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  1. Black Mondo Grass, Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens, Near-black Foliage

    Black Mondo Grass has exceptional dark foliage that provides high contrast in garden designs. Dense near-black clumps look beautiful massed as a groundcover, and provide dramatic col...

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    Black Mondo Grass Black Mondo Grass Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
    As low as $26.98 Sale $17.54
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Black Mondo Grass has exceptional dark foliage that provides high contrast in garden designs. Dense near-black clumps look beautiful massed as a groundcover, and provide dramatic color in small space gardens. Tuck this plant anywhere you need rich texture and lasting color - mass along pathways and bed edges, tuck along rock walls, plant between stepping stones, and add contrast to containers. This low-maintenance groundcover provides year-long interest. (Ophiopogon planiscapus)
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  2. Astilbe Mix, Astilbe, False Spirea

    Add bold, bright color to a shady spot in your garden with our Astilbe Mix. 'Deutschland' Astilbe's pure white plumes are lovely in the moonlight, 'Montgomery' Astilbe has feathery, ...

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    Astilbe Mix False Spirea Mix Astilbe Mix
    $23.98 Sale $15.59
    Per Bag of 5
    Add bold, bright color to a shady spot in your garden with our Astilbe Mix. 'Deutschland' Astilbe's pure white plumes are lovely in the moonlight, 'Montgomery' Astilbe has feathery, magenta-crimson blooms and 'Rheinland' Astilbe adds graceful pink plumes to illuminate the shade garden. Also known as False Spirea, our Astilbe Mixture is deer resistant and amazingly easy to grow. Make sure to plant extra, as these blooms make for gorgeous summer bouquets and last all year long if dried. Astilbe makes a bold statement on their own or paired with other shade-loving perennials, such as Hostas and Columbines.
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  3. EverColor Everest Sedge Grass Foliage Variegated with Green and White

    EverColor 'Everest' Sedge Grass has gracefully arching green foliage with clean white margins. This variegated fountain-like grass looks lovely spilling from containers, or massed as...

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    EverColor® Everest Sedge Grass EverColor® Everest Variegated Sedge Grass PP#20,955 Carex oshimensis EverColor® Everest PP#20,955
    As low as $22.98 Sale $14.94
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    EverColor 'Everest' Sedge Grass has gracefully arching green foliage with clean white margins. This variegated fountain-like grass looks lovely spilling from containers, or massed as a groundcover to brighten shady beds. Part of the popular EverColor Series, 'Everest' is easy to maintain, with neat mounding evergreen foliage that provides texture and beauty all year. Use this ornamental grass to edge walkways or rain gardens, beautify a slope or bank, or plant en masse to create a lovely ground cover in sun-to-part-shade areas. (Carex oshimensis)
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  4. Purple Fountain Grass, Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum

    Purple Fountain Grass is among the most prized ornamental grasses, celebrated for its soft rosy plumes and maroon foliage. Nodding flower spikes arch gracefully away from the upright...

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    Purple Fountain Grass Purple Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum Rubrum
    As low as $14.98 Sale $8.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Purple Fountain Grass is among the most prized ornamental grasses, celebrated for its soft rosy plumes and maroon foliage. Nodding flower spikes arch gracefully away from the upright foliage, providing elegant architecture and a dramatic accent in sunny beds. Gorgeous as a focal point in containers, when massed in flowing waves through the landscape, or planted in clusters for big impact. The ruby plumes make stylish cut flowers, fresh or dried. Perennial in zones 9-10, grow as an annual in all other zones. Will not reseed. (Pennisetum setaceum)
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  5. Stinking Hellebore in woodland garden, Helleborus foetidus

    Stinking Hellebore might have an unappealing name, but don’t let that deter you - this evergreen perennial, blooms late winter to mid-spring, offering stunning foliage and flowers ...

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    Stinking Hellebore Stinking Hellebore Helleborus foetidus
    $39.98 Sale $19.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Stinking Hellebore might have an unappealing name, but don’t let that deter you - this evergreen perennial, blooms late winter to mid-spring, offering stunning foliage and flowers when your garden needs it most. This hellebore has dark green leathery leaves, deeply cut to form narrow fingers with a lush, tropical appeal. Clusters of nodding, bell-shaped chartreuse flowers are edged in contrasting burgundy, energizing the garden for months. A lovely complement to spring-flowering bulbs and an excellent choice for filling in a sparse spring garden. Also known by interesting names such as Bearfoot, Ox Heel, and Stinkwort, this plant is a true gem for the early season shade garden. (Helleborus foetidus)
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  6. White Clematis Sweet Autumn, Clematis terniflora,

    Sweet Autumn Clematis is the famous vine for a great arbor-covering cloud of small white flowers in summer and fall. (Clematis)...

