'Golden Monarch') has bright yellow buttercup flowers centered with upright petals and numerous stamens. The dark green leaves are deeply cut. It grows 3 feet tall and is hardy in Zones 4-8.

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Iris
Named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, iris indeed comes in a rainbow of colors and in many heights. All have the classic, impossibly intricate flowers. The flowers are constructed with three upright "standard" petals and three drooping "fall" petals, which are often different colors. The falls may be "bearded" or not. Some cultivars bloom a second time in late summer. Some species prefer alkaline soil while others prefer acidic soil.Shown above: Immortality iris
Perennial geranium
One of the longest bloomers in the garden, hardy geranium bears little flowers for months at a time. It produces jewel-tone, saucer-shape flowers and mounds of handsome, lobed foliage. It needs full sun, but otherwise it is a tough and reliable plant, thriving in a wide assortment of soils. Many of the best are hybrids. Perennial geraniums may form large colonies.
goldenstar
The essence of low-maintenance, goldenstar is also sometimes called green-and-gold for its combination of attractive green foliage and upward-facing star-shape yellow blooms. So attractive, and so little work!It forms a spreading mat in sun or partial shade but does not spread invasively.
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