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Autumn Moor Grass Sesleria autumnalis
1. Autumn Moor Grass
Slender, white fuzzy flowers appear in early autumn above clumps of narrow green blades, flowers then turn tan and the foliage turns golden, tolerates many... 12C-South Click to display n/a 12"-18" 12"-24" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Bamboo Fargesia dracocephala
2. Rufa
A beautiful and very hardy Fargesia with new culms that have attractive rusty reddish sheaths and a clumping root system. This new introduction is proving... 12C-South   n/a n/a 8'-10' 36"-48" 5-9 2 Gallon
Black Mondo Grass Ophiopogon planiscapus
3. Niger
An intriguing, rhizomatous, collector's plant with glossy black foliage that keeps its looks from early spring through winter. Produces sprays of tiny, mauve bell flowers... 12C-South Click to display n/a Grass Form: Tufted 4"-8" 6" 5-10 8" Terra Cotta
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca
4. Beyond Blue
This selection forms a dense tuft of bluer-than-blue leaves that remain blue all season. Spikes of tan flowers in early summer. Excellent for mass planting,... 12C-South Click to display n/a 10"-12" 16"-18" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
5. Elijah Blue
Soft powdery blue, spiky foliage that keeps its color year round makes this grass a top pick. 'Elijah Blue' is a small, clumping grass with... 4C-South Click to display Grass Form: Tufted 8"-12" 10"-12" 4-8 6" Green
Blue Fescue (Idaho) Festuca idahoensis
6. Siskiyou Blue
The slate blue, narrow leaves of this cultivar are longer and more arching than the species, giving it a graceful look in the garden. Its... 12C-South Click to display n/a   10"-14" 8"-16" 4-9 8" Green
Blue Hair Grass Koeleria glauca
7. Blue Hair Grass
Blue Hair grass has fantastic foliage and nice flowers, which are excellent in dried flower arrangements. Blue Hair grass is an ideal border plant, non-invasive... 4C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright 12"-18" 12" 6-9 6" Green
Blue Oat Grass Helictotrichon sempervirens 
8. Sapphire
Blue Oat grass looks like a miniature water fountain, with its densely packed leaves gently spraying upward and arching back downward at the tips. 'Sapphire'... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Tufted 18"-24" 18"-24" 3-8 8" Green
Bluestem (Big) Andropogon gerardii
9. Indian Warrior
‘Indian Warrior’ forms a tall, strictly upright clump of green foliage that begins to take on dusky purple tones as early as midsummer. In late summer,... 12C-South Click to display n/a 5'-6' 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
10. Blue Heaven™
Blue Heaven™ has a taller, more upright habit that does not tend to flop like the species. In the summer, the foliage color is... 12C-South Click to display n/a 42"-54" 30"-40" 3-9 8" Green
11. Blue Paradise
This ornamental grass is a result of an extensive Schizachyrium breeding program from Walters Gardens, Inc. and is the perfect option for those looking to... 12C-South Click to display n/a 36"-42" 24"-28" 3-9 8" Green
Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora
12. Avalanche
Avalanche has white variegated foliage, the narrow green leaves have a bright gold center which radiates out in the sunlight. Attractive tan wheat-like seeds appear... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright 40"-48" 12"-24" 4-7 8" Green
13. Karl Foerster
Perennial Plant of the Year for 2001. This is a cool season, clumping grass with a compact, erect growth habit. It is especially prized in... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 6'-6' 36" 5-9 8" Green
Fiber Optic Grass Scirpus cernus (aka Isolepsis cernus)
14. Fiber Optic Grass
This bright green grass-like plant gets its name from the small flowers on the tip of each stem. Ideal for moist soils and an outstanding... 4C-North Click to display Grass Form: Mounded 10"-14" 10"-12" 9-10 6" Green
Flame Grass Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens 
15. Purpurascens
From early to midseason, the leaves are a pleasant grey-green. In the fall, they turn a brilliant reddish orange, hence the name 'Flame Grass'. The... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 36"-36" 24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
16. Desert Plains
This large fountain grass makes a great focal point in a sunny landscape. Many consider it to be the best hardy pennisetum available today.The finely... 12C-South Click to display n/a 48" 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
17. Red Head
It begins to show its huge, bottlebrush plumes in mid to late summer. Deep purple buds mature to smoky purple plumes that can measure a... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Dwarf Purple) Pennisetum setaceum 
18. Red Riding Hood
A dwarf form of 'Rubrum', this rich burgundy- colored fountain grass does wonders for any container garden. 'Red Riding Hood' adds height without outgrowing its... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 18"-30" 12" 5-9 PW Trade Gal
Fountain Grass (Dwarf) Pennisetum alopecuroides
19. Burgundy Bunny
Of all the hardy perennial grasses we offer, this is the only miniature variety to show some red color in summer followed by all-over blazing... 12C-South Click to display n/a 12"-16" 16" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