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    Sweet Autumn Clematis Vine Sweet Autumn Clematis Vine Clematis paniculata Sweet Autumn
    $33.98 Sale $22.09
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Sweet Autumn Clematis is the famous vine for a great arbor-covering cloud of small white flowers in summer and fall. (Clematis)
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  7. Purple Miscanthus Grass, Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens

    Purple Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, has graceful compact form highlighted by a kaleidoscope of color. Foliage emerges green, with red accents that deepen throughout summer, top...

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    Purple Miscanthus Grass Purple Maiden Grass, Purple Silver Grass, Flame Grass Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens
    As low as $19.98 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Purple Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, has graceful compact form highlighted by a kaleidoscope of color. Foliage emerges green, with red accents that deepen throughout summer, topped by silver-pink plumes in late summer. Fall brings a fiery orange-red color to foliage, turning burgundy by winter, which gives contrast to the plumes that turn to an icy white as seeds develop. Fluffy white seed heads and burgundy color endure through winter for year-round interest. (Miscanthus sinensis)
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  8. Geranium Pink Penny, Crane's Bill

    Pink Penny Geranium is a luxurious ground cover that continuously blooms from early summer to fall. It clumps and forms mounds which are suitable for rock gardens, with deep rose pi...

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    Pink Penny Geranium Pink Penny Cranesbill PP#17656 Geranium Pink Penny PP#17656
    $22.98 Sale $14.94
    Per Bag of 1
    Pink Penny Geranium is a luxurious ground cover that continuously blooms from early summer to fall. It clumps and forms mounds which are suitable for rock gardens, with deep rose pink cupped flowers with dark colored veins. This hardy geranium grows best planted in part shade, attracts butterflies and is deer resistant. (Geranium)PP#17656
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  9. Pink Siberian Iris Pink Parfait, Iris sibirica, Siberian Iris

    This double flowering Iris creates a spectacularly elegant show in the early summer garden. Deer resistant and easy to grow, plant Pink Parfait in almost any sunny spot and enjoy fab...

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    Pink Parfait Siberian Iris Pink Parfait Siberian Iris Iris sibirica Pink Parfait
    $12.98 Sale $7.79
    Per Bag of 1
    This double flowering Iris creates a spectacularly elegant show in the early summer garden. Deer resistant and easy to grow, plant Pink Parfait in almost any sunny spot and enjoy fabulous blooms year after year. This gorgeous perennial makes for amazing summer bouquets. Growing to be about 2’ tall, plant this Siberian Iris in a small space, border, or container garden. Although this variety prefers full sun, it will grow in part shade in warmer areas of the country.
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  10. Yellow Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar, Iris sibirica, Siberian Iris

    'Butter and Sugar' Siberian Iris produce creamy yellow-and-white flowers borne on long stems above elegant clumps of green, sword-like leaves. Easy to grow and adaptable to a wide ra...

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    Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar Siberian Iris Iris sibirica Butter and Sugar
    $9.98 Sale $4.99
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    'Butter and Sugar' Siberian Iris produce creamy yellow-and-white flowers borne on long stems above elegant clumps of green, sword-like leaves. Easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of garden soils, 'Butter and Sugar' is a hardy, vigorous grower with roots strong enough to stabilize erosion-prone soils and steep banks. Tolerates part shade and resists both deer and rabbits. (Iris sibirica)
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  11. Tall Ornamental Grass Container Collection

    The Tall Ornamental Grass Container Collection offers a unique way to create privacy in pots. Plant this multi-colored group together in your garden or in separate pots for a sound a...

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    Tall Ornamental Grass Container Collection
    $56.98 Sale $29.99
    Per Collection of 3
    The Tall Ornamental Grass Container Collection offers a unique way to create privacy in pots. Plant this multi-colored group together in your garden or in separate pots for a sound and sight-blocking screen of plumes that will grow to 7 feet tall! Includes one plant each of 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed grass, 'Morning Light' Miscanthus grass and Purple Miscanthus grass. Choose spacious, deep planters for these extra-large varieties.
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  12. Blue Siberian Iris Concord Crush, Iris sibirica, Siberian Iris

    'Concord Crush' Siberian Iris brings large, vibrant blue-purple blooms to the early summer garden. Preferring as much sun as possible and wet soil, once this Siberian Iris is establi...

