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Clematis recta 'Serious Black' (Bush Clematis)

This stunning black-purple bush-type clematis is able to stand on its own, though planting with sturdier companions will offer some appreciated support. In late spring and early summer white flowers appear, often reemerging in midsummer on the deep foliage, followed in the fall by silver seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms
4-6 ft tall x 3-4.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Yellow-white ball-like blooms on silver lacy, scalloped leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Groundcover
Moderate salt tolerance

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Tall sturdy spikes of densely packed, bright cobalt blue flowers with white central bees rise from a mass of divided, dark green, deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate. Upright, clump-forming habit.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

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A myriad of glistening blue flowers are tightly packed on spiny, pincushion-like blooms and silver blue stems that rise above smooth blue green, deeply toothed, textured leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Lustrous, oval dark green foliage with serrated edges of gold turn pinkish-red in the fall. Low growing erect to semi-erect form but can be trained to climb. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to winter
1-2 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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Dense circular mounds of tall, thin blue green blades, with glossy green flower panicles emerging in spring and maturing to silvery white on tall stems above the clump. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.5-2 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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(Leading Lady® Series) This perennial features dark buds topped with lilac-purple flowers that grow on fragrant dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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White, tubular flowers, bright green foliage, fast growth rate, blooms mid spring to early summer, 3-5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun to partial shade

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This blooming climber offers delicate pure-white flowers contrasted with bright yellow centres. Use as an arbor/wall cover, or as a “spiller/filler” in a container.

Blooms late summer to fall
20-30′ ft tall x 4-6′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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(REPEAT BLOOMER) Velvety 4-petaled intense purple flowers are pale down the centre of each petal. A profuse bloomer covering the vine followed by showy silky seed heads.

Blooms early to late summer
8′ high x 3′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone

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