Purple Love Grass grows low to the ground in dense tufts, 8-18" tall. In late summer the fine-textured, stiff inflorescence appears like reddish-purple clouds hovering at ground level. Eventually this inflorescence breaks off and floats around like a tumbleweed.
Produces branched stems on attractive, cylindrical flower spikes. A slightly later flowering of bronze-purple blooms with yellow pollen, very attractive ornamental foliage grass. Young-plants require sufficient warmth.
Snowy Wood Rush is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial with fairly dense clusters of shimmering white flower spikes in early and mid-summer. The plant forms a loose clump of narrow, rich, green leaves, 12" long with edges of fine hairs.
A common grass in wet or moist habitats in temperate to cold temperatures. The stems of sedges are solidly filled with pith, and do not have nodes. They are triangular in cross section. The leaves are arranged in three rows, with sheaths usually fused around the stem. Leaf blades of sedges are usually grass-like; with evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage.
Beautiful pink blooms of Savannah Ruby Grass are an attention grabber in any garden. It stands out in color displays and containers. The inflorescences emerge midsummer with a deep pink-burgundy hue and open into a shiny, shimmering pink. The iridescent blooms last a very long time, creating a rainbow of pinks throughout the growing season and ending in a muted, buff color. Hardy to zone 8, otherwise an annual in cooler zones.
Indian Steel is a clump-forming perennial grass with an upright, open habit typically growing upwards of 5' tall. Under the right circumstances it can be 7-8' tall. Features slender (1/2" wide), blue-green leaf blades (8-12" long) which turn yellow in fall and retain some gold color throughout the winter.
The Big Bluestem is a warm season ornamental grass that actively grows during the summer when soil temperatures are warm but is beautiful all year round. This variety is a big plant, getting over six feet tall in most situations! In a landscape, the Big Bluestem can be used as an accent. This ornamental grass has a great fall color in the range of gold and pink.
Also know as Bush Bluestem, this perennial grass is a tufting, sturdy, warm-season grass that will grow up to 4'. The foliage has a reddish tint. Interesting, beard-like flowers appear in fall. This plant prefers moist to damp sites and is not drought tolerant.
A gorgeous ornamental grass that has broader leaves and darker flower heads. Reaches a height of 24" so smaller than other similar species. In late summer graceful fountain-like smoky purple-black plumes emerge in profusion and contrast nicely with the slender arching, glossy, deep green foliage. Commonly referred to as Black Fountain Grass or Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass.
Dichelachne crinita, commonly known as the longhair plume grass, is a type of grass found in Australia, New Zealand and islands off the Pacific Ocean. It is often seen on sandy soils near the sea as well as woodlands. The flowering panicles are open and feathery at maturity.
Slender Reed Mace (Typha angustifolia) is an excellent choice for medium to large garden ponds. It is extremely elegant, produces tight clumps that don't spread as easily as other varieties.
A large reed-like plant with long dark green stems that produce male and female flowers. Flowers are dark brown and can sometimes appear almost black. Individual flowers are almost microscopic and can number anywhere from 50 to over 500 flowers per stem.
Splitbeard bluestem is a native warm season, perennial bunchgrass. The plants usually begin growth in April and reach a mature height of 2 to 4 feet. The leaves can be glaucous, glabrous, or loosely villous. The leaf sheaths are villous and often purplish in appearance.
A large clump of brown panicles, which hang from striking upright stems, rise up from a non-spreading clump of fine-textured blades. Very similar to pampas grass, this hardy, long-lived, evergreen specimen will remain attractive all winter long. A strong growing plant that can be a focal point for a sunny location in your garden.
Carex comosa is a large tufted wetland sedge. The narrow leaves are lime green and shiny. In late spring triangular culms rise above the foliage to 5’ bearing large chartreuse bottlebrush shaped spikes. Attractive warm brown seed spikes follow. This bold sedge flourishes in sun or part sun in damp or wet sites. Plants prosper in difficult wet mucky soils or even in shallow water.
A large sedge with cinnamon brown color that shines all year. One of the hardiest and longest lived sedges for full sun, well drained soil and light consistent summer water. To 14″ tall but spreading up to 3′ across. Trailing stems hold little brown flowers in summer. Very good winter appearance. Easy to grow but give it room to spread. Also know as Hair Sedge, Bronzina and Red Grass.