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    Concord Crush Siberian Iris Concord Crush Siberian Iris Iris sibirica Concord Crush
    $12.98 Sale $8.44
    Per Bag of 1
    'Concord Crush' Siberian Iris brings large, vibrant blue-purple blooms to the early summer garden. Preferring as much sun as possible and wet soil, once this Siberian Iris is established it requires little care to grow and thrive each season. 'Concord Crush' grows to be about 2’ tall and is an excellent choice for the border, near an entryway, or any place where you can appreciate its unique and colorful blooms! (Iris sibirica)
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  13. Dalmatian Peach Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, Photo Courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    Dalmatian Peach Foxglove adds soft color and elegant structure to the garden. Spikes of bell-shaped blooms open a lovely shade of pink and fade to pale peach with age. Small orange f...

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    Dalmatian Peach Foxglove Dalmatian Peach Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian Peach
    $13.98 Sale $6.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Dalmatian Peach Foxglove adds soft color and elegant structure to the garden. Spikes of bell-shaped blooms open a lovely shade of pink and fade to pale peach with age. Small orange freckles dot the throat of each blossom. A graceful cut flower, harvest stems when just the lowest blooms are open. Hummingbirds and bees adore these early season blooms. (Digitalis purpurea)
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  14. Autumn Fern Brilliance, Dryopteris erythrosora, Fern

    This delightful fern produces pink fiddleheads that evolve into copper-orange as they open. As the season progresses, the fronds turn to dark green and stay green into the winter mon...

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    Brillance Autumn Fern Brillance Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora Brilliance
    $15.98 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    This delightful fern produces pink fiddleheads that evolve into copper-orange as they open. As the season progresses, the fronds turn to dark green and stay green into the winter months. A must-have for any shady spot. (Dryopteris erythrosora)
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  15. Purple Astilbe arendsii Amethyst, Astilbe arendsii, False Spirea

    Plant this luminous Astilbe in any shady spot of the garden and it will be sure to turn heads – Amethyst’s rich, lavender plumes almost seem to glow! (Astilbe arendsii)...

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    Amethyst Astilbe False Spirea Amethyst Astilbe arendsii Amethyst
    $23.98 Sale $15.59
    Per Bag of 3
    Plant this luminous Astilbe in any shady spot of the garden and it will be sure to turn heads – Amethyst’s rich, lavender plumes almost seem to glow! (Astilbe arendsii)
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  16. Hayscented Fern, Dennstaedtia fronds

    Have an area that needs some plant cover? Hay-Scented Fern’s lacy green fronds wave from upright plants that will thrive in shade to part-shade, and even sun if the soil is moist. ...

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    Hay Scented Fern Hay Scented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula
    $19.98 Sale $12.99
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    Have an area that needs some plant cover? Hay-Scented Fern’s lacy green fronds wave from upright plants that will thrive in shade to part-shade, and even sun if the soil is moist. Growing from 18-24" tall, Hay-Scented Fern will spread quickly to form colonies that can cover a large expanse. When the fronds are disturbed, the lovely scent of summertime hay wafts through the air. (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
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  17. White Silver Lace Vine, Polygonum aubertii, Silver Lace Vine

    Easy-to-grow Silver Lace vine is vigorous, fast-growing, twining and has lots of fragrant, creamy-white flowers. An elegant, big statement in the summer garden. (Polygonum aubertii)...

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    Silver Lace Vine Silver Lace Vine, Silvervine Fleeceflower Polygonum aubertii
    $19.98 Sale $12.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Easy-to-grow Silver Lace vine is vigorous, fast-growing, twining and has lots of fragrant, creamy-white flowers. An elegant, big statement in the summer garden. (Polygonum aubertii)
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  18. Purple Geranium Max Frei, Geranium sanguineum, Crane's Bill

    This low-growing variety has ferny foliage and produces magenta-purple blooms from early summer into fall. A beautiful groundcover. (Geranium sanguineum)...

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    Max Frei Geranium Max Frei Bloody Cranesbill Geranium sanguineum Max Frei
    $16.98 Sale $10.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    This low-growing variety has ferny foliage and produces magenta-purple blooms from early summer into fall. A beautiful groundcover. (Geranium sanguineum)
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  19. Purple Foxglove Dalmation Rose, Digitalis, Foxglove

    This easy-to-grow Foxglove variety is an early-bloomer, adding gorgeous purple color to the late spring garden. Dalmation Rose is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous spring bouquet...

