Dryopteris australis (Dixie Wood Fern)

Green broadleaf fronds grow best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Use as a vertical accent in a woodland or shade garden. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
3-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

Lilac purple feathery plumes bloom atop deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Magenta pink blooms turn to soft pink on tall stems that rise above deep green foliage of large leaves that turn to maroon in winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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This mat-forming ground cover features small, delicate white 4-petalled flowers in loose cymes on foliage of tall, thin, square stems bearing dark green leaves. The entire plant is fragrant, giving off the scent of freshly mown hay when crushed. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.75-1.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Dense clumps of arching stems, with brilliant golden green-to-chartreuse leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive golden tan shade as the weather cools. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Dark leaves are black on top with plum coloured underside, glossy ruffled leaves, , moderate growth rate, blooms late spring to early summer, 1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide, partial to full shade.

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White, silver leaves with narrow green edge, variegated, fast growth rate, blooms mid spring, 0.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, partial to full shade, groundcover, evergreen.

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Hairy oval-oblong fronds with yellow-green foliage are thin textured. The fronds turn coppery orange in fall. Fast growth and spread rate.

1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Fragrant
Rabbit tolerant

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Semi-evergreen finely divided leaves grow on delicate fronds with rusty-brown scales, giving a lacy appearance. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Wet soil tolerant

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