Carex hystericina (Porcupine Sedge)

Tall light green blades house yellow spikelets that are pollinated through the wind. Spreads at moderate rate by rhizomes.

Blooms in early spring
1-2 ft tall
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Scarlet red plumes are vividly displayed atop leaves tinted red that turn medium green through the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees
Tolerant to juglone

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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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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 deep red-black leaves with plum undersides grow below tall white stems with small pink bell-shaped flowers. 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 thick leaves that are aqua-blue with a red-purple spot where the leaf meets the petiole. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 2.5 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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Blue-green coarse blades that are blue-grey at the base are the focal point of this sedge; green white blooms appear in summer are insignificant, and are followed by bronze fall foliage. Slow growth rate.

Blooms mid to late summer
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Narrow green blades grow up on straight, sturdy strong stems that sport insignificant tan blooms in the spring. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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