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Geranium 'Brookside'

Trillium erectum

Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'

Lobelia x 'Sparkle Divine' Cardiinal Flower

Lobelia 'Sparkle Divine'

Dicentra 'King of Hearts'


Lazy S'S Farm is now Closed for Business and the Owners have Retired 

This page will remain up through Fall so folks with recent orders have access to information about their plants.


Grasses   (and plants that look like grasses!)    


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Special Plant Lists -- Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds, Chinese, Natives, Etc.


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All Plants on this page are in Trade Quart Pots (Qt.) which are 1.68Pints (794 ml) liquid measure. 

(Similar to a true nursery quart on top width and height, but tapered to a smaller bottom for lighter shipping.)

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NOTE:  This page lists both true grasses and, also, grass-like plants such as Acorus and Carex.  PLEASE NOTE: Warm weather grasses do not start to grow until (surprise) warm weather! 


Most ornamental grasses are also deer resistant. We have marked those we find on reputable deer resistant lists, you may want to check others.

$9.99 Qt.


Acorus gramineus 'Golden Ogon'      Dwarf  Sweet Flag       Z: 5-9           

Acorus gramineus 'Golden Ogon'This 1975 Barry Yinger introduction from Japan makes a glaringly beautiful groundcover with brilliant yellow foliage, exceptionally bright in spring and fall. While the overall effect is bright gold, it actually has a vertical green stripe down the side of each leaf. Makes a fabulous, slowly spreading groundcover, a great pond-side or in the pond plant.   This plant is so useful in so many situations and very, very easy to grow!

Soil: Moist to wet        H: 10-12" W: Slowly Indef.       B/M: Greenish-yellow/ 5-6 

$9.99 Qt.


Acorus gramineus 'Masemune'     Japanese Sweet Flag,       Z: 5-9         

Acorus gramineus 'Masemune'     Japanese Sweet FlagBrilliantly variegated grasslike foliage. Fine in any moist or well-watered soil, as well as in standing water up to 1" deep.  Takes average soil in shade. Rare, choice. Striped grass-like foliage, half green and half white 1/8 in. wide by 6 in. long. Although similar to the variegated form, it is more compact and shorter. 

Soil: Moist to wet   H: 6" W: 6-8"   B/M: Tan/ 5-6 

$9.99 Qt.

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus   Variegated Japanese Sweet Flag,       Z: 5-9         

Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus Similar to 'Masemune' but generally taller, sometimes twice as tall to a foot.  Same brilliantly variegated grass-like foliage.    Fine in any moist or well-watered soil, as well as in standing water up to 1" deep.  Takes average soil in shade.  Striped grass-like foliage, half green and half white 1/8 in. wide by 6 in. long.

Soil: Moist to wet      H: 8-10" (12"IB)   W: Slowly Indef.     B/M: Tan/ 5-6 

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Briza media    Quaking Grass     Zone: 4-10  

Briza mediaEuropean perennial grass which forms a dense tuft of finely bristle-margined, blue-green leaves. Erect stems produce open pyramidal panicles of nodding, heart-shaped spikelets -- purple-tinted green at first, later turning straw colored & are arranged like a rattlesnake's tail. Great in dried arrangements. Can be dyed. 12-18" foliage. 

Soil: Well-drained         H: 24-36" W: 12-18"      B/M: See above/  5-7 


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$11.99 Qt.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'      Variegated Feather Reed Grass   Zone: 4-9  

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'VERY CHOICE! Compact, silky-sheen form of Feather Reed Grass. 18-24" foliage. Leaves emerge marginated & striped with cream, quickly changing to white highlighted with PINK! Purplish pink tassels gradually lighten to silver pink. Sun OK but PM shade best. Prefers moist soil. Cut to the ground in early spring. From Eurasia. 

Soil: Ave. to moist, humus rich   H: 48" W: 24"    B/M: Purplish pink/ August 

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Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Eldorado' PP16486 (C. arundinacea)   Feather Reed Grass  Zone: 4-9  

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Eldorado'A clump forming grass with narrow 1/4" green leaves with a bold, bright golden strip down the middle.  Very slender, vertical blooms that age from light purple to cream.  Similar to 'Avalanche' but with gold rather than white in the center and with a bit more open habit, rather than so rigidly compact as others of the type.  A sport of 'Karl Forester' that has a gold center instead of white like the '2001 Perennial Plant of the Year'.

Soil: Ave, to moist, loamy       H:36-48" (60" IB)  W:24"     B/M:  Light purple / 8-9 

  Many grasses are host plants for Butterflies and we love them for that BECAUSE they don't show the feeding damage the way some other plants do!  You will never have massive quantities of Butterflies unless you provide food for the Butterfly Larvae (Caterpillars) and grasses are a great way to do that.


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Calamagrostis brachytricha   Korean Feather Grass   Zone:  4-8     *  

Calamagrostis brachytrichaAKA, Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha  Also sometimes commonly called foxtail grass in reference to the feathery flower/seed plumes.

