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Easy-to-grow plants Easy-to-Grow Plants For Beginners
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Beginner's plants are those that are relatively easy to establish and care for. Plants with this symbol are especially recommended for children. Be forewarned: plants with this symbol will give the budding horticulturist quick satisfaction, and could produce an addiction to gardening!

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Annual Plants and Flowers
  Anethum graveolens dill
  Antirrhinum majus common snapdragon
  Bidens alba shepherd's needles
  Brassica juncea mustard greens
  Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes kohlrabi
  Brassica rapa var. rapifera turnip
  Calendula officinalis calendula
  Calibrachoa X hybrida Calibrachoa hybrids
  Consolida ajacis larkspur
  Cosmos bipinnatus cosmos
  Cosmos sulphureus orange cosmos
  Datura stramonium Jimsonweed
  Eschscholzia californica California poppy
  Gaillardia pulchella blanket flower
  Helianthus annuus common sunflower
  Impatiens wallerana impatiens
  Lactuca sativa lettuce
  Lathyrus odoratus sweet pea
  Melampodium divaricatum butter daisy
  Papaver somniferum opium poppy
  Petunia x hybrida petunias
  Phaseolus vulgaris common bean
  Phlox drummondii annual garden phlox
  Raphanus sativus radish
  Salvia farinacea mealycup sage
  Salvia splendens scarlet sage
  Tagetes spp. marigold
  Tropaeolum majus nasturtium
  Vicia faba broad bean

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Cactus and Succulents
  Aloe vera medicinal aloe
  Epiphyllum spp. orchid cactus
  Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi South American air plant
  Tradescantia pallida purple heart

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Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  Andropogon gerardii big bluestem
  Cortaderia selloana pampas grass
  Cyperus involucratus umbrella sedge
  Muhlenbergia capillaris Gulf muhlygrass
  Setaria palmifolia palm grass
  Tripsacum dactyloides gamma grass
  Zea mays corn

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Palms and Palmlike Plants
  Butia capitata jelly palm
  Howea forsteriana kentia palm
  Phoenix reclinata Senegal date palm
  Trachycarpus fortunei windmill palm
  Washingtonia filifera California fan palm

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Perennial Plants
  Allium fistulosum scallion
  Allium tuberosum garlic chives
  Ananas comosus pineapple
  Aquilegia canadensis wild columbine
  Asclepias syriaca common milkweed
  Asclepias tuberosa butterfly weed
  Aspidistra elatior iron plant
  Asplenium nidus bird's nest fern
  Aster x frikartii Frikart's aster
  Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum wax begonia
  Billbergia nutans queen’s tears; friendship plant
  Brassica oleracea var. acephala kale
  Canna X generalis canna
  Chlorophytum comosum spider plant
  chrysanthemum hybrids chrysanthemum
  Coleus x hybridus Flame Nettle
  Coreopsis verticillata whorled coreopsis
  Coreopsis grandiflora coreopsis
  Coreopsis lanceolata lanceleaf tickseed
  Crinum X powellii Cape lily
  Crocosmia X crocosmiiflora montbretia
  Crocus spp. crocus
  Cuphea ignea cigar plant
  Cyrtomium falcatum holly fern
  Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower
  Erythrina herbacea coral bean
  Galanthus nivalis common snowdrop
  Gaura lindheimeri whirling butterflies
  Gerbera Jamesonii Gerber daisy
  Gossypium spp. cotton
  Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke
  Heliopsis helianthoides oxeye sunflower
  Hemerocallis fulva orange daylily
  Hoya carnosa wax plant
  Iris germanica bearded iris
  Iris pseudacorus yellow flag
  Leucojum aestivum summer snowflake
  Lilium formosanum Formosa lily
  Lycopersicon lycopersicum tomato
  Lycoris radiata hurricane lily
  Lycoris squamigera surprise lily
  Mentha X piperita peppermint
  Mirabilis jalapa four o' clock
  Musa x paradisiaca banana
  Muscari spp. grape hyacinth
  Narcissus spp. daffodil
  Oenothera fruticosa sundrops
  Ophiopogon japonicus mondo grass
  Pelargonium x hortorum garden geranium
  Pentas lanceolata pentas
  Protasparagus densiflorus asparagus fern
  Pteridium aquilinum bracken
  Pycnanthemum floridanum Florida mountainmint
  Rubus fruticosus blackberry
  Ruellia brittoniana Mexican petunia
  Salvia lyrata lyreleaf sage
  Salvia coccinea scarlet sage
  Salvia 'Indigo Spires' Indigo Spires sage
  Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue
  Spathiphyllum cultivars peace lily
  Stachys byzantina lamb's ear
  Stokesia laevis Stokes' aster
  Taraxacum officinale dandelion
  Tradescantia fluminensis green wandering Jew
  Tradescantia spathacea oysterplant
  Tradescantia zebrina wandering Jew
  Tradescantia Andersoniana Group spiderwort
  Verbena bonariensis purpletop verbena
  Vinca minor common periwinkle
  Viola sororia violet
  Yucca filamentosa Adam's needle
  Zamia furfuracea Cardboard palm
  Zamia pumila coontie
  Zingiber zerumbet pinecone ginger

