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Allium Summer Peek-a-Boo (Ornamental Onion)

Single purple flowers grow in clusters on strong stems that rise above the persistent, narrow compact foliage. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
0.5-1 ft x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies and bees
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate

Vertical clusters of flat leaves emerge greyish blue in the spring, maturing to green with touches of red in the summer, and finally turning bronze-burgundy with shades of lavender in the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to late fall
6 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Deer resistant
Attracts birds

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Dark green foliage bears golden-yellow flowers that are uniform in color. After flowering, green seed pods develop which open to reveal seeds with long silky silvery-white hairs. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant

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(Kismet® Series) Large, long lasting flowers of flat white petals that surround a green-gold centre cone grow tall en masse above deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

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

Other plants in the Kismet® Series

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This herbaceous perennial features large flower heads consisting of bright white rays and a large protruding yellow centre on tall thin stems and foliage of dark green coarsely toothed leaves. Medium growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-3.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Spikes of deep violet blue-purple grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 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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Dark, dusty purple bubbles of flowers emerge from attractive, glaucous, blue-green curled and twisted foliage. Upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and bees
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Clusters of rose-pink snapdragon-like flowers are framed by glaucous, fuzzy, silvery-blue foliage. Compact mounding habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from early to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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