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Asclepias tuberosa Blonde Bombshell (Butterfly Weed)

Dark green foliage bears golden-yellow flowers that are uniform in color. After flowering, green seed pods develop which open to reveal seeds with long silky silvery-white hairs.

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

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PPAF

Tubular, fluted golden yellow rays open around a darker yellow centre disk. Foliage of upright stems and dark green leaves forms a compact mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of purple, red, or white flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage turns a shade of rich bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

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

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(Color Spires® Series) Spikes of deep violet blue and white flowers grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This tall, clump-forming perennial features multi-branched hairy stems each topped with a spire that blooms to reveal tiny purple flowers. The foliage is comprised of sharply serrated lanceolate green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Creamy white flowers with tepals striped with brown grow atop green leafless foliage. Moderate growth rate. Clump forming habit.

Blooms late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Fragrant
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Red buds open to reveal blazing flame-red flowers on this heavy bloomer. Green foliage is disease resistant and turns red in the fall. Upright/erect form.

Blooms early to mid spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Deciduous
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant

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