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Bugleweed

Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Cordial Canary' PPAF

Violet blue flower spikes top low growing lime green to yellow foliage in spring. A colorful low groundcover to lighten up shady areas.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Bugleweed

Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Fierce Falcon' PPAF

Short blue flower spikes top dark purple ground-hugging foliage in spring. A good spreading semi-evergreen groundcover for shade.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Bugleweed

Ajuga reptans Feathered Friends™ 'Parrot Paradise' PPAF

Cobalt blue flower spikes are held above flat tri-colored evergreen foliage in spring. The leaves are a combination of chartreuse, bronze and red.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26283

'Red October' Big Bluestem is an exciting color breakthrough for this tough native grass. The leaves are tipped with burgundy and held on tall upright green stems in summer. The fall the foliage turns a bright scarlet red for several weeks after the first frost. 'Red October' also has red turkey-foot-shaped seed, particularly showy when backlit. The sturdy upright stems are an attractive tan in winter. An important food source for winter birds. Introduced by Intrinsic Perennials.

H: 60 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 3


Broom-sedge/Beardgrass

Andropogon virginicus

Broom-sedge or Beardgrass is a tough native grass that adds great beauty to sterile, dry meadows and open fields. The green upright stems take on shades of reddish burgundy in September, as they are coming into flower. The seedheads are an airy silver displayed all along the grass stems, and are particularly stunning when backlit by afternoon light. The fall and winter color of the strong upright stems is a bright ornage tan

H: 36 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 5


Pussytoes

Antennaria plantaginifolia

Clusters of inconspicuous, fluffy white flowerheads with flecks of pink appear above woolly silver-gray foliage from April to June. Great for poor, rocky and sandy soils in full sun conditions.

H: 6 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 3


Russian Wormwood

Artemisia gmelinii SunFern™ 'Olympia' PP33775

Fern-like foliage adorns this tough, full sun perennial. Placement in a hot and dry spot location is best but it will happily live in more typical landscape soils.

H: 20 Inches  ·   S: 20 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba Hoshifu'

'Hosoba Hoshifu' Aucuba is a showy evergreen for shady locations, with long narrow shiny green leaves speckled liberally with bright yellow spots. 'Hosoba Hoshifu' is a female Aucuba, which produces shiny red long lasting fruit when planted near a male form (most green and yellow Aucubas are male). The fruit is large and very showy as it persists throughout the winter. Plant in a sheltered spot protected from winter winds and afternoon sun.

H: 5 Feet  ·   S: 4 Feet  ·   Zone: 7


Aucuba

Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'

'Rozannie' Aucuba is a compact evergreen form which has large, very lustrous green leaves. They look almost artificial because they are so shiny and perfect. Even more amazing are the enormous bright red berries which remain on 'Rozannie' for several months. Since birds (and deer) do not eat the fruit, the show goes on for a long time. A compact female form, tolerant of a wide range of soils.

H: 4 Feet  ·   S: 4 Feet  ·   Zone: 6


Pigsqueak

Bergenia x DRAGONFLY™ 'Sakura'

Clumping, shade-tolerant evergreen perennial with upright, hot pink flowers from March to May and thick, shiny foliage that turns to a deep purple black in winter. Deer and rabbit resistant.

H: 10 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Boxwood

Buxus x 'Green Mound'

Very compact, perfectly mounding, broadleaf evergreen shrub reaching 2-3’ height and width and requiring little shaping. Glossy, small green foliage remains nice throughout the year. Highly deer and rabbit resistant.

H: 2 Feet  ·   S: 2 Feet  ·   Zone: 4


Korean Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Korean Feather Reed Grass has beautiful airy pinkish inflorescences in September, above strong green foliage. It is shade and moist site tolerant and blooms much later than other Feather Reed Grasses.

H: 48 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' has tan seedheads, is early blooming and has an upright habit. A 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year, 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass was named after our friend Tim Foerster's cousin, the great German nurseryman. Winter foliage is a pale tan, and 'Karl Foerster' shows excellent salt tolerance. Karl Foerster found this lovely spontaneous cross at the Hamburg Botanical Gardens.

