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Astilbe arendsii Bridal Veil (False Spirea)

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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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Large ruby-red blooms with wavy edges lay on bright green foliage that turns an attractive shade of red in the fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring
4-5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds
Deciduous

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Clump-forming silver red leaves with deeper red veining grow below tall stems with small white and pink 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 creamy-white double blooms with yellow centres 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 apricot buds open to reveal beautiful primrose yellow flowers and a contrasting orange-brown blotch that bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
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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Burgundy, aromatic plumes grow on thin burgundy stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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