Bouteloua gracilis (Mosquito Grass )

Tufts of grey green foliage with sprouts of red-purple blooms have thin caterpillar-like seeds hanging from one side of the stem. Foliage of slender blue-grey leaf blades form a dense clump. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts birds
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native
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Lilac pink-pastel bell-shaped clusters of flowers grow atop and seem to nod from strong stems with narrow grass-like leaves. The bulbs and leaves of the plant are edible.

Blooms in late spring/early summer
1-1.5′ tall x 0.5-1′ spread
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies

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Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant

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Sky blue daisy-like flowers with yellow centres grow in low mounds on foliage of rich blue-green. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to mid fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Bright yellow blooms, dark brown centres, dark green foliage, blooms midsummer to early fall, attracts butterflies, easy to grow, moderate growth rate, 1ft tall x 1.5-2ft wide, full sun to partial shade

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Purple-brown flowers in the fall, fine textered blue blades that turn red-orange in the fall, 2 – 2.5 ft tall x 2 – 2.5 ft wide, full sun

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Tall green foliage carry dark red-tipped, turkey foot-shaped leaves in the summer, and as the frost hits, the grass turns a vibrant scarlet hue.

Blooms midsummer
5-6 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts pollinators

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Green blades are striped with a white centre, and purple-green blooms emerge early in the season, and mature into strong wheat-coloured spears that last into winter. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Karl Foerster‘; more impactful and vigorous than ‘Overdam‘.

Blooms early summer
4-5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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