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Echinops ritro (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Globe Thistle

Echinops

These well-behaved, decorative thistle relatives are great for the perennial border. The rugged-lookin...

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Globeflower

Trollius

Clumps of finely cut, shiny dark green leaves put up 2–3-ft.-tall stems terminating in ­yell...

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Trollius chinensis

Globeflower

Trollius chinensis

Native to China, Siberia. Grows 3 ft. tall, 1/2 ft. wide. Light orange-yellow, 2-in. flowers with open...

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Rudbeckia hirta

Gloriosa Daisy

Rudbeckia hirta

Biennial or short-lived perennial; often grown as an annual because it often blooms the first summer f...

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Glory-of-the-Snow

Chionodoxa

Charming little bulbous plants native to alpine meadows of Crete, Cyprus, and Turkey are among the fir...

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Chionodoxa luciliae

Glory-of-the-Snow

Chionodoxa luciliae

Native to the eastern Mediterranean. This is the most commonly grown chionodoxa; it is often confused ...

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Chionodoxa nana ‘Pink Giant’ (photo courtesy of Ernst Kucklich)

Glory-of-the-Snow

Chionodoxa nana

‘Pink Giant’ has pink flowers; to 12 in. high.

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Abelia x grandiflora

Glossy Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora

This cross between two Chinese species is the best known and most popular of the abelias. To 8 ft. or ...

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Ligustrum lucidum

Glossy Privet

Ligustrum lucidum

Native to China, Korea, and Japan. Round-headed tree 20–40 ft. high and wide, with one or severa...

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Sinningia speciosa

Gloxinia

Sinningia speciosa

From Brazil. Squat, full-foliaged plant to 1 ft. high and wide. Broad, oval leaves reach 6 in. or long...

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Goat’s Beard

Aruncus

These perennials resemble astilbe, with slowly spreading clumps of finely divided leaves topped in sum...

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Aruncus aethusifolius (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Goat’s Beard

Aruncus aethusifolius

From Korea. Deep green, finely divided leaves make a mound 1 ft. tall and wide. White flower plumes re...

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