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Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow' (Blue Globe Thistle)

Vivid steel-blue spheres grow on tall, unbranched stems above ornate silver-green foliage. Medium growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture
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Low, mounding habit of fern-like green foliage bearing single white flower clusters

Blooms from summer to fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Hot pink flowers with magenta-purple calyxes at the top of the bright green aromatic foliage appears to be blooming long after it is finished.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant

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White cup-shaped blooms with burgundy-speckled throats form on tall spikes with glossy deep green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 1 ft wide
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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(Prairie Pillars™ Collection)Yellow flowers with an orange/brown centre bloom on tall stems with bright green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Long lasting purple flower spikes grow on a shorter plant from summer into fall. Finely textured with a dense, upright, compact habit with sturdy branching. 18-14″ tall x 16-18″ spread. Full Sun.

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Light pink, red eye, fragrant, moderate growth rate, blooms mid summer to early fall, 2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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(Smoothie™ Series) Petals that fade from deep berry-red to creamy yellow tips droop from a large dark pink spiny, flattened cone and grow on stout stems bearing narrow leaves. Medium growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Clusters of flat-topped golden yellow flowers fade to shades of bronzy orange as they mature and bloom above foliage of grey green, paddle-shaped leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant

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