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  The Latin word of the week  
argentea
(ar-JEN-tee-uh)

The term argentea is derived from the Latin argentum or the Greek, argyros. Both words are a descriptive for something that is silver. Many plants have gray or silver appearing leaves or blossoms and gardeners find they make a bold statement in the mixed border. Salvia argentea, Silver Sage, is a popular garden plant and its striking foliage stands out from a distance. Plant it in full sun and in well-drained soil. It is quite hardy and thrives in a variety of conditions.

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American Water Willow
Dianthera americana

The American water willow, Dianthera americana is an aquatic or bog-loving plant that would be quite happy planted in the shallows of a garden pond or water feature. The plant forms attractive colonies and the willow-like leaves are held between 1 to 3 feet (up to one meter) above the water. The purple and white bi-colored flowers appear between June and continue to October, on slim stalks from the leaf axils. Native from Canada, south to Florida and west to Texas, the American water willow thrives in a number of climates. Happiest when planted in sandy or rocky soil. Do not allow plants to become dry.

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Type of plant: Perennials, Ponds and Aquatics

Bloom color: Purple, Dark Purple/Black, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 10b

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

  Bloom of the Day for November 26, 2014  
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Cape Daisy
(Arctotis fastuosa)

Type of plant: Annuals, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Orange, Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 10b to Zone 11

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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