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Panicum virgatum Bad Hair Day (Switch Grass)

This clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous yellow-green leaves that turn rosy-red-tinted, while pink-tinged flower panicles appear midsummer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
6 ft tall x 4 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts pollinators

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Patent Info PP29313
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Small white daisy flowers with yellow to red centres grow atop foliage of heart-shaped toothed leaves on black stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-3 ft tall x 2-4 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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(Satin & Lace™ Series) Raspberry red flowers sport a vibrant eye and white accents on the ends of the petals. Feathery, bright green, threadleaf foliage forms a strong, upright clumping habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Drought tolerant

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(Cara Mia™ Series) Masses of double raspberry-pink flowers that, once fully bloomed, resemble puffballs, grow tall above deep 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
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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(Summerific® Series) Large dinnerplate-sized blooms of lavender pink with a small dark red eye grow on compact midnight green foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to fall
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Humidity tolerant
Long blooming
Deciduous

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This tall, slender perennial features widely branched inflorescence bearing fluffy blooms of purple flowers that are a magnet for Monarch butterflies. The bright green, narrow grass-like foliage keeps its colour all season. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Masses of bright yellow ray flowers with dark brown centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate.

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

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An abundance of pink plumes that mature to fluffy silver hues grow among tall arching green blades with interesting yellow banding. The extreme height makes it the perfect grass to use as a living screen. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
7-8 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This hybrid peony produces copious amounts of large, semi- to fully double, lemony-fragranced flowers of buttery yellow with pale pink edging, flushed red in the centre, and grow on strong, erect stems that need no staking. The foliage of bright green leaves provides attractive fall interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2.5-3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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