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Mangave Purple People Eater (Mangave)

(Mad About Mangave® Collection) This hybrid perennial succulent sports blue-green sword-like leaves with burgundy spotting, making it appear purple, with the latter shade becoming more intense when exposed to more sunlight. The spiny arms are much less thorny than its Agave parent.  Slow growth rate. 

Blooms mid-spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant 

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Zone Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
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Tiny, tube-shaped, lavender-blue flowers tightly packed on top of stiff square stems, . Leaves are downy underneath and have a minty, licorice fragrance, and can be used to flavour cold drinks

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

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(Pretty Poppers Series) Semi-double blooms that appear to have an ombré effect; the flowers emerge in a variety of pink shades, with petals that fade from white to an intense pink-blush, each with an apple-red centre. They grow on tall, sturdy stems that rise above thin, blue-silver foliage. Compact mounding habit.

Blooms spring to early summer
8-10″ tall x 16-20″ spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
High salt tolerance

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Dense tufts of fine, blue green blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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This charming perennial features large round pincushion-like flowers bearing ruby-red petals and white stamens atop tall thin branching stems, and foliage of lightly lobed, deep green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought 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 deciduous perennial features variegated leaves of gray-green centres and butter yellow serrated edges that fade to pale creamy yellow. In early fall, delicate creamy white buds open to reveal pale pink flowers that are followed by russet red seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow dark green leaves that lighten to gold, then to beige in autumn, while showy purple-black bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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White, waxy, nodding, bell-shaped flowers bloom above foliage of glossy dark green leaves followed by bright red berries and forms an attractive groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
0.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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