Carex lacustris (Hairy Sedge or Lake Sedge)

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. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3.5-4.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

Français

Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

Blush pink-white aromatic plumes grow on thin burgundy stems high atop chocolate brown-maroon foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

More Info »

Large arching silvery fronds sport green highlights and purple stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
3 ft tall x 4-6 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

More Info »

Bright rose-pink, heart-shaped flowers grow on tall burgundy stems and are contrasted against feathery blue-green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

More Info »

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
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover
High salt tolerance

More Info »

Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

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

More Info »

These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are medium green with chartreuse rippled margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of ‘Gold Drop‘.

Blooms mid to late summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

More Info »

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 early spring to summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40­°F (-40°C)
Drought resistant
Deer and rabbit resistant

More Info »

 

Attractive bright yellow green foliage grows in an attractive cascading clump and are adorned with spiky, green seedheads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

More Info »