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Astilbe arendsii August Light (False Spirea)

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

(Northern Lights Series) Medium to light lemon-yellow clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers bloom in the spring, after which medium-green leaves appear, then turn burgundy in the fall. Mounding habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
4-6 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deciduous
Fragrant

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Clump-forming bright yellow-green leaves with silver undersides grow below tall green stems with small white 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 rich scarlet red double blooms 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 delicate pink buds open to reveal soft white flowers with a contrasting chartreuse blotch that bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
4-6 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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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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Crisp white, aromatic plumes grow on thin green stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early mid summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant

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