Carex testacea Prairie Fire (New Zealand Hair Sedge)

Olive green blades with orange tips turn a warm copper hue in the summer, then fade to  orange when the colder winter weather arrives. In early summer, brown blooms of inconspicuous flowers form on stems that wilt delicately as the season progresses. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Zone Zone 6
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture

Lavender rose plumes grow high atop deep green fern-like foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
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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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 rust-red leaves grow below tall stems with small white and pink bell-shaped flowers. Moderate 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

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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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A low sedge with soft, delicate arching semi-evergreen leaves. Produces a large showy display of dull yellow flowers that rise above the leaves. Clumping habit.

Blooms late spring
9-12″ tall x 6-12″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Stems are bluish-green and triangular in cross-section. Short-lived seed heads resemble a fox’s tail and are at the same height as the leaves. Slender, upright, slightly arching form.

Blooms late spring to early summer
20-35″ tall x 15-20″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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