Carex testacea (Orange Sedge )

Olive green blades 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 Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

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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Foliage is narrow and mid-green, with the tips of the fronds ending in a forked point, and arranged in a criss-cross pattern. Shorter sport of ‘Victoriae’. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested; handling plant may cause skin irritation/allergy.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit tolerant

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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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(Primo® Series) Clump-forming deep black leaves with brighter purple undersides grow below tall stems of small bell-shaped white flowers with pink calyxes. 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 leaves that are deep green with wide lime-green margins. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Moderate growth rate. Sport of “Climax”.

Blooms early summer
2 ft tall x 4 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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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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Green bamboo-like leaves with narrow white centres fade to copper in the fall, and eventually brown with the cold weather. Tan drooping seed heads turn purple to burgundy by late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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