Grasses have more uses than you might think!
When planted strategically, grasses have many uses. They can create different kinds of spaces and attract birds. Grasses can be a coverage plant to fill empty spaces and can act as borders. For example, all grasses can be planted in a circle or half moon arrangement with a private seating area in the middle. Below are some useful facts about the varieties we have available. While supplies last.
Dwarf Zebra Grass "Little Zebra"
A dwarf variety of ornamental grass that derives its name from its horizontal stripes and stiff blades. Arching habit. Bronzy-pink plumes in late summer. Grows 3-4’ tall, 2-3’ wide, sun to part shade, zone 5.
Blue Fescue "Elijah Blue"
A durable and long-lasting ornamental grass. Plumes tower over blue mounds with buff-colored seed heads. Use as an edging plant or planted in masses anywhere ground cover is needed. Blue Fescue should be planted in full sun and well-drained soil. It will tolerate dry, infertile soils. Drought tolerant once established. Grows 6-10” tall, 6-8” wide, sun to part shade, zone 4.
Northern Sea Oats
A native North American grass that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, full sun to shade, dry to moist soils. Attractive seed heads resemble flat oats while the foliage resembles bamboo. Grows 3-4’ tall, 13-30” wide, sun to part shade, zone 5.
Mexican Feather Grass
Tender perennial, forms a mound of fine, green blades bearing yellow flowers that turn into tan plumes by late summer, very soft and silky in appearance. Drought tolerant once established. Hardy to 5,500 ft, full sun, zone 6.
Tall Switch Grass
Forms a tall, narrow mound of olive-green blades. In the fall, foliage turns yellow. Performs best in moist, well-drained soils. Xeric. 3-4’ tall, 2-3’ wide, full sun, zone 4.
Named for its graceful rounded form and delicate narrow foliage. Reaches 5’ tall with cream plumes in September and October. Foliage turns a copper-red color. Grows 4-6’ tall and 3-6’ wide, sun to part shade, zone 5.
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
This reed grass has a vertical habit and provides contrast to low shrubs and perennials. Often used in naturalized areas. Its ultimate size is directly related to the amount of moisture. Feathery, light pink fronds form in June and fade to gold in fall. The seeds are sterile which means the plant won’t self seed. Grows 3-6’ tall and 18-36” wide, sun to part shade, zone 3.
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
An ornamental form of Western native grass with tall upright blades. Aging-to-blonde seed heads hold their straight shape and are displayed high above the foliage through winter. Will tolerate moderate to dry conditions. 30-36" high, 30-36" wide, full sun to partial shade.
Blue Oat Grass
Blue oat grass is a great choice for accents. Tan seed heads appear in the early summer and shoot up above the foliage, adding extra interest. In colder climates this plant is semi-evergreen and in warmer zones it is evergreen. Grows 24” tall, sun to part shade, zone 4.
Miniature Fountain Grass
An extremely adaptable, small and low maintenance grass. Ideal for rock gardens. It is very suitable for border fronts and the plumes can be used in fresh and dried flower arrangements. Grows 11” tall, 10” wide, full sun, zone 5.
Hardy Pampas Grass
Gigantic grass that has a upright, arching habit. The foliage turns shades of orange, tan, beige and purple in the fall. The feathery plumes appear in late summer. Flowers are silvery with a hint of purple and fade to white in the fall. It is deer resistant and drought tolerant. Grows 10-14' tall, 4-6’ wide, sun to part shade, zone 5.