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Asarum splendens (Showy Wild Ginger)

Deep purple blooms flower in early spring, but are insignificant against the deep green variegated foliage, with it’s beaming silver mottling. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
0.5 ft tall x 1 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Nodding bell-like red and yellow flowers have upward spurred petals with yellow stamens hanging below. Attractive green-blue foliage is divided into rounded lobes of 3. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-late spring
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
High salt tolerance
Drought tolerant

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Light green lacy fronds grow , moderate growth rate,

Blooms mid spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Smooth, delicate green leaves arch gracefully in clumps with tan flowers that bloom atop rough, triangular culms. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30­°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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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 evergreen fern features a fountain of leathery, lance-shaped bright green fronds that add winter interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to winter
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Insignificant cup-shaped purple-brown flowers appear on small ground-level stems along with heart shaped dark green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Small clusters of pinkish-mauve flowers bloom atop narrow lance shaped leaves make a very attractive food source for butterflies. Moderate growth rate,

Blooms mid-late summer
4-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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