Carex muskingumensis Oehme (Variegated Palm Sedge )

Green blades with yellow margins blooms in compact clumps. Insignificant tan blooms appear in mid-spring. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture High Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Blush pink-white aromatic blooms grow high atop chocolate brown/maroon foliage.

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

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Silver green fronds with burgundy highlights and red stems form small mounds that are excellent for borders. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Puffed-out red, heart-shaped, flowers with dangling white lips hang delicately from thin purple-red branches that are contrasted against grey-green fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
2.5 ft tall x 2.5 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 leaves that turn from red to black to maroon over the seasons grow below tall dark stems with small white bell-shaped flowers. Fast 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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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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Creamy yellow blades are variegated with green margins and form a cascade of leathery foliage with insignificant brown blooms. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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