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Achillea ptarmica Peter Cottontail (Yarrow)

Low, mounding habit of fern-like green foliage bearing single white flower clusters

Blooms from summer to fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
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(Sombrero® Series) Bright orange blooms surround a vibrant orange centre cone and grow en masse above dark 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 summer to mid fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Deep pastel orange petals with a pink-orange eye, pink midribs and green throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms early to mid-summer
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Diploid
Rebloomer
Nocturnal
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Dormant
Salt tolerant

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This herbaceous perennial features large flower heads consisting of buttery yellow rays and a deep yellow centre circle on tall thin stems and foliage of dark green coarsely toothed leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Spikes of rose pink flowers on burgundy calyces grow on luminous, dark purple stems in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic lanceolate foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Spikes of bright fuchsia grow in a dense habit, along with deep green ribbed foliage that trails halfway up the stems to meet the flower blooms. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Low, compact and bushy habit has glossy foliage of densely packed array of butter yellow flowers.

Blooms late spring to early fall
1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies

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