Native Grass


GRASS Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ PP27949 – New bright
green blades and stems quickly turn rich purple for a striking blended bicolor

GRASS Andropogon gerardii ‘Dancing Wind’ – Big bluestem –
Selected for late-summer bicolor sow of green and red, deepening to dark red in
Sept., then scarlet with frost.

GRASS Andropogon ternarius – Split-beard broom
sedge-Blue-green foliage takes on fall shades of purple, bronze, and red.
Silvery flowers on slender stalks, a different look than other bluestems.

GRASS Andropogon virginicus – Broom sedge-Green blades turn
red and purple in fall, bright orange in winter. At home in meadow gardens and
natural areas. Strong, erect, and drought tolerant.

GRASS Bouteloua curtipendula – Sideoats grama grass-Narrow
glue-grey leaves. Purple flowers yield to oat-like seeds on arching stems.
Golden brown in fall, tinged orange and red. Great in meadows or natural areas.

GRASS Carex laxiculmis Bunny Blue (Hobb’) – Sedge- A native
sedge with wide, silvery-blue leaves. Good groundcover for moist, shady areas.
Deer resistant.

GRASS Carex gracillima - Purple-sheathed Graceful Sedge - Tolerates shade,moist soil, the basal leaf sheaths have purple hues. The leaves are dark green and arching stems dangle strings of bead-like seeds in summer.

GRASS Carex pensylvanica - Pennsylvania sedge, Shade ground cover. Clumps of soft green, gently curled foliage spread quickly but manageably.

GRASS Carex platyphylla - Silver Sedge is a lovely woodland creature with frosty blue foliage that seems to glisten in the shade.  This is a petite perennial sedge that forms 1’ clumps of lush shaggy foliage. The leaves are broad by sedge standards and are semi-evergreen. In early-spring, greenish white scaly flower spikes are displayed above the foliage. This sedge prefers partly shaded moist fertile woods but will tolerate average soils and difficult dry shaded sites.

GRASS Chasmanthium latifolium – Northern sea oats, wild
oats-Seed clusters resembling oats dangle from bamboo-like foliage. Useful as a
formal accent, in mass plantings, or in mixed containers.

GRASS Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Northern Lights’ – Tufted hair
grass-Thin green leaves have narrow creamy white margins with the variegation
taking on very subtle pink-blush tone in cooler temperatures. Light green seed
heads pop up slightly above the foliage and age to tan. Best in full sun but
tolerates light shade.

GRASS Elymus candadensis ‘Icy Blue’ – Canada Wild Rye - Gently nodding spikes.
Nice blue-grey clump-forming, has nice inflorescens, which remain attractive
long into winter.

GRASS Eragrostis spectabilis – Purple love grass – North
American native of sandy soils produces massed of reddish-purple panicle
blooms. Beautiful when planted in large sweeps.

GRASS Muhlenbergia capillaris – hair-awn muhly-Soft clouds
of delicate pink seed panicles float over fine, dark green, slightly glossy
foliage. Mass for greatest effect in the garden.

GRASS Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘Fast Forward’ – Muhly grass –
Flowering begins in August. Glowing orbs of delicate sunlit purple flowers
dance over mounds of fine foliage. More refined in shape.

GRASS Muhlenbergia reverchonii ‘Undaunted”-Showy glistening
flower spikes, a great “see-through” planting. Hardier than most of the genus –
can survive winters as cold as Zone 5

GRASS Panicum virgatum’Hot Rod’ PP26074 – Switch grass-
Start your engines! 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 a rich, deep maroon.

GRASS Schyizachyrium scoparium PRAIRIE WINDS ‘Blue Paradise
– Little Bluestem-Upright and columnar habit stays upright all season, silvery
blue leaves in summer. Deep wine fall color

GRASS Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ – LittleBluestem

GRASS Scirpus cyperinus - Wool Grass, Full sun, wet to medium wet soil, Wool Grass actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool.

GRASS Sporobolus heterolepis ‘Gone With The Wind’ - Prairie

GRASS Tripsacum dactyloides – Fakahatchee grass – Wide,
arching, nodding, light-green blades. Slender red whips bear nodding red blooms
with pink female spikelets. American Native.