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Buddleia 'Dark Dynasty' (Butterfly Bush)

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

Blooms from late summer into fall
3′ tall x 3.5′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP# 27,834

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)
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Yellow centres are surrounded by a frill of semi-double lavender blue-violet petals. 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)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Red blooms with splashes of yellow grow on top of bright green foliage, adding intense colour into the landscape. Compact habit. Rebloomer. 

Blooms from June to September
10″ tall x 15″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Sprays of star-shaped bright orange flowers sporting deep red throats bloom on stiff, upright stems with narrow spiky leaves resembling those of lilies. Best planted in groups of 12.

Blooms mid to late summer
3-3.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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Orange petals that fade out to yellow tips surround a large orange-brown centre cone and 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
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Gold yellow, brown cone, moderate growth rate, blooms mid summer to early fall, 1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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(Monarch® Series) 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′ tall x 4′-5′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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(Monarch® Series) Pale periwinkle-blue blooms are on silvery branched stems with stunning grey-blue foliage. It has a relatively low and wide spreading habit.

Blooms late summer to early fall
3′ tall x 6′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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