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Paeonia suffruticosa Shima-Nishiki ('Fire Flame') (Tree Peony )

This tree peony produces semi double red-and-white streaked blooms with ruffled edges and a centre of bright yellow petaloids. Foliage is comprised of light green, pointed leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 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 magenta purple saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage and create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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This herbaceous perennial poppy features ruffled rich plum ‘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. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 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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This tree peony produces semi double rich magenta blooms with ruffled edges and a centre of bright yellow petaloids. Foliage is comprised of light green, pointed leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-5 ft tall x 3-5 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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This deciduous compact shrub features multiple stems bearing loose clusters of fragrant white double blooms on foliage of oval, dark green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 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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