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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 'Minimus Aureus'     Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag        Z: 6-9           

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'A super tiny sweet flag.  The name is bigger than the plant!  Perfect tucked in crevices around your pond or between moist stepping stones. Or in a pot with a small fern and tiny Hosta. Golden, spiky foliage held in fan-like arrangements light up a shady spot. Too much sun combined with low moisture will burn foliage. Moist sun is fine. From Eastern Asia. Slowly stoloniferous. 

Soil: Moist to wet   H: 3-4" W: Slowly Indef.       B/M: Tan 5-6 

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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 

$9.99 Qt.

Andropogon virginicus     Broomsedge, Broom Sedge      Zone:  5-8     

Andropogon virginicusA golden, clump forming warm-season Native grass similar to Little Bluestem but with a split inflorescence.  Found in fields and upper shores of ponds all over North American.  Good for  to Xeriscape coastal areas.  Broomsedge turns rusty orange in Fall and remains standing throughout the winter.   Host plant for the Cobweb Skipper Butterfly.

Soil:  Any - wet to dry, acid best    H: 24" W:       B/M: Silver/Fall

Potential Noxious Weed:  Does self seed some so while it is not banned (2008) in any state, it is listed as a noxious weed in the Northeast and South.  Yes, even a Native Plant (in the very area it's native to and that's a Host Plant for Butterflies can self seed and be a nuisance in the wrong place.  What does that mean?  It means in your yard in a controlled neighborhood, it's fine.  If you live near a wild or native area that you can't maintain, monitor and control, then you shouldn't plant this plant.

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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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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 

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

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year!  Non-invasive, clumping grass w/ strong vertical habits & tall slender flower plumes. Very adaptable Reed Grass w/ slender deep green leaves & handsome, tall, slender, long-lasting flower plumes. Winter interest. Taller & more tightly upright than 'Overdam'. Cut to the ground in early spring. 18-24" foliage. From Eurasia. 

Soil: Ave, to moist, loamy       H: 48-60" W: 24"      B/M: Pink-bronze/ 8-9 

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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 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 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.

 

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

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Carex buchananii    Leatherleaf Sedge,   Zone: 6-9  

Carex buchananiiFeatured in Horticulture Magazine, February 2006. An unusual plant popular with designers because of its great contrast capabilities. Tufted and erect in growth, the narrow foliage is copper-bronze (or mocha brown!) colored twelve months of the year. A great contrast plant that grows to 2' tall and does best in full sun. Can be cut back hard as older foliage tends to dominate the clump. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 20-30" W: 15"    B/M: Insignificant 

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Carex caryophyllea 'The Beatles'    The Beatles Sedge   Zone: 6-9   

Carex caryophyllea 'The Beatles'A swirling, Mop-headed form of Vernal sedge with fine-textured, medium-green foliage. Moist soil. This quick grower stays in a clump but when placed properly can be used as a non-invasive groundcover.   This is one of our favorite Sedges.  Native to Maine & Mass.   

Soil: Well-drained     H: 6-8" W: 12"   B/M:   Brown/

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Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'     New Zealand Frosted Curls Sedge      Zone: (6)7-9     

Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'Beautiful, compact, fine textured, weeping foliage grows in swirling clumps.  The frosted blue, slender leaves almost appear iridescent, especially with the slightest breeze, and have ruffled or curly tips.  Drought tolerant once it's established.  Nice in a rock garden, used in mass or along paths. Gorgeous falling over a wall looking like a waterfall. To tidy it up, 'comb' the hair with you fingers to remove older leaves.  Someone called it, "...a symphonic movement in pewter."  Gosh, wish we'd said that!

Soil:  MOIST but well-drained best     H:  12"  W:  14"      B/M:

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Carex conica 'Marginata' (Hime-kan-suge)   Snowline Sedge   Zone: 5-9  

Carex conica 'Marginata'Tight little clumps of variegated foliage, completely stable. An alpine gem only 6" tall with swirling and arching, white and green, variegated foliage. A beautiful evergreen sedge for the rock garden, container or beside a water feature. Best in part shade, in moist, well-drained soil. Protect from winter wet. AKA, Carex conica 'Variegata 

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 6" W: 10-20"      B/M: Brown/ 6-7

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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 

Z:7-9

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Carex elata 'Aurea'       Bowle's Golden Sedge    Zone: 5-9     

Carex elata 'Aurea'Bright gold foliage with only a narrow green margin.  Spectacular with blue Hostas or a gold edged Hosta. Likes moist, acid soil, rich in organic matter. A spectacular ornamental grass. Looks beautiful next to contrasting foliage plants like the Burgundy Heucheras. Will take sun IF soil is reliably moist. 

