Leymus (Elymus) arenarius Blue Dune (Blue Lyme Grass)

Silver blue blades grow around beige seed heads that sprout in spring. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late summer
3-4 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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

An attractive dense, mound of golden-yellow flowers in spring turn into various hues of red, purple or orange in the cooler weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Jolly Jewel™ Series) Clusters of small magenta saucer-shaped flowers with dark burgundy centres grow on deep green foliage that creates a dense spreading mound. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
0.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Burgundy-purple petals sport a faded-rose eye and yellow-green throat and 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
Tetraploid
Rebloomer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features upright stems bearing indigo blue flowers on dark purple calyxes and small green leaves growing in a compact, mounding habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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This miniature deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing cheery chartreuse foliage that becomes darker in colder months. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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This perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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Dense clumps of tall, upright bright green blades that turn fiery burgundy in summer, then deepen in colour in fall, then goes dormant in winter. Among the foliage are panicles of silvery-white spikelets. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies

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Bronze-pink plumes emerge high above thick silver green foliage, and fade to white. The foliage becomes shades of gold, burgundy, and copper in fall. Fast growth rate. 

Blooms late summer to winter
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts birds 

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