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    Dalmation Rose Foxglove Dalmation Rose Foxglove Digitalis purpurea Dalmation Rose
    $9.98 Sale $6.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    This easy-to-grow Foxglove variety is an early-bloomer, adding gorgeous purple color to the late spring garden. Dalmation Rose is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous spring bouquets. (Digitalis purpurea)
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  20. Siberian Iris Sugar Rush Close Up Flower

    Siberian Iris ‘Sugar Rush’ welcomes summer with pearl-gray upright petals (standards) lightly tinged in blue and pink. Three falls (downward petals) open wide in shades of rosy-p...

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    Sugar Rush Siberian Iris Sugar Rush Siberian Iris Iris sibirica Sugar Rush
    $12.98 Sale $8.44
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    Siberian Iris ‘Sugar Rush’ welcomes summer with pearl-gray upright petals (standards) lightly tinged in blue and pink. Three falls (downward petals) open wide in shades of rosy-pink with buttery yellow throats. An unusual Siberian Iris, ‘Sugar Rush’ is a great addition to an Iris collection or planted in a group as the focal point. The bright green narrow grass-like foliage adds a structural element to the garden all season long. Lovely cut flowers. (Iris Sibirica)
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  21. Morning Light Miscanthus Grass, Miscanthus sinensis

    'Morning Light' Miscanthus Grass is a versatile ornamental grass loved by birds. This elegant grass has fine arching white-and-green variegated leaves, giving the whole plant a silve...

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    Morning Light Miscanthus Grass Morning Light Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light
    As low as $19.98 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Morning Light' Miscanthus Grass is a versatile ornamental grass loved by birds. This elegant grass has fine arching white-and-green variegated leaves, giving the whole plant a silvery appearance. Wheat-colored flowers appear in late summer to fall, and dry to a creamy white, adding great drama to the fall landscape. This grass is deer resistant and will attract birds to the garden. (Miscanthus sinensis)
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  22. Blue Geranium Johnson's Blue, Geranium, Crane's Bill

    Legendary color and flowers. Crane's Bill Johnson's Blue is the most famous blue geranium ever. Large flowers, compact plant. (Geranium)...

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    Johnson's Blue Geranium Johnson's Blue Cranesbill Geranium Johnson's Blue
    $10.98 Sale $7.14
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    Legendary color and flowers. Crane's Bill Johnson's Blue is the most famous blue geranium ever. Large flowers, compact plant. (Geranium)
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  23. Red Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades, Gaillardia, Blanket Flower

    With a little deadheading, Gallardia Arizona Red Shades will bloom all summer long, providing vibrant color to almost any perennial garden. Like all Gaillardia, this variety thrives ...

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    Arizona Red Shades Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata Arizona Red Shades
    $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    With a little deadheading, Gallardia Arizona Red Shades will bloom all summer long, providing vibrant color to almost any perennial garden. Like all Gaillardia, this variety thrives in full sun and tolerates most soil types. It is unappealing to deer and rabbits, but attracts pollinators to the garden all season long. A dwarf variety, Arizona Red Shades grows to be only 12” tall and makes for the perfect border plant, container perennial, or small space staple. We love Gaillardia because it is so easy to grow and works really well in hard-to-maintain areas of our gardens.
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  24. Pink Geranium Biokovo, Geranium cantabrigiense, Crane's Bill

    Looking for an elegant, low-maintenance groundcover? This Geranium, also known as Crane’s Bill, is the perfect choice for you. Delicate, pure white blooms are splashed with pink an...

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    Biokovo Geranium Biokovo Cranesbill Geranium cantabrigiense Biokovo
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Looking for an elegant, low-maintenance groundcover? This Geranium, also known as Crane’s Bill, is the perfect choice for you. Delicate, pure white blooms are splashed with pink and create a carpet of color in the summer garden. It grows in full sun to light shade and tolerates most soil types. This garden favorite attracts pollinators and will quickly become one of your favorite go-to perennials for low-growing blooms. It spreads heartily, but is easy to control.
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Deer Resistant Perennials

Keep the deer away with fragrant perennials

Most deer-resistant plants are very fragrant, an attribute that is highly appealing to gardeners, but a huge turn-off to deer (rabbits, woodchucks, and other critters often feel the same). If you have high "deer pressure" in your neighborhood, the flowers listed here are a great place to start when designing a garden that will succeed without being munched on.

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