Soil: Moist, acid, rich      H: 16-24" W: 12-15"      B/M: Brown/ 5-6 

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Carex flaccosperma     Blue Wood Sedge     Zone:  5-8  

Carex flagelliferaNative to Eastern North America and yet Rare to the trade. A sturdy, EVERGREEN groundcover. A slowly spreading sedge with half-inch wide 'quilted' greenish-blue leaves. An excellent filler to mix with hostas, ferns and other shade loves. Fairly drought tolerant when established.

Soil:  Most Any    H: 6-10"  W: Slowly indefinite     B/M: Brown/Spring

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  Carex flagellifera - This New Zealand native is an evergreen, perennial grass that has dense clumping growth habit.  The mahogany foliage is tinted with green and red hues.  Lumped with all 'brown' grasses they're often called collectively the 'Dead Sedges' in a most complimentary way!  It reaches 18" in height before spilling gracefully out over the ground.  Attractive all 4 Seasons it was an award winner at Oklahoma State University trials in 2003.  Great in containers in warm zones.  Foliage is not as thread-like as C. comans & not as wide as C. buchananii. Great in the rock garden or grass garden. Stunning w/ blue fescues or gray perennials. 

 

$10.99 Qt.

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Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'   Weeping Sedge      Zone: (5)6-10     

Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'   Copper SedgeThe green version of Weeping Copper Sedge.  Golden highlights appear in Autumn over a finely-textured fountain-like evergreen grass that has pale olive green blades with yellow highlights in spring and summer. 

Soil: Moist but very well-drained, Neutral    H:18"   W: 18"   B/M: Tan Insig./7-8

$9.99 Qt.

Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist'     Toffee Twist Copper Sedge     (5)6-10     

Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist'A Toffee colored form of the Species with wonderful multihued blades that appear tan but upon close inspection are actually a multitude of colors.

Soil: Moist but very well-drained, Neutral    H: 12-18"  W: 18-24"    B/M: Tan Insig./7-8

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Carex glauca (C. flacca)      Blue or Heath Sedge      Zone: 5-9   cool areas

Carex glaucaFeatured in Horticulture Magazine, February 2006. Finely textured, bluish sedge. Bluish-green grass-like foliage adds a nice texture to the garden. Strong grower. Marvelous perennial which should be used more. Where blue grasses go Dormant in winter, this sedge is EVERGREEN. Takes competition from tree roots & light foot traffic. This Michigan native is one of our BEST plants!   EVERY GARDEN SHOULD HAVE THIS PLANT!

Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained alkaline but is adaptable   H: 6-12" W: Moderately indef.   B/M: Insig./ 4-5    

  (mild areas)

$11.99 Qt.

Carex glauca '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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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 'Ice Dance'    Ice Dance Sedge       Zone: 5-9      

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'We are in love with this new Carex with wide, green leaves boldly outlines with white. Forms a neat clump of arching foliage. Thrives in dry shade or average woodland sites. EVERGREEN. Mildly stoloniferous.  A Barry Yinger introduction that appreciates being cut back in early spring so that you can appreciate the gorgeous new foliage. 

Soil: Well-drained       H: 12-18" W: 24-36"       B/M: Brown, Insig./ 4-4

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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 muskingumensis      Palm Sedge   Zone: 5-9   

Carex muskingumensisFeatured in Horticulture Magazine, February 2006. A great Carex that resembles a small palm tree. Needs well-watered, moist or even standing water. Great substitute in the pond for the Tender Papyrus plant. In the garden, it's a beautiful fine-textured ornamental grass for shaded settings unless it's wet. An excellent ground cover or edging plant. Gorgeous with Hostas, Heucheras and Bergenias. 

Soil: Average to Wet      H: 20" W: 12"       B/M: Tan, Insig./ 6-7 

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Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'    Miniature Palm Sedge   Zone: 5-9   

Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'As above but this Norm Hooven introduction is an exact miniature in all ways of the above.  It's not just shorter but everything about it is proportionally miniature.  Little Midge is just adorable.