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Shrubs
  Abelia X grandiflora glossy abelia
  Calycanthus floridus sweetshrub
  Cestrum nocturnum night blooming jasmine
  Chaenomeles speciosa Japanese quince
  Clethra alnifolia sweet pepperbush
  Fatshedera (X) lizei fatshedera
  Forsythia spp. forsythia
  Galphimia glauca thryallis
  Hibiscus mutabilis confederate rose
  Jasminum nudiflorum winter jasmine
  Kerria japonica Japanese kerria
  Lantana montevidensis trailing lantana
  Ligustrum japonicum Japanese privet
  Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle
  Loropetalum chinense loropetalum
  Malvaviscus penduliflorus Turk's cap
  Odontonema strictum firespike
  Prunus angustifolia Chickasaw plum
  Pyracantha coccinea firethorn
  Rhaphiolepis umbellata yeddo hawthorne
  Rhododendron spp. azalea
  Rhus copallinum R. copallina (syn.)
  Rosa Radrazz Knock Out™ rose
  Salvia elegans pineapple sage
  Spiraea thunbergii baby's breath spirea
  Tetrapanax papyiferus Rice-paper plant
  Tibouchina urvilleana princess flower
  Vaccinium stamineum deerberry
  Viburnum obovatum Walter's viburnum
  Yucca aloifolia Spanish bayonet

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Trees
  Acer negundo boxelder
  Acer saccharinum silver maple
  Aesculus pavia red buckeye
  Carica papaya papaya
  Citrofortunella microcarpa calamondin
  Cupressocyparis Leylandii Leyland cypress
  Jacaranda acutifolia jacaranda
  Lagerstroemia indica crape myrtle
  Morus alba white mulberry
  Pinus clausa sand pine
  Pinus taeda loblolly pine
  Platanus X acerfolia London planetree
  Populus deltoides eastern cottonwood
  Pyrus pyrifolia sand pear
  Salix nigra black willow
  Ulmus pumila Siberian elm
  Vitex agnus-castus hemp tree

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Vines
  Clytostoma callistegioides violet trumpet vine
  Cucumis sativus cucumber
  Epipremnum aureum pothos
  Ipomoea alba moonflower vine
  Ipomoea quamoclit cypress vine
  Ipomoea spp. Ornamental sweet potato vine
  Ipomoea tricolor morning glory
  Jasminum multiflorum downy jasmine
  Jasminum polyanthum winter jasmine
  Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
  Lonicera sempervirens coral honeysuckle
  Luffa aegyptiaca loofah
  Parthenocissus tricuspidata Boston ivy
  Phaseolus lunatus butterbean
  Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides Mexican Flame Vine
  Thunbergia alata black-eyed susan vine
  Trachelospermum jasminoides Confederate jasmine

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Aquatic Plants
  Juncus effusus soft rush



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