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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. Moderate growth rate.

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

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

(Songbird Series) Large nodding blooms with sunny yellow inner and outer petals grow on thin stems bearing blue-green foliage. Upright spreading habit. Moderate growth rate.

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

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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)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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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
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
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)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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*2020 Perennial of the Year*

An interesting foliage plant for the shade. Chartreuse and lime green foliage in full shade and bright yellow in part sun. Tiny white blooms appear in late summer and are 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)
Deer resistant
Attracts birds

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Mounds of lacy silver-green leaves grow in a clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

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

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