Soil: Average to Wet      H: 10" W: 6"       B/M: Tan, Insig./ 6-7 

$9.99 Qt.

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Carex platyphylla - Silver Sedge            Zone:  4-8

Carex platyphyllaNew to the trade, this is a spectacular clump-forming sedge with wide powder blue leaves that are often an inch or more wide.  Slowly spreads to form a lovely, textured groundcover in average to moist soil and will even take dry shade once established.  Evergreen but best with a hard clipping in spring before new growth starts -- like Liriope.  East Coast native but very, very rare.

Soil:  Average to Moist, well-drained    H: 8-12"   W: 12-18"     B/M: 

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Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'     Golden Variegated Creeping Broad-leafed Sedge    Z: 5-9    

Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'     Golden Variegated Broad-leafed SedgeAnother stunning Broad-leaf Sedge for moist spots, rain gardens (sometimes wet, sometimes not so much) and part to DEEP shade.  1.25" wide banana yellow leaves are stripped and edged with green.  Needs supplemental water if soil gets dry.

Soil:  Ave. to moist    H: 6-12"  W: 6-12"     B/M: Insig. Tan/4-5

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Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'    Variegated Creeping Broad-leafed Sedge      Zone: 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. Tan/4-5

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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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Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'    Variegated Northern Sea Oats Grass     Zone:  5-9      

Chasmanthium latifolium 'River Mist'    Variegated Northern Sea Oats GrassA select form our our Native Northern Seas Oats with dramatic green and white variegated foliage.  Same unique gold brown seed heads.  One of the best grasses for shade.  Seeds less in shade. Will take moist soil.  Host plant for the Bell's Roadside-Skipper and Common Roadside-Skipper Butterflies.  From the folks at Itsaul Plants in Atlanta.

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

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Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'     Dwarf HARDY Pampas Grass     Zone: (6)7-10     

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'Dwarf is a relative term!  In this case, just a bit smaller than the species but a whole zone hardier!  For those of us in Zone 7a with dreams of the gorgeous Pampas Grass you see in neighboring North Carolina, this extra hardiness makes it possible!  Yeh!   Grown for its fluffy white plumes. Drought tolerant and long-blooming. CANNOT STAND POORLY DRAINED or wet winter soil. Plant 'high' on mounded up soil if you have poorly drained soil.

Soil:  Well-drained      H: 5'   W: 4'        B/M: White/ 8-10

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Cortaderia selloana 'Rosea'      Pink Blooming Pampas Grass       Zone: 7b-10     

Cortaderia selloana 'Rosea'As above but with pink blooms and sadly, only for the folks in warmer climates.  About a zone less hardy than the dwarf form, but oh gosh, if you live in the South, gotta have this grass!

Soil:  Well-drained      H:    W:      B/M: Pink/ 8-10

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Cymophyllus fraseri  (Carex fraseri)   Fraser's Sedge       Zone: 5-9        

Cymophyllus fraseri  (Carex fraseri)   Fraser's SedgeGlossy, strap-like, 1 1/2" wide leathery, EVERGREEN gracefully drooping leaves with white male bottlebrush-like flowers above green female flowers on an East Coast Native.  Most sedges have unmemorable blooms but not this one -- with numerous pretty pompom-like flowers.  It's on the endangered list but ours are Nursery Propagated, of course. Slow and distinctive plant, rarely available.  A stunningly beautiful native sedge.

Soil: Moist woodland        H: 12"   W: 12"        B/M: White/4-6

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Deschampsia caespitosa 'Bronze Veil'  ('Bronzeschleier')  Tufted Hair Grass   Z: 4-9   (cold areas)

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Bronze Veil'Clumping grass. From spring throughout the summer, flowers are held aloft in a profusion of drooping panicles, which look like a magical haze above the mounds of arching, deep green 12- 18" foliage. 'Bronze Veil' has a handsome golden-bronzed-brown flower color. Drought tolerant or will take moist soil. Much shorter than the species. 

Soil: Any dry to damp         H: 12" (30-36"IB) W: 12-18"       B/M: Bronze/ 7-9

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Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau'    Golden Dew Tufted Hair Grass      Z: 4-9     (cold areas)

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau'     Golden Dew Tufted Hair GrassOne of the best forms of tufted hair grass with dark green foliage and in Fall golden blooms which occur a little later than most.  Stunning plant in mass.  Blooms look like golden haze above the foliage.

