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Common Name
Scientific Name
Exposure
Earth–Kind® Index
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Pavonia lasiopetala

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Juniperus virginiana

sun

10.00

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Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Trachelospermum asiaticum

sun, partial sun, shade

10.00

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Salvia spp.

sun, partial sun

10.00

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Verbena spp.

sun, partial sun

9.00

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Juniperus chinensis

sun

9.00

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Juniperus conferta

sun

9.00

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Juniperus procumbens

sun

9.00

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Juniperus horizontalis

sun

9.00

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Ophiopogon japonica

partial sun, shade

9.00

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Vinca major

partial sun, shade

8.00

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Vinca minor

shade

8.00

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Euonymus fortunei

partial sun, shade

7.00

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Liriope muscari

sun, partial sun, shade

7.00

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Ipomoea batatas

sun, partial sun, shade

7.00

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Aspidistra elatior

partial sun, shade

6.00

Delosperma spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Artemisia ludoviciana

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Ajuga reptans

partial sun, shade

6.00

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Cyrtomium falcatum

shade

6.00

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Cotoneaster spp.

sun, partial sun

6.00

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Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

sun

6.00

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Rosa spp.

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Raphiolepis spp.

sun, partial sun

5.20

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Equisetum hyemale

sun, partial sun, shade

5.20

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Potentilla fruticosa

sun, partial sun

5.00

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Justicia brandegeana

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Hedera helix

sun, partial sun, shade

5.00

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Hydrangea macrophylla

partial sun

5.00

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Gardenia augusta

partial sun, shade

2.60

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Ficus pumila

sun, partial sun, shade

1.00

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Stipa tenuissima (Nassella tenuissima)

sun, partial sun

0.00

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Chasmanthium latifolium

sun, partial sun, shade

0.00

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Schizachyrium scoparium

sun, partial sun

0.00

A Special Note about Cool Season Annuals

Cool season annuals are typically planted in the fall or early winter and flower in early spring under moderate temperatures. This group of plant materials includes: pansies, snapdragons, violas, dianthus, flowering cabbage/kale, etc. Because cool season annuals flower in the spring when conditions are mild, most have limited heat tolerance.

As a result cool season annuals do not receive a high Earth–Kind® index despite their outstanding landscape qualities.