Elymus magellanicus (Blue Clumping Wheatgrass)

Metallic blue blades grow in a dense clump around stiff blue flowering stems topped by wheat-like light blue-green flower spikes that rise above the leaves. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 0.75-1 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Heat tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture

A mound of cymes bearing beautiful delicate yellow flowers and yellow-chartreuse bracts, along with green leaves, makes attractive spring foliage.  Yellow, purple, red, and orange foliage with green undergrowth turns a brilliant shade of red in the fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance

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Clusters of magenta purple saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage and create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Rich buttery yellow petals with a small 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 early to mid-summer
1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Extended Bloomer
Drought tolerant
Rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Rebloomer
Dormant
Fragrant
Diploid

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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)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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

Blooms early to late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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(Rock ‘n Low™ Series) This mat-forming, succulent perennial features variegated leaves of gray-green with creamy yellow margins, and sunny yellow flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Sport of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’.

Blooms late summer to early fall
6-8 in tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover
Salt tolerant

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Flat upright foliage emerges deep green to dark purple and deepens to an elegant almost-black colour in fall. Purple flower plumes rise above the foliage adding interest to the landscape. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms midsummer
4-5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts birds
Drought tolerant

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An abundance of burgundy plumes that turn wheat-coloured rise above finely textured, arching foliage of green blades that turn shades of purple and red in the fall, with the blades at the centre remaining green. Grows in a dwarf clumping habit. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms late spring  
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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