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Achillea millefolium Summer Pastels (Yarrow)

Fragrant flowers in pastel colours of red, pink, yellow, orange, salmon, lilac, purple, and white, bloom on tall green fern-like foliage.

Blooms from early summer to early fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant foliage

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Daisy-like blooms in vivid shades of bright yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple flower on tall sturdy stems above deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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(Cara Mia™ Series) Masses of double raspberry-pink flowers that, once fully bloomed, resemble puffballs, grow tall above deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Dense tufts of fine, blue green blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Bright red, yellow tipped trumpeted petals fan around a large red brown eye on bright green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
High salt tolerance

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This herbaceous perennial features large flower heads consisting of fluffy double bright white rays around a large golden yellow centre on tall thin stems and foliage of dark green coarsely toothed leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Clusters of yellow blooms flower high on top of grey-green fern-like foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from mid summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant foliage

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Bright violet-blue blooms rise above dark green leathery foliage, forming a dense mound. Slow growth rate.
ALL PARTS OF THE PLANT ARE POISONOUS. The common name ‘Monkshood’ comes from the cowled upper sepal’s resemblance to the cloth hood worn by medieval monks.

Blooms mid to late summer
10-12 in tall x 8-10 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies
Deer resistant

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