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Astilbe chinensis Pumila (Dwarf Chinese Astilbe)

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

A profusion of white blooms with a cream throat covers the whole shrub, along with the lustrous dark green foliage. Late bloomer and vigorous. Mounding rounded habit.

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

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Clump-forming pink-mottled dark purple leaves grow below tall stems with small white 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 pale lilac-pink buds open to reveal white flowers with a contrasting yellow blotch that bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which turns bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

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

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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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Violet red plumes on green fern-like foliage that turns dark bronze as the season progresses. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
4 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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