Grasses

Ornamental grasses are essential components of many landscapes. We offer a wide variety of both native and non-native grasses, as well as grass-like plants such as rushes, sedges, and liriope. Grasses are generally very low maintenance plants, usually only requiring that they be cut back once a year to remove old foliage, usually in late winter or very early spring.

Grasses should be planted while they are actively growing. Evergreen types may be planted any time, but plants that go winter dormant should be planted before they turn brown in the fall.

(If you are a wholesale customer, please note that we cannot ship Imperata 'Red Baron' outside of Virginia.)

Select Plant Type:
Botanical Name     Common Name
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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus'
Common Name: Sweet Flag

1/2"-3/4" wide, bright green leaves with creamy variegation make a strong statement in the border or water garden. Deciduous. These moisture loving plants form mats of stiff, tall bladed leaves. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant.


Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus'
Common Name: Sweet Flag

Dwarf fans of fine, deep green foliage create an evergreen groundcover that is similar in habit to A. g. minimus aureus. Moisture loving plants they make a mat of stiff, narrow bladed leaves. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant.


Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'
Common Name: Sweet Flag

Handsome grass-like leaves with cream and green variegation have a pleasant pine-like fragrance. Evergreen, they form mats of stiff, narrow bladed leaves. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant.


Acorus gramineus minimus aureus
Common Name: Sweet Flag

Dwarf fans of bright golden leaves make a colorful evergreen groundcover or highlight for a rock garden. Moisture loving plants, they form mats of stiff, narrow bladed leaves. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


Acorus gramineus variegatus 'Wogon'
Common Name: Sweet Flag
Bright, golden fans of grassy leaves are narrowly edged in green. Evergreen. These moisture loving plants form mats of flowing, narrow bladed leaves. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant.

Arundo donax 'Golden Chain'
Common Name: Giant Reed Grass

This new cultivar of giant reed grass has wonderful gold striping that lasts all summer and into the fall. At 7' it is much easier to fit into the smaller landscape, yet still makes a great impact. Plants resemble corn plants.


Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'
Common Name: Giant Reed Grass

Tall, sturdy canes that resemble corn plants are adorned with wide green and white striped leaves. Unlike the species, this cultivar maintains its variegation throughout the summer. In fall it is topped with 18" tall bronze-burgundy plumes.


Bouteloua gracilis
Common Name: Bouteloua

Long-lived grass, native to the southern and western US, it has fine, gray-green foliage and tall stems with horizontally held blooms that look like little brushes. Decorative seed heads stand up through winter.


Briza media
Common Name: Briza

Pretty, bright green plants produce tiny greenish flowers in mid to late spring that become plumes of showy little seed heads that quiver in the slightest breeze. Plants are rhizomatous and will naturalize.


Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Eldorado'
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass

A variegated form of 'Karl Foerster', whose gold centered leaves are very showy when they catch the sunlight. Narrow, tan plumes arise above the somewhat open clumps of leaves in June.


Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass

Upright, clumping, grassy green foliage displays "see through" reddish-bronze plumes in summer which fade to tan by fall. Good winter interest. 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year.


Calamagrostis brachytricha
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass

This warm season clump-former has stiff, bright green leaves 1/4"-5/8" wide. In late summer they produce pink tinted blooms on stems up to 4' tall standing well above the foliage. Plumes mature to light tan. Great for light shade to shade!


Carex amphibola
Common Name: Sedge

Bright green, 1/8" wide foliage forms semi-erect clumps up to a foot tall. Semi-evergreen. Native.


Carex appalachica
Common Name: Appalachian Sedge

Fine-textured with a fountaining habit characterize this native of dry woods in Eastern U.S. A medium to fast grower. Makes a great groundcover for slopes.


Carex buchananii
Common Name: Sedge

Vase-shaped clumper with interesting fine textured brown foliage that is rusty orange at the bottom and somewhat curled on its tips. Deer resistant. May self-sow.


Carex buchananii 'Firefox'
Common Name: Sedge

A selected strain with fine evergreen foliage that is deep fox brown to red and characterized by a strongly upright habit. Tips may have a decorative curl. Good winter hardiness even to zone 5. Fantastic planted with silver or burgundy leaved plants.


Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'
Common Name: Sedge

Fine textured weeping foliage forms swirls. Very narrow leaves seem almost iridescent with a silvery green color. Evergreen. Benefits from a haircut to about 1/3 height in early spring. Deer resistant.


Carex conica 'Snowline'
Common Name: Sedge

Small, dark green leaves have thin white margins. Great in containers. Evergreen. Benefits from a haircut in early spring. The tufts are effective when massed as a groundcover or used for edging. Deer resistant.


Carex dolichostachya var. glabberima 'Gold Fountains'
Common Name: Sedge

Fine textured leaves are bordered in gold. Beautiful swirl-forming Carex. Evergreen. Benefits from a light haircut in spring. Makes a good, deer-resistant groundcover.


Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'
Common Name: Sedge

Clear, bright golden-yellow foliage with a narrow green margin is stunning planted with golden variegated hostas and ferns in partial shade. Deciduous. Effective when used as groundcovers or edges.


Carex flaccasperma
Common Name: Sedge

Strong clump forming sedge with glaucous blue foliage that is 1/2" wide. Spreads slowly and is drought tolerant. Excellent evergreen groundcover! Native. Deer resistant.


Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'
Common Name: Sedge

This New Zealand native forms widely arching clumps of olive-green, grassy foliage providing great color and texture in the garden. Evergreen. Excellent in containers.


Carex glauca (flacca)
Common Name: Blue Sedge

Tufts of fine textured blue-gray spreading foliage are best in light shade. Can be used as a heat tolerant substitute for blue fescue. An underused groundcover, it tolerates light foot traffic. Evergreen. Deer resistant.


Carex glauca (flacca) 'Blue Zinger'
Common Name: Blue Sedge

This pretty sedge has attractive, narrow, blue-green grass-like foliage that grows in clumps 10"-16" tall. It is more upright and its color is lighter blue than the species. Usually evergreen, it spreads slowly by rhizomes. Excellent for rain gardens.


Carex laxiculmus 'Hobb Bunny Blue'
Common Name: Bunny Blue Sedge

This low-growing native sedge has lovely silvery blue, evergreen foliage and forms large, dense moderately spreading clumps. Works well in the border, shade garden or in containers. Plant patented.


Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'
Common Name: Sedge

Bright white and dark green grassy leaves make a showy groundcover. Semi-evergreen plants have a vigorous habit and spread by underground rhizomes. Deer resistant. A favorite! May be cut back in early spring.


Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'
Common Name: Sedge

Narrow 1/2" green leaves have white margins that give it a fine textured appearance. Forms thick, silvery clumps. Great semi-evergreen groundcover and also effective as an edger. Deer resistant.


Carex muskingumensis
Common Name: Palm Sedge

Wispy green foliage that reaches up to 30" long. Deciduous. Deer resistant. Native to Central US.


Carex muskingumensis 'Little Midge'
Common Name: Dwarf Palm Sedge

Wispy green foliage that forms neat little mounds. Dwarf form of C. muskingumensis. Deciduous. Makes a cute edging to a dappled woodland path. Deer resistant.


Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'
Common Name: Variegated Palm Sedge
A variegated form of native sedge, Oehme starts out green and then leaf margins turn a distinct yellow that increases in intensity over the season. Leaves radiate at the top of the stems so that it resembles bamboo. Slow spread. Prefers moist soil.

Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Common Name: Sedge

Handsome creamy-yellow and green variegated grass-like foliage. Mound forming with a swirling habit. Evergreen. Deer resistant. May be trimmed back by 2/3's in early spring.


Carex oshimensis 'Everillo'
Common Name: Sedge

Grassy, lime-green leaves form mounding fountains that light up the border. Leaves gradually deepen to golden yellow. Best color is maintained with some morning sun. Performs well in dry shade! Evergreen. Plant patented.


Carex oshimensis 'Gold Strike'
Common Name: Sedge
Handsome creamy golden and green variegated grass-like foliage. Swirling mounding habit. Tolerates extremes from wet to dry soil. Similar to 'Evergold' except the variegation is more gold. Evergreen. Deer resistant. Great groundcover/edger.

