Grasses

   

Grasses

Grasses are an integral component of the perennial landscape. They provide a long-season of interest with summer foliage, fall flowers, and dried winter seed heads. They are very disease resistant and require low water needs with little maintenance.

Our dormant grasses are 1-year old plants with large crowns that are full of vigor. Keep them evenly moist until growth appears. Once established, they can be allowed to dry out between watering.

   
  
  1. Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks'

    Big Blue Stem

    A seedling selection of 'Red October', this native grass was chosen for its ever changing color throughout the season. Upright dark green foliage in summer will begin to turn red and then dark purple-black by September, as the nights get cooler.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 4-5 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  2. Andropogon gerardii 'Holy Smoke'

    Big Blue Stem

    From Brent Horvath at Intrinsic, amazing silver foliage with smoky purple and red highlights nearly all season long from May to October, very upright stems. 

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 4-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  3. Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

    Feather Reed Grass

    Wide, white centers and narrow green margins (opposite variegation of Overdam); upright clumps emerge in spring earlier than most ornamental grasses.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 3-4 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  4. Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Hello Spring®'

    Feather Reed Grass

    Crisply variegated green and white striped blades. White flower spikes top the refined, upright habit from summer through fall.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 3-4 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  5. Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

    Feather Reed Grass

    Attractive clumping green grass with upright growth habit. Feathery plumes bloom early summer and mature to attractive tan-colored seed heads in fall and winter.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 4-5 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  6. Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

    Feather Reed Grass

    Nice upward clumping habit. Narrow green leaves with variegated white edge. Feathery plumes with wheat-colored seed heads in fall and winter.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 2-3 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  7. Calamagrostis brachytricha

    Korean Feather Reed Grass

    Medium size clumps of green grass with a more open form. Tall stems with fluffy bottle-brush like plumes gracefully arch from the clump; plumes open slightly pink and dry to a bronze hue. Tolerates moist locations.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 2-3 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  8. Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Lightning Strike™'

    Feather Reed Grass

    Foliage has wide creamy white center stripes that are edged in green. A different twist on your typical Calamagrostis variety. Late summer plumes will persist through winter, if not cut back.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 3 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  9. Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

    Sedge

    Highly variegated creamy-yellow leaves with dark green margins; nicely clumping with aching leaves.

    •  · Zone: 5-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 12-16 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  10. Festuca glauca 'Beyond Blue'

    Blue Fescue Grass

    Intense powder-blue that holds it's color throughout the season. The "best" fescue on the market today!

    •  · Zone: 4-8
    •  · Size: 3" plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 9-12 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  11. Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

    Blue Fescue Grass

    Forms short round clumps of soft powder blue foliage. Maintains good summer color.

    •  · Zone: 4-8
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 10 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  12. Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

    Japanese Forest Grass

    Long arching stems with narrow golden yellow leaves.

    •  · Zone: 4-8
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 14-16 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  13. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

    Japanese Forest Grass

    Long arching bamboo-like golden leaves with narrow dark green margins. Perfect accent plant for the shade garden.

    •  · Zone: 4-8
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 14-16 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  14. Miscanthus sinensis 'Fire Dragon'

    Maiden Grass

    The fall foliage is exceptionally showy in shades of fiery-orange to red; in late summer large silvery plumes are feathery and add to the display. Very upright growing with stiff stems that won't flop over.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 6-7 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  15. Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

    Maiden Grass

    Very narrow green leaves with gracefully arching habit; tall coppery-red plumes late summer.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 5-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  16. Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

    Maiden Grass

    More compact size yet graceful and elegant. Narrow green leaves with variegated white edge; red-bronze plumes bloom early fall.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 4-5 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  17. Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

    Flame Grass

    Clumps form with wider leaves; green summer foliage turns brilliant red-orange in fall. Narrow silver plumes bloom midsummer.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 4-5 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  18. Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

    Silver Feather Grass

    Deep green foliage with distinct silver mid-ribs. Gracefully arching form with large silver plumes that bloom earlier than most varieties. A hardy selection.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 6-7 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  19. Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

    Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

    Broad green leaves with bold white striped edges. Arching form creates wide clumps; beige plumes bloom in late summer.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 5-7 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  20. Miscanthus sinesus 'Huron Sunrise'

    Maiden Grass

    Clumps of green leaves with silver mid-ribs. The most outstanding feature of this cultivar is its profusion of full burgundy plumes in late summer.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 5-6 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  21. Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

    Black Mondo Grass

    Grass-like dense tufts of purple to jet-black leaves. Pale-pink flowers appear in summer and are followed by black berries in the fall. Performs well in part shade. Stunning contrast for the border.

    •  · Zone: 5-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 10-12 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  22. Panicum virgatum 'Blood Brothers'

    Switch Grass

    Upright, slightly vase-shaped mounds of green-blue leaves with tips developing dramatic wine purple tones by midsummer. Sprays of small reddish flowers develop into tan seedheads by late fall.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 3-4 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  23. Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'

    Switch Grass

    Start your engines! This cultivar goes from blue to red-fast. The upright foliage starts out blue-green then turns to deep maroon earlier in the season than most! The maroon color intensifies as the season progresses.

    •  · Zone: 2-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 3-4 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  24. Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

    Switch Grass

    Very sturdy and upright form with wide blue-green foliage. Slender upright panicles bloom atop the foliage, creating a very vertical, formal look. Weather resistant. Tan plumes in late summer and golden-yellow fall foliage provide excellent fall color.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 4-5 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  25. Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

    Switch Grass

    Green spring upright foliage turns red by midsummer and intensifies as the season progresses. Adding to its display are bright red plumes in late summer/early fall.

    •  · Zone: 4-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 3 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  26. Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

    Fountain Grass

    Compact mound with rosy-pink bottlebrush flowers. Blooms midsummer and very floriferous. Nice winter appeal.

    •  · Zone: 5-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 24 in
    •  · Pack: 30
  27. Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

    Little Bluestem

    Grown for its exceptional fall color, slender blue-green summer foliage turns vivid red in the fall and then matures to vivid pink as winter approaches, upright habit. Reddish-brown flowers turn to silver-white providing winter interest.

    •  · Zone: 3-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 2-3 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  28. Schizachyrium scoparium 'Chameleon'

    Little Bluestem

    A seedling selection from 'The Blues', the eye-catching variegation and color changing leaves raise this unique cultivar to a whole new level. Green and white striped foliage emerges in spring and takes on shades of pink, red and light purple in early summer. Compact, upright and dense habit with bugundy-red flowers appearing in late summer and fall. This plant is not only beautiful, it is also low maintenance, winter hardy and drought tolerant.

    •  · Zone: 3-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 2 ft
    •  · Pack: 30
  29. Schizachyrium scoparium 'Sandhill'

    Little Bluestem

    Extra wide powder blue foliage on very upright 4' plants.

    •  · Zone: 3-9
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Pack: 30
  30. Sporobolus heterolepsis

    Prairie Dropseed

    Narrow emerald green leaves gracefully arch from the clump. Tall inflorescences of silver flowers bloom late summer. Wonderful deep orange fall color

    •  · Zone: 3-8
    •  · Size: 3" Plug
    •  · Avail: 1
    •  · Height: 24-36 in
    •  · Pack: 30