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Callicarpa bodinieri (Beautyberry)
Lilac to rich purple flowers with  glossy bluish-lilac fruit. Plants can grow to be 3 to 5 ft. Best in Sun to partial shade. Zone 5-7

Calluna vulgaris 'Robert Chapman' (Heather)   

Offers a full season of color, morphing from gold in spring, orange in summer then red in winter.    Evergreen 2' x 4'. Sun. Zone 5-9.    "

Canna warscewiczii (Costa Rican Canna)
Bright scarlet flowers on purple-tinged, shiny foliage. To 6 ft. Half-hardy perennial. Sun. Half-hardy perennial. Zone 9

Carex aurea 'Variegata' (Golden Sedge)
Evergreen and gold clumping grass to 10 inches. Bronze-colored Flowers in summer. Best in sun to part shade.  Zone 5-7

Carex conica 'Hime Kanasugi'

(Varigated Japanese Dwarf Sedge)
Cream-edged and green evergreen foliage to 6 inches. Flowers of brown and yellow in early spring.
Shade/part sun. Zone 6-7 

Carex dolichostachya 'Gold Fountains'

(Kaga Brocade Sedge)
Japanese sedge with golden-green foliage and fountain form. To 15 inches. Nice year round interest. Best in Sun. Zone 5 to 9.

Cassia corymbosa ‘Yellow Cups’

(Buttercup Bush)
Freely flowering shrub with golden-yellow, cup-shaped flowers in spring to autumn.  Sunny sheltered spot. Zone 7

Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'

(Hardy Exotic Ginger)
Dark red snake tongue-like bracts, two lipped yellow flowers. Then followed by dark red fruits to reveal blue fleshy seed bed. Shade. Zone  7  

Ceanothus gloriosus exaltatus 'Emily Brown'
(California Lilac)
Bright Blue rounded flower clusters on mounding evergreen foliage. 2' x 6'. Best in Sun. Zone 7

Cephalaria leucantha
Creamy-yellow scabiosa-type flowers on 3- 4 ft tall stems in late Summer through Autumn. Good for cutting. Sun. Zones 5-7

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke's garden'

(Duke's Garden Yew)

Slow-growing evergreen 5 ft. x 5 ft. Drought tolerant.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura tree)
Lovely red, heart-shaped foliage with red to yellow fall color. Cotton candy scented in Fall. Slow growing, to 40 ft. Best in Sun. Zone 7.

Chaenomeles japonica 'Contorta'

(Contorted  Flowering Quince)
White flowers with a pink flush. The stems, leaves and thorns are all twisted. A lovely specimen. Sun. Zone 5-7.

Chaenorrhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dreams'

(Summer Skies or Dwarf Snapdragon)
Lilac-blue, yellow-throated snap-type flowers

on round-leaved tumbling foliage.

Late spring into summer.
Great for rock gardens.  Sun. Zone 7

Chaerophyllum hirtsum 'Roseum'  

(Hairy Chervil )

 Apple-scented foliage with pale rosy-pink  sterile flowers.    Full Sun to partial shade.      Zones 6-9    

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise'    (Port Orford Blue Cedar)  Evergreen tree pyramidal shape

15 to 20 ft.    Best in Sun.   Zones 5-7    "

Cryptomeria japonica elegans 'Aurea' (Golden Japanese Cedar)

Soft golden foliage grows 6 inches a year.  To  15 ft. Zone 7

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis'

(Dwarf Hinoki Cypress) Evergreen shrub 3-4 ft. Slow growth. Zones 4-8

Chelone obliqua (Turtlehead)
Rich rosy-pink spikes of snapdragon-like flowers on 1-3 ft. plants. Blooms August through October. Best in Sun. Zone 6-7

Cichorium intybus var intybus (Chicory)
Blue flowers from July to Sept. grows to 30 inches. Nice cut flower for sunny, well-drained soil. Zone 2-9

Cistus palhinhae (St. Vincent Rock Rose)
A compact, evergreen shrub with enormous satin-white blooms to 4 inches across. Zone 7. Sun.

Clematis recta 'Purpurea ' (Puple Clematis)
White flowers on deep purple foliage. Foliage to 2 ft.

Full Sun partial shade. Zone 2-7.

Clerodendron trichotomum (Peanut Butter Bush)
Star-shaped fragrant white blossoms in fall. Followed by turquoise pearl-like fruit. Deciduous shrub or small tree.
10 to 12 ft. Sun to partial shade. Zone 5-7 

Convolvulus sabatius (Hardy Blue Morning Glory)
Blue circular flowers on rounded green foliage. Very nice in hanging containers. Sun.  Zone 6-8

Coprosma 'Beatson's Gold' (Variegated Mirror Plant) Ever-Gold and green foliage on wiry stems can be trained as hedge or shrub. 3x5 ft. wide/ tall Tolerates dry soil. Sun. Zone 7-8

Cornus alba 'Aurea'

(Golden Leaf Red Twig Dogwood)
Bright yellow foliage on red stems. 10 ft. high by 10 ft. wide. Native cousin. Moist well-drained soil. Best in sun. Zone 7

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

(Variegated Red Twig Dogwood)
An effective choice for the landscape with  pale green and white foliage and bright red stems on newer growth.
Moist well-drained soil. Best in sun. Zone 7

 

Cornus kousa 'Chinensis' (Chinese  Dogwood)
Showy white flowers and red fruit that follows.  Deciduous shrub or small tree. Disease resistant.
Sun or partial shade. Zone 6-7

Corokia cotoneaster (New Zealand native)
Star-like yellow flowers on delicate silvery foliage.  Great for containers! Full Sun and well drained soil. Zone 7-8

Correa 'Ivory Bells'  (White Australian Fuchsia)
Ever-silvery, rounded foliage with upside-down flowers. Sandy, rocky soils. 5' x 5'. Leaves used for tea. Zone 7-9. Sun.

Corydalis cheilanthifolia

(Fern-leafed Golden Bleeding heart)
Fern-like foliage to 8 inches with golden spikes through spring and summer. Drought tolerant. Sun or partial shade. Zone 7

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf'

(Blue Bleeding Heart)
Attractive purple blotched foliage with purple-blue flowers. Early spring and will re-bloom in fall.
Partial shade, moist soil. Location particular. Zone 7

 

Crambe maritima (Sea Kale)
Handsome, bold, silver foliage cluster grows  to 3 foot. White flowers in bunches set above foliage.
Full Sun. Well-drained soil. Zone 7

Cryptotaenia japonica f. atropurpurea

(Purple-leaved Japanese Parsley)
Very decorative bronze foliage to 16 inches. Entirely edible. Hardy. Zone 4-9. Sun.

Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca' (Blue Chinafir)
Hardy, evergreen-blue, pyramidal to pendulous tree. Use as specimen. Nice texture. Slow to medium growth. Best in Sun. Zone 5-7

 

Cuphea ignea (Cigar Plant)
Bright red flowers with white tip that keep blooming through fall. Bright green foliage to 3 ft. Native to Mexico. Zones 8-9. Sun.

Cupressus nootkatensis    

(Yellow Alaska Cedar)   

Native tree enjoys moist soil and drainage. Long-lived and slow growing.    Sun