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Agastache 'Black Adder' Giant Hyssop
PERENNIAL; fragrant 6" reddish-purple bottle-brush flower spikes from summer to frost; blue-green anise scented foliage; broadly upright habit to about 3' tall by 2' wide; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & other pollinators; resists limited drought, deer & rabbit browse; locate in full to mostly sunny areas & well-drained soil of about any pH; US native [A. rugosum x A. foeniculum] Zones 6 - 9
1g
Agastache foeniculum Anise Hyssop
PERENNIAL; lavender to purple 5" flower spikes from August into September; seeds often used in baking; anise scented green toothed foliage is edible; upright habit to about 3' tall by 2' wide; will self-seed or spread by rhizomes; excellent pollinator for bees, butterflies & hummingbirds; resists limited drought, deer & rabbit browse; locate in full to mostly sunny areas & well-drained soil; US native (Am Bty) Zones 5 - 9
1g
Allium cernuum Nodding Onion
PERENNIAL BULB; nodding ball-like clusters of fragrant white, soft pink or light lavender flowers on leafless scapes to 18"; small black fruit in late summer; fragrant grass-like arching foliage to about 12" tall & wide; attracts bees; resists deer browse; locate is full to mostly sunny areas & just about any soil with good to moderate drainage that not acidic; US native (Am Bty) Zones 4 - 8
1g
Allium 'Millenium' Flowering Onion
PERENNIAL; 2" diameter rosy purple globular flowers from late July into August stand above the green grass-like foliage; attracts bees & butterflies; resists deer browse & other pests; locate in full sun & most well-drained soils (McDonough) Zones 5 - 8
1g
Allium x 'Summer Beauty' Ornamental Allium
PERENNIAL BULB; fragrant soft lavender-pink ball-like flower clusters in mid to late summer on erect 18" stems above the strap-like green foliage; attracts butterflies; resists deer browse & drought; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained organic soil; PHS Gold Metal; Zones 4 - 10
1g
Amsonia x 'Blue Ice' Blue Star
PERENNIAL; medium lavender-blue flowers in early spring for about 5 weeks; spreading mounding groundcover to 15" high by 2' wide; dark green summer foliage turns bright yellow in the fall; somewhat tolerant of drought, excessive moisture & deer browse; not drought tolerant; locate in full sun to partial shade & moisture retentive well-drained soil (White Flower Farm) Zones 5 - 9
1g
Amsonia hubrichtii Thread-leaf Blue Star; Arkansas Blue Star
PERENNIAL; 1/2" powder-blue star-shaped flowers in late spring on 3' stems; narrow lacey light green summer foliage turns brilliant golden yellow in fall; upright mound to about 3' tall & wide; tolerant of drought & wet soils; attracts butterflies; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained soil; PPA 2011; US native; Zones 4 - 9
1g
Andropogon virginicus Broom Sedge
ORNAMENTAL GRASS; green summer foliage turns reddish-purple then orange in fall; upright habit to about 4' tall by 2' wide; attracts various pollinators, birds & insects; resists deer browse; tolerates salt, sterile soil & drought; locate in full to mostly sunny areas & just about any soil with reasonable drainage; N.American native; Zones 3 - 9
1g
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' Canadian Columbine; Dwarf Wild Columbine
PERENNIAL; masses of drooping red flowers with yellow centers from April into May; plants reach about 15" tall by 12" wide; attract bumblebees & hummingbirds; resists deer browse; locate in partial sun to filtered shade & moisture retentive soil; eastern US native (Jelitto) (Am Bty) Zones 3 - 8
1g
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed; Marsh Milkweed
PERENNIAL; small fragrant pink flower clusters from July into Sept. are followed by silky seeds that disperse in wind; medium green foliage is slow to appear in spring; upright habit to about 5' tall by 3' wide; attracts pollinators - especially Monarch butterfly; resists deer browse & wet soil; locate in full to partial sun & moist to wet neutral to acidic soil; eastern US native (Am Bty) Zones 3 - 8
1g
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed
PERENNIAL; orange to yellow-orange flowers on 30" stems from June through August; tolerant of drought & deer browse; attracts butterflies & Monarch Butterfly caterpillars (as the only food these caterpillars can eat, this plant is critical for their survival); seed pods used in flower arrangements; tolerant of drought & deer browse; locate in full sun & any well-drained soil; eastern US native (PPA 2017) (Am Bty) Zones 3 - 9
1g
Aster laevis 'Bluebird' Smooth Aster
PERENNIAL; 1" diameter lavender-blue flowers with yellow to orangish centers in Sept & Oct; pest free bluish-green foliage; upright arching habit to about 4' tall by 2' wide; attracts many pollinators; resists limited drought; locate in full sun to partial shade & most well-drained soils; US native (Lightly) (Am Bty) Zones 4 - 8
1g
Aster lateriflorum 'Lady in Black' Calico Aster
PERENNIAL; white petals surround bright pink centers in mass on deep purple stems from late summer into fall; small dark purple foliage in full sun; clumping upright habit to about 4' tall by 3' wide; best to divide every 3-5 years; attracts butterflies; locate in full sun to partial shade & well-drained moisture retentive organic soil of any acidity; US native; Zones 4 - 8
1g
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' New England Aster
PERENNIAL; masses of deep purple flower with dark yellow eye in Aug & Sept; bushy habit to about 18" tall by 3' wide; attracts birds & butterflies; good cut flower; locate in full sun & moisture retentive well-drained organic soil; US native (Am Bty) Zones (4) 5 - 8
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Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite' Aromatic Aster
PERENNIAL; lavender-blue flowers with yellow center appear in mass during Sept & Oct; cut back after flowerng to prevent future seedling variation; narrow blue-green aromatic foliage; compact bushy habit to about 3' tall by 2' wide; attracts birds & butterflies; tolerates drought, deer & rabbit browse; locate in full sun & well-drained soil of any pH; US native (Bush) Zones 3 - 8
1g
Aster x 'Wood's Pink' Pink Aster
PERENNIAL; clear pink semi-double flowers with yellow centers from late summer into fall; bushy habit to about 18" tall & wide; attracts birds & butterflies; resists mildew, rust, drought, wet, salt & deer & rabbit browse; locate in full sun & moisture retentive soil of any pH; US native (Wood) Zones 5 - 8
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