Photo Courtesy of Creek Hill Nursery

Festuca Cool as Ice (Tall Fescue)

Dense tufts of fine, low-growing, blue-gray blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes of light green with a purple tinge appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
0.75-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

Français

Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low Moisture
Patent Info PP27651

Star-shaped chartreuse flowers in loose clusters on light green soft, velvety leaves that are partially folded. Toothed scalloped lobes are hairy and the leaves sparkle with the morning dew. Clumping.

Blooms in early spring-summer
6-12 in tall x 12-24 in spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Self-seeding; remove spent flowers to avoid spread

More Info »

(Prairie Pixies™ Collection) Daisy-like blooms of buttery yellow grow on short and stout, sturdy stems above deep green foliage. One of the few Echinacea that grow in a dwarf habit. Fast growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened seedheads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
1 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

More Info »

This herbaceous perennial features upright spikes of broad, deep green leaves that bear densely packed violet blue flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

More Info »

This graceful clump-forming warm season grass features narrow deep, rich red leaves, while showy burgundy bottlebrush flower panicles appear in late summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

More Info »

This mat-forming perennial features large leaves with a velvety, gray-green felted surface. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early fall
1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Groundcover

More Info »

Stems are bluish-green and triangular in cross-section. Short-lived seed heads resemble a fox’s tail and are at the same height as the leaves. Slender, upright, slightly arching form.

Blooms late spring to early summer
20-35″ tall x 15-20″ spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

More Info »

 

Golden brown feathery plumes emerge high above green and yellow variegated foliage. This grass is infertile, making it non-invasive. Grows in an upright clumping, dwarf habit. Moderate growth rate. 

Blooms late summer to winter
HARDY to -20 °F (-28.9 °C)
2.5-3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
Salt tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

More Info »