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Acanthus mollis ‘Whitewater’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)

Bear’s Breech

Acanthus mollis

This is the most commonly grown species. In bloom it reaches 4–5 ft. high. The spineless leaves ...

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Humata tyermannii

Bear’s-Foot Fern

Humata tyermannii

Native to China. This small fern has furry, creeping rhizomes that look something like bear’s fe...

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Helleborus foetidus (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

Bear’s-foot Hellebore

Helleborus foetidus

From western and central Europe. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and wide. The stems are clothed with dark gre...

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Kolkwitzia amabilis (photo courtesy of Proven Winners)

Beauty Bush

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Native to central China. Graceful, upright growth to 10–12 ft. tall and about as wide. If grown ...

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Beautyberry

Callicarpa

These graceful shrubs with arching branches are cultivated for their pleasing fruit display. Small lil...

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Beavertail Cactus

Opuntia basilaris

Low-branching plant grows to 1 ft. high and 4 ft. wide. Oval to roundish gray-green to purplish pads a...

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Bee Balm

Monarda

Native to eastern North America. Bushy, leafy clumps grow to 2–4 ft. high with an initial width ...

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Monarda didyma ‘Marshall’s Delight’

Bee Balm

Monarda didyma

The basic species has scarlet flowers surrounded by reddish bracts. All bloom over a long period of 2 ...

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Beech

Fagus

Of the beeches described here, European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is by far the most widely gro...

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Beefwood

Casuarina

Native primarily to Australia. At first glance, these look something like pines; their thin, join...

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Belgian Indica Azaleas

Rhododendron (Azalea hybrid - Belgian Indica)

These hybrids were originally developed for greenhouse forcing. Where winter lows don’t dip belo...

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Bells-of-Ireland

Moluccella laevis

Though its common name implies Irish origin, this plant is in fact native to the Mideast. Grows to 2&n...

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