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Echeveria Black Knight (Mexican Hen & Chicks)

Small red tips adorn the tops of thick, wide, rigid dark purple-almost black- foliage. Later in the summer coral-red blooms are produced on slender, arching stalks Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
5-7 in tall x 6-8 in wide
HARDY to 20°F (-6.7 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Mounds of lacy silver-green leaves grow in a clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Fragrant

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Late in the season, this deciduous shrub adds colour and interest to the landscape with its deep blue flowers complemented by dark green, glossy foliage. Compact mounded habit.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-3 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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An attractive dense, mound of golden-yellow flowers in spring turn into various hues of red, purple or orange in the cooler weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Dense tufts of fine, deep metallic blue blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes of beige appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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This evergreen, clump-forming, fragrant perennial features green foliage and rich lavender purple flower spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 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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Spikes of rose pink flowers on burgundy calyces grow on luminous, dark purple stems in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic lanceolate foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Raspberry-pink cup-shaped flowers with paler-hued throats form on tall spikes with glossy deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late spring through mid-fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to 10°F (-12.2°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Rosettes of spoon-shaped, dusty, blue-gray leaves curve downwards along their length, while the tips curl up toward the centre of the plant. Later in the summer, star-shaped yellow and orange flowers spring up on arching stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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