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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Ogon Sweetflag

The striking chartreuse foliage makes this grass groundcover an excellent choice for borders, containers or at the waters edge. It slowly spreads by creeping roots to form a mat of golden foliage. Foliage is sweetly fragrant. Loves constant moisture or shallow water.
Stock #: 407-004
Zone: 6-10     Height: 12''     Full-Sun Part-Shade Bog-Water-Plant Ground-Cover Great-Plant-Pick
$6.99 each

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Calycanthus x 'Venus'

Venus Sweetshrub

An exciting new sweetshrub with large 4'' white magnolia like flowers with yellow and purple central markings and a wonderfully powerful fragrance of strawberries, melons, and spices. The blooms appear continuously from May to July. Deciduous shrub with yellow fall foliage. ‘Venus’ is a complex hybrid, that includes Sinocalycanthus chinensis, Calycanthus floridus, and Calycanthus occidentalis in its pedigree. AKA: Sinocalycanthus ‘Venus’
Stock #: 739-002
Zone: 5-9     Height: 5-6'     Full-Sun Part-Shade Fragrant
$12.99 each

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Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

Small white flowers sparkle over glossy, dark green leaves. They bloom profusely in May and June. This is an attractive ground cover that broadcasts its vanilla aroma each May. Consider growing it as a low maintenance carpet in a shaded spot in your yard. The sweetly scented and flavorful leaves are used in potpourris and are added to some wines, such as May Wine.
Stock #: 536-001
Zone: 3-8     Height: 10-12''     Part-Shade Ground-Cover Fragrant
$3.99 each

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Galium odoratum

Sweet Woodruff

This is part of the Discount Groundcover Program sold in 4 packs only. So 'Quantity - 2' would be an order of 8 plants. Small white flowers sparkle over glossy, dark green leaves. They bloom profusely in May and June. This is an attractive ground cover that broadcasts its vanilla aroma each May. Consider growing it as a low maintenance carpet in a shaded spot in your yard. The sweetly scented and flavorful leaves are used in potpourris and are added to some wines, such as May Wine.
Stock #: 536-p01
Zone: 3-8     Height: 10-12''     Part-Shade Ground-Cover Fragrant Discount-GroundCovers
$2.49 x 4 = $9.96 each

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Itea 'Henry's Garnet'

Sweetspire

A very popular selection from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. This Itea has very showy red-burgundy foliage and tolerates deep shade, but is more dense, has more flowers, and better fall color in sun. Beautiful, white, mildly fragrant flowers of elegant 4 inch spikes that droop abundantly on the shrub in late spring to early summer. Truly a 3-season plant! Shear annually to maintain a neat appearance.
Stock #: 574-002
Zone: 5-9     Height: 4-5'     Full-Sun Part-Shade Full-Shade Butterfly-Hummingbird
$6.99 each

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Itea 'Little Henry'

Sweetspire

A small deciduous shrub ideal for the perennial border. Among the many attributes are its small size, its fabulous wildfire of fall color, and its beautiful, white, mildly fragrant flowers of elegant 4'' spikes that droop abundantly on the shrub in late spring to early summer. Truly a 3-season plant! Itea virginica 'Sprich'
Stock #: 574-001
Zone: 5-9     Height: 2-3'     Full-Sun Part-Shade Butterfly-Hummingbird
$10.99 each

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Myrrhis odorata

Sweet Cicely

Sweet, anise-scented leaves and stalks. Of particular interest to diabetics. Use about half the sugar in desserts!
Stock #: 624-001
Zone: 4     Height: 3'     Full-Sun
$3.49 each

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Origanum majoricum

Sweet Marjoram

Marjoram is a highly perfumed herb with masses of dainty white or purple flowers which make it a highly decorative herb suitable for the flower garden. In warmer climates it is a perennial, but it is treated as a half-hardy annual in colder areas.
Stock #: 633-007
Zone: 7-10     Height: 1-2'     Full-Sun Fragrant
$3.49 each

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Sarcococca hookeriana v. humilis

