Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania Sedge)

Smooth, delicate green leaves arch gracefully in clumps with tan flowers that bloom atop rough, triangular culms. Slow growth rate. Groundcover.

Blooms late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

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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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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Soft white heart-shaped flowers 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
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 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
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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Rich green variegated leaves with creamy-white centres form mounds of thin arching foliage with spikes of small, inconspicuous flowers. Moderate growth rate. Sport of Evergold.

Blooms late spring to summer
1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Bright yellow variegated broad leaves sport a green margin and produce brown spikes of insignificant flowers. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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