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Crocosmia Okavango (Montbretia)

Sprays of star-shaped bright apricot 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 -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
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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Daisy-like blooms in vivid shades of bright yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple flower on tall sturdy stems above deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Clusters of small magenta-pink saucer-shaped flowers grow on deep green foliage that turns scarlet red in the fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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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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(Popsicle™ Series) This interesting perennial features bright green spears bearing tiny, drooping, tubular flowers of cinnamon red atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Rebloomer

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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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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)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies

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(New Millennium Dwarf™ Series) Stout, sturdy spikes of densely packed flowers in a variety of soft pastel hues, some with contrasting bees, rise from a mass of divided, dark green, deeply lobed foliage. Upright, clump-forming habit. Moderate growth rate.

*Formerly ‘New Millennium™ Dwarf Stars’*

Blooms early summer to early fall
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

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