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Nepeta racemosa Blue Wonder (Catmint)

This perennial features upright stems bearing pale lilac flowers and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.75-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low Moisture

Tiny, tube-shaped, lavender-blue flowers are tightly packed on top of stiff square stems adorned with leaves that have downy undersides and a minty, licorice fragrance, that 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
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Deep pink and cream pincushion-like flowers gather in dome formation in the middle of the elegant pink petals. Light green foliage forms a basal clump. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to late summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer resistant

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(Prairie Pillars™ Collection) Yellow flowers with an orange/brown centre bloom on tall stems with bright green foliage. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

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

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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant red flowers rimmed in golden-yellow with brick-red centres bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of bright green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Rosy pink petals sport a creamy white centre stripe and a bright chartreuse eye. 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 wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Tetraploid

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This perennial features flowers donning white standards and yellow falls on tall slender stalks with narrow, sword-shaped green leaves. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring-early summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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

Blooms early summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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This perennial features an abundance of large lightly fragranced butter yellow blooms and dark green lanceolate leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.75-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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