Dryopteris carthusiana (Narrow Buckler Fern)

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

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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Large white blooms turn to soft pink on deep green foliage that turns to bronze in the winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30 °F (-34.4 °C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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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 variegated leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive copper-orange 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 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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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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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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Orange-to-red-copper-pink young fronds unfurl in spring and turn to shiny deep green in the warmer months. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
1.5-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Wet soil tolerant

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