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.