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Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

This perennial grass features an upright mound of slender, green blades that turn bronze in fall, and are topped with feathery, light pink flower panicles. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native

From attractive, glaucous, blue-green curled and twisted foliage, dark dusty purple bubbles of flowers emerge. Upright habit.

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

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(Mariachi™ Series) Vibrant red flowers rimmed in golden-yellow with brick-red centres bloom on upright densely branched stems above a compact mound of bright green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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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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This perennial features airy spires of lacy violet-blue flowers on thin white stems. Moderate growth rate.

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

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This perennial grass features an upright mound of slender, blue-green blades topped with feathery, light brown flower panicles. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
3-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Produces a mass of blooms that have multi-layered petals of stunning peach, pink, and cream. Dark green foliage appears after the flowers and turn reddish-bronze in the fall. Upright, columnar habit.

Blooms late spring
6 ft tall x 4 ft spread
Deciduous
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Fragrant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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