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Flowering Period: Spring to early summer. Soil: Moist but well-drained soil (sand, chalk, loam) Alkaline to neutral pH. Conditions: Full sun or partial shade (depending on variety). Grow in a south, east or west facing aspect, in a sheltered location. Protect from winter wet.

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Echinacea Purpurea (or Purple Coneflower):

Coneflowers are rugged and hardy. They start blooming in early summer and will repeat-bloom throughout the first frost. They may take a break after their initial bloom period, but they will quickly set more flower buds.

Light: to get the most blooms (and the sturdiest plants), plant your purple coneflowers in a spot that gets at least six to eight hours of full sunlight each day. The plants will tolerate partial shade, but may eventually flop over, and the blooms won't be as prolific.

Water: Coneflowers are often listed as drought-tolerant plants, but they will actually do much better with fairly regular watering. Water them daily just after planting, then transition to an inch of water per week for the rest of the plant's first year of life. 

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Hesperis Matronalis White:

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained neutral or alkaline soil in sun or semi-shade. Replace every two to three years as flowering diminishes with age. Pruning: cut back after flowering

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Aubrieta Kitte Blue:

Aubrieta, a cheerful ground cover, is a great candidate for edging your paths or tucking into stone walls if your site meets some basic growing requirements.

Thrives best when planted in well-draining, alkaline soil in a full sun location. In midsummer, the foliage tends to die back and will benefit from a hard shearing. As a member of the mustard family, this is a tough plant that requires little care. Once established, it has a good tolerance for drought, and it resists nibbling by deer.

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