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The Garden Helper's Plant of the Day Archive

The Plants of the Day for August 2011

Below you will find an index of all the plants, flowers and trees that have been profiled as a
Plant of the Day at The Garden Helper during August of 2011

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August 1, 2011
Lysimachia punctata
Golden Loosestrife
Lysimachia punctata

Golden Loosestrife is an excellent plant for bog gardens or next to ponds and streams. This 3-4 foot tall perennial has light green, 3" leaves with serrated edges. In early to mid-summer, they produce abundant spikes of star shaped, golden yellow flowers, tinged in red at the base.
Can become invasive.
Hardy in USDA zones 5-10
August 2, 2011
Lysimachia punctata
Golden Loosestrife
Lysimachia punctata

Golden Loosestrife is an excellent plant for bog gardens or next to ponds and streams. This 3-4 foot tall perennial has light green, 3" leaves with serrated edges. In early to mid-summer, they produce abundant spikes of star shaped, golden yellow flowers, tinged in red at the base.
Can become invasive.
Hardy in USDA zones 5-10
August 3, 2011
Ajuga genevensis
Variegated Bugleweed
Ajuga genevensis

Bugleweed is one of the best known and most useful ground covers because of its suitability for many different situations. The flowers may be purple, rose or white. The foliage color ranges from green to bronze to purple or variegated.
Hardy in USDA zones 3-9
August 4, 2011
Dragon Lily
Dragon Lily
Dracunculus vulgaris

Dracunculus vulgaris is known by many names, Dragon Lily, Voodoo Lily, Viagra Lily and the 'tell it like it is' name of Stink Lily.
Luckily the odor dissipates after the first day, allowing you to enjoy the exotic beauty of this unusual plant!
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8
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