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Paeonia suffruticosa Kinkaku ('Golden Temple of Nara') (Tree Peony)

This tree peony produces fully double, large, carnation-like yellow blooms with ruffled coral edges. Foliage is comprised of dark green, pointed leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
4-5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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

Star-shaped chartreuse flowers bloom in loose clusters on light green soft, velvety leaves that are partially folded. Toothed scalloped leaves are lobed and hairy and the leaves sparkle with the morning dew.

*Self-seeding; remove spent flowers to avoid spread*

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies

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Clusters of periwinkle blue saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage that turns orange red in fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This dwarf herbaceous perennial poppy features orange-red ‘crepe-paper’ flowers with dark basal blotches and dark purple centre stamens atop tall stems on a low mound of grayish-green thistle-like leaves that yellow and wither shortly after flowering. Mats of new foliage appear in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1 ft tall x 0.5-0.75 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This perennial produces lavender, pincushion-like flowers atop thin, wiry stems on a compact cushion of tiny emerald, evergreen lobed foliage.

Blooms early to late spring
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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Dark flower buds open to reveal stunning rich merlot blooms on deep green leathery evergreen foliage, which remains attractive into the fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
5-8 ft tall x 5-8 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts pollinators
Evergreen
Fragrant

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This tree peony produces semi-double, lemon yellow blooms with slightly ruffled edges and yellow petaloids in the centre. Foliage is comprised of dark green, pointed leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
4-5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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