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Ajuga reptans Chocolate Chip (Bugleweed)

Bluish-purple flowers rise slightly above the foliage of tiny, shiny, oval leaves which are chocolate-brown with burgundy highlights. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms from late spring to early summer
3-6 in tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Dwarf habit

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Foliage is narrow and mid-green, with the tips of the fronds ending in a forked point, and arranged in a criss-cross pattern. Shorter sport of ‘Victoriae’. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested; handling plant may cause skin irritation/allergy.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit tolerant

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(Primo® Series) Clump-forming deep black leaves with brighter purple undersides grow below tall stems of small bell-shaped white flowers with pink calyxes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 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 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
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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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
4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

Deer and rabbit resistant

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This herbaceous perennial forms a dense clump of dark green oval leaves, and terminal spikes of dainty white flowers. Spreads vigorously but not invasive. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early spring
6-9 in tall x 12-18 in spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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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
Groundcover
Salt tolerant

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Blue blooms appear on short spikes in spring. Tricoloured foliage is creamy-white, burgundy-rose, and dark green. In the fall, older leaves turn deep bronze and are replaced with rosy new foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from mid to late spring
6 in tall x 0.5-1 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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Star-shaped chartreuse flowers bloom in loose clusters on light green soft, velvety leaves that are partially folded. Toothed scalloped leaves are lobed and hairy and the leaves sparkle with the morning dew.

*Self-seeding; remove spent flowers to avoid spread*

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

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