20. Cassian
Similar in appearance to 'Hameln', this selection blooms about 2 weeks later and holds its seed heads for a longer period. The narrow, mid-green leaves... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Mounded 24"-36" 24"-30" 5-9 8" Green
21. Ginger Love
If you like 'Red Head,' you will love this dwarf selection. Its smaller size makes it easy to fit into most gardens. Long, plump, reddish... 12C-South Click to display n/a n/a 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Green
22. Hameln
'Hameln' has finely textured leaves that are especially lovely when backlit by the early morning or late afternoon sun. Soft, greenish-cream colored panicles begin to... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 24"-36" 12"-24" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Miniature)
23. Little Bunny
A truly miniature fountain grass, 'Little Bunny' stands only 18" tall when in bloom. Cute cream-colored, tufted seed heads look like a bunch of little... 12C-South   n/a 16"-20" 20"-24" 5-9 8" Green
24. Piglet
This new dwarf fountain grass tops out at around 18 inches tall. Much larger and more substantial than P. 'Little Bunny.' Pennisetum 'Piglet' grows to... 12C-South Click to display n/a 10"-18" 12"-24" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Purple) Pennisetum setaceum 
25. Rubrum
Gracefully arching, wine-purple foliage topped with burgundy, soft bottlebrush plumes up to 1' long appear in midsummer. Enjoy its winter interest too-the plumes and the... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 30"-36" 18"-24" 9 1 Gallon White
Fountain Grass (Variegated Red)
26. Fireworks
The first-ever variegated Purple Fountain Grass! This striking cultivar was discovered and selected from a batch of P. ‘Rubrum’. The new leaves are... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 24"-36" 24" 9-11 1 Gallon White
Fountain Grass (Variegated)
27. Sky Rocket
Green leaves with white striped margins form a beautiful vase-like clump topped with smoky pink, arching plumes that turn cream as they age. Since... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Arching 24"-30" 16"-20" 10-11 PW Trade Gal
Giant Reed Grass Arundo donax
28. Golden Chain
  12C-South Click to display n/a n/a n/a   n/a n/a n/a 8" Green
Giant Reed Grass (Variegated)
29. Peppermint Stick
Once called "The king of grasses", this green and creamy-white variegated grass is striking as a specimen or as a screen planting. Hue plumes in... 12C-South Click to display n/a 8'-14' 5'9"-6' 6-11 8" Green
Grass (Hare's Tail) Lagurus ovatus
30. Hare's Tail Grass
Grow this delightful little annual grass that is excellent for cutting and preserving. This is one of those ornamental grasses that you grow first on... 4C-South Click to display n/a 12"-20" 10"-16" 4-10 6" Green
Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus ravennae
31. Hardy Pampas Grass
An absolute giant of the ornamental grass world. Considered by many to be the best substitute for Pampas Grass in northern regions, they share similar... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 9'-12' 48"-5' 5-9 8" Green
Japanese Blood Grass Imperata cylindrica 
32. Red Baron
The showiest red grass around, 'Red Baron's long slender leaf blades emerge light green with red tips. The color spreads downwsard, and by fall the... 12C-South Click to display n/a Grass Form: Upright Divergent 12"-18" 12"-18" 6-11 8" Terra Cotta
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra
33. All Gold
A brilliant grass that absolutely glows in the shade! This all-gold version of H. macra is brighter in color than Hak. m. 'Aureola', has... 12C-South Click to display n/a 9"-14" 18"-24" 5-10 8" Terra Cotta
34. Aureola
Variegated but nearly all yellow, the leaf blades have narrow green stripes near the margins. Perhaps its most fascinating attribute is the cascading habit in... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Mounded 12"-24" 15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
35. Sunflare™
This stunning form of Hakonechloa macra is a sport selected from the popular cultivar ‘All Gold’ and boasts vibrant chartreuse leaves that with more sun... 12C-South Click to display n/a 12"-18" 18"-23" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Japanese Silver Grass Miscanthus sinensis
36. Silberfeder (Silver Feather)
This variety has large silvery-white flowers over an arching mound of dark green leaves. The foliage dries and turns a light tan shade for the... 12C-South Click to display n/a 59"-6'10" 31"-35" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Korean Feathered Reed Grass Calamagrostis brachytricha
37. Korean Feathered Reed Grass
Calamagrostis brachytricha is a clump-forming, warm season grass with bright green leaves reaching about 2 feet. In late summer blooms emerge with a pink tint... 12C-South Click to display n/a 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-8 8" Green
Lemon Grass (West Indian) Cymbopogon citratus
38. Lemon Grass
West Indian Lemon Grass is much preferred over the seed-grown East Indian variety because it grows larger and is more flavorful, being the preferred variety... 4C-North Click to display n/a n/a 48"-5' 24"-36" 9-11 1 Gallon
