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  The Latin word of the week  
tenuifolia
(ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-uh)

The specific epithet tenuifolia is from the Latin tenu ("slender") and foli ("leaves") and used to describe plants with narrow or slender leaves. The lovely fern leaf peony; Paeonia tenuifolia is an excellent example. Characterized by airy, lacy foliage, it stands out in the garden with its unique appearance.

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Regal Lily
Lilium regale

Although native to south-central China, the Regal Lily, Lilium regale is well-known throughout the gardening world. The RHS has given it their Award of Merit, and countless gardeners enjoy its spectacular nodding trumpets and wonderful fragrance. The flowers are borne on tall stalks that can reach up to 7ft (2m) although it is more common to see them in the 4 to 5 ft range (1.5m.) Hardy in zones 4-7, it prefers well-drained soil and sunny conditions. Gardeners who live further north can lift the bulbs each autumn and store them over winter. Up to 25 fragrant trumpets can adorn each stalk when soil is rich in organic matter and slightly acid. Although it will adapt to dry, alkaline conditions, the best show can be expected when there is consistent moisture in humus rich soil. The Regal Lily makes a stunning back of the border plant and since it likes its feet in the shade, can be used amid a shorter cover plant. It makes a nice addition to any garden, even a wildlife garden, as night-flying moths are attracted to the trumpets. It also adapts to container life if kept well watered.

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Type of plant: Bulbs

Bloom color: White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 8b

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

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

  Bloom of the Day for April 19, 2015  
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Vitex
(Vitex agnus-castus)

Type of plant: Shrubs, Trees

Bloom color: Pink, Medium Blue, White/Near White

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

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 6a to Zone 9b

Height: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m), 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing: 10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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