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Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)

Lilac pink-pastel bell-shaped clusters of flowers grow atop and seem to nod from strong stems with narrow grass-like leaves. The bulbs and leaves of the plant are edible. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in late spring/early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and bees
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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

Spikes of purple-tinged blooms emerge on arching stems above foliage of slender blue-grey leaf blades and form a dense clump. The foliage turns golden brown, at times shades of orange and red, when the cooler weather arrives.

Blooms mid summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Drought tolerant
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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This climbing rebloomer bears velvety 4-petaled intense purple flowers with pale centres that grow on thin vines bearing bright green foliage. A profuse bloomer covering the vine followed by showy silky seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
8 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. 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
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This perennial grass features an upright mound of slender, green blades that turn bronze in fall, and are topped with feathery, light pink flower panicles. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

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(SHADOWLAND® Collection) These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear blue-green leaves with brightly contrasting apple-green margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
3-4 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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Light periwinkle blue star-shaped flowers on black stems with silver-veined dark olive-green foliage emerge in spring and keep their colour into summer.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2 ft tall x 3 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought resistant
Deer resistant

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