Eucomis comosa Oakhurst (Pineapple Lily)

Tall stalks of purple flowers that resemble pineapples and blooms with creamy yellow flowers grow among foliage of burgundy strap-like leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies

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Zone Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Bright white petals droop slightly from a large green-brown spiky cone and bloom on top of strong stems. 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 early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant flame-red flowers with brown red centres rimmed in golden-yellow bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Clump-forming vibrant mint-green leaves grow under small bell-shaped flowers that turn from light pink to deep red and appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features airy spires of lacy lavender-blue flowers on thin white stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to mid-fall
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

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Clump-forming deeply lobed olive green leaves with dark purple veining and midribs grow below tall fuzzy stems with spikes bearing dusty pink buds that open to reveal small creamy white star-shaped flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
6-12 in tall x 6-12 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover
Fragrant

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This tall, clump-forming perennial features multi-branched hairy stems each topped with a spire that blooms to reveal tiny purple flowers. The foliage is comprised of sharply serrated lanceolate green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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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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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)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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