Carex pensylvanica
Common Name: Oak Sedge

This native makes a wonderful groundcover for dry, part sun to shady areas. Fine textured, slowly spreading plants have a tough constitution and provide both food and shelter for small birds. Try this one under trees where grass won't grow.


Carex phyllocephala 'Sparkler'
Common Name: Sedge

Upright, evergreen plants of rich green foliage edged in white are very attractive and look sort of like miniature islands of palm trees. Highly recommended. Deer resistant.


Carex plantaginea
Common Name: Seersucker Sedge

Broad (1+"), shiny, evergreen leaves are puckered like seersucker. Very attractive for moist shady areas where it thrives and spreads to make a lovely groundcover.


Carex siderosticha 'Banana Boat'
Common Name: Broad-leaf Sedge

A broad-leaved, deciduous sedge with bright chartreuse yellow leaves that have fine green margins and stripes. Blade may get up to 1" wide. A striking form, wonderful for containers and brightening the shade. Slowly spreads by rhizomes.


Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'
Common Name: Sedge

Clump forming plants display wide green and white variegated leaves, giving it the appearance of a low-growing, miniature bamboo. Deciduous.Deer resistant.


Carex tenuiculmis 'Cappuccino'
Common Name: New Zealand Hair Sedge

Fine grassy foliage emerges olive green to red-brown and changes to coppery-brown with orange tips. Red/orange shades predominate in fall. Great in containers or for massing.


Carex testacea
Common Name: New Zealand Sedge

Fine textured, light green to orange-brown foliage has bright orange tints in cold weather. Forms nicely weeping mounds. Evergreen. Best color achieved in full sun


Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'
Common Name: New Zealand Sedge

Shiny, olive bronze spring and summer foliage becomes fiery orange in winter. Elegant arching form spills over the edge of containers and walls. A bit more red than the species, color is best in full sun. Great as specimen or for massing.


Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: Northern Sea Oats

Soft green foliage with graceful clusters of tan seeds that dangle from delicate stems in summer. Remove seed heads to prevent heavy self-sowing. Yellow fall color. Deer resistant. Long blooming. Native.


Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Common Name: Pampas Grass (Dwarf)

Dwarf form with large fluffy white plumes in late summer. Graceful grass with year round interest. Evergreen and hardier than the species. Deer resistant.


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Common Name: Tufted Hair Grass

Narrow, dark green foliage forms compact clumps that are topped with airy, golden yellow flowers June through August. Seed heads persist through winter. Plants are cool season and semi-evergreen. Heat tolerant with sufficient moisture. Native.


Disporopsis pernyi 'Low Man'
Common Name: Evergreen Solomon's Seal

Shorter than the species and slower growing, this cute selection has stems that are heavily speckled with purple and narrow, glossy green leaves. This rare gem is perfect for the shady rock garden.


Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'
Common Name: Blue Lyme Grass

Beautiful, bright steel blue blades have an arching habit. A very heat tolerant and vigorous grass from Gr. Britain.  A rapid spreader, it may be invasive in garden conditions.


Eragrostis elliotii 'Wind Dancer'
Common Name: Blue Love Grass

Willowy, fine textured blue foliage with fluffy white flowers that are borne in June/July and mature to tan in August. Native. Plants may be cut back in July if they become floppy. Self-sows. Deer resistant.


Eragrostis spectabilis
Common Name: Purple Love Grass

Fluffy clouds of magenta to purple tinted flowers over coarse green foliage. Nice for the late summer and fall naturalized garden! Deer resistant. Cut back in February.


Festuca glauca 'Beyond Blue'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue

Fine, powder blue foliage creates an evergreen mound. Maintains its color throughout the season without browning. Plant patented.


Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Blue Glow'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue

This compact variety has rich blue foliage and thin flower spikes in late summer. Better performer than 'Elijah Blue' in heat. Divde every 2-3 years for best performance.


Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Boulder Blue'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue

Slate blue leaves are more stiff and upright than 'Elijah Blue'. More tolerant of heat and humidity than most fescue. Deer resistant.


Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue
Bright blue foliage. Green blooms in late summer have a purple tinge. Afternoon shade during the summer is appreciated. Requires well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Divde every 2-3 years for best performance.

Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Silver Lining'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue

fine foliage is more glaucous than 'Elijah Blue' with a brighter silver-blue sheen.


Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Siskiyou Blue'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Festuca

Fine foliage has great blue color and very upright seed plumes. Plants usually hold up well in summer. Deer resistant.


Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Common Name: Japanese Blood Grass

Leaves emerge deep blood-red and chartreuse and hold color until mid to late fall. Slow spreading habit. Striking in masses! It is critical to remove any solid green reversions promptly to prevent total reversion! Also remove all flower/seed heads to prevent self-sowing.


Juncus effusus 'Goldstrike'
Common Name: Common Rush

Fantastic yellow and green stripes that run the full length of each rounded leaf blade. Excellent container plants. Deer resistant. Nice for fresh or dried arrangements. Evergreen.


Juncus inflexus 'Blue Arrow'
Common Name: Bog Rush

This attractive rush is excellent for wet or boggy areas, forming clumps of stiff, slender, upright, blue green blades. Good for containers. Evergreen. Cut back in late winter.


Juncus inflexus 'Lovesick Blues'
Common Name: Rush

Blue, soft, weeping that is not curled or twisted. Deer resistant. Excellent container plants. Self sows.


Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Lavender to violet-blue flower spikes over deep green, strappy, grass-like leaves. May be clumping or running. Tolerates drought, dry shade and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies. To remove old foliage, mow to within 1" of the ground in late winter.


Liriope muscari 'Monroe's White'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Milky white flower spikes over dark green, evergreen leaves. Must have partial shade. Clump forming. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope muscari 'Pee Dee Gold Ingot'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Narrow, bright yellow  to chartreuse leaves form a 10" tall clump with 12" lavender flowers on red stems. Great for providing contrast in the border. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Long, leathery, grass-like leaves are striped green and yellow. This variety is more sun-tolerant the the L. m. 'Variegata', but it will also tolerate shady conditions. Spikes of lilac blooms on reddish stems appear in summer. Clumping variety.


Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
Common Name: Monkey Grass / Lilyturf

Grass-like foliage with green and cream markings & lavender flowers on reddish stems. Best appearance is achieved in light shade during the summer, although it can tolerate full sun. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions & clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope spicata
Common Name: Creeping Lilyturf

Rapidly spreading stoloniferous habit makes it excellent for erosion control. Narrow leaf blades with lavender flower spikes. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'
Common Name: Creeping Lilyturf

Variegated foliage that appears white in a shaded landscape. Violet flowers. Excellent to lighten a shady area. Stoloniferous but not as vigorous as L. spicata. Can tolerate drought, very moist soil conditions, and clay soil. Attractive to butterflies.


Luzula nivea 'Lucius'
Common Name: Snowy Woodrush

Hairy, grassy leaves give rise to white tufts of flowers in late spring/early summer. 


Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

Thin silvery-gray foliage with pink flowers that turn white. New foliage is tinted red. Orange-red fall color. Excellent dwarf variety.  Long blooming and deer resistant. Bold, clump former that is well suited to mass plantings or the low maintenance garden. One of our favorite miscanthus.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Cabaret'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

Wide, variegated leaves have a bright white center stripe that contrasts strongly with dark green margins. Copper plumes fade to pink. Exceptional.  Long blooming and deer resistant.

 


Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

Dwarf form of M. 'Variegatus' that is perfect for smaller gardens or containers. Excellent specimen plant. Long blooming and deer resistant.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

Very fine textured foliage with attractive bronze red flowers that turn to silver. Graceful, upright, arching habit. Long blooming and deer resistant.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Kitten'
Common Name: Dwarf Maiden Grass

Thin, silver-green leaves with a bushy appearance. Silver plumes in fall. A favorite dwarf form. Long blooming and deer resistant.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

Smaller version of 'Zebrinus' that has a neat arching shape and vivid yellow horizontal banding. Reddish plumes in August.  Long blooming and deer resistant. Plant Patented.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

Narrow, vertically variegated leaves are grayish-blue to blue-green and creamy white. Lovely. Long blooming and deer resistant.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'
Common Name: Purple Eulalia / Maiden Grass

Dark green leaves develop a reddish tint in late summer. The entire plant turns burgundy in fall. Upright habit. Cream colored plumes in August. Long blooming and deer resistant.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
Common Name: Maiden Grass

A nice, upright form with 3/4" wide green leaves that display dramatic horizontal golden bands all along their length. It is excellent in mass or as a structural specimen.


Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'
Common Name: Japanese Silver Grass

Graceful, upright habit. Prominent creamy stripes create a dramatic white effect. Long blooming and deer resistant.


Molinia caerulea 'Skyracer'
Common Name: Moor Grass

Very tall, narrow plants feature arching, blue-green leaves reaching two-three feet tall with flower spikes as tall as eight feet. Plants turn golden yellow to orange yellow in fall and age to tan. Does NOT hold up in winter. May self-sow.


Muhlenbergia capillaris
Common Name: Muhly Grass

A glittering haze of delicate pink-purple to mauve flowers floats above slender green foliage in autumn. Long blooming. Deer resistant. May self sow. Native.


Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'
Common Name: Muhly Grass

Many of the great characteristics of the species but with beautiful ivory colored blooms. Form is more upright than the  species and bloom begins later. Long blooming. Native. Deer resistant.


Muhlenbergia capillaris x lindheimeri 'Pink Flamingo'
Common Name: Muhly Grass

A wonderful upright grass with pretty pink plumes shooting out like fireworks in late summer. Fine gray green foliage forms a compact, slightly arching mound. A warm season grass, it performs well throughout the south and mid-Atlantic.


Ophiopogon 'Dwarf Black'
Common Name: Mondo Grass

Narrow, deep black leaves are very upright with satiny, glaucous undersides. Clumps reach only 4"-6" and the lower leaves arch slightly downward. Great groundcover or for containers.


Ophiopogon japonicus
Common Name: Mondo Grass

Glossy, dark green, grass-like leaves make this perennial a natural as a groundcover or edging. Spikes of light lavender, bell-shaped flowers are followed by small, blue-black berries. Fertilize lightly throughout the growing season.


Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass

Compact habit and glossy, dark green leaves make this perennial a natural as a ground cover or edging. Spikes of light lavender bell-shaped flowers are followed by small blue-black berries. Rhizomatous habit. Excellent between stepping stones. Deer resistant. A slow grower it tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space on 4" centers.

 


Ophiopogon japonicus 'Seoulitary Man'
Common Name: Clumping Mondo Grass

This clumping Mondo grass forms neat broad mounds of narrow, dark green leaves. Lavender blooms in spring are followed by bright blue berries in the fall. Excellent edger in the woodland garden or other shady area where running is not desirable.


Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Mist / Kigimifukidama'
Common Name: Variegated Mondo Grass

Narrow, dark green foliage has bright white variegation giving it a lovely silvery look. Lavender blooms appear in summer and are followed by glossy purple berries. A refined groundcover, it slowly spreads by underground rhizomes. Charming!


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Ebony Knight'
Common Name: Black Mondo Grass

Distinctive narrow, purple-black strap-like, evergreen leaves. Pink flowers in summer develop into black berries. Stoloniferous habit. Slow growing but exceptional. Deer resistant.


Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'
Common Name: Switch Grass / Beach Grass

A native selected for its glaucous blue foliage and graceful, fountain-like habit, this is a favorite for coastal plantings as well as average gardens. Airy, bluish tinted, light beige flowers emerge in fall and remain through the winter. Deer resistant.


Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Compact, upright plants are early flowering and maintain good green foliage color as late as Halloween. The light airy flower panicles stand above the foliage where they catch the breezes. Very showy!


Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Blue-green foliage turns wine red in early summer. Forms sturdy 2' tall, tight, vase-shaped clumps. They hold up to wind and rain and persist through the winter. Airy, wine-red flower panicles rise to 3' in August. Has an upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. A Proven Winners selection. Plant patented


Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Full plants have wide bluish-purple blades and large purplish flowerheads. Deer resistant. Plant Patented.


Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Very stiff, upright growth. Attractive metallic blue leaves turn yellow in fall. Upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds.  Deer resistant.


Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Upright, steel blue foliage is wider and more substantial than 'Heavy Metal'. Upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant.


Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire'
Common Name: Switch Grass

A very showy grass, it starts out blue-green and quickly turns wine red by early summer. Airy panicles of rosy blooms in late summer. Foliage turns yellow in late fall. Upright growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds.  Deer resistant. Plant patented.


Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Breaks dormancy quicker than 'Heavy Metal'. A nice blue switch grass with airy flower clusters in late summer.  Upright, spreading growth habit with showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. Readily self sows.


Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Narrow, upright plants emerge with blue-green foliage that turns to burgundy-red in mid-summer. Wine color intensifies as season progresses. Plants are topped in late summer with airy red blooms that lend winter interest as seed heads.  It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. Native. Plant patented


Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Common Name: Switch Grass

Blue green foliage starts to turn bright red by June and is followed by airy, maroon flowers. A little shorter than many of the switch grasses. Very attractive with and upright growth habit and showy clusters of loose airy flowers that appear in late summer and persist into winter. It is a larval host for butterflies and a source of food for songbirds. Deer resistant. Native.


Pennisetum alopecuroides
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Fine textured grass that produces countless light reddish brown flowers that change to amber in fall. Bright green foliage turns beige in fall.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny'
Common Name: Fountain Grass

A sport of 'Little Bunny', this dwarf starts to take on red color in mid-summer. This intensifies into the fall creating a haze of burgundy red. Small tufted plumes appear above the blades in mid to late summer.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass

Fine textured grass that produces countless light reddish brown flowers that change to amber in fall. Foliage turns beige in fall.  Identical to P. alopecuroides except this one is shorter. Deer resistant.


Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Mounds of narrow green foliage are topped in late summer by fluffy, bottlebrush-like, tawny plumes making them look like little fountains. Cute for edging or containers. Shorter than Hameln and finer textured. Plant patented.


Pennisetum orientale
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Soft pink flowers with a lovely, delicate appearance. Bright grassy green foliage turns beige in fall. Use as a specimen or in mass plantings.


Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'
Common Name: Fountain Grass

Deep green, arching foliage with rose-pink flowers throughout the season. Clump former. Bright green foliage turns beige in fall. Plant Patented.


Phalaris arundinacea 'Dwarf Garters'
Common Name: Ribbon Grass

Bluish-green and white striped foliage emerges with a pink flush. Similar to Strawberries & Cream, but with smaller leaves.


Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries and Cream'
Common Name: Ribbon Grass

Striped green and white, ribbony foliage with a touch of pink on the new growth.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
Common Name: Little Bluestem

A great performer, this one maintains its tight, upright habit throughout the season, even in rich soil. Thicker than typical leaf blades. Bluish-green leaves turn to shades of orange to purple in autumn. Plant Patented.


Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
Common Name: Little Bluestem

Upright very blue foliage contrasts nicely with its pink stems and purplish-bronze flowers. Rich golden amber fall color is accented by silvery seeds.


Sisyrinchium x 'Devon Skies'
Common Name: Blue-eyed Grass

Large, 1" blooms of soft lavender blue have a violet ring surrounding their yellow centers. An iris relative, it has narrow, grassy-like foliage. Blooms for much of the summer.


Sporobolus heterolepis
Common Name: Prairie Dropseed

Fine-textured, emerald-green leaves produce a magnificent fountain that is topped with pinkish blooms followed by pale golden seed heads that smell like fresh cilantro or butterd popcorn (depending on your nose). Native prairie grass.


Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails'
Common Name: Feathergrass

Very graceful grass with fine textured, arching, bright green leaves and feathery panicles to 12" long followed by airy seed heads that last well into the winter. The whole plant billows in the slightest breeze. Very attractive!


Typha minima
Common Name: Dwarf Cattail

Dwarf species with narrow green leaves and dark brown cattails in mid and late summer. Perfect for the small bog or wet container garden. Deer resistant.