Pampas Grass is an extremely showy ornamental grass. Thrives in full sun. Showy white flowers appear in late summer. Prune annually in late winter to remove old growth. Inflorescence is large for a dwarf plant. Grows to 7 feet.
Outstanding, icy blue coloration to this clumping ornamental grass holds up even through the heat of summer. Buff-colored plumes create eye-catching contrast. Perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Drought tolerant when established
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud' (White Cloud Muhly Grass) Few cultivars of M. capillaris have come to market, perhaps because the species is so outstanding. However, the most common cultivar, M. capillaris ‘White Cloud’, does warrant additional praise. Soft white seed heads replace the pink of the species.
A striking grass that forms a huge clump of lush green, grass-like foliage with a fountain-like habit. The foliage can be sharp so use gloves and protective clothing when cleaning up in spring. More difficult to find than the white form but worth it is you find it. From late summer through late fall, it is topped with huge, fluffy plumes that are blushed pink. Excellent planted as a privacy screen and for drying. Fast growing but may take up to three years to reach maturity.
Award-winner Porcupine Grass 'Strictus' (Miscanthussinensis) is a very distinctive ornamental grass with its variegated foliage displaying unusual, horizontal, soft yellow rings along the gracefully arching leaves until it turns to pale brown in the fall.
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ is a favorite switchgrass, well-loved for its dramatic, metallic blue foliage and for its strong upright habit that remains standing straight and tall. Pink-tinted, airy blooms appear in July, highlighting the color of its blue leaves.
Noted for its outstanding red color in fall, Panicum Rotstrahlbusch has been called “best of the reds”. Foliage is tinged with red all growing season. Seedheads are pinkish burgundy. Foliage and seed heads eventually turn beige/tan for winter interest.
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln' (Fountain Grass) is a compact perennial grass forming a dense clump of gracefully arching linear leaves. Bright green in summer, they turn golden-yellow in the fall before fading to beige. The foliage usually remains attractive throughout the winter
Mostly grown for its attractive foliage, Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Lily Turf) is an evergreen tuberous perennial forming a dense clump of narrow, arching, dark green, strappy leaves. Blooming in late summer, erect spikes of thickly clustered, deep purple flowers appear above the leaves.
Sporting one of the best burgundy foliage of all switch grasses, Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'is a deciduous, perennial grass of choice. It forms an erect, compact and narrow clump of steely blue-green foliage in spring, which quickly takes on red tones by early summer and turns violet, purple, burgundy and wine-red by early fall.
Perfect for small gardens, Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny' (Fountain Grass) is a miniature perennial grass forming a dense clump of gracefully arching linear leaves. Dark green in summer, they turn gold in the fall before fading to buff. The showy foliage usually remains attractive until frost.
Mostly grown for its attractive foliage, Liriope muscari 'Variegata' (Variegated Lily Turf) is an evergreen tuberous perennial forming a loose clump of narrow, arching, green leaves striped with creamy white. Blooming for weeks in late summer and fall, erect spikes of thickly clustered, small violet flowers appear above the leaves.