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Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit ('Ancot') (Smoke Bush)

Grown for foliage that emerges chartreuse and turns shades of amber, burgundy, scarlet, and green in fall. In summer, large pinkish-white feathery plumes appear and gives the shrub a ‘smoky’ appearance. Upright loose habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
8 ft tall x 6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture

(Desert Eve™ Series) Clusters of brown-orange blooms flower high on top of bright green fern-like foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from early summer to early fall
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant foliage

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Sprays of star-shaped bright flame-red flowers 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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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant orange flowers rimmed in golden-yellow with copper-orange 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 perennial features large, bright, scarlet orange blooms that flower profusely on foliage of glossy green leaves that sport an interesting tinge of purple-bronze. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 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 perennial features airy spires of lacy lavender-blue flowers on thin white stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to mid-fall
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

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Masses of rich, golden 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 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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In late winter, masses of fragrant pale yellow flowers are produced in pendent racemes before the leaves show, which emerge bronze, then to a rich green, and finally shades of yellow in fall, forming a dense, multi-stemmed habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to winter
4-6 ft tall x 8 ft wide
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Fragrant

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Pearl-shaped buds open to reveal tiny, fragrant, white star-shaped blooms in the spring. Once the flowers are spent, the bright chartreuse foliage adds a glow to the garden. Compact mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
1.5-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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