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Ornamental Grasses

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Botanical Name Common Name Description Sun Exposure Height x Width Bloom Color Bloom Time
Andropogon geradii 'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem Dark green upright foliage that begins to turn red in the cool nights of August and becomes a ravishing nearly black color by September. Full Sun 4-5'h x 1-2'w White August-September
Andropogon geradii 'Dancing Wind Big Bluestem Chosen and bred for its intense fall color, this tall and graceful native grass behaves just like Big Bluestem from spring to late summer, but in the fall, it comes into its own with distinctively brighter red foliage than you'd expect to see. Full Sun 6'h x 3'w Red August-September
Calamagrostis a. 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass This is perhaps one of the most versatile, attractive and carefree of the ornamental grasses. As a cool season grower, its deep-green, lustrous foliage becomes effective by early spring and lasts all the way until winter. Full Sun to Part Shade 5' h x 2' w Gold July
Calamagrostis a. 'Lightning Strike' Feather Reed Grass An unusual variegated Calamagrostis. Its leaves have wide creamy white centers and green edges. Topped with fan flowerheads that persist through winter if not cut back. Full Sun to Part Shade 3' h x 2'w tan July
Carex c. 'Ice Dance' Sedge A bright groundcover for a shady spot, 'Ice Dance' has long shiny leaves trimmed in bright white. It spreads slowly to fill in and make a tidy cover that discourages weeds. Deer and disease resistant Full Shade to Part Shade 12-15" h x 12-18" w White August
Carex Snow Cap' Sedge This selection has nearly all-cream to bright white, wide, strappy leaves with narrow green stripes. The striking variegation is much whiter than ‘Variegata’ but grows surprisingly well for a plant with so little green. It forms a dense, slowly spreading clump of deciduous, deer resistant foliage and has insignificant flowers. Full Shade to Part Shade 8"h x 12"w
Erianthus ravennae Hardy Pampas Grass One of the loveliest ornamental grasses, superb as an architectural specimen or large accent. Foliage has a clumping habit; plant in groups to create a screen or windbreak. Long, showy, silvery white, silky plumes have gorgeous autumn coloring, persist into winter, and are superb in fresh or dried floral arrangements. Full Sun 8-10'h x 4-6'w White August-September
Festuca 'Blue Whiskers' Fescue Grass The finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage across the habit. Yellow-green flowers appear above the clump on 18-22” scapes in early summer and age to tan as the season progresses. Full Sun 10-12"h x 24-28"w Yellow July
Hakonechola m. 'Sunflare' Hakone Grass It has vibrant, chartreuse/ golden-yellow foliage with deep crimson tips. In fall, the colors turn to chartreuse and gold with tones of burnt orange and burgundy-red. Part Shade 12-18"h x 18"w
Imperata c. 'Red Baron' Japanese Blood Grass An unusual and dramatic grass, slowly forming a low clump. Leaves are green at the base, with red tips that become more intense over the summer and fall until they appear to glow. Effective as an edging, in the rock garden, and especially when mass planted. Full Sun to Part Shade 18-20"h x 12-18"w
Miscanthus s. 'Gracillimus' Maiden Grass It is desirable for its finely narrow foliage and gracefully round form. Full Sun 7' h x 3' w White September-October
Miscanthus s. 'Little Miss' Dwarf Maiden Grass ush green foliage emerges early spring, graduating to brilliant carmine and purple tones in summer, intensifying in fall. Foliage clumps retain their green coloration in the center, providing a delightful two-tone effect. Red flowers set showy buff-colored seed heads in late summer that hold through fall. An excellent compact grass for containers. Full Sun 2-3'h x 2-3' w Red July-August
Miscanthus s. 'Little Zebra' Dwarf Zebra Grass Like 'Zebrinus' but shorter and more upright. Keeps its color all season. Reddish-purple plumes are produced reliably. They turn creamy tan in winter. Full Sun 3-4' h x 3' w White September-October
Miscanthus s. 'Morning Light' Variegated Maiden Grass This is a variegated form of maiden grass; fine textured, neat and arching. Its reddish-bronze blooms. Plant it near water as the reflected light will give it a spectacular silver appearance. Full Sun 4-5' h x 2' w White September-October
