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Plants that are especially fast growing are given this symbol. Start with some fast-growing plants to get your new garden "up and running" even if you haven't finished your overall design plan.

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Annual Plants and Flowers
  Antirrhinum majus common snapdragon
  Brassica juncea mustard greens
  Brassica rapa var. rapifera turnip
  Calendula officinalis calendula
  Calibrachoa X hybrida Calibrachoa hybrids
  Coreopsis tinctoria calliopsis
  Cosmos bipinnatus cosmos
  Cosmos sulphureus orange cosmos
  Eruca sativa arugula
  Helianthus annuus common sunflower
  Hibiscus sabdariffa roselle
  Lactuca sativa lettuce
  Melampodium divaricatum butter daisy
  Papaver somniferum opium poppy
  Phaseolus vulgaris common bean
  Tagetes spp. marigold
  Tithonia rotundiflora Mexican sunflower
  Tropaeolum majus nasturtium

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Grasses and Grasslike Plants
  Arundo donax giant reed
  Cortaderia selloana pampas grass
  Cymbopogon citratus lemongrass
  Cyperus involucratus umbrella sedge
  Cyperus papyrus papyrus
  Imperata cylindrica Japanese blood grass
  Pennisetum macrostachyum fountain grass
  Setaria palmifolia palm grass
  Tripsacum dactyloides gamma grass

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Palms and Palmlike Plants
  Carpentaria acuminata Carpentaria palm
  Caryota mitis fishtail palm
  Caryota urens jaggery palm
  Chamaedorea microspadix hardy bamboo palm
  Phoenix reclinata Senegal date palm
  Roystonea regia royal palm
  Syagrus romanzoffiana queen palm
  Washingtonia robusta Washington palm
  Wodyetia bifurcata foxtail palm

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Perennial Plants
  Ajuga reptans carpet bugleweed
  Alpinia zerumbet variegated shell ginger
  Canna X generalis canna
  Catharanthus roseus Madagascar periwinkle
  Chlorophytum comosum spider plant
  chrysanthemum hybrids chrysanthemum
  Coleus x hybridus Flame Nettle
  Colocasia esculenta taro
  Coreopsis grandiflora coreopsis
  Coronilla varia crown vetch
  Costus speciosus crepe ginger
  Crocosmia X crocosmiiflora montbretia
  Cuphea ignea cigar plant
  Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower
  Ensete ventricosum Abyssinian banana
  Hedychium coronarium ginger lily
  Iris pseudacorus yellow flag
  Mirabilis jalapa four o' clock
  Monarda punctata spotted horsemint
  Ophiopogon japonicus mondo grass
  Pelargonium x hortorum garden geranium
  Pentas lanceolata pentas
  Philodendron bipinnatifidum cut-leaf philodendron
  Protasparagus densiflorus asparagus fern
  Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii orange coneflower
  Ruellia brittoniana Mexican petunia
  Salvia coccinea scarlet sage
  Salvia 'Indigo Spires' Indigo Spires sage
  Scaevola aemula scaevola
  Solidago odora common goldenrod
  Taraxacum officinale dandelion
  Tithonia diversifolia Bolivian sunflower
  Tradescantia fluminensis green wandering Jew
  Tradescantia zebrina wandering Jew
  Verbena bonariensis purpletop verbena
  Vinca major large periwinkle
  Vinca minor common periwinkle
  Zingiber zerumbet pinecone ginger

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Shrubs
  Buddleja davidii butterfly bush
  Callicarpa americana American beautyberry
  Clerodendrum ugandense blue butterfly bush
  Duranta erecta golden dewdrop
  Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian olive
  Elaeagnus pungens thorny elaeagnus
  Euphorbia pulcherrima poinsettia
  Fatshedera (X) lizei fatshedera
  Forsythia spp. forsythia
  Hibiscus mutabilis confederate rose
  Hibiscus tiliaceus Mahoe
  Hydrangea paniculata peegee hydrangea
  Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' Burford's holly
  Ilex x attenuata 'Savannah' Savannah holly
  Justicia brandegeana shrimp plant
  Justicia spp. jacobinia
  Kerria japonica Japanese kerria
  Lantana camara lantana
  Lantana montevidensis trailing lantana
  Ligustrum japonicum Japanese privet
  Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle
  Malvaviscus penduliflorus Turk's cap
  Myrica cerifera southern bayberry
  Nandina domestica heavenly bamboo
  Nerium oleander oleander
  Photinea x fraseri red top
  Pittosporum tobira Japanese mockorange
  Prunus virginiana chokecherry
  Pyracantha coccinea firethorn
  Rhus copallinum R. copallina (syn.)
  Ricinus communis castor bean
  Rosa banksiae Lady Banks rose
  Rosa laevigata Cherokee rose
  Rosa Radrazz Knock Outâ„¢ rose
  Salvia elegans pineapple sage
  Salvia greggii autumn sage
  Salvia mexicana Mexican sage
  Sambucus canadensis American elder
  Schefflera actinophylla brassaia
  Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian pepper
  Senna pendula Cassia bicapsularis (syn.)
  Spiraea japonica Japanese spirea
  Spiraea cantoniensis Reeves' spirea
  Tabernaemontana divaricata crepe jasmine
  Tecoma stans yellow elder
  Tibouchina urvilleana princess flower
  Viburnum odoratissimum sweet viburnum
  Viburnum rhytidophyllum leatherleaf viburnum
  Viburnum x pragense Prague viburnum

