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Asparagus Jersey Giant

Tall green spears with purple bracts grow medium to large in size. Fast growth rate.

*Needs 2 seasons in the ground until a good crop can be yielded*

Plant time: Early to mid spring
4-5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Small white daisy flowers with yellow to red centres grow atop foliage of heart-shaped toothed leaves on dark reddish-brown stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant

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Small, bright white blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and sweet, juicy, dark red strawberries hang down in pendulous bunches. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
3-6 in tall x 6-12 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Attracts birds
Deer resistant

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Red-flushed green stalks topped with large green, ruffled, inedible leaves, have a wonderful tart flavour, and are perfect for pies and jams. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
2-3 ft tall x 3 ft wide

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This aromatic herbaceous perennial features lemony-fragranced ovate-lanceolate dark green leaves with creamy variegation grot on thin aromatic stems, and make a savoury, earthy addition to meat and fish dishes, as well as salads, soups, stews, and sauces. May be used fresh or dried. Tiny pale lilac flowers appear at the top of the spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to drought
Fragrant
Edible

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Fragrant, dark burgundy, cup-shaped flowers grow on branches with very large, ovate, bright green leaves. The flowers give way to edible pawpaw – oblong, yellowish-green fruit with custard-like texture and a mango/banana/citrus taste. Low maintenance.

Blooms early to mid spring
15-30 ft tall x 15-30 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Purple stalks make a colourful addition to the vegetable garden and turn green when cooked. They have a sweeter flavour than the green variety. Fast growth rate.

*Needs 2 seasons in the ground until a good crop can be yielded*

Plant time: Early to mid spring
3-4 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)

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