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Astilbe x. arendsii Cattleya (False Spirea)

In late summer, bright orchid pink blooms grow on upright stems of this tall cultivar. New foliage emerges tinged with red maturing to dark green. Mounding habit.

Blooms mid to late summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone

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

Clusters of crimson-red, trumpet-shaped flowers cover the plant. After flowering, medium-green leaves emerge and turn to a bronzy-red to make attractive fall foliage.

Blooms late spring
4 ft tall x 6 ft spread
Deciduous
Hardy to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

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Clump-forming silver red leaves with deeper red veining grow below tall stems with small white and pink 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
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 butter yellow 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 dark burgundy buds open to reveal rich purple flowers and a contrasting purple-black blotch that bloom on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which retain their colour in fall. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
Evergreen
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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Dense clouds of pristine white blooms rise above the glossy, bronze-green foliage on crimson stems.

Blooms from spring to summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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The combination of smoky violet flowers and grey-green clover-like foliage on charcoal coloured stems adds interest to the garden. The attractive foliage remains even after the blooms are spent.

Blooms mid to late spring 
3′ tall x 3′ spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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