Soil: Any dry to damp         H: 12"(16-24"IB)  W: 12-24"       B/M: Golden/8-10

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Deschampsia caespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'   Tufted Hair Grass      Z: 4-9     (cold areas)

Deschampsia caespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'   Tufted Hair Grass

This exceptionally hardy, compact grass features clumps of slender, silver green foliage followed by ethereal light flowers spikes that turn to golden brown from mid-summer through fall.  Makes an extraordinary cut flower.  Self cleaning, easy to grow and maintain.

Soil: Any dry to damp         H: 8"(12-24"IB)  W: 12-20"       B/M: Golden Brown/ 6-9

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Equisetum hyemale     Horsetail, Scouring Rush         Zone: 3-11  

Equisetum hyemaleScouring rush (bound in a bunch and used to scrub pots in olden days) is 3' tall and spreads indefinitely in a moist spot.  Hardy enough to live almost anywhere in a large pot or whiskey barrel to contain it.  Evergreen 1/3" cylindrical stems are reed-like, jointed, hollow, usually un-branched and have rough longitudinal ridges.  Tiny 'leaves" (you wouldn't pick them out as such) just appear as a narrow black-green band at each joint.  A fern relatives, it does not produce flowers but reproduces by microscopic pores that are released from a cone-like s trobilus at the tip of fertile stems.  Can be kept in bounds by sinking a large tree pot.  Beautiful in Japanese Gardens in particular.

Soil: Moist to wet      H:36"  W: Indef        B/M:  None

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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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$9.99 Qt.

Eragrostis elliottii   Blue Love Grass    Zone: (5)6-10    

Eragrostis elliottii"Without a doubt, this is the most exciting native plant that we have found in the last few years,"  Tony Avent.  Wonderful, narrow powder-blue foliage in a 3' wide clump with airy, fluffy blooms in early May, remain beautiful thru October.  Good as a specimen or massed in a border or they can even be used as a natural lawn, mowing once in the spring!  Attractive to birds.  It caught our eye at a little roadside garden center (that didn't have a single other memorable plant for sale) so this beauty, in full bloom, just blew us away!  In truth, I think it would have blown us away in a big garden center with lots of memorable plants as well!  This is a winner.  (Warm season grass.) Host plant for the Zabulon Skipper Butterfly.

Soil:    H: 18-24" (40" IB)  W:  36"    B/M:  Tan/May

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Eragrostis spectabilis     Purple Love Grass     Zone: 5-10B    

Eragrostis spectabilisEvery bit as pretty as the above grass with a similar look but with purple blooms instead of tan.  A gorgeous South Eastern Native grass that does self-seed a bit.  But worth removing the occasional baby if you don't want it because the 'Momma' is just so pretty.  Nothing else quite like it.  Tiny purple seed heads form a cloud of purple.  Rhizomatous.  I believe this one cannot be shipped to Oregon or Idaho.  Foliage turns red near the end of the season.  (Warm season grass.) Host plant for the Zabulon Skipper Butterfly.

Soil: Sandy or well-drained      H:10-12" (24-30" IB)  W: 24-36"      B/M: Purple/8-10

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Erianthus (See Saccharum)

 

  Hakonechloa take some years for a plant to look like these. 

These plants are fairly slow off the 'starting block' but then pick up speed in subsequent years.  It will not be terribly impressive when it arrives.  If you need Instant Gratification, Hakonechloa are probably not for you! This is for people who accept that some things are worth waiting for!  And Hakonechloa sure are!  There is no other grass quite like it!   Great, non-invasive grasses.  The do want very ACID soil, not limey!

 

$11.99 Qt.

Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata' (Albo-Striata)  Japanese Forest Grass  Z: 5-9   ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata'Like all of this species, this has cascading foliage but in this case with a white stripe down the green foliage.  The green in the leaves makes it a much faster grower than the gold forms which are slow and it's more sun tolerant and grows taller.  Lovely with Hostas or around water features.  Japanese Forest Grass in its various forms are the best grass for shade.  Probably the most cold hardy of the Variegated forms.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid best  H: 18-36"    W: 18-36"      B/M:  Insignificant

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Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'    Japanese Forest Grass Zone: (5)6-9     ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'Apparently most folks don't realize how hardy this grass is.   Slow spreader that wants moisture during the growing season and part shade.   Native to the mountain cliffs of Japan (the Hakone region, hence the name).  Cascading foliage is as the name says -- All Gold -- and is unbeatable for brightening the shade garden..

