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Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ USDA 3-7
Japanese Rush Grass/Golden Sweet Flag
Glossy, variegated leaves, striped with pale green and cream. Blades 4-6”. Excellent plants for shallow water of a pool, lakes, or bog gardens. In midsummer, insignificant flowers, resembling small horns 2-3” long are produced just below the tips of the leaf-like flower stems.
Calamagrostis x acutiflora USDA 4-9
‘Karl Foerster’ ‘Foerster’s Feather Reed Grass
A stunning effect is created with feathery flower spikes that emerge reddish-brown in spring, turning gold to buff in fall. It blooms 2-3 weeks earlier than common feather reed grass. Stalks are used as cut flowers, reaching heights of 6’. Arching foliage is fast growing to 18-24” tall, 2’ wide clumps. Semi-evergreen perennial. Full sun.
Carex conica ‘Hime Kansugi’ USDA 5-9
Ornamental grass used to make handsome semi-evergreen border. Dark green blades with distinctive white margins. Excellent in containers, rock gardens. Moderate grower to 4-6” tall, spreading wider. Perennial. Full to partial sun.
Carex flagellifera ‘Toffee Twist” USDA 7-9
Toffee Twist Sedge
Densely tufted, evergreen perennial grass with broad green or reddish brown leaves 16-28” long. Stems bear light brown flower spikes ¼ - 1” long, elongated to over 36” as the red-brown fruit matures.
Carex galuca USDA 5-9
A beautiful clumping perennial grass with blue-green foliage. Can be used for a graceful effect when used as a border plant or in a rock garden. Very drought tolerant. Sun to Partial shade.
Carex morrowii‘Aurea-variegata’ USDA 5-9
Variegated Japanese Sedge
A mounding ornamental grass with stiff, lustrous, green and creamy white striped blades. It makes a very useful plant for container pots, low borders, rock gardens or ground cover. Blades grow to 1’ tall and 1’ wide clumps. Evergreen perennial. Shade or partial shade is best.
Carex tenuiculmis ‘Cappuccino’ USDA 6-9
This is a beautiful chocolate colored sedge that can be used to complement any perennial garden. The form is gracefully arching to form an attractive mound. Foliage varies from deep-cappuccino to reddish-bronze. Prefers moist, well drained soil.
Cortaderia selloana USDA 7-11
Pink Pampas Grass
Densely tufted, clump-forming evergreen, perennial grass with arching mid-green leaves to 8’ or more long. In late summer, pink flushed spikelets are borne in pyramidal to oblong panicles 18-36” long on erect stems. Full sun
Cortaderia selloana USDA 7-11
White Pampas Grass
This ornamental grass has showy, white 30-inch plumes that are held above narrow, sharp-edged foliage forming large clumps. Flowers can be dried. Good for windbreak, natural-looking screen or accent plant. A fast grower it reaches 8-10’ clumps tall and 3-4’ or more wide. Full sun
Cortaderia selloana ‘Pumila’ USDA 7-11
Ivory Feathers Dwarf Pampas Grass
Beautiful 6’ stalks of white plumes are held above the foliage. This clumping perennial grass is wind and draught tolerant. It is an excellent grass for smaller gardens. Used as a specimen plant, it has beautiful fall flowers. Fast growing 3’ Ht; 4’ width. Full sun.
Elymus glaucus USDA 4-9
Blue Lyme Grass
This perennial grass is the bluest color of all grasses. It thrives in heat and tolerates drought as well as a variety of conditions. It is a handsome accent plant or spreading ground cover. Blue-gray 2’ tall foliage is outstanding during hottest weather. Deciduous. Full sun.
Equisetum hyemale USDA 4-11
Horsetail Reed Grass
Rush-like clumps of dark green, jointed slender erect stems, without leaves or flowers. Evergreen in warm climates. Makes a beautiful contrast to other plants. Fast growing to 3-4’ tall, spread indefinite. Prefers moist area. Partial sun.
Erianthus ravennae USDA 4-10
(Saccharum ravennae) Hardy Pampas Grass
One of the prettiest ornamental grasses! The showy 2’ long silvery-white silky plumes reach above the blades with beautiful autumn coloring. This grass makes one of the loveliest accent, screen or architectural specimens. Foliage has a clumping habit reaching 8-10’ high. Full sun.
Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ USDA 4-7
Blue Fescue Grass
An ornamental garden species of Fescue. Icy-blue coloration to the blades of this grass remain through summer. Use for edging borders or mass plantings as a ground cover. Evergreen. Dense mounds 8-12” high and wide. Full sun.
Festuca glauca ‘Amethystina’ USDA 4-8
Large Blue Fescue Grass
Densely tufted, tussock-forming, perennial grass with soft, narrowly linear, gray-green leaves to 10” long. The lower half of the blade is enrolled and furrowed. In Spring and summer 4-8” panicles bear spikelets of 3-7 violet-tinted, greenish to purple or violet flowers.
