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Diervilla sessilifolia Cool Splash® ('LPDC Podaras') (Variegated Bush Honeysuckle)

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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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP# 19,391
Brand First Editions

(Flutterby Petite® Series) Long lavender blue flower spikes are nestled in fuzzy silvery-green foliage. Continuous bloomer from early summer until frost. NOT A SELF-SEEDER. Compact, mounded habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
3 ft tall x 3 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 green leaves that lighten to beige in autumn, while showy silvery-pink bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer, turning darker with the colder weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)
2.5-5 ft tall x 2.5-5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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This deciduous shrub features green-and-white variegated foliage and delicate white flowers which appear in early summer, with purple-black berries following the flowers, if a compatible pollinator is nearby (look for S. Black Beauty®, Laced Up®, or Black Lace®). Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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(NIMBUS™ Series) This clumping herbaceous perennial features clusters of fluffy white flowers produced on tall thin dark stems bearing deep green, lacy, fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to midsummer
2.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant

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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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Small, bright yellow flowers add contrast to dark red 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 deeper, more intense deep red. Mounded habit. Moderate growth rate.

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

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