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Astilbe chinensis Milk and Honey (Chinese Astilbe)

Creamy white to pink plumes flower in mid-summer over mounding lacy green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2.5 ft tall x 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 Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
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Bright neon red-pink blooms open against attractive glossy silver and dark green variegated foliage that lasts all season. Mounded habit.

Blooms in early spring to late spring
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Evergreen

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(Primo® Series) Clump-forming deep black leaves with brighter purple undersides grow below tall stems of small bell-shaped white flowers with pink calyxes. 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 deep fuchsia flower buds open to reveal pink blooms with a contrasting pink-red blotch on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which remains attractive into the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5-6 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Purple plumes rise high on deep green and bronze lacy foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
1-1.5 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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Lavender rose plumes grow high atop deep green fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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