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Actaea simplex Brunette (Bugbane)

Long white-pink bottlebrush blooms on spikes bearing purple brown leaves. Slow growth rate.

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

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial 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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Deep pink flowers bloom on thin dark purple stems with dark green foliage that has darker violet undersides. Moderate growth rate.

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

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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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(Early Start™ Series) This perennial features bright white flowers with faint light purple eyes, along with foliage of broad, elliptical medium green leaves that grow in a stoloniferous habit. Blooms earlier than other Phlox. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early-to-mid summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rebloomer
Fragrant

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(Belarina® Series) This perennial features a profusion of light pink double blooms that mature to lilac pink 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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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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Lavender-purple, densely packed flowers grow along cylindrical spikes with medium green, anise-scented foliage remain. Upright, clump-forming habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2-4 ft tall x 1.5-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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