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Astilbe japonica Red Sentinel (False Spirea)

Bright crimson plumes grow high on bright green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
2-2.5 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

Clusters of heavily textured deep fuchsia flowers are waved and ruffled. Dark green foliage turns reddish-purple in fall. Spreading habit.

Blooms mid-spring
2-4 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Semi-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 deep pale green with wide dark-green margins. Light lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Niagara Falls‘.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 3.5 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 delicate pink buds open to reveal light pink flowers with a contrasting apricot blotch that bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
4-6 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
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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Light-pink flowers on thin dark stems grow in drooping panicles on glossy green lobed leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to late summer
1 ft tall x 1 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant

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