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Astilbe arendsii Snowdrift (False Spirea)

Dense, white, aromatic plumes grow on thin burgundy stems high atop dark, glossy, burgundy, deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 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 to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Large crimson blooms with a vivid red blotch. Glossy dark green foliage turns red and copper tones in winter. Compact habit.

Blooms mid to late spring
2-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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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 deep fuchsia flower buds open to reveal deep red-purple blooms with a contrasting deep purple blotch on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which remains attractive into the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-5 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Dark red inflorescence rise high on deep red stems with dark green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Dense, rosy-pink, aromatic plumes grow on thin burgundy stems high atop chartreuse, deeply lobed foliage with scalloped edging. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts bees
Fragrant

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