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June 16, 2019

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Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
1. 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 36"-42" 24"-28" 3-9 PW Trade Gal
2. Scoparium
Schizachyrium is a great choice if you are looking to restore an eroded site.This species can have blue, green, or purple leaves, all of which... 12C-South Click to display 24"-36" 24" 4-10 8" Green
Flame Grass Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens 
3. 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 36"-36" 24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
4. 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 48" 36"-48" 5-9 PW Trade Gal
5. 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 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Dwarf Purple) Pennisetum setaceum 
6. 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 18"-30" 12" 5-9 PW Trade Gal
Fountain Grass (Dwarf) Pennisetum alopecuroides
7. 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 12"-16" 16" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
8. 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 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Miniature)
9. 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   16"-20" 20"-24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Fountain Grass (Oriental) Pennisetum orientale
10. Karley Rose
Uniform, upright clumps of gracefully arching, deep green foliage erupt into soft rose-purple plumes from early summer until frost. Enjoy its subtle straw color in... 12C-South Click to display 36"-40" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Fountain Grass (Purple) Pennisetum setaceum 
11. Purple Fountain Grass
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 30"-36" 18"-24" 9 Trade Gallon Green
Fountain Grass (Variegated Red)
12. 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 24"-36" 24" 9-11 Trade Gallon Green
Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus ravennae
13. 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 9'-12' 48"-5' 5-9 8" Green
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra
14. 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 9"-14" 18"-24" 5-10 8" Terra Cotta
15. 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 12"-24" 15" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Japanese Silver Grass Miscanthus sinensis
16. 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 59"-6'10" 31"-35" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Little Dwarf Zebra Grass Miscanthus strictus
17. 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 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis
18. 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 5'-5'6" 5' 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
19. 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 48"-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
20. 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 5'-6' 36" 4-9 8" Green
21. 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 24"-36" 36"-48" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
22. 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 48"-48" 36" 5-9 8" Green
23. 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 6'-7' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Millet (Pearl) Pennisetum purpureum
24. 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 36"-48" 24"-36" 8-11 8" Green
Ornamental Millet Pennisetum glaucum
25. Jade Princess
New chartreuse color in a "grasslike" form with a controlled and upright, mounded habit. Thrives in heat and sun. 4C-North Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" n/a 4" Green
26. Purple Baron
Simply majestic, 'Purple Baron's' shiny, purple-burgundy foliage is the richest, darkest of all millets. Add a vertical, contrasting punch to beds of pastel pink, white,... 4C-North Click to display 30"-36" 12"-14" 9-11 4½" White
27. Purple Majesty
Bold purple foliage and deep maroon 8-12" flower plumes make a dramatic addition to your garden or landscape. Striking in large containers, at the center... 4C-North Click to display 48"-5' 24"-48" 9-11 4½" White
Pampas Grass (Pink) Cortaderia selloana
28. Pink Pampas Grass
The striking, feathery plumes of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual... 4C-North Click to display n/a 5'-6' 48"-5' 7-10 6" Green
Pampas Grass (White)
29. White Pampas Grass
The striking, feathery plumes of pampas grass are prized by floral arrangers and gardeners alike. It’s even been used by float decorators for the annual... 4C-North Click to display n/a n/a 5'-6' 48"-5' 7-10 6" Green
Porcupine Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
30. 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 48"-6' 48"-6' 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepsis
31. 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 36"-40" 20"-24" 3-9 8" Green
32. 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 24"-36" 24"-36" 3-9 8" Green
Striped Eulalia Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
33. 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 36"-48" 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
34. 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 48"-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Switch Grass (Red) Panicum virgatum
35. 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 36" 18" 4-9 PW Trade Gal
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