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Polystichum polyblepharum

Japanese Tassel Fern

Native to Asia. Handsome, dense, lacy-looking plant to 2–3 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide. Glossy dark ...

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Polystichum setiferum

Soft Shield Fern

Native to southern Europe. Many forms, varying from 2–4 1/2 ft. tall and wide. Finely cut fronds...

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Pontederia cordata albiflora (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

Pontederia cordata

Pickerel Weed

Native to eastern North America. Grows to 3–4 ft. tall and 2–2 1/2 ft. wide. Long-stalked,...

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Populus alba

White Poplar

Native to Europe and Asia. Grows to 40–70 ft. tall and wide. The common name refers to woolly wh...

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Populus angustifolia

Narrowleaf Poplar

Native from Alberta to Mexico, primarily in the Rocky Mountains; grows at elevations to 8,000 ft. Reac...

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Populus fremontii

Western Cottonwood

Native to California and the central Rockies south to Mexico. Grows to 40–60 ft. or taller and 3...

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Populus tremuloides

Quaking Aspen

Native throughout the mountains of the West, at elevations to 9,000 ft. Generally performs poorly or g...

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Portulaca grandiflora

Portulaca grandiflora

Rose Moss

From South America. Grows to 6 in. high and 1 1/2 ft. across. Trailing, branching reddish stems are se...

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Portulaca oleracea

Purslane

The unimproved form is thought to have originated in India; it’s an edible weed with tiny yellow...

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Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria afra

Elephant’s Food

Native to South Africa. Can be grown outdoors, but needs protection when frost threatens. Grows to 12 ...

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Potentilla fruticosa ‘Tangerine’

Potentilla fruticosa

The shrubby potentillas, most often sold as named forms of P. fruticosa, are native to northe...

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Potentilla neumanniana

Spring Cinquefoil

European native. May also be sold as P. tabernaemontani. Dainty looking yet tough and persist...

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