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Manihot Variegated

Whatever the temperature this plant with its creamy yellow markings will make a splash in any garden. Manihot will work well in containers, a garden bed, full sun or shade. Use as a focal point in your garden or to add a pop of color in front of any solid color planting. This fast grower can reach 3 feet in height with a 4-5 foot width. Normally grown as an annual, but can be trimmed back and moved into a pot over the winter.

Acanthus Bear's Breeches

Bear's Breeches are huge mound forming perennials with bright green deeply cut leaves. Bear Breeches leaves can reach up to one foot wide and two foot long, the plant alone can grow to three foot tall and up to six foot wide. From late spring to mid summer they produce tall spike flowers that are light pink to light purple. Hardy zones 7-10, they can take early day sun but need shade from the hot afternoon sun.

Black Oak

The Black Oak is very similar to the Red Oak, one of the main difference is that the Black Oak will thrive in poor soil conditions. This deciduous tree has deeply furrowed bark and on mature trees the bark is almost black. Black Oaks grow well on slopes and ridge line. The leaves of this oak have a soft velvet underside, and will produce a large crop acorns to help feed the wildlife in your area. This Oak can grow to 60-70 feet with an 40-50 foot spread. Will grow well in zones 3-8

Farfugium Gigantea

Farfugium is a clump forming perennial that is grown in gardens for its glossy dark green kidney shaped leaves. The leaves can grow up to a foot across making quite an impressive show. This native to Japan and Eastern Asia does well in moist shaded areas. Evergreen in warm climates, but will die to ground level in temperatures falling below 20 degrees. Daisy like yellow flowers bloom on a mostly leafless stalk. Farfugium works well in zones 7-10.

Berkley Sedge

This member of the grass family grows 12-18" tall and is hardy in Zones 8-10. With its gracefully narrow arching leaves this plant makes a great border, mass planting or ground cover. Considered a perennial in most areas, cut back in early spring for best growth. Works well in sun or shade. Grows in moist areas where most plants would struggle.