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Athyrium niponicum Crested Surf (Crested Japanese Painted Fern)

Intense silver-green arching fronds with dark maroon veining turn a rich green in the summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
2 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Part to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PPAF CPBRAF

Vibrant violet-blue flowers on short spikes in the spring. Foliage is glossy, near-black with scalloped leaves. Compact groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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Lilac purple aromatic plumes grow on thin dark purple stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Large frosted dark green leaves with crackled veining are covered with tall racemes of tiny blue forget-me-not type flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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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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This perennial features foliage of silver-speckled green leaves that become almost completely silver when mature. Flowers emerge a delicate shade of pink but become pale blue/white. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant

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A myriad of glistening silver-blue flowers are tightly packed on spiny, pincushion-like blooms and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves that, during the cooler nights, possess variegated pink edging. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
6-8 in tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Purple brown fruit with red to violet flesh grows on branches with bright green leaves. The sweet-tasting fruit ripens in early summer on old wood and in late summer on new wood. Moderate growth rate. Columnar habit.

Blooms: seasonal bloomer
4-8 ft tall x 9-12 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)

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