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Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass)

Thin, arching, medium green grass blades form a dense, low cluster, from which wide, tiny, airy flowers sprout when summer arrives, first purplish, then becoming bronze with age. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native
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Dark purple buds open to reveal large lilac-silver bell-like flowers that blooms on dark green foliage. Non-seeding flowers are nectar and pollen rich. Tidy, compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees and other pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Green bamboo-like leaves with narrow white centres fade to copper in the fall, and eventually brown with the cold weather. Tan drooping seed heads turn purple to burgundy by late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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A midsized choice of Joe-Pye weed, with magenta pink umbrella-like flower heads that sit atop deep green foliage and form a bushy, upright mass. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant flame-red flowers with brown red centres rimmed in golden-yellow 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 yellow-orange flowers that rise atop foliage of strap-shaped basal leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
2.5 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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Bright yellow, back-tilted ray flowers with green centres that turn brown as seeds ripen bloom on bright green, pinnate foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
3-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Green bamboo-like leaves with narrow white centres fade to copper in the fall, and eventually brown with the cold weather. Tan drooping seed heads turn purple to burgundy by late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Thin, arching, medium green grass blades form a dense, low cluster, from which wide, tiny, airy flowers sprout when summer arrives, chartreuse in summer and turning bronze with age. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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