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Diervilla rivularis Kodiak® Black (Bush Honeysuckle)

Bright yellow flowers add contrast to the deep burgundy-black foliage during summer, while the foliage itself is the focal point of this shrub during spring and fall, when the leaves turn a vivid red. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP27550, CP5938
Brand Proven Winners

(Monarch® Collection) Upward pointing magenta-purple flowers sparkle like jewels against the dense lime green/ golden foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms from late summer into early fall
3.5-4 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Bright yellow foliage emerges in spring, and contrasts with the abundance of vibrant blue blooms. Mounded habit. Holds all-season interest.

Blooms in late summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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White or near-white flowers bloom on old wood in late spring, followed by clusters of berries in late summer. Beautiful red stems stand out in the winter landscape. Compact upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Early spring to summer, with winter interest
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow dark green leaves that lighten to gold, then to beige in autumn, while showy dark red bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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This deciduous shrub features unique lacy, purple-black foliage and delicate creamy pink flowers that appear in early summer, with burgundy-black berries following the flowers, if a compatible pollinator is nearby (look for S. Black Beauty®, Instant Karma®, or Laced Up®). Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 6-7 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This clumping herbaceous perennial features sparse clusters of lavender flowers produced on tall thin near-black stems bearing green lacy foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to midsummer
4 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant

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Elegant pink bell-like blooms cover the whole plant in spring. Dark green foliage turns a burgundy-purple in the fall, adding a new look to the landscape. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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Small, bright yellow flowers add contrast to the green-and-white variegated foliage and burgundy stems during summer, while the foliage itself is the focal point of this shrub during spring and fall, when the leaves turn a vivid red. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in summer
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
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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