Iris ensata Electric Rays (Japanese Iris)

This perennial features large, vibrant violet blue flowers with small yellow signals, bright contrasting veining, and ruffled edges that bloom on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Grows in spring and fall when soil temperature is cool. Narrow green leaves are trilateral in cross section. Dense tufts with decorative seedheads form a cascading habit.

Blooms in spring
24″-32″ tall x 2-4″ spread

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Tubular pink-tinged white flowers bloom opposite each on stems of dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate. Host plant of the Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.

Blooms mid summer to fall
2-3 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft wide
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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A midsized choice of Joe-Pye weed, with magenta pink umbrella-like flower heads that sit atop deep green foliage and form a bushy, upright mass. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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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 clump-forming perennial features grass-like chartreuse leaves emerge with this red margins, but turn golden in sunlight, while small, soft blue, trilobal flowers rise among the foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies

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This small perennial features violet flowers with sepals marked distinctively with a central pale blue or lavender flowers with gold crests on the falls. One, sometimes two, pale blue flowers appear on short slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms mid-spring
0.5 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Miniature

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This perennial features small flowers with a yellow eye on rich dark purple petals with ruffled edges on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green and white variegated leaves that retain their colouring throughout the season. Fast growth rate.

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

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