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Actaea simplex Hillside Black Beauty (Bugbane)

Small light pink bottlebrush blooms rise above the foliage on upright, wiry stems. New foliage emerges green, maturing to dark reddish-purple and is finely divided.

Blooms in late summer to late fall
4 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Low, mounding habit of fern-like green foliage bearing single white flower clusters. Fast growth rate.

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

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White poppy-like blooms with a blue-violet streak on the undersides of their petals flower on tall thin stems bearing short basal foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to late fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces pointed flower clusters of lime green blooms that turn light blush to deep rich pink as the season progresses. Foliage is comprised of ovate green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Dwarf compact habit
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Deciduous

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(Peacock™ Series) This perennial features large conical clusters of bright white flowers on tall stems that bear lanceolate medium green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms summer to late fall
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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(Belarina® Series) This perennial features a profusion of creamy-white double blooms with yellow centres on bright green, compact foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Clump-forming lobed bright green leaves with burgundy veining and midribs grow below tall dark stems with spikes bearing frosty pink buds that open to reveal small creamy white star-shaped flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
12 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover
Fragrant

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Wide green leaves with yellow margins form under branching stems bearing white orchid-like flowers with purple freckles. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer resistant

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These dark blue perennials grow in an erect habit above blue-green foliage. Upright, clump-forming habit. 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 late summer to early fall
4-6 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies
Deer resistant

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White with purple tinged blooms rise above the finely cut black foliage on upright, wiry stems.

Blooms in late summer to late fall
4-5 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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