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Plant Name Gaillardia
  Common Name:   Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Lance Leaf Blanket Flower, Gaillardia
  There are approximately 30 species in this genus of colorful long blooming plants. The daisy-like flowers range in color from deep yellow to rich burgundy. This is a drought and heat tolerant plant that is lovely as an edging plant or in a wildflower garden. Highly recommended for your garden.
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Plant Name Gaillardia x grandiflora
  Common Name:   Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia
  This plant has daisy-like flowers with rich shades of deep yellow and rich burgundy. The foliage is hairy with erect stems. Although this is a short lived plant, it is drought and heat tolerant plant that is lovely as an edging or in a wildflower garden.
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Plant Name Galium
  Common Name:   Sweet Woodruff, Woodruff, Northern Bedstraw, Galium
  There are over 600 species in this genus of plants. Often grown as a groundcover, the foliage consists of whorls of six to eight slender, lance-like leaves that cover the stems from top to bottom. In spring, tiny star-like clusters of small flowers open at the tips of the stems. This is a lovely plant for the shade garden.
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Plant Name Galium odoradum
  Common Name:   Sweet Woodruff, Woodruff, Northern Bedstraw, Galium
  Sweet Woodruff is often grown as a groundcover, the foliage consists of whorls of six to eight slender, lance-like leaves that cover the stems from top to bottom. In spring, tiny star-like clusters of small flowers open at the tips of the stems. This is a lovely mat forming plant for the shade garden.
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Plant Name Gaura
  Common Name:   Gaura, Bee Blossom
  There are approximately 22 species in this genus of plant. The foliage is usually slender green leaves that are sometimes spotted with red in cool weather. The small flowers bloom on upright or arching course stems in shades of white and pink. This is a nice plant for an informal border.
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Plant Name Gaura lindheimeri
  Common Name:   Gaura, White Gaura
  This is the loosely shrubby long blooming species. The foliage is usually slender green leaves that are sometimes spotted with red in cool weather. The small four petaled flowers bloom on upright or arching course stems in shades of white and pink. This is a nice plant for an informal border.
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Plant Name Gelsemium
  Common Name:   Carolina Yellow Jasmine, Carolina Yellow Jessamine, False Jessamine, Margarita Carolina Jasmine, Trumpet flower, Gelsemium
  There are three species of shrub or vine in this genus of plants. The common garden plant is Gelsemium sempervirens that has clear yellow trumpet flowers that bloom profusely in late spring. This is normally a vine for more southern gardens.
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Plant Name Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'
  Common Name:   Carolina Yellow Jasmine, Carolina Yellow Jessamine, False Jessamine, Margarita Carolina Jasmine, Trumpet flower, Gelsemium
  This Gelsemium 'Margarita' can survive Zone 6. Clear yellow trumpet flowers bloom profusely in late spring. Train the beautiful dark semi evergreen foliage as a vine on support or let it sprawl as a ground cover.
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Plant Name Gentiana
  Common Name:   Gentian, Bottle Gentian, Closed Gentian, Gentiana
  There are around 400 species in this genus of typically blue flower. The leaves are typically simple in shades of green. The often showy and usually deep blue flowers are usually trumpet shaped although may also be bell-shaped. Although blue is the more common color, other colors including white, pink, purple, red and yellow. This plant is nice in gardens as they bloom after many other shade flowers.
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Plant Name Geranium
  Common Name:   Geranium, Cranesbill, Perennial Geranium, Hardy Geranium, Bigroot Geranium, Spotted Geranium
  Geraniums are one of the most popular perennials with over 300 species included in this genus. Geraniums vary greatly in color and appearance although there are two general types. One type produces many basal leaves and erect upright stems with flowers. The other has few or little basal foliage and stems that trail across the ground. The flowers range in size and color and may be in various shades of blue, purple as well as red and white. Many varieties are wonderful in the border garden.
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