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid best    H:10"  W:18"     B/M: Insignificant

Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'      Japanese Forest Grass   Zone: (5)6-9     ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'Apparently most folks don't realize how hardy this grass is.  Thanks to the diligent gardeners on the GardenWeb, who have reported it hardy to zone 3.  Slow spreader that wants moisture during the growing season and part shade.  Native to the mountain cliffs of Japan (the Hakone region, hence the name).  Cascading foliage is tinted with green, chartreuse and cream -- hues that will brighten a shade garden.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid Best    H:14-18"  W:18"     B/M: Insignificant

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Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'    Red Wind Japanese Forest Grass   Z: (5)6-9    ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'A hard-to-find Japanese Forest Grass which forms a flowing mound of green foliage that takes on eye-catching red tones in the Fall.  'Beni-kaze' actually translates to "red wind" which is a good description of this plant's Fall look perfectly.  MUCH taller than most at 24-36" height and width and it has a much for flowing form than others.   Slow to establish but well worth the effort. Best grown in partial to full shade, in fertile, humus-rich, moist soil that is well draining. Won't tolerate winter wet.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid Best    H: 24-36" IB  W:24-36"     B/M: Insignificant

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A more compact form!

Hakonechloa macra 'Briform' PPAF   FUBUKI™ Japanese Forest Grass  Z: (5)6-9   ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'Briform'

"Discovered in our  (Briggs) TC Lab, as a sport of 'Aureola' our new Hakonechloa is named FUBUKI, which is Japanese for 'Snow Storm'. This white and green striped grass is strikingly different from all the other Haks on the market. When autumn arrives the leaves are striped pink. This clumping grass appears to be more compact than 'Aureola'".  Briggs Nursery  Also, the light part is really WHITE, hence FUBUKI™ which means 'Snowstorm' in Japanese.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid Best    H: 10-14"  W:16-18"     B/M: Insignificant

Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' PP19897   Japanese Forest Grass  Z: (5)6-9   ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' PP19897   Japanese Forest GrassCreamy yellow and green variegated leaves become flushed with reddish-purple tones in the fall as cooler weather takes over. Takes on cool purplish-red tones in the fall. The color is most pronounced in cool weather.  Native to Japan, Hakonechloa is one of the best grasses for the shade garden and is non-invasive. All Hak's are slow to establish, not especially impressive the first year but well worth the effort.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid Best    H:  W:     B/M: Insignificant mauve/4-5

Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

Hakonechloa macra ‘Nicolas’ PP198989   Japanese Forest Grass  Z: (5)6-9   ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra ‘Nicolas’ PP19898   Japanese Forest GrassNarrow, solid green cascading leaves become flushed with orange-red tones during fall. The colder temperatures, the better the color. Native to Japan, Hakonechloa is one of the best grasses for the shade garden and is non-invasive.  All Hak's are slow to establish, not especially impressive the first year but well worth the effort.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid Best    H:8-16"  W:18-24"     B/M: Insignificant tan/4-5

Japanese Native

$11.99 Qt.

 

Hakonechloa macra 'Sunny Delight'   Japanese Forest Grass  Z: (5)6-9   ( cool areas)

Hakonechloa macra 'Sunny Delight'   Japanese Forest Grass A reverse of 'Aureola' with green blades bold streaked with yellow.  A nice cascading form that is a little bit taller than the other Hakonechloa grasses. All Hak's are slow to establish, not especially impressive the first year but well worth the effort. Best grown in partial to full shade, in fertile, humus-rich, ACID, moist soil that is well draining. Won't tolerate winter wet.

Soil: Moist but well-drained, Acid Best    H: 14-22" IB  W:24-36"     B/M: Insignificant

Japanese Native

$10.99 Qt.

Juncus effusus 'Frenzy'      Gold Corkscrew Rush   Zone: 6-9           (moist)

Juncus effusus 'Frenzy'      Gold Corkscrew RushA new take on an already pretty crazy plant! It's a yellow variegated form of Corkscrew Rush -- an apt Common Name! Good in moist soil or even a bit (3") of standing water. Terrific in a mixed container with the right plants.  Evergreen to semi-evergreen -- this is just a fun little plant!

