Grasses

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Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior'

Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior' - PPAF

Common Name: Big Bluestem

'Indian Warrior' forms a very upright vase of green foliage that takes on first purples then bronzes as summer turns to autumn. It makes a terrific and colorful alternative to the larger Miscanthus.


Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' - PP26283

Common Name: Red October Big Bluestem

The keyword for this stunner is 'red'. Red highlights on deep green leaves in spring then in autumn, the leaves redden, mature to burgundy, becoming absolutely scarlet at first frost. 


Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - PP22048

Common Name: Blue grama

'Blonde Ambition' is a new distinct variety where the airy flower heads emerge a chartreuse color in mid-summer changing to a blonde color as the flower heads mature. A profuse bloomer and much taller than the species. 


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Feather Reed Grass

Reddish-bronze flower spikes bloom in early summer, later maturing to a nice straw color.  One of the first grasses to bloom and one of the best medium-sized ornamental grasses. 


Carex 'Feather Falls'

Carex 'Feather Falls' - PPAF

Feather Falls presents itself with variegated foliage that spills down the side of the plant. It is deer resistant, easy to grow, and it looks beautiful in containers or hanging baskets where the plant has the ability to cascade down the side.


Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb'

Carex laxiculmis 'Hobb'

Common Name: Hobb Sedge

This North American native is a terrific evergreen addition to any shade garden. The bright blue leaves form a tidy mound. With adequate moisture it will even thrive in full sun!


Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

Common Name: Sedge
Evergold' has a flowing habit and striking variegated foliage. The dark green margins are a dramatic contrast for the yellow centers creating a bright display in a shady spot. 

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo'

Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' - PP21002

Common Name: Golden Sedge

The bright yellow to chartreuse leaves of this evergreen sedge will add a splash of bright color to a shade garden. A perfect companion to Hosta and Fern, it will also tolerate dry shade.


Carex oshimensis Everest™

Carex oshimensis Everest™ - PP20955

Common Name: Sedge

Everest™ Sedge sports vivid clean white edges with green centers along its leaves. It creates a neat mound of foliage that arches from the crown and weeps gracefully. 


Carex oshimensis Eversheen

Carex oshimensis Eversheen - PPAF

Common Name: Sedge

An evergreen weeping carex, 'Eversheen' forms a neat mound of green and lime-yellow striped foliage that looks fresh and is a great accent in all seasons be it as a groundcover, container ingredient or edging.


Carex testacea Prairie Fire™

Carex testacea Prairie Fire™

Common Name: New Zealand Sedge

Prairie Fire™ is part of the ColorGrass® series which are chosen for superior container performance. This tough, finely textured, evergreen grass has color ranging from green-bronze to bright orange that looks great as an accent, in containers, in a mixed bed and even massed. 


Chasmanthium latifolium

Chasmanthium latifolium

Common Name: Northern Sea Oats

Broad-leaved, pale green foliage arches gracefully under the weight of seed-heads that emerge in June and remain attractive into the winter. Grows well even in dry shade.


Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name: Purple Love Grass

Native to eastern North America, Purple Love Grass grows in low dense clumps. Great in containers or naturalistic plantings and ranging from blue to green to purple in color. It is low maintenance and drought tolerant once established.


Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Common Name: Blue Fescue

This popular variety forms attractive clumps of compact, evergreen, steel-blue foliage. Slender flower spikes appear in June. The most heat tolerant fescue, but looks best in cool weather.


Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

Hakonechloa macra 'Albovariegata'

Common Name: White-striped Hakone grass

'Albovariegata' offers multiple fine white stripes on dark green leaves, a larger stature and bit more sun tolerance than most other Hakone grasses.


Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

Common Name: Hakone Grass

A shade loving golden, glowing grass. Colors of this upright rhizome are more chartreuse in substantial shade and more golden in the sun! Although it is a rhizome, Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' doesn't spread rapidly and will not encroach the neighboring plantings.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Bandwidth'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Bandwidth' - PPAF

Common Name: Maiden Grass

While the striking variegated foliage and compact habit make it a beautiful and versatile option, it's the non-fertile nature that has us most excited about this plant. Deer resistant and best in full sun. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Common Name: Maiden Grass

Burgundy plumes appear in August. Long, arching, narrow bluish-green leaves form a large symmetrical clump. Very graceful and fine-textured. An ideal grass for the formal garden.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'

Common Name: Dwarf Maiden Grass

The perfect maiden grass for small gardens. Forms a compact mound of fine foliage topped with fan shape plumes reaching only 3'. This mini-Miscanthus is only 3' x 2'!


Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra' - PP13008

Common Name: Dwarf Zebra Grass

Reddish plumes appear in late summer above green leaves that are crossed with horizontal yellow bands. Smaller and easier to maintain than other Zebra Grasses. Perfect for smaller gardens.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Common Name: Variegated Maiden Grass

'Morning Light' is sure to brighten your landscape with its variegated foliage and arching form. A favorite of the Miscanthus grasses, 'Morning Light' will persist as an attractive plant throughout the growing season.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Scout'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Scout'

Common Name: Maiden Grass

Upright in form, this grass makes a stand in the landscape with slender blades containing a white midrib. The feathery, cream-pink blooms give your garden a whimsical textural contrast throughout late summer and fall. Blooms a month earlier than Gracillimus and it's non-fertile so reseeding isn't an issue. Asexual propagation prohibited.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Common Name: Porcupine Grass

Reddish-bronze plumes appear in late summer above bright green leaves with golden horizontal bands. Stiff, upright clumps add a strong vertical accent to the landscape.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Common Name: Variegated Silver Grass

Pinkish plumes appear in late summer. Leaves are 1/2" to 3/4" wide with white stripes and have a graceful, arching habit. Makes a bold statement in the landscape.


Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'

Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus 'Cabaret'

Common Name: Cabaret Miscanthus

'Cabaret' is the most striking of all the variegated Miscanthus in our opinion. Its leaves are 1.25" wide with a bright white stripe down the center and dark green edges.


Muhlenbergia capillaris

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common Name: Muhly Grass

Clumps of dark green, glossy foliage are topped in fall by soft clouds of airy pink flower panicles that dry to buff. Especially dramatic when planted in groups.


Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'

Common Name: Muhly Grass

Clumps of glossy, blue-green foliage are topped in fall by soft clouds of airy ivory flower panicles that dry to buff. Especially dramatic when planted in groups.


Nassella tenuissima

Nassella tenuissima

Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass

Very finely textured, lime-green foliage with light tan seed heads emerging in May, this native grass is beautiful naturalized in meadows, planted on slopes for erosion, as a specimen in a rock garden or as an element in mixed container plantings.


Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'

Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky' - PP23209

Common Name: Red Switch Grass

Blue-green leaves that turn deep red in late spring. Blooms purple flowers in late summer. A native to the U.S., 'Cheyenne Sky' is great in containers and in dried arrangements.


Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Common Name: Switchgrass

Panicum 'Northwind' is a strictly upright grass topped by clouds of bloom in late summer. 'Northwind' is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and nice as a specimen, but especially striking when planted in groups.


Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Red Switchgrass

Green foliage with red tips turns wine-colored in the fall. An underused native species with open, airy blooms that are beautiful in dried flower arrangements. Very drought tolerant once established.


Panicum virgatum 'Summer Sunrise'

Panicum virgatum 'Summer Sunrise'

Common Name: Upright Switchgrass

Dense, light pink seed heads set against wide, blue grass blades. In the fall, a pinkish gold color evolves.


Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose'

Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® 'Apache Rose' - PPAF

Common Name: Switch Grass

Prairie Winds® ‘Apache Rose’ is a strong ornamental grass with a columnar habit that can endure unfavorable weather from summer through winter. This grass produces rose colored grass tips and flower panicles in the fall.  The Prairie Winds® Collection adds graceful texture and movement.


Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® 'Totem Pole'

Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® 'Totem Pole' - PPAF

Common Name: Switchgrass

A sturdy, durable ornamental grass that withstands adverse weather conditions. Grey-green leaves form a strictly upright column of steel blue foliage. Golden seed heads in fall.


Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons™

Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons™ - PP17944

Common Name: Switch Grass

Ruby Ribbons™ is an upright ornamental grass with blue-green foliage in the spring maturing into a gorgeous dark purplish-red color. Flower spikes appear in late summer and persist into winter. 


Pennisetum alopecuroides

Pennisetum alopecuroides

Common Name: Fountain Grass

Reddish-brown feathery spikes resembling foxtails bloom in late summer above attractive mounds of arching, bright green leaves. Creates an excellent fall effect.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Common Name: Fountain Grass

Recommended to us as a hardier alternative to 'Hameln'. Slightly taller at 3' tall in bloom, this fountain grass has reliable fall color with varying hues of yellow, orange and red.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass

Silvery-pink foxtail plumes emerge in the summer. An excellent form of fountain grass, this cultivar is more compact and flowers earlier than the species. Creates an awesome effect in mass plantings and in containers.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Common Name: Miniature Fountain Grass

Profuse, one-inch plumes cover this miniature grass. Combine with other small-stature blooming perennials like Coreopsis, Scabiosa and Aster to create a sunny meadow garden.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red Head'

Common Name: Fountain Grass

'Red Head' was selected for its earlier flowering and very large blooms. Huge, red bottlebrush plumes appear in mid to late summer measuring 8-10" long. 


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' - PP25202

Common Name: Little Bluestem

'Standing Ovation' keeps a tight, upright habit throughout the season.  The sturdy, spiky stems start out bluish-green and mature in the fall with a brilliant display of oranges, reds, yellows and purplish-browns. 


Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Common Name: Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium ‘The Blues’ is one of our showiest native grasses with leaves of blue with purple highlights in spring and summer and has great reddish-orange fall color. 'The Blues' is very upright and very drought tolerant.


Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Prairie Dropseed

The threadlike leaves of this native grass produce a fine textured 2' dense mound. Color changes from green in spring and summer to orange in fall to a creamy color in winter.


Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Common Name: Prairie Dropseed

This dwarf Prairie dropseed is fine-textured, clump-forming, and more vase shaped than the species with airy pink, fragrant panicles in late summer. The foliage turns golden to orange in autumn.

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