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Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)

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

Glistening gold blades with green margins curl elegantly downward on this grass that many say is the most striking Sedge. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Clump-forming purple leaves with black veining and violet undersides grow below tall stems with small white and pink 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 bright green leaves, which have deeply impressed veins, with pale chartreuse margins. Light lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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This perennial features flowers donning purple standards and purple falls that sport yellow and white eyes that have distinctive black veining on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-3.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Petite spikes of deep violet blue flowers on dark purple calyces grow on bright green stems in round clumps, along with gray-green aromatic lanceolate foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 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
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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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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Upright lime-green flowers rise above light green soft velvety leaves. Partially folded toothed scalloped lobes are hairy, making the leaves sparkle with the morning dew. Fast growth rate.

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

Blooms from 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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