Sweet Box, Dwarf

Strong, sweet vanilla aroma will spread through the garden. Wonderful, evergreen, glossy green foliage makes a great groundcover where a little height is required. Fragrant, small white flowers are followed by blue-black fruit. The variety humilis is smaller and more cold-hardy than the species. Site where the delicious fragrance can be appreciated in winter.
Stock #: 816-001
Zone: 6-9     Height: 1-2'     Part-Shade Full-Shade Ground-Cover Fragrant Great-Plant-Pick
$7.99 each

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Acorus gramineus

Japanese Sweetflag

Fan-shaped blades, variegated green and white. Because this species is a bog plant, this grass should be grown totally or partially immersed.
Stock #: 407-001
Zone: 5-9     Height: 4-6''     Full-Sun Bog-Water-Plant Ground-Cover
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Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus Minimus Aureus'

Japanese Sweetflag

Miniature golden fans of yellow leaf blades which grow to only 3-4'' and slowly spread by creeping roots to form a mat of golden foliage. Foliage is sweetly fragrant. This little grass loves constant moisture or shallow water.
Stock #: 407-002
Zone: 3-10     Height: 3-6''     Full-Sun Bog-Water-Plant Ground-Cover
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Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'

Sweetflag

An evergreen perennial with creamy margined strappy foliage that's perfect for moist to wet soil from sun to shade. A very useful grass plant for wet areas.
Stock #: 407-003
Zone: 7-10     Height: 12''     Part-Shade Full-Shade Bog-Water-Plant
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Anthoxanthum odoratum

Sweet Vernal Grass

A dense, clumpy grass that releases a strong vanilla fragrance when cut and dried. Useful in potpourri as it retains its scent for years. Can be used to flavor vodka and cats and dogs love it too! Not the same as Sweet Grass (Hierochloe odorata).
Stock #: 643-001
Zone: 5-10     Height: 2'     Full-Sun
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Clematis terniflora

Clematis, Sweet Autumn

Fabulous fragrant fall-bloomer. This vigorous, deciduous, twining vine has an extremely rampant growth habit. If given support, it will climb rapidly 20-25' in length. Without support, it will sprawl along the ground as a dense, tangled ground cover. The aromatic, 1inch, pure white flowers cover the foliage from late August to October in a profuse bloom. Great for trellises, arbors, posts, fences or old tree stumps. AKA: Clematis paniculata Clematis is the official flower for an 8th Wedding Anniversary and the perfect unique gift!
Stock #: 246-020
Zone: 4-9     Height: 15-30'     Full-Sun Part-Shade Butterfly-Hummingbird Deer-Resistant Fragrant
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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Sweet Pepper Bush

The flowers are fragrant and white to light pink in color and will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds into the garden. Sweet Pepper Bush is deciduous and has a yellow fall color that will persist for 2-3 weeks. 'Hummingbird' is a dwarf cultivar which has a much more compact and spreading growth form than the species and will have twice as many flowers as well. Works well in wet spots.
Stock #: 247-002
Zone: 3-9     Height: 3'     Full-Sun Part-Shade Bog-Water-Plant Butterfly-Hummingbird Fragrant
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Comptonia peregrina

Sweet Fern

Sweetfern is not a fern, but a low, deciduous, shrub with sweet-scented, fern-like, hair-covered leaves. Many Native American tribes used it as an incense for ritual ceremonies, medicinal purposes as a stimulant or tonic, as a food seasoning and as a poison. Grows in full sun on poor, dry, sandy soils, so it doesn't need much feeding.
Stock #: 828-001
Zone: 3-6     Height: 2-4'     Full-Sun Native Americans
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Hierochloe odorata

Sweet Grass

Native grass used by a number of Indian tribes in ceremonies, as perfume or burned as incense. Wonderful vanilla scent. Can be invasive. Makes a beautiful container plant.
Stock #: 621-001
Zone: 4     Height: 15''     Full-Sun Native Americans
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Ipomoea batatas 'Ace of Spades'