Soil: Moist, acidic    H: 6-12" W: 8-12"    No bloom   

 

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

Liriope muscari 'Christmas Tree'    Liriope 'Monroe's #2

Liriope muscari 'Monroe White'     White Liriope  

Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'  Variegated Groundcover Liriope

 

$9.99 Qt.

 

Luzula 'Ruby Stiletto'   Red Rush     Zone: 5-9   

Luzula 'Ruby Stiletto'This beautiful new introduction was discovered in the mountains of British Columbia. Forms a dense, tufted mound of swirling green foliage which is deeply tinged with ruby-red in early spring, late fall and winter. This is an evergreen plant, happiest in part to full sun and moist soil. It is, however, very tolerant of less than ideal conditions including dry areas. Evergreen.
Soil:  Most any, moist best          H:12"  W: 8"          B/M:  Insignificant

$9.99 Qt.

Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'        Variegated Greater Woodrush    Zone: 5-9    

Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'One of the most unique Luzulas in the trade and with a totally different look. Variegated wide foliage. Dense habit, rich green leaves w/ neat cream margins and pendent, brown and gold spikelets. AKA, L. sylvatica 'Aureomarginata'. Will take full sun ONLY if soil is moist. In shade, it will take any well-drained soil. Will take deep shade.

Soil: Moist but well-drained    H: 12" (18"IB) W: 12-24"     B/M: Brown & gold/5-6

 

 

 

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.

 

$11.99 Qt.

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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$10.99 Qt.

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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$10.99 Qt.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'     Dwarf Maiden Grass     Zone:  5-9    

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'A dwarf from of Maiden or Eulalia grass typically forms a foliage clump to only 15" tall with arching, narrow green leaves. The showy, cascading plumes are silvery with with pink or reddish hues comes in August and perch well atop the foliage.  Later the blooms give way to light beige seed heads continuing the show well into winter.  Wonderful as a fresh or dry cut flower.

Soil:  Any but wet      H:12-15" (36" IB)    W:12-18"   B/M: Beige/August thru Winter

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$11.99 Qt.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber'       Red Silver Maiden Grass      Zone:  5-9   

Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber'       Red Silver Maiden Grass'Rotsilber' is German for Red Silver which is appropriate since the flowers are actually both.  They emerge compressed and flushed in shiny wine-red tones over the green and wine tinted stems and gradually the red gives way to fluffy silver.  This Ernst Pagels introduction has a slim, compact form and the foliage gets great orange-red autumn color.

Soil:  Any but wet      H: 4-5'   W: 3'     B/M: Red to silver/August thru Winter

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$10.99 Qt.

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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$10.99 Qt.

 

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'     Porcupine Grass    Zone:  5-9    

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'Similar to but much better than Zebra Grass. An excellent grass, Porcupine Grass will be a feature in your garden. Foliage is more rounded and quill-like than Zebrinus so it stays very upright and doesn't flop or arch outward. A superb specimen. Doesn't mind heat or humidity or our poorly drained soil! Cut or burn to ground in early spring.  3/4" wide gold bands on the green foliage.  According to Tony Avent, it's one of the best ornamental grasses for the urban garden.

Soil:  Most any      H: 6-8'  W: 3-4'    B/M: Bronze/July-Fall

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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.

 

$10.99 Qt.

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

 

$9.99 Qt.

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'     Dwarf Mondo Grass   Zone: 6-10   

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'Grass-like evergreen ground cover plants resembling Liriope, but usually w/ narrower foliage, that spread slowly by underground runners & form a thick turf. Most have small lilac flowers followed by nodding scapes of blue berries. Slower growing and much more compact than the species. Rarely blooms.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 4-5"  W:  Indef.  B/M:  Lilac/Summer

$12.99 Qt.

New 2/15

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Dwarf Black Mondo'     Dwarf Black Mondo Grass  Zone: 6-10   

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Dwarf Black Mondo'     Dwarf Black Mondo GrassFinally, we have a DWARF BLACK Mondo Grass reaching just 4-6" tall.  Very upright with it's bottom leaves arching slightly it's deep black with a glaucous shine on the underside.  Stunning in containers in warm zones, in the border or in a charming fairy garden.

Soil:  Moist but well-drained       H: 4-6"  W:  Indef.        B/M:  Lilac/Summer

$11.99 Qt.

