Great New Grasses

What’s New in Ornamental Grasses?
No more ordinary old pampas grass or purple fountain grass for you! See what makes these new unique grasses so much fun.

 Miscanthus Octoberfest Miscanthus or Maiden Grass ‘Octoberfest’
The gold standard in Maiden Grass. Foliage forms a narrow green upright tower about 4 feet before the bloom. In late summer, foliage develops deep peurple and red highlights. Flowers start out burgundy and copper and then mature to cream
 Little blue Stem Blue Paradise Schizachyrium or Little Blue Stem ‘Blue Paradise’- new for the the spring 2017!
Upright and columnar habit stays upright all season. Native. Silvery blue leaves in summer turn deep wine red in fall. 3 ft.
 Little Blue Stem Smoke-Signal Schzachirium or Little Blue Stem ‘Smoke Signal’
A beautifully refined version of the native Little Blue Stem that takes on scarlet red tones in late summer and deeper red-purple in the fall. upright habit, no flopping. Tiny, tan seed heads appear in early fall.
 Panicum-Cheyenne-Sky Panicum or Switch Grass ‘Cheyenne Sky’
Switch Grass –  Tight vase shaped blue-green foliage turns wine red early in the summer. Next comes purple flowers and at only 3 ft. it’s nice even in a pot. A native grass so tough and drought tolerant.
 Pennisetum Burgundy Bunny Pennisetum or Fountain Grass ‘Burgundy Bunny’
This colorful dwarf grass forms a rounded clump of foliage that begins to turn red in the summer. By fall it is red all over and provides winter interest. Cream flowers. 12-16 inches.
 sporobolus Sporobulus or Prairie Dropseed
Native prairie grass with a soft fountain-like look. Thread- like green leaves turn golden orange in fall. Lightly fragrant, pinkish brown flowers appear atop the tall arching stems. heat and drought tolerant. 2-3 ft.

Annual Grasses (not winter hardy)

Tired of purple fountain grass? Check out these fun new grasses that are annuals that add texture and interest to containers or the garden. All these grasses are heat tolerant, low maintenance and bug free!

 Cyperus Prince Tut Cyperus or Papyrus ‘Prince Tut’
About half the height of King tut, at 18-30 inches, but with the same decorative pops on the ends of the stems. Sturdy stems that won’t flop. Heat tolerant and will grow in shallow water or wet sites.
 Fountain Grass Red Ridng Hood Pennisetum or Fountain Grass ‘Red Riding Hood’
Upright arching, reddish foliage with nodding rose-colored flower spikes. 2-3 feet.
 Fountain grass Fireworks Pennisetum or Fountain Grass ‘Fireworks’
Variegated purple and green foliage with hot pink margins. A real show stopper. 2-3 feet.

 

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