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Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla

Native from Southern California east to Texas and south into Baja California. Open growth to 3 ft. tal...

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Fairy Primrose

Primula malacoides

Grows to 8–15 in. high and 1 ft. wide. Evergreen. Soft, pale green, oval, 1 1/2–3-in.-long...

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Dierama pulcherrimum (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Fairy Wand

Dierama

Native to South Africa. Evergreen; will die to the ground in extreme cold. Sword-like leaves grow to 2...

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Deschampsia cespitosa vivipara

Fairy’s Joke

Deschampsia cespitosa vivipara

Grows to 1–2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. The plant produces plantlets instead of seeds; these droop to...

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Calamagrostis brachytricha (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Fall-Blooming Reed Grass

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Deciduous. This grass forms an upright, arching clump 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. In la...

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Thujopsis dolabrata

False Arborvitae

Thujopsis dolabrata

Native to Japan. Pyramidal, coniferous, often shrubby; very slow growing to 30–50 ft. tall and 1...

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Chamaecyparis pisifera (photo courtesy of Proven Winners)

False Cypress

Chamaecyparis

Intensive selection has brought these Japanese and American timber trees down in scale, so most variet...

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False Dragonhead

Physostegia virginiana

From eastern and central North America. Grows to 4 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide—or much wider, if rhi...

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False Indigo

Baptisia

These natives of the eastern and southern U.S., also called false lupine, have deep taproots that enab...

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Maianthemum bifolium kamtschaticum (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

False Lily-of-the-Valley

Maianthemum bifolium kamtschaticum

Native from Northern California to Alaska and Idaho. Grows to 6–8 in. high; in good growing cond...

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False Solomon’s Seal

Maianthemum racemosum

Commonly seen in shaded woods from California to British Columbia, east to the Rockies. Grows to 1&nda...

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Astilbe

False Spirea

Astilbe

Valued for light, airy quality of plumelike flower clusters and attractive foliage and for ability to ...

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