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'      Black Mondo Grass   Zone: 6-10     

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Niger'A striking form of Mondo grass, near black purple in color is beautiful with silver foliage plants. Add light lilac to pink flowers followed by dark blue-black fruits and you definitely have a winner. Nothing else quite like it. AKA, Black Dragon, Ebony Knight. Slightly acidic soil.   Slow at first, then it picks up but never really berserk.  Just steady.  More expensive because it's very slow to propagate as a young plant.

Soil: Moist but well-drained     H: 9" W: Indef.     Bloom/Month: Lilac to pink/ 7-8 

 

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.

 

$12.99 Qt.

Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' PP11202   Blue Switch Grass    Zone: 5-9     

Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues' PP11202Probably the most stunning form of this Native grass in the trade.  Discovered by Ken and Linda Smith in Dallas, it makes an upright clump of weeping, powder-blue foliage to 5' tall and then top with gorgeous plumes or reddish purple in Fall.  These flower heads a unique in that, unlike other forms, they appear in distinct layers. 

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

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Panicum virgatum 'Haense Hermes'  (Hans Herms)   Green Switch Grass   Zone: 5-9  

Panicum virgatum 'Haense Hermes'The more green form of Switch Grass.  Wonderful light, airy see thru blooms in Fall.  Host Plant for the Broad-Winged, Delaware, Tawny-Edged, Dotted and Arogos Skipper Butterflies.

Soil: Fertile, well-drained  Ht:  36" (56"IB)  W:        B/M:  Auburn/Fall

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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'      Blue Switch Grass    Zone: 5-9     

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'A great looking Switch Grass with stiff, blue foliage.  Host Plant for the Broad-Winged, Delaware, Tawny-Edged, Dotted and Arogos Skipper Butterflies.

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

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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.  The Shenandoah Valley and River are just a quick hop over the Blue Ridge Mountain from us!

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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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'      Hameln Fountain Grass      Zone: 6-9     

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'Graceful, wheat-like grass. Slender arching leaves are deep green. Hameln is exceptionally hardy and DWARF with greenish white to silver pink blooms fading to gray-brown. Early flowering. Foliage turns golden yellow in Fall. Excellent groundcover. 

Soil: Any, well-drained       H: 24-36" W: Indef.       B/M: Silver pink/ 8-9 

OR

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'   Dwarf Fountain Grass    Zone: 6-9    

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'Fountain Grasses form clumps of slender, graceful dark green leaves & outward arching spikes of foxtail-like flower heads. Cut back old growth each spring. 'Little Bunny' is a diminutive cultivar w/ dark green foliage forming dense, low mounds & short fluffy flower heads appearing in summer. Excellent choice for groundcover, pathways or rock gardens. 

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 10-12" W: 10-12"       B/M: Cream/ 6-7 

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'     Black Fountain Grass     Zone 6-9       Best

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry'     Black Fountain GrassA warm season grass with graceful, spreading leaves 24-36" wide and tall.  Narrow medium to deep green leaves to 1/2" white brighten the Fall garden by turning yellow then fading to beige in late Fall.  The bristly, bottle-brush like flowers spikes are purplish-black, turning brown for winter.  Self seeds in optimum conditions and as such can be weedy.  Fine in a tended garden but don't plant near unattended areas.  Doesn't generally come true from seed so removing seed heads seems the logical solution!

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 24-36" W: 24-36"       B/M: Purplish Black/ 6-7 

OR

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'National Arboretum'       Black Fountain Grass    Zone 6-9     Best

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'National Arboretum'Outstanding Blooming Black Fountain grass. This grass is in a class by itself! Very dark blooms. Hard to find in the trade. One of our favorite grasses. Self seeds in optimum conditions and as such can be weedy.  Fine in a tended garden but don't plant near unattended areas.  Comes fairly true from seed.

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 24-36"   W: 24-36"       B/M: Purplish Black/ 6-7 

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet' PP197074   Dwarf Fountain Grass  Zone (4)5-9    

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'A perfectly sized dwarf Fountain Grass for every garden - right between 'Little Bunny' and 'Hameln'.  Perfect for edging or in containers (in zone 7) or warmer.  Selected by Intrinsic for its vigor and more substantial flowers for its size.  Knee high and just covered with blooms!

