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Aruncus dioicus (Goat's Beard)

Plumes of creamy-white star-shaped flowers bloom high above foliage of dark green, fern-like leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
4-6 ft tall x 2-4 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native

Delicate pink heart-shaped flowers are contrasted against feathery grey-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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(Primo® Series) Clump-forming deep black leaves with brighter purple undersides grow below tall stems of small bell-shaped white flowers with pink calyxes. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This small perennial features violet flowers with sepals marked distinctively with a central yellow, or white, and purple striped band. One, sometimes two, violet flowers appear on short slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms mid-spring
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Miniature

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This perennial features a creeping mat of small, rich violet blue flowers that are perfect for rock gardens or growing on slopes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms summer to late fall
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Salt tolerant

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This herbaceous perennial features a low-growing mound of variegated bright green and creamy white leaves, that are tinged pink in the cooler weather. Soft lavender blue flowers bearing white stamens grow on stiff leafy stems by mid-spring. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This herbaceous, clump-forming perennial features erect wiry stems bearing 4-7 pairs of tapered, lanceolate leaves and are topped with tubular flowers that are scarlet on the outside and open to reveal yellow inside. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Fine, creamy white flowers plumes rise on bright green fern-like foliage that turns a blazing yellow-orange through fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Beautiful sprays of creamy white lacy flowers emerge and cover deep green foliage. Tends to be a slow-grower the first couple of seasons but then can grow to be floriferous. Moderate growth rate.

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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