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Hosta Sugar Daddy

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear large, thick, slightly cupped powdery blue leaves with variegated yellow margins that lighten to a creamy ivory as the summer progresses. White bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Big Daddy’.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Blush pink-white aromatic blooms grow high atop chocolate brown/maroon foliage.

Blooms mid summer
1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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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
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
6-12″ tall x 6-12″ spread
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
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)
Attracts pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear glossy lime green leaves with short purple-black petioles. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

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

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear small, delicate leaves that are a ghostly white upon emerging, but mature to a blend of cream with green speckling, then finally to solid green. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of ‘Undulata’.

Blooms early to late summer
1 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Heat and humidity tolerant
Miniature

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