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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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Tolmiea menziesii (photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia)

Piggyback Plant

Tolmiea menziesii

Native to Coast Ranges from Northern California northward to Alaska. Chief asset is abundant productio...

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Cotyledon orbiculata (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Pig’s Ear

Cotyledon orbiculata

Grows quickly to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Opposing pairs of fleshy leaves are 2–3 in. long, round...

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Pilikai

Merremia tuberosa

Native to tropical America but naturalized throughout the tropics. Climbs to 50–100 ft., with 6-...

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Anagillis ‘Wildcat Blue’ (photo courtesy of Proven Winners)

Pimpernel

Anagallis

Two colorful species are seen in the West, one an annual weed and the other an attractive perennial. N...

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Pimpernel

Anagallis monelli

Perennial. This Mediterranean native grows to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and wide, with 3/4-in. flowers of...

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Quercus palustris

Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

This deciduous tree has moderate to fairly rapid growth to 50–80 ft. tall and 30–40 ft. wi...

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Leucospermum (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)

Pincushion

Leucospermum

Like proteas, pincushions are difficult to grow, but the extra effort is rewarded with spectacular clu...

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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Fire King’

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa

Resembling a pincushion full of needles, each Scabiosa flower has stamens that protrude well ...

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Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa atropurpurea

Annual in most zones, may persist as a perennial where winters are mild. May also be sold as S. gr...

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Scabiosa columbaria

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria

Perennial, native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Grows to 2 ft. tall and wide. Finely cut gray-green lea...

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Butia capitata (photo courtesy of David Cavagnaro)

Pindo Palm

Butia capitata

Crowned with 5–10-ft., green or blue-green leaves that curve in toward the trunk, this slow-grow...

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