Astilbe arendsii Snowdrift (False Spirea)

Pure white plumes rise on green stems with lacy green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

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

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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
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

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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
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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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
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
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
Evergreen
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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Dark red plumes have lacy bronze-red foliage that matures to green.

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
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Rosy pink lacy plumes rise above chartreuse foliage with red-tinged 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)
Attracts bees
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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