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Allium schoenoprasum Rising Star (Ornamental Onion)

Spherical lavender-pink, star-like flowers grow in groups on attractive gray-green grass-like foliage that grows in a clumping habit. Both the flowers and leaves are edible. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
10-12 in tall x 10-12 in spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Self-seeding
Fragrant

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

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Smooth-margined, narrow, glossy dark green foliage retains it colour into the fall but may have a bronze tinge in winter. Inconspicuous blooms. Slow growth rate. Ideal for topiary. Dense upright conical habit.

Blooms early spring
3-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant insignificant flowers
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Evergreen

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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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This evergreen, clump-forming, fragrant perennial features green foliage and rich lavender purple flower spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Spikes of rich, violet-blue flowers grow on luminous, dark purple stems in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 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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This aromatic herbaceous perennial features lemony-fragranced ovate-lanceolate dark green leaves with creamy variegation grot on thin aromatic stems, and make a savoury, earthy addition to meat and fish dishes, as well as salads, soups, stews, and sauces. May be used fresh or dried. Tiny pale lilac flowers appear at the top of the spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to drought
Fragrant
Edible

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Light purple flowers in globular clusters are perched on sturdy stems surrounded by green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (34.4°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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Light lilac-pink flowers grow on leafless stems above the foliage of small swirling rosettes of blue-grey to grey-green. Compact clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
8-10 in tall x 8-12 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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