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Astilbe arendsii Burgundy Red (False Spirea)

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

Yellow-tinged light pink blooms are encased by glossy deep green foliage that turns red in the fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
4 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deciduous
Fragrant

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Clump-forming vibrant mint-green leaves grow under small bell-shaped flowers that turn from light pink to deep red and appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 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 white-edged violet blue 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 dark almost-black buds open to reveal deep purple-black flowers with a dark red blotch that bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which retains its colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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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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Dark red inflorescence rise high on deep red stems with bronze leaves that change to green in the summer. Moderate growth rate.

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

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