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Evergreen Plants

In botany, an evergreen plant is a plant having leaves all year round. This contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage for part of the year. Some perennial species retain their foliage all year round; these are evergreen perennials.

One of the best features of evergreen perennials is the visual interest they provide when left standing over the winter. During winter months, many perennials provide winter interest in the garden. There are many varieties of evergreen perennials, the following are a few you may want to consider: Ajuga (Bugleweed), Arabis (Rock Cress), Armeria (Common Thrift, Sea Pink), Bergenia (Heartleaf Bergenia, Pig Squeak), Carex (Sedge), Dianthus (Pinks), Euonymous f. 'Colorata' (Purple Leaf Wintercreeper), Festuca (Blue Fescue), Hedera (English Ivy), Helictotrichon (Blue Oat Grass), Helleborus (Lenten Rose), Heuchera (Coral Bells), Heucherella (Foamy Bells), Iberis (Evergreen Candytuft)Lavandula (English Lavender), Liriope (Lily-turf), Pachysandra (Japanese Spurge), Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), Sagina (Irish Moss), Sedum (Stonecrop--some, mostly low-growing groundcover types), Sempervivum (Hen & Chicks), Thymus (Creeping Thyme), Tiarella (Foamflower), Vinca (Myrtle, Periwinkle), Yucca (Adam's Needle)

The follow plants are evergreen in our zone 7, many may be evergreen through out the country, some may be semi-evergreen 'down the street'.

  • Carex 'Firefox'
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

    Carex b. 'Firefox' (30)ct Flat

    Carex b. 'Firefox' (30)ct Flat Common Name: Leatherleaf SedgeA cool season evergreen grass with copper-red foliage in a spiky, upright habit. The wispy leaves are an excellent complement to broadleaf perennials like Salvia and Shasta Daisies. Consider...

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  • Carex FEATHER FALLS ET CRX01 PP26,19930ct Flat

    Carex FEATHER FALLS ('ET CRX01' PP26,199)(30)ct Flat

    Carex FEATHER FALLS™ ('ET CRX01' PP26,199)(30)ct Flat Common Name: Variegated SedgeA relatively new plant to North America, this sedge has been taking the market by storm with its popularity. Its claim to fame is its hybrid vigor that stays attractive...

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  • Carex appalachica 3.5 inch pot

    Carex appalachica (3.5 inch pot)

    Carex appalachica Sedge - Appalachica SedgeVery fine, dark green, weeping blades, 12" long. Evergreen in warmer climates. Appalachian Sedge is a native to the Eastern U.S. Clumping nature-spreading slowly- makes it suitable for borders. A good ground...

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  • Heucherella Eye Spy PP30532 20ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Eye Spy' PP30532 (20)ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Eye Spy' PP30532 FUN AND GAMES® Collection (20)ct Flat Common Name: Foamy BellsHeucherella are traditionally grown for their foliage; 'Eye Spy' bucks that trend by also having spectacular flowering performance. In the garden, bubblegum...

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  • Carex o EVERCOLOR Everillo PP21002 30ct Flat

    Carex o. EVERCOLOR 'Everillo' PP21002 (30)ct Flat

    Carex o. EVERCOLOR 'Everillo' a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge. Zone 5 to 10, Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming. Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep...

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  • Carex morrowii Ice Dances 30ct Flat

    Carex morrowii 'Ice Dances' (30)ct Flat

    Carex morrowii 'Ice Dances' Common Names: Ice Dance Sedge, Sedge Grass, Japanese Sedge, Evergold Carex. Zone: 5 to 9, evergreen in the southern zones. Full sun in northern zones, but prefers partial to full shade. Mature size: 6 to 12 inches mounding...

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  • Heucherella Red Rover PPAF 20ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Red Rover' PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Red Rover' PPAF (20)ct Flat - Proven Winners FUN AND GAMES Collection Intense red leaves and incredibly lobed foliage. Newest leaves in spring are coppery red, a brighter red than ‘Hopscotch’. Each 5in large, deeply lobed leaf...

