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Echeveria shaviana Pink Frills (Mexican Hen & Chicks)

Rosettes of mauve purple, silvery blue, and green foliage that start out spoon-shaped mature to show delicate pink ruffled edging, or “frills”, as the name suggests. Orange-pink flower on tall narrow, arching wands in summer 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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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, vivid silver-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
1-1.5 ft tall x 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 bright purple-blue flower spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 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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(Bumble Series) Spikes of pale sky-blue flowers grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 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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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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(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This deciduous succulent features long, wavy, silvery blue-green leaves spotted with a deep burgundy purple, giving the illusion of chocolate chips. While the leaves are succulent, they are more pliable than agave, and don’t die after they bloom either. Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
0.5-.75 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to 10°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

Other plants in the Mad About Mangave® Collection

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