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Buddleia Glass Slippers (Butterfly Bush)

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

Blooms late summer to early fall
3 ft tall x 6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP27832

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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White flowers adorned with a gold centre on green foliage grow in a compact, bushy habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Ground cover

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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. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms from June to September
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Rebloomer

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Sprays of star-shaped flowers of alternating tangerine and orange-yellow petal 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 -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Daisy-like blooms in vivid shades of bright yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple flower on tall sturdy stems above deep green foliage. Moderate 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
1-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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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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(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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(Monarch® Collection) Brilliant spikes of fragrant white long-lasting blooms are striking against dark green foliage. Upright round habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer into fall
3 ft tall x 6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

Other plants in the Monarch® Collection

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