Juncus glaucus USDA 5-9
Blue Rush Grass
Vertical blue grass-like, hairless foliage with small green or brown flowers with 6 tepals, borne in cymes in midsummer. Semi-evergreen aquatic.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ USDA 6-9
Adagio Maiden Grass
Dwarf maiden grass provides fine texture and graceful form. The silvery green arching foliage turns golden in the fall. Pink flowers stand well above the foliage fading to white. Excellent accent or container plant. Ideal for wild gardens, accent for beds or borders. Grows to 5’ tall, 3’ wide. Deciduous. Full sun.
Miscanthus sinensis condensatus USDA 5-9
Foliage has deep green center and wide, creamy-white margins. Flowers heavier and earlier than ‘Cabaret’. Very attractive seed heads appear coppery-red in early September. Mature height 10’ with blooms. Sun to partial shade.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’ USDA 5-9
An attractive ornamental grass that has fine-textured silver-green blades turning golden-bronze after frost. Plumes are a delicate silvery-white. A nice addition to any landscape, may be used in groups as a screen or a specimen. Moderate clumping grows to 6-8’ tall, 3-5’ wide. Herbaceous perennial. Full sun.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light USDA 5-10
Morning Light Maiden Grass
Green blades have highlights of creamy-white margins and midveins that create a shimmering silvery appearance. Great enhancement to add to shrub border. Plumes are a delicate reddish-bronze appearing late summer. Deciduous. Clumps to 5’ tall, 2’ wide with flower stalks taller. Full sun for best foliage coloration.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Variegatus’ USDA 5-9
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
Silvery-white plumes top this graceful arching grass. Blades are 1” wide dark green, highlighted with a creamy-white stripe. These make a nice addition for textured contrast in perennial or shrub beds. Herbaceous perennial. 6’ tall clumping 3-5’ wide. Full to partial sun.
Miscanthus sinensis “Yakushima’ USDA 5-9
Dwarf Maiden Grass
A compact versatile version of Miscanthus ‘Gracillimus’, it has a free flowering habit. Silvery white blooms top the showy clumps. Dark golden bronze blades show a beautiful autumn color. Fast growing clumps are 3-4’ tall, 3’ wide. Full to partial sun.
Miscanthus sinensis “Zebrinus’ USDA 5-9
Horizontal bands of yellow gold add contrast to the green leaves. Autumn plumes are pinkish copper lasting through winter. A vigorous grower, it has a medium size clump growing 6-8’ in height.
Muhlenbergia capillaries USDA 5-9
Very showy, delicate violet-pink flowers reaching 2-3’ above the foliage. A good border grass, it is striking in massed plantings. Flowers are stunning as dried arrangements. Full sun to partial shade.
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ USDA 4-9
Blue Switch Grass
Very stiff upright blades are metallic blue becoming yellow in autumn. Loose, broad weeping purple-green plumes have spikelets rising above the foliage. It is a very useful plant to use in groups. Herbaceous. Grows 3’ tall and almost as wide. Full sun.
Pennisetum alopecuroides USDA 5-9
Graceful narrow foliage has distinctive maroon flower spikes that follow the same weeping vase shaped lines. The seed heads of rose-copper are cylindrical spikes 4-5” long and 3” diameter. Dense hair-like structures grow outward from each spikelet. Full sun.
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cassian’ USDA 5-9
Cassian Fountain Grass
A smaller form of alopecuroides but not a true dwarf. In fall the grass turns a golden color with red-orange tints. Maximum height of 3’.
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln USDA 4-9
Dwarf Fountain Grass
This attractive grass is highlighted by fluffy, buff colored plumes arching over the foliage. Dark green blades turn golden russet in fall. This makes a splendid contract if used among shrubs or as a backdrop for a perennial bed. Drought tolerant. Moderate grower mounding to 2-3’ tall with 1-2’ spread. Deciduous. Full sun.
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Moudry’ USDA 5-9
Black Flowering Fountain Grass
Rich, glossy green blades, make a beautiful backdrop for the almost black foxtail-like flower spikes, becoming more brown with age. Foliage turns from yellowish-orange in fall to gray in winter. This adds a different texture and color to a shrub border or rock garden. Herbaceous. Mounded clumps to 2’ tall, 3’ wide.
Pennisetum messiacum ‘Red Buttons’USDA 5-9
Red Buttons Fountain Grass
Green foliage bears beautiful red blooms turning buff-white with maturity. Grows 3’ tall. A beautiful plant for specimen, patio plant or plant in mass plantings.
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ USDA 8-11
Purple Leaf Fountain Grass
This grass is considered a perennial but it is used as an annual in our area. Grass blades are purplish-maroon with rose-red flower spikes that appear summer through fall. It is a very useful plant for a specimen or planted in groups. It is drought-tolerant. Grows 2-4’ tall with a 2-3’ foot spread. Full sun.