Sweet Potato Vine

A deeper accent of dark garnet purple to the summer container, this cultivar has broader, arrowhead-shaped leaves. Best color when in part shade. This non-flowering tender vine is an invaluable selection for baskets and containers. Outstanding cascading effect over walls and slopes or as a groundcover. Perennial in zones 8-10.
Stock #: 862-004
Zone: 8-10     Height: trailer     Part-Shade
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Ipomoea batatas 'Black Heart'

Sweet Potato Vine

Large, 4-7'' dark blackish-purple leaves on fast-growing plants with a vigorous, trailing habit. Black plants are the latest trend in horticulture. So let this sweet potato vine add a touch of class to your container gardens. This non-flowering tender vine is an invaluable selection for baskets and containers or as a groundcover. Blackie is the 'must have' container ingredient. Outstanding cascading effect over walls and slopes.
Stock #: 862-005
Zone: 8-10     Height: trailer     Full-Sun Part-Shade
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Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'

Sweet Potato Vine

Large, 4-7'' dark blackish-purple leaves on fast-growing plants with a vigorous, trailing habit. This non-flowering tender vine is an invaluable selection for baskets and containers or as a groundcover. Blackie is the 'must have' container ingredient. Outstanding cascading effect over walls and slopes. Perennial in zones 8-10.
Stock #: 862-001
Zone: 8-10     Height: trailer     Full-Sun Part-Shade
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Ipomoea batatas 'Marguarita'

Sweet Potato Vine

Large, 4-7'' bright, chartreuse leaves on fast-growing plants with a vigorous, trailing habit. This non-flowering tender vine is an invaluable selection for baskets and containers. Outstanding cascading effect over walls and slopes or as a groundcover. Perennial in zones 8-10. The glowing yellow foliage makes a terrific backdrop for evergreen conifers and can't be beat mixed with her companion 'Blackie'.
Stock #: 862-002
Zone: 8-10     Height: trailer     Full-Sun Part-Shade
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Ipomoea batatas 'Tricolor'

Sweet Potato Vine

Striking pink, white and green foliage attracts much attention when used in the garden border or patio container. A sweet potato with amazing fast-growth and a trailing habit. This non-flowering tender vine is an invaluable selection for baskets and containers. Outstanding cascading effect over walls and slopes or as a groundcover. Perennial in zones 8-10.
Stock #: 862-003
Zone: 8-10     Height: trailer     Full-Sun Part-Shade
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Lathyrus latifolius 'Pink Pearl'

Everlasting Sweet Pea

A perennial cousin to the annual Sweet Pea with large clusters of long-lasting, showy pink flowers. Not fragrant, but are excellent for cutting and can also be dried. Plants form a sprawling or climbing clump of dark green leaves. Useful on dry, sunny slopes and charming tumbling down an embankment. Drought tolerant. Useful lush foliage for filling gaps in the border left by early flowering plants and spring bulbs.
Stock #: 570-001
Zone: 3-7     Height: 5-6'     Full-Sun Butterfly-Hummingbird Low-Water-Req
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Lathyrus latifolius 'Red Pearl'

Everlasting Sweet Pea

A perennial cousin to the annual Sweet Pea with large clusters of long-lasting, showy red flowers. Not fragrant, but are excellent for cutting and can also be dried. Plants form a 6-9 foot, sprawling or climbing clump of dark green leaves. Useful on dry, sunny slopes and charming tumbling down an embankment. Drought tolerant. Useful lush foliage for filling gaps in the border left by early flowering plants and spring bulbs.
Stock #: 570-003
Zone: 3-7     Height: 6-9'     Full-Sun Butterfly-Hummingbird Low-Water-Req
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Lathyrus vernus

Everlasting Sweet Pea

Also known as Spring Vetching. A perennial cousin to the annual Sweet Pea with large clusters of showy flowers ranging from pinks to purples Not fragrant, but are excellent for cutting and can also be dried. Very early blooming. Drought tolerant. Can tolerate a wide range of exposure from full sun to full shade.
Stock #: 570-002
Zone: 4-9     Height: 12''     Full-Sun Part-Shade Full-Shade Butterfly-Hummingbird Low-Water-Req Great-Plant-Pick
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