Dryopteris austriaca 'LEPIDOTA CRISPA CRISTATA' (Lacy Broad Buckler Fern)

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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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

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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Dark pink semi-double flowers bloom on green foliage that fades to purple red tones in winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
1-1.25 ft tall x 0.75-1 ft wide
HARDY to -30 °F (-34.4 °C)
Moderate salt tolerance
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 leaves in various shades of green and red cascade in layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive purple-red 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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Clump-forming rust red leaves with pink-red spots grow below tall stems with small white and pink bell-shaped flowers. Fast 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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This semi-evergreen perennial groundcover features silver heart-shaped leaves with dark green scalloped edging and clusters of deep magenta flowers that appear in spring that remain until fall . Fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant

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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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Lime-green, lacy, outward-growing fronds that are finely toothed and disjointed in appearance sport blackish scales on the stems. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

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

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