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Syringa vulgaris Monge (French Hybrid Common Lilac)

This large deciduous shrub features clusters of panicles covered in small, dark purple flower buds that open to reveal sweetly fragrant, magnificent deep reddish-purple flowers, and foliage of bright green, ovate-elliptic leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
8-10 ft tall x 6-8 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture

This reblooming climber offers large flowers of delicate crepe-paper, azure blue petals contrasted with creamy yellow centres on foliage of bright green, broadly ovate leaves. Use as an arbor/wall cover, or as a “spiller/filler” in a container. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer and again in fall
10 ft tall x 5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Grey-green foliage with creamy-white margins adorning intense red stems add to winter interest. In late spring, tiny white blooms appear in flat-top clusters followed by whitish-blue drupes. Rounded habit. Fast growth rate.

Blooms in late spring
6-8 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Clusters of periwinkle blue saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage that turns orange red in fall and creates a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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This deciduous shrub features showy yellow, upright, flowers that hold their colour all season and cover the tree profusely. The remaining foliage consists of dark green, oblong and elliptical leaves that keep their shape and colour all season, but do not provide and fall interest. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring
15-20 ft tall x 10-15 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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This hybrid peony produces copious amounts of large, bright yellow, semi- to fully double, lemony-fragranced flowers that are 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
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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(Early Start™ Series) This perennial features bright fuchsia flowers, along with foliage of broad, elliptical medium green leaves that grow in a stoloniferous habit. Blooms earlier than other Phlox. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early-to-late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Long blooming

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This large deciduous shrub features clusters of panicles covered in small, creamy flower buds that open to reveal sweetly fragrant, crisp white double flowers, and foliage of bright green, ovate-elliptic leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
8-10 ft tall x 8-10 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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This large deciduous shrub features clusters of panicles covered in small, violet flower buds that open to reveal sweetly fragrant, blue-toned lavender double flowers, and foliage of bright green, ovate-elliptic leaves. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
10-12 ft tall x 10-12 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Deer resistant
Fragrant

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