Carex morrowii Ice Dance (Variegated Sedge)

Green blades with a white margin and insignificant creamy bottlebrush-like blooms are sure to make an impression in any shade garden. Slow to moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant

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

Scarlet red, aromatic plumes grow on thin green stems high atop red-tinted dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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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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Soft white heart-shaped flowers delicately hanging atop tall thin stems are contrasted against blue-green fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
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
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover
High salt tolerance

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(Forever™ Series) Clump-forming bright plum purple leaves with black veining grow below tall stems with small white and pink bell-shaped flowers. Fast 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

Other plants in the Forever™ Series

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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
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone

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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
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
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
HARDY to -30­°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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