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Aquilegia Blue Jay (Columbine)

(Songbird Series) Large long-spurred intense violet-blue and white upward facing flowers on delicate lacy green foliage. Compact habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
High salt tolerance

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

Bright rosy-purple flower clusters on strong stems in upright, compact clumps of glossy green foliage.

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

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Silver-pink pincushion-like flowers gather in dome formation in the middle of the elegant pink petals. The medium green foliage forms a basal clump. The plants have a tendency to spread easily but can be easily held back.

Blooms late spring to mid summer
1.5- 2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies

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Dense clumps of arching stems, with brilliant golden variegated leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive copper-orange shade as the weather cools. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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This perennial features large, vibrant violet blue flowers with small yellow signals, bright contrasting veining, and ruffled edges that bloom on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This perennial features bright green fan-shaped leaves that grow in masses around several spikes of flowers in various shades of pink, purple, blue, red, yellow, and mixed bi-colours. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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This dwarf herbaceous perennial poppy features orange-red ‘crepe-paper’ flowers with dark basal blotches and dark purple centre stamens atop tall stems on a low mound of grayish-green thistle-like leaves that yellow and wither shortly after flowering. Mats of new foliage appear in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1 ft tall x 0.5-0.75 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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(Curtain Call Series) Bright rose-pink flowers with a double row of petals are positioned just above the small mound of green foliage. Short, mounded upright form.

Blooms late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone

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Beautiful sprays of cream-coloured lacy flowers emerge and cover deep green foliage. Tends to be a slow-grower the first couple of seasons and then can grow

Blooms in late spring/early summer
2.5-3 ft x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Attracts bees

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