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Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore' – Blue bugloss (26522 bytes) Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'  Blue bugloss (Boraginaceae) Bugloss bears tubular, usually blue flowers with five spreading lobes.  Dropmore has large, lance-shaped, hairy, gray-green leaves and amethyst-blue flowers and reaches 24 to 36 inches.
Arupestris.jpg (25513 bytes) Agastache rupestris Sunset hyssop(Lamiaceae)  Aromatic perennials from dry habitats well-suited to xeric gardens.  Stiffly erect with opposite, grayish-green leaves. Bear spikes of long-lasting, tubular, 2-lipped flowers borne in whorls along the stalk from midsummer to fall.  Some, such as the 4 foot A. rugosa types (white or purple flowers), will grow in shade.
Asclepias tuberossa – Orange butterfly weed  (128348 bytes) Asclepias tuberossa  Orange butterfly weed (Asclepiadaceae-milkweeds). Produce cymes of numerous small orange flowers.
Aster x frikartii 'Monch' – Monch aster (55753 bytes) Aster x frikartii 'Monch'  Monch aster (Asteraceae). Asters are North American natives from a variety of habitats.   Most have alternate, simple lance-shaped leaves. The daisy-like flowerheads may be solitary or borne in terminals on erect to spreading, usually branched, stems. Can be easily confused with Erigeron and Boltonia.  Monch has long-lasting, clear lavender-blue flowers on thick stems. Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.
Astilbe.jpg (33391 bytes) Astilbe cv.  Astilbe(Saxifragaceae, Saxifrage faimily includes Heuchera). A challenging plant to grow here because it is native to moist ravines and streambanks in America and Asia. Grown for plume-like panicles of tiny red, white, pink or purple flowers.
Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum 'Variegatum' – Variegated bulbous oat grass  (97325 bytes) Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum 'Variegatum'  Variegated bulbous oat grass (Poaceae) Likes moist, well-drained, more acid soils. A cool season grass that is generally not a good choice for sunny, hot climates.
Calamogrostis 'Karl Forester' – Feather reed grass(144601 bytes) Calamogrostis 'Karl Forester' Feather reed grass(Poaceae-grass family). C. x acutiflora is later blooming. Upright form, wheat-like seedheads. This plant was chosen the Perennail Plant of the Year in 2000.
Campuanula carpatica 'Blue Clips' – Blue clips bellflower (29783 bytes) Campuanula carpatica 'Blue Clips'  Blue clips bellflower(Campanulaceae, bellflower family includes Lobelia). Bellflowers have showy flowers of blue, violet or white. C. carptica forms clumps and requires moist but well drained soil. Blue Clips has blue flowers to 2 inches across.
Aquilegia chrysantha  Yellow coumbine (41833 bytes) Aquilegia chrysantha  Yellow coumbine(Ranunculaceae- Crowfoot family includes Delphinium, Clematis, Anemone, Ranunculus). Columbines have subdivded 3-lobed leaves, bell-shaped floweers with spurred petals.
pergal20.jpg (44873 bytes) Delphinium 'Blue Bird' Pacific hybrid series  Delphinium – (Ranunculaceae). The elatum types bear flowers along spikes.
Leucanthemum ‘Snow Bouquet’ – Snow Bouquet Shasta daisy  (116634 bytes) Leucanthemum ‘Snow Bouquet’Snow Bouquet Shasta daisy – (Asteraceae).

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Photographs courtesy of Carl Wilson and Judy Sedbrook.

Plant list provided courtesy of Greg Foreman, Lakewood Parks and Recreation.

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