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Persian ranunculus

Ranunculus asiaticus

Native to Asia Minor. Tuberous-rooted plant 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall and wide,with fresh green, almost fern...

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Strobilanthus dyeranus, photo courtesy of Susan A. Roth

Persian Shield

Strobilanthus dyeranus

Native to Burma, this beautifulfoliage plant will overwinter inmostly frost-free areas but canbe used ...

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Exacum affine

Persian Violet

Exacum affine

Small, rounded plant (9–12 in. high and wide) with egg-shaped, inch-long leaves and blue, sweet-...

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Japanese persimmons

Persimmon (Oriental)

Persimmon, Japanese

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

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Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria

These fall into two horticultural classes, which might be called “deciduous” and “ev...

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Alstroemeria hybrid

Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria hybrids

Evergreen. These include series such as Meyer, Cordu, Premier, and Inca. They vary in height and come ...

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Peruvian Lily

Hymenocallis

Imagine a cross between a naked lady (Amaryllis belladonna) and a daffodil. Like naked l...

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Espostoa lanata

Peruvian Old Man Cactus

Espostoa lanata

From South Ecuador and north Peru. Columnar cactus, branching with age. Slow growing in pots, fairly f...

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Scilla peruviana

Peruvian Scilla

Scilla peruviana

Mediterranean native. Large bulb produces numerous, rather floppy leaves; in late spring, 10- to 12-in...

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Petunia hybrids

Petunia

Petunia

Petunias have long been among the most popular annuals, thanks to their profuse bloom, incredible colo...

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Anemanthele lessoniana (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Pheasant’s-tail Grass

Anemanthele lessoniana

From New Zealand. This fine-textured, colorful, cool-season grass grows quickly to form a dense tuft 2...

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Pontederia cordata albiflora (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

Pickerel Weed

Pontederia cordata

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

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