Elymus hystrix (Bottlebrush Grass )

Silver blue blades grow around green bristly seed heads that sprout in spring. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late summer
3-4 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native

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
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Softly ruffled light pink-orchid petals with a green throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms mid-summer
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Diploid
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Dormant
Salt tolerant

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Clusters of small magenta-pink saucer-shaped flowers grow on deep green foliage that turns scarlet red in the fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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This perennial features upright stems bearing pale lilac flowers and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.75-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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This miniature deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing green-purple foliage that becomes darker in colder months. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
4-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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This deciduous perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate dark rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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Thin, arching, medium green grass blades form a dense, low cluster, from which wide, tiny, airy flowers sprout when summer arrives, first purplish, then becoming bronze with age. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Flat, straight pointed green leaf blades grow in a dense clump around wheat-rye-like flower spikes. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Heat tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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