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Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)

Tubular pink-tinged white flowers that look like little turtle heads bloom opposite each on stems of dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Host plant of the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

Blooms mid summer to fall
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native

Delicate white flowers with yellow centres grow on tall, thin stems bearing deeply lobed, green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to midsummer
1-1.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Deer resistant

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Gentian blue blooms emerge above foliage of small shiny, oval green leaves that turn bronze-red-maroon in fall. Mat-forming habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to fall
0.5-1 x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant
Groundcover

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This perennial features blooms of bright golden-yellow standards and stunning black and white-striped falls on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This evergreen perennial features upright mounds of deep green leaves that bear tall spikes of densely packed vibrant scarlet-red flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Rebloomer

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Green spore-bearing fronds appear in spring, quickly turning brown. Fiddleheads pop up at the base of the plant and unfurl into sterile, chartreuse fronds. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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This herbaceous perennial features arching sprays of tiny, bright yellow flowers that burst open in late summer on foliage of hairy, lanceolate, medium to dark green leaves. 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
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

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Gentian blue blooms emerge above foliage of small shiny, oval green leaves that turn bronze-red-maroon in fall. Mat-forming habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to fall
0.5-1 x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant
Groundcover

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Tubular white flowers that look like small turtle heads bloom opposite each on stems of dark green-black foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Host plant of the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

Blooms mid summer to fall
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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