Little Dwarf Zebra Grass Miscanthus strictus
39. Little Zebra
A neat and tidy appearance with distinctive gold banding, ease of maintenance, and reliable bloom makes this one of the most popular new ornamental grasses... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis
40. Autumn Anthem
Hybridized and selected for its heavy flower production and perfect habit all season, ‘Autumn Anthem’ is the epitome of fall blooming Miscanthus. It forms a... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Arching 5'-5'6" 5' 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
41. Encore
Hybridized and selected at Walters Gardens, Inc. for its flowering performance earlier in the season, ‘Encore’ is a perfect choice for northern climates, where the... 12C-South Click to display n/a 6'-6'6" 48"-54" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
42. Gracillimus
An excellent grass for the garden or landscape, screening or at water's edge. Striking complement to large-leaved plants or combined with berrying shrubs and evergreens... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Arching 48"-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
43. Huron Sunrise
The most profusely blooming Miscanthus. Though the green leaves with silver mid-ribs form beautiful clumps, the most outstanding feature of this new cultivar is its... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 5'-6' 36" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
44. Little Miss
Valuable for its unusually dwarf habit, this well-mannered German variety sports slender green foliage that takes on reddish purple tones in summer, and then develops... 12C-South Click to display n/a 24"-36" 36"-48" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
45. Morning Light
An especially refined and elegant ornamental grass. Fine leaf blades are green with clean, paper-thin, white margins that give the plant a silvery cast when... 12C-South Click to display n/a Grass Form: Upright Arching 48"-48" 36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
46. Oktoberfest
‘Oktoberfest’ is the gold standard in Miscanthus. The wide, deep green leaves with a white midrib form a narrowly upright tower about 4 ½’ tall... 12C-South Click to display n/a 6'-7' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Mexican Feather Grass Nasella (formerly Stipa) tenuissima 
47. Mexican Feather Grass
No other grass exhibits quite the refinement of texture as this species. Its bright green foliage resembles delicate filaments that arise in elegant, vase-like clumps... 4C-North Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 18"-24" 18"-24" 9 6" Green
Millet (Pearl) Pennisetum purpureum
48. Vertigo
Large grass that is a great architectural element in the garden. The spiky dark purple foliage has presence. 4C-N,12C-S Click to display n/a n/a 36"-48" 24"-36" 8-11 8" Green
Northern Sea Oats Chasmanthium latifolium 
49. Northern Sea Oats
Northern Sea Oats is a clumping grass that is treasured for its showy, drooping flowers and unique bamboo-like foliage. The seed heads also make interesting... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 36"-48" 12"-24" 3-8 8" Green
Papyrus (Dwarf Egyptian) Cyperus papyrus
50. Prince Tut™
A nicely compact form of Egyptian Papyrus, about half the height of King Tut, but with the same large poms on the ends of the... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 18"-30" 24"-36" 10-11 1 Gallon White
Papyrus (Egyptian)
51. Baby Tut®
A water garden friendly-grass that can be planted in the landscape as well. 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Mounded 18"-24" 14"-20" 10 PW Trade Gal
52. King Tut®
This plant has graced pool sides, ponds, pots, and tubs for hundreds of years. The green foliage actually consists of three-sided or round culms topped... 4C-N,12C-S Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 48"-6' 36"-48" 10-11 PW Trade Gal
Pink and Cream Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora 
53. Overdam
Graceful narrow foliage with white stripes that tinge red in the fall. Spikes appear June through fall on a neat, compact, upright growth habit and... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 48"-5' 36" 5-11 8" Green
Porcupine Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
54. Strictus
Distinctive yellowish-white, horizontal banding on the leaves of this cultivar distinguish it from nearly all other grasses. These irregularly spaced marks seem to glow when... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright 48"-6' 48"-6' 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepsis
55. Gone With the Wind
This is a new seed strain of the native grass known for its hair-like foliage and mass planting appeal. 'Gone with the Wind' is shorter... 12C-South Click to display n/a 36"-40" 20"-24" 3-9 8" Green
56. Sporobolus
Considered by many to be one of the most refined of all native prairie grasses, Prairie Dropseed has a soft, fountain-like look about it. ... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Tufted 24"-36" 24"-36" 3-9 8" Green
Rush (Corkscrew) Juncus effusus 
57. Spiralis
Long and curling, spiraling coils of rush-like leaves burst up, out, and sideways from the base of this clumping marsh plant. A true oddity. 4C-North Click to display n/a Grass Form: Upright Divergent 12"-14" 18" 7-11 6" Green
