Pennisetum alopecuroides Redhead (Red Head Fountain Grass)

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

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Bright violet-blue blooms rise above dark green leathery foliage, forming a dense mound. Slow growth rate.
ALL PARTS OF THE PLANT ARE POISONOUS. The common name ‘Monkshood’ comes from the cowled upper sepal’s resemblance to the cloth hood worn by medieval monks.

Blooms mid to late summer
10-12 in tall x 8-10 in spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies
Deer resistant

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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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A midsized choice of Joe-Pye weed, with magenta pink umbrella-like flower heads that sit atop deep green foliage and form a bushy, upright mass. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Bright yellow ray flowers with black centres bloom on bright green, hairy foliage in a compact habit. Moderate growth rate.

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

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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)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This tall, clump-forming perennial features multi-branched hairy stems each topped with a spire that blooms to reveal tiny purple flowers. The foliage is comprised of sharply serrated lanceolate green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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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 creamy-tan bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow deep, rich red leaves, while showy burgundy bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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