A clump forming, warm weather grass with bright green leaves reaching 24" and late summer blooms that emerge with a pink tint and reach 36-48".  The blooms fade to cream in Fall.  One of the few flowering grasses that is happy in and actually prefers some shade. Will take full sun with adequate moisture. Superb for cut flowers.  1/2" glossy green leaves.  Clump forming, non-invasive.

Soil: Ave, to moist, loamy       H: 24" (IB:36-48")  W: 24"      B/M: Mauve pink/ 8-9 

  Many Carex are Host Plants for the Dun and Dion Skipper and the Broad-Winged Skipper Butterflies.

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Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki'   Gold Fountain Grass   Zone: 5-9  

Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga-nishiki'Clump forming sedge has slender, elegant leaves w/ a border of gold. Lights up a shady spot. Evergreen in Zone 7-9. Nishiki means “brocade,” & it rightly describes the fine textured variegated foliage of this superb selection. Forms a tidy, fountain-like mound. 

Soil: Ave. to wet.   H: 10-14" W: 20"   B/M: Brownish/ 5-6 


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Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger'     Blue or Heath Sedge      Zone: 5-9   cool areas

Carex glauca 'Zinger'     Blue or Heath SedgeMuch more upright and larger than the species.  Steel blue foliage. Looks best with ample water and fertilization, partial shade in hot summer areas.   Much more clump forming than the species but still 24" wide in 5 years, so slowly indefinite in width.

Soil:  Prefers moist, well-drained alkaline but is adaptable    H: 12-18" W: Slowly indef.    B/M: Insig./ 4-5    

  (mild areas)

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Carex grayi   Gray's Sedge      Zone: 3-8  

Carex grayiErect grass-like foliage, 24" tall.  Deciduous, densely tufted perennial forms strong, erect clumps of broad, rich green leaves. Star-like, pale green seed heads resemble spiked clubs and are good in flower arrangements either fresh or dried. Needs moist to wet soil. 

Soil: Fertile, moist      H: 24-30"" W: 24"      B/M: Mid-green 6-9   

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 "My plants arrived today. I would just like to say, "Thank you very much for the fine plants you sent me. They are beautiful, and larger than anticipated, for the price. I was surprised, and am very pleased. This
was my first order, and I would be happy to order from you again, in the future."              Alvin, Detroit, MI

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Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'  (C. oshimensis)   Variegated Japanese Sedge  Z: 5-9  

Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'AKA, Carex morrowii 'Aureo varigata'. A tough, clump-forming sedges whose claim to fame is the preponderance of creamy-gold and green variegated leaves. It's evergreen and according to our plant Guru, Cole Burrell, grows it in "small mounds bursting with color!" A 'Surf and Shore' plant - it grows in average moisture in the garden or pond margins.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained      H: 12"  W: 12"      B/M: Brown/4-5

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Carex morrowii var. temnolepsis       Silk Tassel    Zone: 5-8      

Carex morrowii var. temnolepsisAKA Hosoba kan suge.  Very narrow dark green foliage with white midribs quite unlike the other C. morrowiis which have wide blades. Sun with good moisture or light shade. Beautiful spilling over a wall. This variety likes moist but well-drained soil not boggy like some.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 12" W: 24"        B/M:   Brown 4-5

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Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'    Creeping Broad-leafed Sedge        Z: 5-9    

Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'A wide-leaf with white stripes on margins and a pink cast to spring growth make this a stunning Carex that clump-forming and politely spreading. This is fairly new to the trade and absolutely fabulous. Needs supplemental water if soil gets dry.

Soil:  Ave. to moist    H: 10-12"  W:  24"   B/M: Insig.

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Chasmanthium latifolium      Northern Sea Oats Grass       Zone:  5-9  

Chasmanthium latifoliumAttractive Native w/ oat-like seed heads for groups or massing. Dark green foliage in part shade; light green in sun. Good naturalizer for dry shade. Deep gold fall color. One of the best grasses for SHADE. Very unique seed pod. Plumes to 48". Seeds less in shade. Will take moist soil.  Host plant for the Bell's Roadside-Skipper and Common Roadside-Skipper Butterflies.

Soil:  Most any but wet            H: 24"  W:          B/M: Golden brown/7-8

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Equisetum scirpoides       Dwarf Horsetail or Scouring Rush        Zone: 3-11  

Equisetum scirpoidesA non-flowering perennial native to North America.  Similar to the above, Equisetum hyemale in every respect but tiny in comparison.  Beautiful creeping along stream beds or in a moist, low spot in the garden.

Soil: Moist to wet     H:6-10"  W:   B/M:  None

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Erianthus (See Saccharum)



Also, you might be interested in Liriope listed on the La-Li Page

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'     White Liriope  

Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'  Variegated Groundcover Liriope



Miscanthus (Maiden Grass) are some of the most beautiful of grasses.  They have recently gotten some bad press for reseeding.  We immediately discard any that we notice doing this in our gardens.   If you live near a natural ecosystem, you probably shouldn't grow Miscanthus.  Keep in mind that these are WARM season grasses and do not really start to grow until the weather warms up, so in early season they won't have much foliage and won't be strongly rooted BUT they have all the roots they need for that time.

