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Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)

White, nodding, bell-shaped flowers grow on one side of racemes that typically carry 5-10 blooms, surrounded by erect, broad, bright green leaves. Makes an ideal ground cover, as it spreads quickly to form thick colonies. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms early spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Large frosted bright green and chartreuse variegated leaves with crackled veining are covered with tall racemes of tiny blue forget-me-not type flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Grown in a stiff clumping habit, vibrant aqua blue flowers bloom profusely in spring and rise above the attractive blue-green bronze foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in spring and again in late summer-fall
1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Orange-to-red-copper-pink young fronds unfurl in spring and turn to shiny deep green in the warmer months. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Wet soil tolerant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear long, narrow, crimped chartreuse leaves that develop red speckled petioles as they mature. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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This grass bears dramatic black blades that shine black purple in the sun. Small pale pink flowers bloom on dark stems before glossy dark purple berries appear. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This rhizomatous perennial features arching stems bearing nodding green-tipped white flowers while variegated creamy white and bright green, elliptic leaves adorn the stems elegantly. The flowers are followed in fall by attractive deep blue berries. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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These flowers open to reveal a 4-petalled bright cranberry bloom that turns purple at the base over time, fading to pale violet. The first clematis to boast a fragrance, it is heavily scented of vanilla and viola. This vigorous grower also features bright green ovate foliage, adding to its lush appearance. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to late summer
15 ft tall x 15 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit tolerant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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(Satin & Lace™ Series) Raspberry red flowers sport a vibrant eye and white accents on the ends of the petals. Feathery, bright green, threadleaf foliage forms a strong, upright clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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