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)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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

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.

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

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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
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 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
Evergreen
HARDY to -0°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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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)
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Light pink plumes last long 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)
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone

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