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Caryopteris x clandonensis Dark Knight (Bluebeard )

Dense masses of deep bluish-purple, fragrant flowers bloom in abundance on foliage that’s dull green with a silvery underside. Low-mounded habit.

Blooms from late summer into fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low Moisture

(Pugster® Series) Full-sized candy-pink blooms open non-stop on thick sturdy stems with bright green foliage. Compact dwarf habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from summer to fall
2 ft tall x 2 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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(Mariachi™ Series) Bright butter-yellow flowers with gold centres bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous metallic blue leaves that turn bright chartreuse in autumn, while airy pink flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
5-6 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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(Peacock™ Series) This perennial features large conical clusters of bright white flowers on tall stems that bear lanceolate medium green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms summer to late fall
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
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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This herbaceous perennial features tall sturdy stems bearing grass-like narrowly lanceolate leaves and are capped with a yellow, one-sided inflorescence. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to midsummer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

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Late in the season, this deciduous shrub adds colour and interest to the landscape with its deep blue flowers complemented by dark green, glossy foliage. Compact mounded habit.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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White blooms in upright panicles are followed by brown seed capsules on glossy dark green foliage that turns to shades of yellow and golden brown in fall. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
3-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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