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Buddleia Crown Jewels (Butterfly Bush)

(Monarch® Collection) Upward pointing magenta-purple flowers sparkle like jewels against the dense lime green/ golden foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms from late summer into early fall
3.5-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP27878

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
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought resistant
Deer resistant

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Yellow centres are surrounded by a frill of semi-double lavender blue-violet petals that grow on deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant

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(Li’l Bang™ Series) Large blooms of butter-yellow sport a heart of soft red that spreads farther down the petals the cooler the temperature gets, and flower on  medium green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
0.75-1 ft tall x 1 ft-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Sprays of star-shaped bright apricot flowers bloom on stiff, upright stems with narrow spiky leaves resembling those of lilies. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
3-3.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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(Cara Mia™ Series) Masses of double raspberry-pink flowers that, once fully bloomed, resemble puffballs, grow tall above deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

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

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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A mounded habit of upright arching stems, with deep purplish foliage that turns scarlet red in the fall. The fruit are bright red drupes that appear in fall on thorny branches, along with inconspicuous blooms. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
4 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts birds

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(Monarch® Collection) Rich royal purple flowers bloom on spears above a neat rounded clump of dark green foliage. It is a smaller, more densely compact variety. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from late summer into fall
3 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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