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Agastache x. Black Adder (Anise Hyssop)

The nearly-black buds open into small, tightly grouped blooms in shades of rich, deeply coloured red-violet. Tight mound-shaped habit. Leaves emanate a licorice scent when crushed. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from early summer into fall
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Mounds of lacy silver-green leaves grow in a clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 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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(Kismet® Series) Large, long lasting flowers of flat white petals that surround a green-gold centre cone grow tall en masse 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 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
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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Dark green blades grow in upright clusters grow in early summer, after which soft green feathery tufts appear later in the season that mature into tan wheat-like blooms. Moderate growth rate,

Blooms early summer to mid fall
5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Mariachi™ Series) Bright magenta-red flowers with brown and gold centres bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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

Blooms mid-summer
2 ft tall x 2.5-3 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 indigo blue flowers on dark purple calyxes and small green leaves growing in a compact, mounding habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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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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Vibrant violet-blue flowers on short spikes in the spring. Foliage is glossy, near-black with scalloped leaves. Compact groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
6 in tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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