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December 12, 2019

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Bluestem (Big) Andropogon gerardii
1. Big Bluestem
North American native. Strongly upright blue-green clumper. Copper and maroon tones accent the grass all winter.   Click to display 5'-8' 5'-8' 4-8 8" Green
2. 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,...   Click to display 5'-6' 18"-24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Bluestem (Little) Schizachyrium scoparium
3. 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
4. Carousel
'Carousel' Little Bluestem is a more compact version of our lovely native grass, with beautiful blue-green summer foliage which turns amazing shades of purple and...   Click to display 28"-30" 28"-30" 3-9 8" Green
5. Prairie Blues
'Prairie Blues' is an improved selection of the native bluestem. It offers a more consistent grey-blue foliage color that is striking in the garden. The...   Click to display 36" 18" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
6. 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...   Click to display 24"-36" 24" 4-10 8" Green
7. Twilight Zone
The foliage of schizachyrium 'Twilight Zone' has an iridescent purplish-mauve cast that peaks in midsummer. Bright purple highlights appear in late fall. Though native Schizachyriums... 12C-South Click to display 48"-54" 24" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Flame Grass Miscanthus sinensis purpurascens 
8. 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...   Click to display 36"-36" 24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
9. 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
10. Foxtrot
This grass forms a dense clump of foliage as tall as it is wide. The narrow, green leaves turn a stunning golden color in the...   Click to display 48"-5' 24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
11. 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...   Click to display 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Green
Pennisetum messiacum 
12. Red Bunny Tails
Glossy green foliage with burgundy highlights, and stockier, Cattail-like flowers that mimick a rabbit's foot. Excellent for large containers and as a focal point in...   Click to display 18"-36" 18"-24" 7-10 6" Green
Fountain Grass (Dwarf Purple) Pennisetum setaceum 
13. 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...   Click to display 18"-30" 12" 5-9 PW Trade Gal
Fountain Grass (Dwarf) Pennisetum alopecuroides
14. 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
15. 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...   Click to display 24"-36" 24"-30" 5-9 8" Green
16. 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...   Click to display n/a 24"-36" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Green
17. 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...   Click to display 24"-36" 12"-24" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Miniature)
18. 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
19. 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...   Click to display 10"-18" 12"-24" 5-9 8" Green
Fountain Grass (Oriental) Pennisetum orientale
20. 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...   Click to display 36"-40" 24"-36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Fountain Grass (Purple) Pennisetum setaceum 
21. 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...   Click to display 30"-36" 18"-24" 9 Trade Gallon Green
Fountain Grass (Variegated Red)
22. 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...   Click to display 24"-36" 24" 9-11 Trade Gallon Green
Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus ravennae
23. 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...   Click to display 9'-12' 48"-5' 5-9 8" Green
Hydrangea vine (Japanese) Schizophragma hydrangeoides
24. Roseum
A Schizophragma with pink blooms. Clear, soft pink, tear drop sepals adorn the beauty from June to July. Attractive dark red petioles provide season long...   Click to display 40'-50' 5' 4 10" Green w/ Trellis
Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra
25. 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
26. 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
27. Naomi
Excellent fall color sets this cultivar apart from H. m. 'Aureola'. The creamy yellow and green variegated leaves become flushed with reddish-purple tones in...   Click to display n/a n/a 8"-16" 18"-24" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
28. 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...   Click to display 12"-18" 18"-23" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Japanese Silver Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
29. Andante
Regarded by some as the best large Miscanthus on the market. The leaves are green with a pronounced silver central stripe. From late summer thru...   Click to display 7'-8' 48"-6' 6-9 8" Green
30. Little Silver Spider
A compact and narrowly upright habit makes this grass an excellent candidate for smaller gardens. The finely textured, solid green leaves often have good reddish-bronze...   Click to display 48"-5' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
31. 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...   Click to display 59"-6'10" 31"-35" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Miscanthus sinensis var. condensatus
32. Cosmopolitan
Considered one of the best ornamental grasses; improved form of Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'. Deep green foliage with a broad white edge and is not floppy....   Click to display 8'-10' 8' 6 8" Terra Cotta
Korean Feathered Reed Grass Calamagrostis brachytricha
33. 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...   Click to display 36"-48" 24"-36" 5-8 8" Green
Little Dwarf Zebra Grass Miscanthus strictus
34. 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
35. 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...   Click to display 5'-5'6" 5' 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
36. Border Bandit
A subtle beauty, this 'Border Bandit' will steal its way into your heart! The fine textured, narrow, green leaves are marked with widely spaced, gold...   Click to display 5' 36" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
37. 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...   Click to display 6'-6'6" 48"-54" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
