Astilbe arendsii Amethyst (False Spirea)

Lilac purple aromatic plumes grow on thin dark purple stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Large wavy blooms are deep rose with a dark pink blotch, and sit on dark green glossy foliage that turns brilliant red in the fall. Stems turn deep red in winter. Upright low growing.

Blooms mid spring
2-4 ft tall x 3-5 ft wide spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Clump-forming silver-green leaves with black veining and violet undersides grow below tall stems with small bright red bell-shaped flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 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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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are medium green with chartreuse rippled margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of ‘Gold Drop‘.

Blooms mid to late summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

Deer and rabbit resistant

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(Belarina® Series) This perennial features a profusion of light pink double blooms that mature to lilac pink on bright green, compact foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Clusters of pink flowers with a contrasting red blotch bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which turns bronze in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -0°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Sky blue daisy-like flowers with yellow centres grow in low mounds on foliage of rich blue-green. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Scarlet red, aromatic plumes grow on thin green stems high atop red-tinted dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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