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Name Comments
Botanical Name Sun or Shade
Digitalis hybrids
Height/Spread Zone
24-36/18 in. 60-80/45 cm
Flower Colour Blooms
various May to July
red/gold, yellow, burgundy June to Sept.
lavender, white June to July
sun or shade
Large flower spikes; good for cut flowers; many varieties, biennial, moist/drained
GAILLARDIA/BLANKET FLOWER Gaillardia x grandiflora 36/12 in. 90/30 cm sun 2
Several colors of daisy-like flowers; long-blooming in hot areas
GAS PLANT Dictamnus albus ‘Purpureus’ sun
Flower spikes rise above large clumps of compact foliage
GENTIAN Gentiana species part shade
36/24 in. 90/60 cm 2
Several species of plants forming clumps or mats; true blue flowers in spring or summer, moist
GERANIUM/CRANESBILL Geranium hybrids 4-24/6-24in.10-60/30-60cm various
sun to shade 3 June to Aug.
Mounding or low spreading ground cover with profuse flowers and fine leaves; many varieties
GEUM/AVENS Geum hybrids 12/12 in. 30/30 cm sun to shade 3
Compact plant with bright orange blooms; good for cut flowers
GLOBE FLOWER Trollius x cultorum hybrids 24-36/24 in. 60-90/60 cm part shade 2
Large buttercup-like flowers on long stems; good cut flower, moist
May to June
orange, yellow May to June
metallic blue June to Sept.
June to July
June to July
gold-yellow June to July
yellow, green or variegated July to Sept.
GLOBE THISTLE Echinops ritro sun
Tall thistle-like plant with large globe shaped blooms; good
GOATSBEARD-GIANT Aruncus dioicus ‘Kneiffii’ part shade
Large plants with wispy foliage and plumed flowers, moist
GOATSBEARD-DWARF KOREAN Aruncus aethusifolius part shade
Compact plant with lacy leaves and plumed flowers, moist
GOLDEN ROD Solidago species sun to shade
Native wildflower cultivar; golden-yellow plumed flowers
HELIOPSIS-FALSESUNFLOWER Heliopsis helianthoides sun
Long blooming daisy-like flowers; good cut flower
36-48/24 in. 80-120/60 cm 2
for cut flowers
36/48 in. 90/120 cm 2
12/12 in. 30/30 cm 2
36/12 in. 90/30 cm 2
48/24 in. 120/60 cm 2
May to Sept.

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