38. Ferner Osten
Compact, strong growing variety with dark foliage boasting a bright silver mid-rib. Beautiful reddish, copper-colored inflorescences unfurl in late July into August, eventually turning cream....   Click to display 48"-5' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
39. Gold Bar
'Gold Bar' is our most diminutive Miscanthus, seldom taller than 3'. Upright and slow-growing, it's content in its assigned space for years. The variegation is...   Click to display 36"-5' 24"-36" 5-8 8" Terra Cotta
40. Gold Breeze
Gold Breeze is a recent addition to the Miscanthus family, and it's somewhat similar to Miscanthus Gold Bar, but offers some new and exciting features....   Click to display 5'-7' 48"-5' 5-8 8" Terra Cotta
41. 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...   Click to display 48"-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
42. Graziella
This cultivar was selected specifically for its earlier flowering time and fall color. Its thin, upright, green leaves form arching mounds and turn copper-red in...   Click to display 5'-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
43. Huron Star
This is a very tall ornamental grass that is suitable en masse as a backdrop in the landscape. Strong and more upright habit, purple flowering...   Click to display 7'-8' 6' 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
44. 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
45. Little Kitten
Delightful silvery foliage forms petite, graceful clumps. Ideal for smaller gardens, landscapes or at water's edge. Excellent as a dwarf hedge or planted with broad-leaved...   Click to display 15"-30" 18" 5-9 8" Green
46. 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...   Click to display 24"-36" 36"-48" 4-8 8" Terra Cotta
47. 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
48. 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...   Click to display 6'-7' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
49. Rigoletto
Compact with strong, creamy white and green vertical variegation. Doesn't flop with age. Perfect as a specimen. Tassels gradually mature into silvery white plumes.   Click to display 48"-5' 36"-42" 5-10 8" Green
50. Super Stripe
This showy banded grass has lush green foliage marked with tighly spaced bands of gold. It forms an attractive upright, arching clump about 4ft. tall,...   Click to display 7' 48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Miscanthus x
51. Giganteus
Giganteus is a "woody" perenial grass of Asian descent, that when established, will grow to about 11½' annually. It produces new shoots annually which appear...   Click to display 10'-11' 6'-8' n/a 8" Terra Cotta
Millet (Pearl) Pennisetum purpureum
52. Vertigo
Large grass that is a great architectural element in the garden. The spiky dark purple foliage has presence.   Click to display n/a 36"-48" 24"-36" 8-11 8" Green
Nippon Silver Grass Miscanthus sinensis
53. Nippon
Gracefully arching, compact mounds of dark green leaves with silver midribs. Striking, deep wine-colored inflorescences emerge, then age to cream and remain all winter. Leaves...   Click to display 48"-5' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Green
Ornamental Millet Pennisetum glaucum
54. Jade Princess
New chartreuse color in a "grasslike" form with a controlled and upright, mounded habit. Thrives in heat and sun.   Click to display 36"-48" 18"-24" n/a 4" Green
55. 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,...   Click to display 30"-36" 12"-14" 9-11 4½" White
56. 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...   Click to display 48"-5' 24"-48" 9-11 4½" White
Pampas Grass (Compact) Cortaderia selloana 
57. Pumila
One of the most cold hardy varieties of pampas grass, this selection is shorter and more compact than the others. However, it bears the same...   Click to display 48"-5' 36"-48" 5-10 8" Terra Cotta
Pampas Grass (Pink)
58. 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...   Click to display n/a 5'-6' 48"-5' 7-10 6" Green
Pampas Grass (White)
59. 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...   Click to display n/a n/a 5'-6' 48"-5' 7-10 6" Green
Porcupine Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
60. Puenktchen
Distinctive yellowish-white, horizontal banding on the leaves of this cultivar make it very similar to M. 'Strictus'. These irregularly spaced marks seem to glow when...   Click to display 5'-7' 48"-5' 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
61. 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
62. 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...   Click to display 36"-40" 20"-24" 3-9 8" Green
63. 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. ...   Click to display 24"-36" 24"-36" 3-9 8" Green
Ruby Mountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum
64. Ruby Mountain Grass
Tall, vigorous grass with bright green foliage and ruby-pink plumes.   Click to display 30"-48" 12"-18" 10 8" Green
Striped Eulalia Grass Miscanthus sinensis 
65. 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...   Click to display 36"-48" 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
66. Malepartus
Medium green blades carry massive pinkish blooms turning fluffly white by fall. FAll color is golden with orange-red tones.   Click to display 5'-7' 5'-7' 5 8" Terra Cotta
67. 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...   Click to display 48"-6' 36"-48" 5-9 8" Terra Cotta
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
68. Heavy Metal
Perhaps the most upright Panicum, 'Heavy Metal's strong stems never flop or lean, even in heavy rains. Its metallic blue leaves turn bright yellow in...   Click to display n/a 5'-6' 24"-36" 4-9 8" Green
69. Switch Grass
This ever-popular prairie grass is known for its lush foliage and conical seedheads that turn a golden brown in fall. It is also the best...   Click to display 36"-6' 36" 5-9 4" Green
Switch Grass (Blue)
70. Dallas Blues
Upright very blue foliage with wide blades. Pastel pink seed heads.   Click to display 6'-8' 6'-8' 4 8" Green
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...   Click to display 36" 18" 4-9 PW Trade Gal
72. Prairie Fire
    Click to display n/a n/a   48"-5' 18"-24" 4 8" Terra Cotta
73. Ruby Ribbons
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...   Click to display 24"-36" 24"-30" 4-9 8" Green
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