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.

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  • Andropogon - Big Bluestem

    A North American native, this prairie grass is very drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.  They are excellent for mass plantings and create lovely tableaus when interplanted with flowering perennials.  A warm season grass.

  • NEW FOR 2020
    Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks

    Big Bluestem

    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

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  • Big Blue Stem

    Shorter species with exceptional clumping and upright growth habit. Dark green summer foliage turns purple-red in fall and then eventually bright scarlet-red after the first frost. Burgundy-red flowers bloom in August.

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  • Bouteloua - Blue Grama Grass

    A North American native, this short prairie grass is very drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.

  • Blue Grama Grass

    Plant Select gardener survey's Best Perennial of 2013! Mid-late summer chartreuse flag-like blooms. Blonde seed heads by fall provide plenty of winter interest. Tolerant of many soil types; ideal for the low maintenance landscape.

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  • Calamagrostis - Feather Reed Grass

    Strong vertical effect with showy summer plumes and attractive winter seed heads. Prefers moist soils and full sun.

  • Feather Reed Grass

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Carex - Sedge

    Low mounding grass that prefers moist soil. Use as a ground cover or around ponds and streams.

  • Sedge

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

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  • NEW FOR 2020
    Carex oshimensis Evercolor® Everglow

    Sedge

    Neat mounding habit with green striped foliage that has orange margins in fall, winter and spring. In summer the margins turn to cream, gracefully arching, perfect for a splash of color in the shade garden.

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  • NEW FOR 2020
    Carex oshimensis Evercolor® Everillo

    Sedge

    Neat mounding habit with bright gold foliage in the sun or lime-green in the shade; gracefully arching, perfect for a splash of color in the shade garden.

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  • Sedge

    Neat mounding habit with dark green leaves edged in lime-green; gracefully arching, perfect for a splash of color in the shade garden.

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  • Festuca - Blue Fescue Grass

    Forms small, dense mounds of tufted leaves with small seed heads, held nicely above the foliage. Prefers cooler weather. Grown mostly for its colorful foliage.

  • Blue Fescue Grass

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

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  • Blue Fescue Grass

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

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  • Hakonechloa - Japanese Forest Grass

    Slow spreading grass with very graceful arching foliage. Prefers partial shade. Combines wonderfully with Astilbe, Hosta and Pulmonaria.

  • Japanese Forest Grass

    Long arching stems with narrow golden yellow leaves.
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  • Japanese Forest Grass

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

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  • Japanese Forest Grass

    A sport of 'All Gold'. SunFlare™ offers your shade garden a bright splash of color! Spring foliage will start with shades of chartreuse-gold that are tipped with burgundy. Fall foliage will add tones of burnt orange and re

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  • Helictotrichon - Blue Oat Grass

    A taller version of Fescue with wider leaves and gracefully arching inflorescence.

  • Blue Oat Grass

    Improved silver-blue color! Nice tufting foliage with arching panicles in summer.

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  • Miscanthus - Maiden Grass

    Tall clumping grass with attractive foliage and colorful inflorescence late summer into winter. Use to add height and form to the garden. Also good for a hedge.

  • NEW FOR 2020
    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.

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  • Maiden Grass

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

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  • Maiden Grass

    Narrow arching grass-green foliage emerges in spring then turns a bright red-purple in summer. Red color will intensify in fall. Tidy clumping compact habit; great for containers.

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  • Maiden Grass

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

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  • Maiden Grass

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

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  • Maiden 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.

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  • Maiden Grass

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

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  • Ophiopogon - Mondo Grass

    Ophiopogon works well as a low-maintenance ground cover for shady spaces where soils do not dry out. It has dense tufts of grass-like foliage that eventually form a soft carpet and can be evergreen in warmer climates. Works well in containers.

  • 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.

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  • Panicum - Switch Grass

    Medium to tall clumping grass with rigid upright stems. Blooms late summer into fall.

  • 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.

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  • 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 c

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  • 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.

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  • Pennisetum - Fountain Grass

    Wonderful mounding grass with graceful arching foliage and stems. Attractive bottlebrush-like flowers bloom late summer. Very floriferous.

  • Fountain Grass

    A sport of Little Bunny. Miniature fountain grass with red summer highlights. Foliage turns blazing red in fall, until frost. Tan bottlebrush flowers bloom for months and make wonderful winter interest.

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  • Fountain Grass

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

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  • Schizachyrium - Little Bluestem

    Native short clumping grass noted for its blue summer foliage and bright fall color. Excellent for massing or naturalizing as a ground cover.

  • Little Bluestem

    A taller and hardier selection from the University of Minnesota. Strong stems form sturdier, upright clumps than other species. Dark blue summer foliage turns burgundy by late summer, fades to red by fall. Long, thin wispy seed heads add a gracefu

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  • Little Bluestem

    Wonderful silver-blue foliage with exceptional burgundy-red fall color. Narrow upright seed heads bloom all summer. Tolerates heat and humidity.

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  • Sporobolus - Prairie Dropseed

    Native dense clumping grass with very fine leaves. Plants are drought tolerant and grow in a wide range of soils.

  • Prairie Dropseed

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

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