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Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern)

Grey-green fronds with a leathery, deeply cut appearance grow lush on this woodland fern. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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

Lilac purple aromatic plumes grow on thin dark purple stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Soft pink flowers grows in clumping form on dull red stems above foliage of large glossy, rounded, bronzed-tinted leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to mid spring
1-1.25 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30 °F (-34.4 °C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance
Attracts butterflies
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
6-12 in tall x 9 in-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
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
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Clump-forming silver-green leaves with black veining and violet undersides grow below tall stems with small bright red 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 evergreen perennial groundcover features silver leaves with dark green scalloped edging and clusters of bright white 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
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

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Dark green, narrow leathery leafed fronds grow lush on this male fern. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

Deer and rabbit resistant

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