Rush (Soft) Juncus inflexus
58. Blue Mohawk
A fun grass to add to the center or back of a combination pot because of its spiky, blue-green foliage and great height. This grass... 4C-South Click to display n/a Grass Form: Upright Arching 24"-36" 8"-12" 5-9 6" Green
Sedge (Blue) Carex flacca
59. Blue Zinger
Taller and bluer than the straight species, the drifts of steel blue clumps make a spectacular display in the shade. The softly cascading foliage of... 12C-North Click to display n/a Grass Form: Tufted 10"-20" 12"-24" 5 8" Green
Sedge (Copperleaf) Carex flagellifera
60. Toffee Twist
Mounded; Iridescent, slender mahogany leaves arch upward 1½ to 2 feet before spilling back to the ground. Distinctive as an accent plant or in masses,... 4C-North Click to display n/a Grass Form: Mounded 18"-24" 18"-24" 7-10 6" Green
Sedge (Creeping broad-leaf) Carex siderosticha
61. Banana Boat
At first glance, you might take this plant to be a small lance-leaved hosta, but it's actually a broad-leaved form of deciduous sedge. The one... 12C-North Click to display n/a n/a 6"-12" 12"-15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Creeping Broad-leaved)
62. Snow Cap
'Snow Cap' has nearly all-cream to bright white, wide, strappy leaves with narrow green stripes. The striking variegation is much whiter than ‘Variegata’ but grows... 12C-North Click to display n/a n/a 6"-8" 12"-15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Japanese) Carex oshimensis
63. Everillo
This sport of 'Evergold' has a similar performance to its parent but with a brilliant, solid gold leaf color. Long, thin arching leaf blades are... 12C-North Click to display n/a n/a 10"-12" 28"-32" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Leatherleaf) Carex buchananii
64. Firefox
The most well-known of the many Hair Sedges from New Zealand, performing best in regions with similar mild winter climates. Plants form upright clumps of... 12C-North Click to display n/a 12"-23" 12"-18" 6-9 8" Green
Sedge (Variegated Japanese) Carex hachijoensis (syn. Carex oshimensis) 
65. Evergold
One of the most popular variegated sedges, this selection has creamy-yellow leaves with deep green margins. They cascade softly to the ground in a fountain-like... 12C-North Click to display n/a Grass Form: Mounded 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sedge (Variegated) Carex morrowii 
66. Ice Dance
This carex makes a bold statement in the shade garden. The leaves are dark green with bright white variegated edges. Small, cream, bottlebrush-like flowers are... 12C-North Click to display Grass Form: Mounded 12"-12" 18" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Striped Eulalia Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
67. Dixieland
'Dixieland' provides a strong white element to the landscape which is especially pronounced when planted in front of larger shrubs or evergreens. The silky pink... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Divergent 36"-48" 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
68. Variegatus
A popular antique variety of Miscanthus, this grass has been used in gardens since 1900. It is still one of the best varieties available for... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 48"-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Sweet Flag (Golden Variegated) Acorus gramineus 
69. Ogon
'Ogon', Japanese for golden, exhibits delicate fans of upright butter-yellow leaves that add height, structure, and texture to mixed plantings. Mounded, non-invasive rhizome. 4C-South Click to display n/a Grass Form: Mounded 10"-14" 10"-12" 5-11 6" Green
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
70. Apache Rose
Neither rain nor wind will knock this solid grass down! ‘Apache Rose’ has a dense, upright, columnar habit with grey-green leaves. In the fall, the... 12C-South Click to display n/a 48" 30" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Switch Grass (Red)
71. Cheyenne Sky
Absolutely ideal for growing in decorative containers, this hardy Red Switch Grass is a perennial substitute for Pennisetum 'Rubrum'. It forms a compact, vase-shaped clump... 12C-South Click to display Grass Form: Upright Arching 36" 18" 4-9 PW Trade Gal
72. Prairie Fire
  12C-South Click to display n/a n/a n/a   48"-5' 18"-24" 4 8" Terra Cotta
Trembling Hearts; Quaking Grass Briza media
73. Trembling Hearts
Ornamental grass has small heart-shaped flowers. User for dried arrangements. 4C-South Click to display Grass Form: Tufted 18"-24" 10"-12" 4-11 6" Green
Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia cespitosa 
74. Northern Lights
A new cool season, graceful, mostly evergreen grass with narrow, gold variegated blades. Loose, airy panicles tipped in pink appear in spring, then fade to... 12C-South Click to display n/a Grass Form: Tufted 18"-30" 8"-12" 4-9 8" Green
Tufted Hair Grass (Dwarf)
75. Pixie Fountain
‘Pixie Fountain’ features dense clumps of slender, silver-green foliage followed by golden brown flower spikes above the leaves from June to September. Choose this compact... 12C-South Click to display n/a 16"-24" 12"-20" 2-7 8" Green
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