Soil: Moist but well-drained      H: 18"IB  W: 24"      B/M: Buff Tan/ 8-10

OR

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Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' PP12909  Oriental Fountain Grass     Zone 5a-8     Best OK

Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'Stunning, furry and soft, Rose-purple blooms from June through August.  A 'warm season' grass native to Asia and forms graceful, spreading foliage clumps to 18" with blooms sitting above the foliage.  It has more rose blooms, blooms longer and with fuller blooms and is slightly more hardy.  One of the very prettiest of grasses.

Soil:  Well-drained    H: 2-3'   W: 2-3'     B/M: Rose-purple/6-8

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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: 

$14.99 Qt.

Oh Wow!

Saccharum arundinaceum    Hardy Sugar Cane      Zone: 6-10     

Saccharum arundinaceum

 If you think Pampas Grass is the most spectacular grass it's only because you haven't seen a clump of Hardy Sugar Cane.  In early October it sends forth HUGE Mauve Pink Pampas-Like blooms that age to silver, hold through winter and that truly are amazing!   There are houses that aren't as sturdy as the grey-green upright foliage in a mature clump.  It would take bulldozer to push it over!   Watch for seedlings in the south, no problem north of 7B

Soil: Any but dry      H: 10-15'   W: 10-15'           B/M:   Mauve pink/10

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$9.99 Qt.

Saccharum (Erianthus) ravennae     Raven Grass     Zone: 6-10       

Saccharum ravennaeLarge, erect, tufted grasses w/ flat leaf blades & dense, silky panicles of flowers in later summer/fall. Non-invasive & adaptable to many areas of the garden. AKA Hardy Pampas Grass. Flat leaf blades turns to russet shades in fall. Magnificent 1-2' long plumes are grand for fresh or dried arrangements. Makes dramatic specimens for the large landscape.   

Soil: Any but dry    H: 8-10' W: 4'    B/M: Creamy 9-10

$9.99 Qt.

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'      Little Bluestem Grass 'The Blues'      Zone: 3-9    

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'Native warm season grass for poor, dry or sharply drained soils. This is a spectacular Blue form of the species. A true blue grass that loves heat & humidity. In the fall, the glowing blue becomes intense & a deep burgundy red mingles w/ the entire clump. Soft, wispy seed heads from Aug-Oct. Extremely cold hardy. Host plant for the Dusted, Arogos, Meske's, Cobweb and Crossline Skipper Butterflies.

Soil: Sharply drained            H: 36-48" W: 18-24"           B/M: Tan /Aug.-Oct

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Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'       Little Bluestem Grass 'Blaze'      Zone: 3-9    

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'       Little Bluestem Grass 'Blaze'One of the few grasses that will grow under Black Walnut trees. A form a US native that once used to cover much of central North America. Blaze is noted for it's vivid red fall foliage. Leaves emerge light blue, turning to gray-green in summer, gets purple highlights in late summer and POW - in fall it bursts into a blaze of pinkish-orange to reddish-purple to VIVID RED. It retains some color throughout winter. Small reddish brown flowers in July-August give way to seed heads fringed with showy, silvery-white hairs. Stupendous grass!

Soil: Sharply Drained      H: 24-36"   W: 18-24"      B/M:   Reddish brown/7-8

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Sesleria caerulea     Blue Moor Grass    Zone: 5A-9A           

Sesleria caeruleaClumping, cool season growing evergreen grass. Leaves are dark green on top, powdery bluish white underneath. Flowers on stems 6-8" above the foliage in early spring thru early summer. Narrow spikes of greenish flowers in spring give way to silvery inflorescences.  Prefers a moist but well-drained rich soil in full sun to part shade. Can used as a border, small accent or groundcover.  Yeh, Grass that doesn't need to be mowed!  We could get into that!

Soil: Ave. to moist (even soggy)      H:6-12" (18" IB)  W: 9-12"     B/M: Green /3-6

$9.99 Qt.

Stipa (Nassella) tenuissima    Feather Grass    Zone: 6-9           

Stipa tenuissimaEvergreen flowering-grass. Tolerates some drought once established. AKA Texas Needle Grass. Tenuissima is native to Mexico and the Southwest. The bright green leaves are very thin and flexible and eddy in the wind; soft and airy in appearance and to the touch. It offers terrific ornamental value to a garden.  Evergreen -- actually brown.

Soil:  Well-drained         H: 24"  W: 24"       B/M: Buff/ 5-6

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Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo'

Kniphofia uvaria 'Echo Rojo'

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