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Achillea (Yarrow) millefolium 'Moonshine' (Moonshine Yarrow)

Showy heads of sulphur yellow flowers. Silver-gray, fern-like, fragrant foliage. Excellent for use in dried flower arrangements. Does well in hot, dry conditions with a light garden soil, needs good drainage.

  • Height: 20"-24"
  • Spread: 18"-20"
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Agastache (Hyssop) foeniculum 'Anise' (Blue Fortune Anise Hyssop)

Also known as Hummingbird Mint, it is a member of the Mint family. Spikes covered with masses of tiny, tube shaped, tightly packed, soft powder blue flowers from July through the summer. Very attractive to butterflies. Leaves have pleasant minty fragrance which can be used in potpourris or to flavor cold drinks.

  • Height: 24"-36"
  • Spread: 18"-24"
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Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle) mollis (Lady’s Mantle)

Low growing perennial for shady areas. It produces a clump of upright, long stalked, grayish leaves with scalloped edges. Prefers well drained, moist soils. Cut back if the plant becomes scraggly after flowering. Loose flower heads are excellent for flower arranging.

  • Height: 12"-15"
  • Spread: 12"-18"
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Allium (Ornamental Onion) x. 'Millenium' (Millenium Ornamental Onion)

Compact, upright clump of glossy green, thick leaves.   Foliage has a slight smell of onion when crushed.  Large 2”, bright rosy purple, tightly rounded clusters of flowers appear on strong stems just above the attractive foliage.  Attracts butterflies and bees, but is deer and rabbit resistant.

  • Height: 12"-18"
  • Spread: 12"-15"
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Amorpha (Indigo Bush) fructosa (Indigo Bush)

Native to Illinois.  Adapts to different kinds of soil, even tolerating occasional flooding.  Drought tolerant.  Most of its foliage is in the upper third of this tall, bushy plant.

  • Height: 4'-16'
  • Spread: 3'-5'
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Amsonia (Bluestar) x. 'Blue Ice' (Blue Ice Bluestar)

Longer blooming variety than the straight species. Forms a dense, compact mound of narrow, willow-like dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in the fall. Pyramidal clusters of very dark lavender blue, star-like flowers. Very easy to grow. Hardy and drought tolerant once established. Most effective when massed.

  • Height: 12"-18"
  • Spread: 12"-18"
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Anemone (Anemone) hupehensis var. japonica 'Pamina' (Pamina Anemone)

Japanese anemones are the perfect perennial to incorporate into your late summer and fall gardens. ‘Pamina’ comes into its prime just as other plants are beginning to retire for the season. From late summer into mid-fall, deep rosy pink 2.5” double flowers top tall, graceful stems which sway beautifully in the wind. Individual petals are elongated and daisy-like. Try planting Japanese anemones with other fall bloomers such as asters, snakeroot, and toad lilies.

Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

  • Height: 30"-36"
  • Spread: 30"-36"
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Aquilegia (Columbine) flabellata 'Mini Blue Star' (Mini Blue Star Columbine)

Dwarf plants with large deep blue and white flowers. Plants naturalize well. Grow best in partial shade. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Not palatable to deer. Good cut flower. Attractive clumps of delicate silver gray clover-like foliage. Excellent as groundcover, between rocks or in alpine gardens.

  • Height: 8"-10"
  • Spread: 7"-10"
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Aquilegia (Columbine) x caerulea 'Origami Mix' (Origami Mix Columbine)

Beginning in late spring and lasting until late summer, this plant is covered in a large 3″ blooms in a variety of colors  – yellow, blue, pink, purple and red.  Great for cut flowers, window boxes, or containers.  Thrives with some shade.

  • Height: 15"-18"
  • Spread: 12"-18"
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Artemisia (Silvermound) schmidtiana nana 'Silvermound' (Silvermound Artemisia)

Silver gray fragrant lacy leaves that feel as soft as satin. Small yellow blooms start to appear in the summer, while the habit maintains its mounded and compact form. A nice accent to fresh or dried flower arrangements. Tolerates some drought. Good for border or as a groundcover.

  • Height: 6"-12"
  • Spread: 10"-15"
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Aruncus (Goat's Beard) dioicus (Goat’s Beard)

Tall, upright, bushy clump forming plant with dark green foliage. Showy plumes of tiny cream colored flowers rise above the foliage in early to mid summer. Excellent background for moist, shady locations in a border or in a woodland or native garden. Good along streams or in water gardens also.

  • Height: 4'-6'
  • Spread: 2'-4'
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Aster (Aster) novi-belgii 'Wood's Blue' (Wood’s Blue Aster)

Low carpets of small, semi-double, lavender blue, daisy-like flowers with gold centers in the fall. Mounded clump of clean, compact, glossy dark green foliage, virtually mildew and disease free.

  • Height: 12"-18"
  • Spread: 18"-24"
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Aster (Aster) novi-belgii 'Wood's Pink' (Wood’s Pink Aster)

Densely packed clusters of lovely clear pink, semi-double flowers provide outstanding color in the garden from late summer into fall. Since this species has a dwarf, compact habit, it will not require staking. ‘Wood’s’ selections have shown excellent resistance to mildew and rust.

  • Height: 12"-15"
  • Spread: 15"-18"
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Aster (Aster) novi-belgii 'Wood's Purple' (Wood’s Purple Aster)

Semi-double purple flowers cover this densely mounded plant from late summer into fall.  Dwarf, compact habit with great resistance to mildew and rust.  Great for cut flowers, borders, or as an accent plant.

 

  • Height: 12"-18"
  • Spread: 16"-20"
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Astilbe (Astilbe) chinensis 'Maggie Daley' (Maggie Daley Chinese Astilbe)

Clump forming . Showy spikes of bright lavender pink blooms in mid late summer. Bronze tinted new growth turning dark green with maturity. Lacy, fern-like foliage. More drought tolerant than the species once established. Excellent for naturalistic plantings in wooded areas.

  • Height: 18"-24"
  • Spread: 18"-24"
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Astilbe (Astilbe) chinensis 'Visions in Red' (Visions in Red Chinese Astilbe)

Tall feathery blooms of reddish-purple above deep bronze-green foliage.  Foliage is deeply incised, coarsely textured, and often bronze-green in color.  This more heat and drought tolerant selection thrives in dappled shade. Valued for their airy quality as the flowers are borne on narrow, branched panicles.  Excellent for cutting.  Seed heads add interest to the winter garden. Great in massed plantings.

  • Height: 14"
  • Spread: 12"
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Astilbe (Astilbe) chinensis 'Visions' (Visions Chinese Astilbe)

Lilac purple flowers, bronze green foliage, more sun tolerant. Blooms early to mid season. A compact clump forming perennial which features graceful fern-like foliage. Excellent spreading groundcover or edging plant for shady areas. Good for massing or grouping in shade or woodland gardens or in shaded perennial gardens.

  • Height: 14"-16"
  • Spread: 12"-15"
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  • Attracts Birds
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    Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Shade
  • Wet Soils