Erianthus ravennae (Northern Pampas Grass )

Gray green plumes with silver, purple, and white blooms rise amongst green summer and orange, purple, and tan fall foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
9-12 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Bright orange-yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought resistant
Deer resistant

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Compact lavender-blue daisy-like flowers grow in dense clusters on green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to mid fall
1.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
Deer resistant

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Bright yellow foliage on a compact, upright, multi-stemmed, thorny shrub makes a statement in the early summer. The foliage retains its vibrant yellow hue throughout the summer, changing to orange and red in the fall. Bright red, glossy berries appear in the fall. Slow growth rate. Rounded, mounding habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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(Li’l Bang™ Series) Large blooms of butter-yellow sport a heart of soft red that spreads farther down the petals the cooler the temperature gets, and flower on  medium green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
0.75-1 ft tall x 1 ft-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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(Cara Mia™ Series) Masses of double raspberry-pink flowers that, once fully bloomed, resemble puffballs, grow tall above deep 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
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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This deciduous shrub features lacy, shimmering gold foliage, which grows in a columnar habit, and delicate white flowers which appear in early summer, with red berries following the flowers, if a compatible pollinator is nearby (look for S. Black Beauty® or Laced Up®). Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
7-8 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Light green leaves with tall, fluffy bronze-red blooms, with bronze red fall foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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

Blooms late spring to mid summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 1.5 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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