Please note Miscanthus sinensis species and cultivars are now listed as a Noxious Weed list in CT  ("Potentially invasive, not banned" is the quote 2008 ) -- certainly not to be used in any area where stray seedlings cannot be removed.  In your maintained yard in a neighborhood, it's not a problem.  It should not be planted anywhere near a wetland or wild area.


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Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'    Maiden Grass, Eulalia    Zone:  (4)5-9    *

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'A clump forming grass, slowly spreading but maintaining the clump form  Tolerant of most soils including clay.  Foliage looks beautiful left through winter for visual interest (turning yellowish at first but quickly to straw-beige) and left over winter, it protects crowns in colder areas.  Cut foliage to the ground in late winter.  'Gracillimus' is an old, popular cultivar that blooms later than most Miscanthus and the plumes persist well into winter.  Takes part shade but doesn't bloom as well and can flop.

Soil:  Any but standing wet       H:4-6' (7-8' IB)  W:3-6'      B/M:  Silver/August thru Winter

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella'   Maiden Grass, Eulalia    Zone:  4-9   

Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella' Warm season grass with fine, slender, 1/4" wide foliage & upright, arching form. Large, bronze to white plumes appear in mid to late August (early for a Miscanthus) high above the foliage. Prefers moist, rich, well drained soil in full sun. Distinct because of the burgundy reverses on the green blades & the darkness of the stems.

Soil:  Any but wet      H: 5-6'  W: 3-4'    B/M:  Creamy White/August thru Winter

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'     Maiden Grass    Zone:  5-9   

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'This is one of the most stunning grasses in our garden!  Never, ever flops -- not even in 2003 when the tail end of a Hurricane hit us and knocked down and ancient oak tree about 40 feet away!  Now that's 'stand-up-ability'!  Very narrow green leaves with white variegation on the margins giving the foliage has an overall silvery appearance.  Similar to M. 'Gracillimus' but somewhat smaller, more fine-textured.

Soil:  Any but wet      H: 4-6'   W: 2.5-4'     B/M: Beige/August thru Winter

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Sarabande'      Maiden Grass   Zone:  4-9    

Miscanthus sinensis 'Sarabande'      Maiden GrassClump-forming ornamental grasses w/ festive flower plumes which can adorn the garden, feed birds through winter, or be cut for both fresh & dried flower arrangements. 'Sarabande' is a lovely cultivar of the Japanese Silver Grasses w/ exceptional silvery-green leaves which turn a soft caramel color in winter. Prune back old growth in spring.  With foliage more narrow that M. gracillimus, it will be come the Industry Standard.  Rarely, if ever self-seeds.

Soil:  Any but wet      H: 6'  W: 3'    B/M: Creamy White/July thru Winter

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  Notes on Mondo Grasses.  These are great spreading plants BUT as young plants, after division, they take a year to 'get their roots back under them' and may not impress you the first year.  Be patient.  They pick up the second year and take off in the third.


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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Gyoku Ryu'   Very Dwarf Mondo Grass   Zone:  6-10   

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Gyoku Ryu'This is a super dwarf Mondo Grass and forms a dense, weed preventing carpet generally only 1-2" high with blooms reaching a tiny 3" tall!  Perfect for small areas where a rambunctious groundcover just wouldn't work! Won't tolerate full sun. Atypical Roots

Soil:  Moist but well-drained     H:1-2" (3" IB)   W: 3-12"        B/M: Lavender/6-7



Panicums or Switch Grasses come in a variety of foliage colors - green, blue and red - so you can pick just the right hue for your garden.


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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'   Red Switch Grass      Zone: 5-9      

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' One of the very few red or burgundy perennial grasses. Starts the season blue green and colors up red by June. Airy red flower clusters in early Fall that are attractive in flower arrangements or dried. Moderately slow grower.  Host Plant for the Broad-Winged, Delaware, Tawny-Edged, Dotted and Arogos Skipper Butterflies.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained      H: 36" W:      B/M: Burgundy/ 9-10 

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Panicum virgatum 'Trailblazer'    Blue Switch Grass     Zone: 5-9     

Panicum virgatum 'Trailblazer'Airy red flower clusters in early Fall above blue foliage that are attractive in flower arrangements or dried. Moderately slow grower.  Host Plant for the Broad-Winged, Delaware, Tawny-Edged, Dotted and Arogos Skipper Butterflies.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained      H: 36" W:          B/M:  Burgundy/ 9-10  

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Phalaris arundinacea Strawberries & Cream'   Ribbon Grass        Zone:      

Phalaris arundinacea Strawberries & Cream'Phalaris is a large family of grasses serving many diverse needs--from hay for livestock to cotton sizing.  Strawberries & Cream is an exceptional ornamental grass w/ variegated leaf blades of green & white flushed with even more pink than Feesey's.  Aggressive, spread quickly, good for erosion control or durable groundcover.  Can be mowed and/or used as a pond plant.

Soil:  Most any       H: 36" W:        B/M: 

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