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Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS fascicularis
Narrow Leaf Milkweed, Mexican Whorled Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. CA native. Deer resistant. Drought, clay & heat tolerant. Sends up many thin, erect stems while bearing distinctive long pointed lvs which are narrow, often whorled about the stem. Produces clusters of 2" lav. or lav.-tinted wht flowers summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars & nectar source for other butterflies as well. 3' x 3'. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z6.

ASCLEPIAS fruticosus (Gomphocarpus), Mini Swan Milkweed, Cotton Bush ASCLEPIAS fruticosus (Gomphocarpus)
Mini Swan Milkweed, Cotton Bush

Perennial treated as an annual: Decid., deer resist. & dt. tolerant. Host for Monarch butterflies & caterpillars. Has the same white blms as "Family Jewels" topped w/hairy balls, but they're pointed! The star-shaped flowers are followed by the pale green, hairy balls or seed pods. Good for cut flower arrangements. Attracts hummers. Blms summer-fall. Size: 3' x 3'. Exp. sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8. (syn. Gomphocarpus fruticosa).

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS speciosa 'Showy'
Showy Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. Native to much of the western half of the US. Monarch butterfly host plant with great appeal, has unusual & showy 3" globes of pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. The nectar-filled flowers appear late summer & exude a pleasing sweet fragrance & magnificent seed pods.

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine', Japanese Aster ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'
Japanese Aster

Perennial: Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and bees. Forms a midsized mound of green leaves, bearing loads of small, white yellow-eyed daisies from summer-fall. High resistance to powdery mildew. Good for border or container plantings. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 20-24". Width: 24-28". Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z8. PP#19403.

ASTER dumosus 'Alert', Aster ASTER dumosus 'Alert'
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Good rock garden, border and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Pinch one-half of plant height before mid-July to allow plant to bush out. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep crimson red. Height: 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

ASTER frikartii 'Moench'/'Monch', Frikart's Aster ASTER frikartii 'Moench'/'Monch'
Frikart's Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Produces fragrant flowers 2-3". Good cut flower, border & rock garden plant. Resistant to insects & diseases. Himalayas native. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: lavender blue with yellow center. Size: 1-3' x 1.5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

ASTER lateriflorus 'Lady in Black', Aster ASTER lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Border, cut flower and rock garden plant with rich burgundy foliage that contrasts nicely to the tiny white daisies that contain round raspberry cones borne along the leaf axils. Very strong grower. Blooms: summer-fall. Size: 3-4' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ASTER novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'
New England Aster

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. An end of the season showstopper! Produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Nice cut flower, border, pot & rock garden plant. Bloom color: rich, dark purple. Bloom time: late summer-fall. Height: 26-30”. Width: 40-44”. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. PPAF

Photo unavailable ASTILBE japonica 'Deutschland'
False Spiraea

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: pure white. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ASTILBE japonica 'Europa'
False Spiraea

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: baby pink. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ASTILBE x arendsii 'Amethyst'
False Spirea

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: lavender. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'Fanal', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'Fanal'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: red. Size: 2 feet x 3 feet. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'Peach Blossom', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'Peach Blossom'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: light pink. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'Rheinland', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'Rheinland'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: deep rose. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'White Gloria', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'White Gloria'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: creamy white. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

BELLIUM minutum, Miniature Mat Daisy BELLIUM minutum
Miniature Mat Daisy

Perennial: Evergreen. Forms a flat carpet of small light-green lvs, bearing a long display of tiny white daisies w/pk reverse. Use for edging or a small-area groundcover. Excellent growing in alpine containers or troughs & between patio or pathway stones. Tolerates moderate foot traffic once established. Blms: late spring/summer. Ht: 2-4". W: 12-16". Blm color: white. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/moist. USDA Z7

BERGENIA cordifolia, Heartleaf Bergenia BERGENIA cordifolia
Heartleaf Bergenia

Perennial: Fairly drought tolerant. Clay, coast & bog tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen border, woodland & ground cover plant. Foliage provides interest during colder months with maroon coloring. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: rose-lilac. Height: to 1.5'. Exposure: part shade (but can tolerate sun). Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

BERGENIA crassifolia, Siberian Tea, Winter Blooming Bergenia BERGENIA crassifolia
Siberian Tea, Winter Blooming Bergenia

Perennial: Evergreen border, woodland & ground cover plant. Tolerates deer, clay, coast, bog & drought. Great fall interest-foliage is reddish in sun & in winter. Siberia & Mongolia native. Blooms: winter-spring. Color: clusters pinkish-purple cup-shaped flowers rise above foliage. Size: 18" x 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-10.

Photo unavailable BIDENS 'Bidy Boom Bonfire'
Bidens

Short lived perennial native to Southern United States and Mexico. Deer resistant. A very vibrant, compact plant that is low maintenance & high performing. Produces daisy-like flowers from midsummer to fall. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: red-orange petals that transition to yellow with a yellow eye. Height: 12-14". Spread: 14". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

BIDENS 'Bidy Boom Wildfire', Bidens BIDENS 'Bidy Boom Wildfire'
Bidens

Tender/ short lived perennial native to Southern United States and Mexico. Deer resistant. A very vibrant, compact plant that is low maintenance & high performing. Produces daisy-like flowers from midsummer to fall. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: rusty orange with a large yellow eye. Size: 12-20" x 12-18". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

BIDENS 'Tweety', Bidens BIDENS 'Tweety'
Bidens

Short lived perennial native to Southern United States and Mexico. Deer resistant. Produces semi-double, daisy-like canary-yellow flower heads from midsummer to autumn. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Height: 10-14 inches. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-10.

BIDENS Beedance 'Painted Red', Bidens BIDENS Beedance 'Painted Red'
Bidens

Tender or short lived perennial. Deer resist. Beedance flowers dance above the foliage. Produces unique bicolored, daisy-like flower heads from planting until frost. Red tips are more visible in cooler temps. Warmer temps. flowers are more ylw. Blm color: ylw centers w/red-orange tips. Size: 12-14" x 3-4'. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Exp: full sun. Water: mod. USDA Z9.

BIDENS Beedance 'Red Stripe', Bidens BIDENS Beedance 'Red Stripe'
Bidens

Tender or short lived perennial. Deer resist. Beedance flowers dance above the foliage. Produces unique striped, daisy-like flower heads from planting until frost. Stripes more visible in cooler temps. Warmer temps. flowers are more ylw. Blm color: ylw w/red stripe on each petal. Size: 12-14" x 10-14". Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Exp: full sun. Water: mod. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable BIDENS Beezer 'Funny Honey'
Bidens

Short lived perennial native to Southern United States and Mexico. Deer resistant. Continuous flower power! Flowers from spring until autumn with large orange flowers that have a golden ring. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Self-cleaning. Attracts butterflies. Height: 8-12". Width: 12-14". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-10.

BIDENS ferulifolia 'Gold Marie', Bidens BIDENS ferulifolia 'Gold Marie'
Bidens

Short lived perennial native to Southern United States and Mexico. Deer resistant. Produces daisy-like golden flower heads from midsummer to autumn. Height: around 12 inches. Good for containers, borders, hanging baskets or gravelly areas. Attracts butterflies. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-10.

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