H: 48 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

'Overdam' Feather Reed Grass has green and white foliage and tan upright inflorescences. Thriving in both sun and shade, this is one of our favorite grasses. Winter color is a whitish tan.

H: 36 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Victory White'

Semi-double white flowers with yellow stamens are displayed over lustrous evergreen leaves in early to mid spring. Shade loving, but needs winter wind protection.

H: 8 Feet  ·   S: 6 Feet  ·   Zone: 6


White-tinged Sedge

Carex albicans

Insignificant green flower spikes emerge above thread-like arching green leaves in May. The fine semi-evergreen foliage makes a great lawn substitute for shady locations.

H: 20 Inches  ·   S: 20 Inches  ·   Zone: 4


Eastern Narrowleaf Sedge

Carex amphiloba

Eastern Narrowleaf sedge is an attractive green fine bladed native which thrives in both moist and dry shady sites. The habit is somewhat upright and Carex amphiloba forms a compact evergreen clump. This shiny green sedge makes an excellent substitute for Liriope; especially in gardens where "Native" is the choice.

H: 12 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 3


Glaucous Woodland Sedge

Carex laxiculmis Bunny Blue® PPAF

Bunny Blue® ('Hobb') Glaucous Woodland Sedge has steel blue evergreen foliage produced by a neat, easily divisible clump. Carex Blue Bunny® prefers a woodland location, but will tolerate sun if the moisture is good. Because of its bright color and neat habit, it looks particularly attractive when colonizing a shady site (both moist and dry). A selection by Bob and Lisa Head of GardenDebut.com.

H: 12 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 5


Japanese Grass Sedge

Carex morrowii EverColor® 'Everglow' PP30466

Graceful refined blades are striped with green, ivory and soft orange. Clump forming and evergreen.

H: 18 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 6


Japanese Grass Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

'Ice Dance' Japanese Grass Sedge has green and white striped foliage. 'Ice Dance' Kan Suge is a great evergreen groundcover that can cover a large, shady area rapidly and easily. The small flowers appear above the foliage in May. Introduced to the US by Barry Yinger.

H: 12 Inches  ·   S: 24 Inches  ·   Zone: 5


Weeping Sedge

Carex oshimensis EverColor® 'Everillo' PP21002

'Everillo' Weeping Sedge starts the summer season with lime green mounding foliage that rapidly turns a vivid yellowish gold. Like its relatives, 'Evergold', and 'Everest', 'Everillo' is evergreen, so it lights up the garden throughout the year. Carex 'Everillo' was found by Pat Fitzgerald of Ireland, as a naturally occurring sport of 'Evergold'. The graceful, flowing habit of the narrow leaves makes this sedge an excellent addition to mixed containers.

H: 18 Inches  ·   S: 18 Inches  ·   Zone: 6


Weeping Sedge

Carex oshimensis 'Everest' PP20955

'Everest' ('CarFit01') Weeping Sedge is a lovely sport of Carex 'Evergold', with ivory white margins bordering the dark green evergreen leaves. The soft flowing foliage does well in woodland settings and in mixed shade containers, as its bright white stripes make a showy display. The habit is clumping. Found in 2006 by Pat Fitzgerald of Ireland.

H: 10 Inches  ·   S: 16 Inches  ·   Zone: 5


Golden Sedge

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

'Evergold' Golden Sedge has yellow and green striped evergreen foliage. It is stunning as a container plant. This sedge looks good virtually year-round, and Bruce Crawford of the Rutgers Gardens has found that it is tolerant of full sun and poor soils as well. Wow!

H: 12 Inches  ·   S: 16 Inches  ·   Zone: 5


Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica

Pennsylvania Sedge has fine green leaves which are semi-evergreen, spreading slowly by rhizomes to form a tough groundcover in shady areas. Most effective if planted in mass. It can be used instead of grass in the shade. It is very tolerant of foot traffic as well. Mow infrequently.

H: 8 Inches  ·   S: 12 Inches  ·   Zone: 4