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Seattle’s climate is influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the nearness of Puget Sound. and the winter average temperature is 42 degrees F. Rainfall in Seattle averages 36 inches a year. Seattle’s growing season lasts 150 to 180 days. Seattle’s climate is a combination of USDA winter hardiness zones 7 and 8.

Coral Bells

Coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea) are spreading perennials with evergreen foliage. The low, mounding clumps of green leaves spread 1 foot wide. Bell-shaped blossoms cluster together on 2 foot tall flower stalks. The flowers form color spots of red, pink and white. Coral bells prefer good-draining soil, but do not do well in clay soil. Removing the dying blossoms encourages this perennial flower to bloom again in the fall.

  • Seattle’s climate is influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the nearness of Puget Sound.

Japanese Wisteria

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Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) is a rapidly growing deciduous vine that grows 35 feet long in full sunlight. The leaves are made up of 13 to 19 leaflets. The fragrant blooms form draping clusters in 9 to 20 inch long flower spikes. The flowers are lavender, purple, white and pink in color. Japanese wisteria climbs in a clockwise direction.

Peony

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Peonies (Paeonia spp.) are slow growing perennials with lance-shaped leaves that spread 3 feet wide. Flower stalks grow 3 feet tall and produce 3 to 6 inch blossoms in red, pink, white and multi-colored. These fragrant flowers appear in the early summer. Peonies do not bloom in deep shade. Always check the cold requirement for your choice of peony since USDA zone 8 may not receive enough cold weather to trigger some varieties to blossom.

  • Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda) is a rapidly growing deciduous vine that grows 35 feet long in full sunlight.
  • are slow growing perennials with lance-shaped leaves that spread 3 feet wide.

Royal Grevillea

Royal grevillea (Grevillea victoriae) is an evergreen shrub that grows upright to 6 1/2 to 10 feet tall. The oval leaves have smooth, gray-green tops and hairy, silvery bottoms. In the spring and summer, orange-red flowers hang in clusters. This bush is an Australian native, but grows well in good-draining sites in the Pacific Northwest.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel (Hamamelis spp.) is a deciduous shrub that flowers during the winter. The 1/2 to 3/4 inch blossoms are yellow, gold and red with four narrow petals. Occasionally this shrub begins blooming in the fall. This 6 to 15 foot bush produces green leaves that turn yellow with purple and red tints. Choose a witch hazel bush when it is fully in bloom. This lets you check for a scent that you enjoy. Some types are sweetly fragrant while others are not.

  • Royal grevillea (Grevillea victoriae) is an evergreen shrub that grows upright to 6 1/2 to 10 feet tall.
  • In the spring and summer, orange-red flowers hang in clusters.


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