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  The Latin word of the week  
Tussilago
(tuss-ill-AH-go)

Tussilago is derived from the Latin word tussis ("a cough".) Extract from the fresh leaves is a long-standing folk-remedy for coughs. The liquid can be added to hard candy recipes for cough drops or the dried leaves can be steeped for herbal tea. Coltsfoot is an aggressive little weed, native to Northern Europe, but has naturalized in North America and other continents to the point of invasiveness in some areas.

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Crossvine
Bignonia capreolata

One of the first flowering vines to greet returning hummingbirds in the spring, the Crossvine, Bignonia capreolata is a showy native of the southeastern North America. The stunning, tubular blossoms are usually red on the outside, with a yellow interior. Happy in most any situation, it tolerates poor soil and dry conditions where many other plants would wither and die. If planted in the shade, it will scramble up any available structure or tree to find sunlight. Unlike its cousin the Trumpet Creeper, Campsis radicans, it climbs using tendrils, rather than the aerial roots that can sometimes harm a structure. The Crossvine reproduces by seeds or by shoots sprouting from the base of the plant. In ideal conditions, it can be a bit invasive, so care should be taken to make sure that your garden does not get too much of a good thing. The plant's common name refers to the cross-like pith that is revealed when the stem is cut. Bignonia capreolata is hardy to -10F (-23.3C)

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Type of plant: Vines and Climbers

Bloom color: Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 9b

Height: 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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

  Bloom of the Day for May 27, 2015  
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Weigela 'Gold Rush'
(Weigela)

Type of plant: Shrubs

Bloom color: Pale Pink, Pink

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 5a to Zone 8b

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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