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Carex bicknellii (Prairie Sedge, Bicknell's Sedge )

Flowering heads grow up to 3 feet, exceeding the height of the narrow grass-like leaves of the foliage. Seed heads are short-lived and not very showy. Grows in both dry and wet conditions.

Blooms April-July
1.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-3 ft wide
Drought resistant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

Dark red stems carry burgundy blooms that turn to fuchsia and sit high on dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to midsummer
1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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This is known to be one of the more hardy selection of ferns. Silvery green fronds bear burgundy veins and stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Groundcover
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Delicate pink heart-shaped flowers are contrasted against feathery grey-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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English ivy is a clinging vine with green leaves and creamy white veining that climbs by means of tiny sticky suckers. Commonly used as a groundcover, along a brick or stone wall, or as privacy to cover a fence. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 2.5-3.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover
High salt tolerance

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Clump-forming vibrant mint-green leaves grow under small bell-shaped flowers that turn from light pink to deep red and appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1.5-2 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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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are deep pale green with wide dark-green margins. Light lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Niagara Falls’.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 3.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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Grows in spring and fall when soil temperature is cool. Narrow green leaves are trilateral in cross section. Dense tufts with decorative seedheads form a cascading habit.

Blooms in spring
24″-32″ tall x 2-4″ spread

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Large upright grass with bluish-green stems and foliage sports leaves and seeds that grow off the same stem with brown seed capsules near the top of each stem in spring. Large upright form.

Blooms early summer
40-50″ tall x 20-24″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant

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