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.
A stiff upright gray-green canes, large inflorescence tan to bronze to silver, wet soil, sun to partial sun. Grows to a height of about 4'.
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.
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.
Produces an upright growing clump up to 6' tall. Grows arching reed-like stems bearing congested tight whorls of branchlets with fine foliage. In spring appear the flowers which, for female plants, are a deep pink, while male flowers are pale yellow-green. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate regularly to occasionally.
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.
Ornamental grass that grows in an upright, clumping habit. Fine-textured foliage emerges green, fading to tan. Fluffy, cream-colored flowers emerge in summer. Excellent, non-invasive substitute for Mexican feather grass.
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.
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.