Carex morrowii Silver Sceptre (Japanese Sedge)

Narrow leaves are green with creamy-white wide margins. Wheat coloured flowers on triangular stems appear mid-spring. Dense, arching, grass-like clump. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20­°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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

Lilac purple aromatic plumes grow on thin dark purple stems high atop dark green deeply lobed 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)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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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

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Dark reddish pink heart-shaped everblooming flowers are contrasted against blue-green fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°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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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 powdery blue heart-shaped leaves with creamy white margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of ‘Halcyon‘.

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

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Lovely foliage features a broad central stripe of creamy white that is edged with green. Purple-pink plumes appear in summer and persist through the colder months. Clumping upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late fall
3 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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A sturdy sedge with small prickly seed heads that turn golden-brown when mature. Elongated foliage has a rough texture. Clump-forming habit. Thrives in wet soil environment.

Blooms in summer
2-3 ft tall x 2 ft spread
HARDY to -40­°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds

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