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Trees
  Acer negundo boxelder
  Acer platanoides Norway maple
  Acer rubrum red maple
  Acer saccharinum silver maple
  Aesculus pavia red buckeye
  Albizia julibrissin silk tree
  Aleurites fordii tung tree
  Bauhinia variegata orchid tree
  Betula nigra river birch
  Betula papyrifera canoe birch
  Betula pendula European white birch
  Bursera simaruba gumbo-limbo
  Carica papaya papaya
  Casuarina equisetifolia Australian pine
  Catalpa bignonioides southern catalpa
  Catalpa speciosa Northern catalpa
  Cecropia peltata trumpet tree
  Cedrus deodara deodar cedar
  Cercis canadensis eastern redbud
  Chorisia speciosa silk floss tree
  Cryptomeria japonica Japanese cedar
  Cupressocyparis Leylandii Leyland cypress
  Delonix regia royal poinciana
  Ficus aurea strangler fig
  Gleditsia triacanthos honeylocust
  Jacaranda acutifolia jacaranda
  Juniperus virginiana eastern redcedar
  Koelreuteria paniculata golden rain tree
  Lagerstroemia indica crape myrtle
  Ligustrum lucidum glossy privet
  Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum
  Liriodendron tulipifera tulip poplar
  Magnolia tripetala umbrella magnolia
  Melaleuca quinquenervia melaleuca
  Melia azedarach Chinaberry
  Metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood
  Morus alba white mulberry
  Parkinsonia aculeata Jerusalem thorn
  Peltophorum pterocarpum yellow poinciana
  Pinus clausa sand pine
  Pinus echinata shortleaf pine
  Pinus elliottii slash pine
  Pinus nigra Austrian pine
  Pinus strobus eastern white pine
  Pinus taeda loblolly pine
  Platanus occidentalis sycamore
  Platanus X acerfolia London planetree
  Populus alba white poplar
  Populus deltoides eastern cottonwood
  Prunus campanulata Taiwan flowering cherry
  Prunus serotina black cherry
  Prunus subhirtella higan cherry
  Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino cherry
  Quercus coccinea scarlet oak
  Quercus hemisphaerica laurel oak
  Quercus nigra water oak
  Quercus palustris pin oak
  Quercus virginiana live oak
  Rhus typhina staghorn sumac
  Robinia pseudoacacia black locust
  Salix babylonica weeping willow
  Salix nigra black willow
  Sapium sebiferum Chinese tallow
  Sassafras albidum sassafras
  Sequoia sempervirens redwood
  Sorbus aucuparia mountain ash
  Spathodea campanulata African tuliptree
  Taxodium distichum bald-cypress
  Thuja plicata western redcedar
  Ulmus parvifolia Chinese elm
  Ulmus pumila Siberian elm

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Vines
  Allamanda cathartica allamanda
  Antigonon leptopus Mexican creeper
  Aristolochia elegans Calico flower
  Bignonia capreolata cross vine
  Campsis radicans trumpet creeper
  Canavalia rosea beach bean
  Clematis armandii Armand's clematis
  Clerodendrum splendens flaming glorybower
  Clytostoma callistegioides violet trumpet vine
  Cuscuta spp dodder
  Dolichos lablab hyacinth bean
  Epipremnum aureum pothos
  Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina yellow jasmine
  Gloriosa superba glory lily
  Helianthus debilis beach sunflower
  Ipomoea alba moonflower vine
  Ipomoea coccinea red morning glory
  Ipomoea pes-caprae railroad 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
  Luffa aegyptiaca loofah
  Lygodium spp. climbing fern
  Mandevilla spp. mandevilla
  Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper
  Passiflora incarnata maypop
  Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides Mexican Flame Vine
  Pueraria lobata kudzu vine
  Pyrostegia venusta Flame vine
  Solandra maxima chalice vine
  Solanum seaforthiana Brazilian nightshade
  Thunbergia battiscombei scrambling sky flower
  Thunbergia grandiflora Bengal clock vine
  Wedelia trilobata wedelia
  Wisteria sinensis Chinese wisteria



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