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.
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.
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.
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.
Papyrus is native to Africa and produces tall, clump forming, gentle perennial sedge that features a grass like cluster of triangular green stems that rise from thick, woody rhizomes. Each stem is topped by an umbrella like growth that contains hundreds of narrow arching thread-like rays. Greenish brown flower clusters appear at the ends of the rays. Flowers give way to brown, nut like fruits that your birds will love. Grows best in zones 9-10.
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.
The Miscanthus Ornamental Grass is a new strain of grass that has a more vigor than previous types of ornamental grasses. This variety produces creamy flower plumes that top gracefully arching, striking leaves that turn a rich gold in fall. The Miscanthus can reach a height of 6-7 feet!
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.
The Blue fescue is a wonderful, full ornamental grass that will add a beautiful blue hue that looks great in home gardens. This blue grass variety is very dense.
The Stipa Pony Tails is a popular ornamental grass that blooms from late spring to fall and tolerates most growing conditions well. This grass has a weeping habit and width of 18" inches, making it an excellent container plant. The Stipa Pony Tails tolerates most growing conditions well.
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.
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.
The Little Bluestem is a warm season ornamental grass that actively grows during the summer when soil temperatures are warm. This variety can do well in moist situations. The Little Bluestem produces a beautiful coppery pink and blue hue that can be enjoyed all year round.
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.
Produces strong bronze-colored plumes that are beautiful in floral arrangements. 3–6" pendulous heads.