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Astilbe japonica Montgomery (False Spirea)

Bright red blooms open on dark red stems adorned with lacy green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 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 Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Red buds open to reveal blazing flame-red flowers on this heavy bloomer. Green foliage is disease resistant and turns red in the fall. Upright/erect form. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid spring
2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deciduous
Fragrant

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Clump-forming silver-green leaves with black veining and violet undersides grow below tall stems with small bright red 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 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 creamy yellow buds open to reveal small, bright white flowers bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

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

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Three bloom colours in one plant! Clusters of red buds open to reveal ruffled pink flowers with pale pink inner petals that mature to white and bloom on glossy, dark green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
4-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Radiant white blooms rise high on the bright green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Peach pink blooms open on dark red stems with green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

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

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