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Ajuga reptans Blueberry Muffin (Carpet Bugle)

Vibrant blueberry-hued flowers on short spikes grow densely on spikes with thick, weather resistant dark green foliage. Compact groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 1.5 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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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Part/Full Shade
Moisture Moderate
Patent Info PP 22092

Delicate saucer-shaped bright magenta-purple flowers grow in clusters on deep green foliage of massed lobed leaves that turn bright red in the fall to create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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Clump-forming purple-black leaves grow below tall stems with small white bell-shaped flowers. Fast growth rate.

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

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear thick, slightly cupped leaves of powdery blue. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
1 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear dark green leaves with wide, buttery yellow margins. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 2-3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant

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This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This perennial features a creeping mat of small, rich violet blue flowers that are perfect for rock gardens or growing on slopes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms summer to late fall
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Groundcover

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Densely packed, upright spikes of bright lavender-pink flowers grow in a low, compact, and bushy habit with glossy, bright green foliage. Fast growth rate.

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

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Fragrant purple tubular flowers with yellow stamens are crowded in  spike-shaped clusters on branch ends, followed by fruits maturing late in the summer. Compound, fine-textured foliage is on upper third of the plant. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
4-12 ft tall x 4-12 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Fragrant

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