Miscanthus s. 'Oktoberfest' Maiden Grass In late summer or early fall, the foliage develops deep purple and red highlights which complement the showy flowers that emerge a rich shade of shimmering burgundy and copper, then mature into fluffy, creamy tan seed heads. Full Sun to Part Shade 6-7'h x 3-4'w Purple September-October
Muhlenbergia r. 'Undaunted' Muhly Grass An aura of reddish mauve flower spikes bloom late summer into fall. The clouds of flowers dry after frost and persist to provide winter interest. This warm season grass’s fine-textured, soft green foliage forms a tidy, well-behaved mound. Heat and drought tolerant, long-lived and low maintenance. Full Sun 15-18"h x 18-24"w Red September-October
Panicum v. 'Cape Breeze' Switch Grass Selected for upright habit, compact size and early flowering. Its perfect, tidy stature combines the toughness of seaside Panicum with the neatness of garden worthy cultivars. Great texture and movement in the landscape! Full Sun to Part Shade 24-30"h x 20-24"w
Panicum v. 'Cheyenne Sky' Switch Grass This variety has a tight, vase-shape form and incredible wine-red foliage that colors the plant beginning in late summer. The fall veil of wine-red flowering spikes are equally showy. Full Sun to Part Shade 3' h x 18" w July-August
Panicum v. 'Cloud Nine' Switch Grass This very tall selection forms an upright mound of blue-green leaves. Airy heads of tiny reddish-brown flowers appear in late summer. Attractive well into the winter. Full Sun 6-7'h x 3-4'w Brown August
Panicum v. 'Hot Rod' Switch Grass This selection revs up into the red zone earlier than other switch grasses. Firmly upright blades emerge blue/green, reddening rapidly until the whole plant is rich, deep maroon. Full Sun to Part Shade 3-4' h x 2-3' w July-August
Panicum v. 'Northwind' Switch Grass A compact, clumping grass with excellent vertical form. Olive to blue-green foliage turns golden yellow in autumn. Airy flower panicles produce showy seed heads and lend winter interest. Sturdy stems stay upright, even under snow load, giving protection to wintering songbirds. Good for erosion control. Full Sun to Part Shade 4-6'h x 2-3'w Yellow August-October
Panicum v. 'Shenandoah' Switch Grass Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red (by late June) to form a compact, narrow, erect, 3' tall clump of foliage which is topped in summer by finely-textured, reddish-pink flower panicles which hover over the foliage like an airy cloud. Full Sun 3-4'h x3-4'w Pink July-February
Pennisetum a. 'Burgundy Bunny' Fountain Grass This selection is a miniature version forming an upright clump of narrow, green leaves bearing small, tufted, cream flower plumes in late summer. The leaves show red colour in summer but by fall are completely red, lasting until frost. Full Sun to Part Shade 16" h x 16" w White July-September
Pennisetum a. 'Hameln' Dwarf Fountain Grass Flowers are cream-white beginning in late July. Foliage is dark green and a full 1' shorter than other varieties. Great in massing. Full Sun to Part Shade 3' h x 2' w Tan July-September
Pennisetum a. 'Piglet' Dwarf Fountain Grass Perhaps the most perfectly sized compact fountain grass. Its height falls right in between ‘Little Bunny’ and ‘Hameln’. Great as an edger or in a container. Tawny colored, cascading plumes in late summer. Full Sun to Part Shade 18"h x 24"w Pink/White August-October
Schizachyrium s. 'Blue Paradise' Little Blue Stem An upright ornamental grass that withstands adverse weather conditions. In summer, striking silvery blue stems form a columnar habit. Deep wine purple fall color. Full Sun 36-42"h x 20-24"w Tan August-September
Schizachyrium s. 'Smoke Signal' Little Blue Stem This selection features sturdy, tight, upright stems in blue-green and offers amazing fall colour when it turns a deep, red-purple. Small tan seed heads appear in late summer and late through to fall. Full Sun 35-47"h x 18-23"w Tan August-September
Schizachyrium s. 'Twilight' Little Blue Stem ‘Twilight Zone’ stands out among Little Bluestems for its iridescent, silvery mauve color that appears in midsummer. These beautiful pastel tones intensify in fall when bright purple highlights appear. About half as wide as it is tall, it has a full, upright columnar shape. Full Sun 4-5'h x 2'w Tan August-September
Sporobolus h. 'Morning Mist' Prairie Dropseed Abundant blooms on sturdy red stems over cascading mounds of fine green blades. Gold fall hue. More consistent in height and habit than the species. Full Sun to Part Shade 18-30" h x 18-24" w White August-September