Carex stipata (Common Fox Sedge)

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′ tall x 2′ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native

Dark red stems carry burgundy blooms that turn to fuchsia and sit high on dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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Bright green lacy fronds on red stems. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Groundcover
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
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 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 long, narrow, crimped chartreuse leaves that develop red speckled petioles as they mature. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1 ft tall x 1 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 leaves are green with creamy-white wide margins. Wheat coloured flowers on triangular stems appear mid-spring. Dense, arching, grass-like clump.

Blooms late spring
12″ tall x 12-18″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts pollinators

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Elegant, silvery plumes rise above foliage that begins green then turns a blazing shade of scarlet red. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms late spring  
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
6-6.5 ft tall x 4 ft spread
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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