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Gaillardia x. grandiflora Mesa Red (Blanket Flower)

These daisy-like flowers don petals of intense red and bloom from a dark red centre and grow on thin stems with sparse olive-green leaves in a bushy habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Heat tolerant
High salt tolerance

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Dark green blades grow in upright clusters grow in early summer, after which soft green feathery tufts appear later in the season that mature into tan wheat-like blooms. Moderate growth rate,

Blooms early summer to mid fall
5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Lil’ Bang™ Series) Red and yellow bicoloured flowers bloom in a compact habit on narrow-stemmed dark green foliage. Adaptable and low maintenance.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
0.5-1 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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

Blooms early summer to mid fall
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
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
Diploid
Rebloomer
Extended Bloomer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Dormant
Fragrant
Salt tolerant

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of purple, red, or white flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage turns a shade of rich bronze in fall. Slow growth rate.

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

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Masses of rich, golden yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Small white blooms with yellow centres flower on green foliage and small dark red strawberries hang down in pendulous bunches. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
0.25-0.75 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Fragrant
Attracts birds
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant

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Small airy white flowers edged with bright picotee pink grow on stems of green with a pink tinge, forming a low branching and compact habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to early summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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