Ornamental Grasses

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Big Bluestem (Andropyon gerardii)
Native grasses of the tall grass prairie; "Turkey Foot" seed heads in early Autumn; reddish winter color
Little Bluestem (Andropyon scoparias)
A native grass used for massing; 2-3' tall with blue/green foliage turning orange late fall and winter, stays up-right thru most ice and snows.
'Karl Foersters' Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foersters')
A 'cool' season grass that blooms in June; over 2-3' foliage with flowering stems to 5 ' tall; excellent vertical accent; tan fall and winter color.
Plume Grass (Erianthus ravennae)
Gigantic clump-forming perennial to 10'; white plumes flower above foliage; orange fall color
Morning Light Silver Grass (Miscanthus s. 'M.L.')
Graceful fine-textured clumping grass to 6'; distinctly white-edged foliage; excellent performer.
'Silver Feather' Silver Grass (Miscanthus s. 'Silberfeder')
Tall, clump-forming perennial grass with showy, silver plumes in August. Useful as a background plant
Graziella Silver Grass (Miscanthus s. 'Graziella')
Moor Grass (Molina)
Red Switch Grass (Panicim virgatum 'Shenandoah')
Clumping grass with upright habit to 3'; blades emerge green turning red in June becoming fully burgundy in fall; attractive all winter
Heavy Metal Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal')
Strongly upright; durable grass to 5'; powder-blue foliage turns yellow in fall; attractive all winter
Dwarf Fountain Grass (Pennisetum a. 'Hameln')
Clump-forming with pale flower spikes to 2' in summer,
'Souix Blue' Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Blue-gray foliage; burnt orange in fall; copper-brown seed heads, 5-6' tall; holds wet all winter
Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus Heterolepsis)
Fine-textured green foliage; golden in fall and winter; dark green flowers in Aug.-Sept; 2 to 3' tall and wide clump