Elymus virginicus (Virginia Wild Rye)

Flat, straight pointed green leaf blades grow in a dense clump around wheat-rye-like flower spikes. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Heat tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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

A mound of cymes bearing beautiful delicate yellow flowers and yellow-chartreuse bracts, along with green leaves, makes attractive spring foliage.  Yellow, purple, red, and orange foliage with green undergrowth turns a brilliant shade of red in the fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance

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Clusters of violet purple saucer-shaped flowers grow on green foliage and create a dense spreading mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer to mid fall
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Red-orange petals with a deeper red eye and green throat rise high above full green foliage. Slow growth rate.

The common name comes from the fact that each flower only lasts for no more than 24 hours- they open in the morning and wither before the following evening- some to be replaced by another flower on the same scape.

Blooms early to mid-summer
2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Diploid
Rebloomer
Extended Bloom
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Dormant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features upright stems bearing pale lilac flowers and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
0.75-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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This miniature deciduous shrub features clusters of showy white flowers that bloom along stems bearing cheery chartreuse foliage that becomes darker in colder months. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late spring
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant

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This perennial features tall upright stems bearing green leaves that become topped with clusters of delicate rose buds that open to reveal deep rose-pink flowers that are followed by bronze seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Salt tolerant

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Silver blue blades grow around green bristly seed heads that sprout in spring. Medium-fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to late summer
3-4 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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Gray green plumes with silver, purple, and white blooms rise amongst green summer and orange, purple, and tan fall foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late summer
9-12 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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