Pennisetum alopecuroides (Fountain Grass )

This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow green leaves that lighten to beige in autumn, while showy silvery-pink bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer, turning darker with the colder weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -10°F (-23°C)
2.5-5 ft tall x 2.5-5 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 to Full Moisture

These dark blue perennials grow in an erect habit above blue-green foliage. Upright, clump-forming habit.

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 late summer to early fall
4-6 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies

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

Blooms in early spring-summer
6-12 in tall x 12-24 in spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Self-seeding; remove spent flowers to avoid spread

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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
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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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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This perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
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 tall clump-forming warm season grass features pendulous blue-green leaves with hints of red that turn deeper shades of purple-red in autumn and fade to beige in winter, while airy silvery pink-tinged flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
7-8 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow dark green leaves that turn deep red, then bright burgundy in autumn, while showy creamy white bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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