Ornamental Grasses

Common Name Botanical Name Height Light Growth Type Description Bloom
Ogon Golden Japanese Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus 'Ogon" 8-10" Slow Spreading Semi evergreen, fragrant foliage, prefers moist soils June
             
Big Blue Stem Grass Andropogon gerardii 4-6" Clumping Adaptable, drought tolerant Sept.- Oct.
             
Lord Snowden Big Blue Stem Grass Andropogon gerardii 'Lord Snowden' 5-6' Clumping Adaptable, drought tolerant Sept.-Oct.
             
Avalanche Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche' 3-4' Clumping Moist organic fertile soil June-Sept.
             
Eldorado Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Eldorado' 3-4' Clumping Moist organic fertile soil June-Sept.
             
Overdam Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam' 3-4' Clumping Moist organic fertile soil June-Sept.
             
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass (2001 Perennial of the Year) Calamagrostis arundinacea 'Karl Foerster' 4-5' Clumping Moist organic fertile soil June-Sept.
             
Variegated Palm Sedge Carex muskingumensis variegata 20-24" Spreading Prefers moist soil, will grow in shallow water May-June
             
Ravenna Grass Erianthus ravennae 10-12' Clumping Moist, fertile, well-drained soil Aug-Sept
             
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca 8-12" Clumping Moist, well drained soil. Evergreen June
             
Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca ovina 'Elijah Blue' 8-10" Clumping Moist, well drained soil. Evergreen June
             
Hakone Japanese Forest (2009 Perennial of the Year) Hakonechloa macra 'Aurea' 12-18" Slow Spreading Moist, well-drained fertile soil July-Aug
             
Sapphire Blue Oat Grass Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire' 18-24"
Clumping Well-drained fertile soil. Evergreen June
             
Red Barron Japanese Blood Grass Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' 12-18" Slow Spreading Moist, well-drained soil. Evergreen July
             
Spiral Corkscrew Rush (ANNUAL) Juncus effus 'Spiralis' 18-24" Clumping Moist peaty soils. Grows at ponds edge June-July
             
Adagio Dwarf Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' 36-48" Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Dixieland Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland' 3-4'
Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Goldbar Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Goldbar' 3-4' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Maiden 'Gracillimus' Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' 5-7' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Sept.-Oct.
             
Little Zebra Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra' 3-4' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Sept.-Oct.
             
Morning Light Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' 4-6' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil. Sept.-Oct.
             
Porcupine Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus' 6-8' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Super Stripe Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Super Stripe' 4-6' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Purple Flame Grass Miscanthus sinensis var. purpurenscens 4-5' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

5-6' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Zebra Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' 5-6' Clumping Moist fertile, well-drained soil Aug.-Sept.
             
Heavy Metal Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' 3-4' Clumping Moist fertile soil. July-Oct.
             
Northern Lights Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Northern Lights' 24-36" Clumping Adaptable, drought tolerant Aug.-Oct.
             
Prairie Sky Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' 3-4' Clumping Moist fertile soil. July-Oct.
             
Shenandoah Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' 4-5' Clumping Moist fertile soil. July-Oct.
             
Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides 30-42" Clumping Moist well-drained soil. Aug.-Sept.
             
Cassian Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian' 30-36" Clumping Moist well-drained soil. Aug.-Sept.
             
Hameln Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' 24-30" Clumping Moist well-drained soil. Aug.-Sept.
             
Karley Rose Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Karley Rose' 24-36" Clumping Moist well-drained soil. Aug.-Sept.
             
Strawberries & Cream Ribbon Grass Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries & Cream' 18-24" Running Moist fertile soil. Summer
             
Little Blue Stem Grass Schizachyrium scoparium 24-36" Clumping Adaptable, drought tolerant Sept.-Oct.
             
Blaze Little Blue Stem Grass Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze' 24-36" Clumping Adaptable, drought tolerant Sept.-Oct.