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Astilbe chinensis Purple Candles (Chinese Astilbe)

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

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Dark rose pink petals with a dark pink centre sit in clusters on glossy deep green foliage that turn an attractive shiny scarlet in winter. Dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
2 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Evergreen
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 pink flowers with a contrasting red blotch bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which turns bronze in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -0°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
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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Light pink long-lasting plumes grow on thin stems above lacy blue-green leaves. 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°F)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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