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Lolium perenne

Perennial Ryegrass

Lolium perenne

Finer in texture than Lolium multiflorum; deep green with high gloss. Sprouts quickly and gro...

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Vinca minor

Periwinkle

Vinca

Trailing, arching stems that root where they touch soil make these plants useful as ground and bank co...

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Periwinkle

Vinca major

The larger, more aggressive species. Leaves to 3 in. long, flowers to 2 in. across; mounds to 1–...

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Parrotia persica

Persian Parrotia

Parrotia persica

Native to Iran. Slow growing to 15–35 ft. tall and wide; naturally multistemmed but can be train...

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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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Ranunculus asiaticus

Persian Ranunculus

Ranunculus asiaticus

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

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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 Persimmon

Persimmon (Oriental)

Persimmon (Japanese)

Native to Japan and China. This tree grows 30 ft. tall (or more) and at least as wide. Has a handsome ...

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Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria hybrids)

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

To picture this summer bloomer, imagine a cross between a belladonna lily (Ama­ryllis bella­

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Hymenocallis narcissiflora

Peruvian Lily

Hymenocallis narcissiflora

From Peruvian Andes. This is the most commonly grown hymenocallis, with green-striped white flowers ab...

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