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Leucanthemum x superbum

Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum

Grows to 2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Original plant (bred by Luther Burbank) with its coarse, leather...

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Sheep’s Fescue

Festuca trachyphylla

From many temperate-climate areas of the world. Forage and meadow grass producing dense, foot-high tuf...

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Alpinia zerumbet, photo courtesy of Claire Curran

Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet

From tropical Asia and Polynesia comes the grandest of gingers (to 8–9 ft. tall and 3–4 ft. wide) and ...

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Shining Jasmine

Jasminum laurifolium nitidum

From Admiralty Islands in the southwest Pacific. Requires long, warm growing season to bloom satisfact...

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Perilla frutescens

Shiso

Perilla frutescens

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

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Shoestring Acacia

Acacia stenophylla

From Australia. Fast-growing, open, weeping tree to 30 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide. Pale green leaves long (...

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Dodecatheon clevelandii insulare, photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals & Perennials

Shooting Star

Dodecatheon

Mostly native to the West, these perennials form basal rosettes of pale green leaves in spring, which ...

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Shore Juniper

Juniperus rigida conferta

Native to Japan. Prostrate and trailing, with soft bluish green needles. Excellent for seashore but wi...

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Shore Pine

Pinus contorta contorta

Native along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Northern California. Grows fairly quickly to 20–35...

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Showy Jasmine

Jasminum floridum

From China. To 5 ft. high. Dark green leaves divided into three (rarely five) small leaflets. Clusters...

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Asclepias speciosa, photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic

Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Native to western and central North America. This striking perennialgrows 2–4 ft. tall and not quite a...

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Justicia brandegeana

Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeana

Mexican native. Grows 3 to 4 ft. high and wide. Apple green, oval to elliptic leaves to 2 1/2 in. long...

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