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Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)

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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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

Luminous silver, scalloped leaves form a spreading mat of foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Fragrant

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Lovely foliage features a broad central stripe of creamy white that is edged with green. Purple-pink plumes appear in summer and persist through the colder months. Clumping upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late fall
3 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Thin lavender, or rarely, white, petals droop from a large spiny cone and grow on stout stems bearing narrow leaves. Rapid growth rate.

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

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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A myriad of glistening violet blue flowers are tightly packed on spiny, pincushion-like blooms and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves in a charming dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 in tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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(Sugar Buzz® Series) This perennial features dark buds topped with bright magenta flowers that grow on fragrant dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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This perennial features upright stems bearing pale lilac flowers and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.75-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Tiny, tube-shaped, lavender-blue flowers are tightly packed on top of stiff square stems adorned with leaves that have downy undersides and a minty, licorice fragrance, that can be used to flavour cold drinks

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

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Large, long-lasting powder-blue blooms contrast with chartreuse-colored, anise-scented foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from summer into early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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