Athyrium filix-femina Dre's Dagger (Criss-Cross Lady Fern)

Foliage is narrow and mid-green, with the tips of the fronds ending in a forked point, and arranged in a criss-cross pattern. Shorter sport of ‘Victoriae’. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested; handling plant may cause skin irritation/allergy.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit tolerant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Vibrant violet-blue flowers on short spikes in the spring. Foliage is glossy, near-black with scalloped leaves. Compact groundcover.

Blooms from late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Lilac purple feathery plumes bloom atop deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Large frosted silvery-green leaves with crackled veining are covered with tall racemes of tiny blue forget-me-not type flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
1 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Clump-forming bright lime green leaves grow below tall stems with small white bell-shaped flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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This evergreen perennial features slender foliage of silver-speckled green leaves and clusters of coral, purple, and pink flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts pollinators
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Light green lacy fronds grow , moderate growth rate,

Blooms mid spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Bright green lacy fronds on red stems. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Groundcover
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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