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Pericallis x hybrida

Pericallis x hybrida

Florists’ Cineraria

One of the showiest perennials for shade in mild climates. Grows to 2 ft. high and wide, with broad cl...

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Perilla frutescens

Perilla frutescens

Shiso

Native from the Himalayas to eastern Asia. Sturdy, leafy warm-weather plant grows very quickly to 2&nd...

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Perovskia atriplicifolia (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

This popular plant is neither a sage, nor is it from Russia. It is an airy-looking but tough plant nat...

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Persicaria affinis

Knotweed

Himalayan native. Spreading plant to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. or more wide. Deep green, lance-shaped, fine...

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Persicaria amplexicaulis

Persicaria amplexicaulis

Knotweed

Himalayan native. Forms a big clump to 4 ft. tall and wide when plants are in flower. Medium green lea...

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Persicaria bistorta ‘Superba’ (photo courtesy of Susan A. Roth)

Persicaria bistorta

Knotweed

Native to Eurasia. Makes a clump to 2 1/2 ft. high and 3 ft. wide, with large leaves. Tight, 2–3...

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Persicaria capitata

Knotweed

Himalayan native. Tough, trailing groundcover to 3–6 in. high; spreads indefinitely both by root...

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Persicaria vacciniifolia

Himalayan native. Prostrate plant forms a foliage mat to 3 in. high, trailing to 2 ft. or wider. Slend...

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Persicaria virginiana ‘Painter’s Palette’

Persicaria virginiana

Knotweed

Native to eastern North America and east Asia. Grows to 2–4 ft. tall, spreading indefinitely by ...

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Persimmon, American

American persimmon

Native to the eastern U.S.; grows best in Zones 3–9, 14–16, 18–23. Can grow to 15&nd...

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Japanese persimmons

Persimmon, Japanese

Persimmon (Oriental)

Zones 6–9, 14–16, 18–24, H1 (fruiting may be inconsistent in Hawaii—does best ...

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Petasites japonicus (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

Petasites japonicus

Japanese Coltsfoot

Native to Japan, China, and Korea. This giant perennial, sometimes called fuki in the Northwest (butte...

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