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Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® (Mountain Hydrangea)

(Tuff Stuff™ Series) Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces abundant lacecap flowers composed of double sepals that bloom blue or pink, depending on the pH of the soil, on medium green foliage resembling oak-leaves that turn deep purple to crimson in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Salt Tolerant
Rebloomer
Deciduous

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP29832, CPBRAF
Brand Proven Winners

Crisp white, aromatic plumes grow on thin green stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early mid summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Fragrant

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear deep green leaves with a faint hint of blue and deep golden-yellow margins. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid- summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

Deer and rabbit resistant

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Clusters of deep fuchsia flower buds open to reveal pink blooms with a contrasting pink-red blotch on glossy, deep green evergreen foliage, which remains attractive into the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5-6 ft tall x 5-6 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators
Rabbit resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces pointed flower clusters of white blooms that mature to pink, then berry red, and finally deep wine red. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
4-5 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies
Salt Tolerant
Deciduous

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(Rainbow Rhythm® Collection) Deep pastel orange petals with a pink-orange eye, pink midribs and 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
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Rebloomer
Nocturnal
Dormant
Fragrant
Diploid

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