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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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Bright yellow, brown cone, leaves covered with bristly hairs, moderate growth rate, blooms early summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide.

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(COLOR SPIRES® Series ) Deep violet blue and white bicolour flower spikes. Dark green, mounded, fragrant foliage. Clumping habit. Blooms late spring to early summer. 18-20″ tall x 18-20″ spread. Full Sun.

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Purple-blue flowers, green, sharp-toothed foliage, blooms mid-summer to early fall, attracts butterflies, 4-6 ft high x 2-3 ft wide, full sun

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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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