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Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear deeply-cupped leaves that are blue-green and heavily corrugated. Near white bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Slug Resistant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Lilac purple aromatic plumes grow on thin dark purple stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Sweet, pink, heart-shaped flowers are contrasted against feathery blue-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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Bright yellow flowers bloom on variegated foliage of green with white margins. New growth has a pink tinge on the tips of the leaves, accompanied by pink buds. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
0.5- 1 ft tall x 0.5-1 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 periwinkle blue saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage that turns orange red in fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This perennial features foliage of silver-speckled green leaves that become almost completely silver when mature. Flowers emerge a delicate shade of pink but become pale blue/white. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are medium green with chartreuse rippled margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of ‘Gold Drop‘.

Blooms mid to late summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are deep green with wide lime-green margins. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Climax‘.

Blooms early summer
2 ft tall x 4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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