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Armeria maritima Bloodstone (Sea Thrift)

Bright purplish-pink, ball-shaped flower clusters are produced on thin leafless stalks held high above tight mounds of green grassy evergreen foliage.

Blooms from mid-spring to early summer
0.5-1 ft high x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer tolerant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
High salt tolerance

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

(Songbird Series) Masses of large 3″ wide upturned long-spurred sunny yellow blooms sit on gray green, fern-like foliage that holds its colour all season. Compact upright habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
High salt tolerance

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This perennial features small flowers with pale peach petals sporting bright orange eyes and ruffled edges on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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This perennial features large flowers of inky purple, almost black, petals and ruffled edges on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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

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

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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 perennial garden peony produces large blooms of light pink with a centre of bright yellow petaloids. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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This herbaceous perennial poppy features ruffled rich plum ‘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. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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*2020 Perennial of the Year*

An interesting foliage plant for the shade. Chartreuse/lime green foliage in full shade and bright yellow in part sun. Tiny white blooms in late summer followed by ornamental and inedible purple-black fruit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-to late summer
3-6 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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Yellow-white ball-like blooms on silver lacy, scalloped leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Groundcover
Moderate salt tolerance

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