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  • Heucherella Pumpkin Spice PPAF 20ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Pumpkin Spice' PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Pumpkin Spice' PPAF (20)ct Flat Common Name: Foamy Bells Bronze red leaves emerge in late spring and hold its color well into early summer. Each 4” lobed leaf has deep mahogany centers that follow the veins of the leaf. Dark red stems...

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  • Heucherella Hopscotch PPAF 20ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Hopscotch' PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Hopscotch' PPAF (20)ct Flat - Proven Winners FUN AND GAMES Collection Common Name: Foamy Bells Leaves emerge red with dark red centers early in spring, before lightening to bronze red. Each leaf is lobed, giving it a unique lacy texture in...

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  • Heucherella Catching Fire PPAF 20ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Catching Fire' PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Catching Fire' PPAF (20)ct Flat Common Name: Foamy Bells Vibrant lime green leaves are rounded, giving it a refined presence in the garden. In the centers of each leaves are very defined flame-shaped markings that flare from the center like...

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  • Carex laxiculmis Hobb 3.5 inch pot

    Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' (3.5 inch pot)

    Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb' Common Name: Bunny Blue® Sedge, RushFamily: Cyperaceae Zone: 5 to 9 Height: 12 inches Spread: 12 inches Bloom Time: Insignificant yellowish flowers late spring. Part shade to full shade Water: Dry to medium Maintenance: Low...

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  • Carex flacca aka glauca 3.5 inch pot

    Carex flacca [a.k.a. glauca] (3.5 inch pot)

    Carex flacca [a.k.a. glauca] Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge Family: Cyperaceae Zone: 4 to 9 Height: 8 to 10 inches Spread: 6 to 12 inches Insignificant green flowers, late Spring. Part shade to full shade Water: Dry to medium Maintenance: Low Deer...

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  • Carex pensylvanica 3.5 inch pot

    Carex pensylvanica (3.5 inch pot)

    Carex pensylvanica Common Name: Pennsylvania sedge Family: Cyperaceae This species spreads quickly, forming a casual lawn alternative for shady places.  Zone: 3 to 9 Height: 6 to 12 inches Spread: 6 to 12 inches Bloom Time: May Part shade to...

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  • Carex morrowii Ice Dance 3.5 inch pot

    Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' (3.5 inch pot)

    Carex morrowii 'Ice Dances' Common Names: Ice Dance Sedge, Sedge Grass, Japanese Sedge, Evergold Carex. Zone: 5 to 9, evergreen in the southern zones. Full sun in northern zones, but prefers partial to full shade. Mature size: 6 to 12 inches mounding...

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  • Carex oshimensis Evergold 3.5 inch pot

    Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (3.5 inch pot)

    Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge. Zone 5 to 10, Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming. Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep green...

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  • Heucherella Pink Fizz PPAF 20ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Pink Fizz' PPAF (20)ct Flat

    Heucherella 'Pink Fizz' PPAF (20)ct Flat Full clump of large, deeply lobed, soft green leaves with light silvering and heavy wine red to purple veiningPure pink flowers from early through midsummerProportional, densely packed flower spikes pack quite a...

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  • Carex hachijoensis Evergold 10ct Quarts

    Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' (10)ct Quarts

    Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold' a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge. Zone 5 to 10, Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming. Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep...

    $90.60
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  • Carex flagellifera Toffee Twist 10ct Quarts

    Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist' (10)ct Quarts

    Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist' a/k/a Sedge, Sedge Grass, Japanese Sedge. Zone 7 to 10, hardy to about five degrees F. Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 18 to 24 inches, clump forming. Dramatic foliage display of slender, mocha leaves with an...

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  • Carex oshimensis Evergold 30ct Flat

    Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (30)ct Flat

    Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' a/k/a Evergold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge. Zone 5 to 10, Sun to part shade.Mature foliage height 8 to 12 inches, clump forming. Evergreen leaves with creamy yellow variegated center strip with deep...

    $219.07
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  • Carex elata Bowles Golden 30ct Flat

    Carex elata 'Bowles Golden' (30)ct Flat

    Carex elata 'Bowles Golden' a/k/a Gold Sedge, Sedge Grass, Ornamental Zones 6 to 8; Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun). Mature size 2 to 3 feet height, spreads 2 to 3 feet. This sedge has bright gold foliage with thin green margins and is taller than...

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