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KARL FOERSTER
KARL FOERSTER

Perennial Plant of the Year 2001. Origin: Europe Height: 2 feet; 6 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Cool season, green foliage, erect growth habit, late spring plumes, Soil: Dry locations, can tolerate heavy clay-based soil Uses: Backdrop for low growing perennials; screen plant that does not reseed Zone: 4-7

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ADIAGO
ADIAGO
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TUFTED HAIR GRASS & HOSTAS
TUFTED HAIR GRASS & HOSTAS
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KARL FOERSTER & SHENANDOAH
KARL FOERSTER & SHENANDOAH
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LITTLE BLUE STEM & PRAIRIE DROP SEED
LITTLE BLUE STEM & PRAIRIE DROP SEED
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MOUDRY (BLACK FOUNTAIN GRASS)
MOUDRY (BLACK FOUNTAIN GRASS)
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THUNDERCLOUD
THUNDERCLOUD
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SILVER FEATHER GRASS
SILVER FEATHER GRASS
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THUNDERCLOUD
THUNDERCLOUD

Origin: North America and Central America Height: 7 feet; 8 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Warm season; upright, blue/green foliage; foliage will not flop even in heavy wind and rain; flowers in mid-summer; flowers are airy open panicles Cross between P. virgatum ‘Cloud 9’ and ‘Northwind’, foliage is broader, blue-color and more vase shaped than either parent Soil: wet-dry Uses: screens, accent, back of border, cut flower arrangements Zone: 4-9

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DALLAS BLUES
DALLAS BLUES

Origin: native Height: 4-8' Habit: clumping; slowly spreading Light: full sun Flower: July-Sept Uses: mass plantings, containers, or specimen Zone: 4-10. Propagation: division; seed

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LITTLE BLUE STEM "THE BLUES"
LITTLE BLUE STEM "THE BLUES"

Cultivar of Little Bluestem Origin: North America Height: 2 feet; 3 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Warm Season; stunning blue foliage accented by red stems; in fall colors change to purple, orange, and more shades of blue; mostly upright habit, clumping form Soil: Prefers poor soil to soil that is rich & fertile Uses: Zone: 3-9

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NORTHWIND
NORTHWIND

Origin: North American Height: 4 feet; 5 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Warm season; blue/green foliage, upright habit; flowers (narrow, open panicles) fall Soil: Dry; drought tolerant once established (can tolerate occasionally boggy soil) Uses: Structural look in multiples Zone: 4-9

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NORTHERN PAMPAS GRASS
NORTHERN PAMPAS GRASS

Green foliage turns bronze-red in fall. Plumes may be cut for use in flower arrangements. Origin: North Africa, Mediterranean Height: 6 feet/10 feet with flower Spread: large Light: Full sun Flowers: in August Water Use: dry Zone: 5-9

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INDIAN GRASS
INDIAN GRASS

One of the major native tall prairie grasses. Origin: North America Height: 2 feet; 6 feet w/flower Light: Sun-part shade Habit: Warm season; green foliage, arching shape; feathery plumes in August Soil: Dry; drought tolerant once established Uses: Prairie meadow or background plant Zone: 4-9

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GIANT MISCANTHUS
GIANT MISCANTHUS

Origin: Asia Height: 10 feet; 12 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Warm season; deep-green, wide foliage, arching shape; tan, fluffy, fan-like plumes in fall; foliage turns a deep burnt orange and fades to tan in winter; sterile seed Soil: Dry Uses: Screen or accent plant Zone: 4-9

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TUFTED HAIR GRASS
TUFTED HAIR GRASS

Tufted mound of narrow foliage. Origin: North American; Eurasia Height: 1 foot; 3 feet w/flower Light: Sun (will grow in shade) Habit: Cool season; fine-textured green foliage; airy panicals ranging in color from shades of bronze, verging on purple changing to straw depending on time of season; in June-most profuse in sun; native; deer resistant; great contrast to soften lines of neighboring plants Soil: Will tolerate heat with ample water; easily adaptable to various growing conditions

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ELDORADO
ELDORADO

Feather reed grass w/gold and green variegation; heat may fade golden color. Origin: Asia Height: 3-5 feet; 5-6 feet w/flower Light: Full or part sun Habit: Cool season, green/gold striped foliage, elongated inflorescences atop 6 foot, honey colored stems Soil: Dry, well-drained soil Uses: Mass plantings Zone: 4-8

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KARL FOERSTER
KARL FOERSTER

Perennial Plant of the Year 2001. Origin: Europe Height: 2 feet; 6 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Cool season, green foliage, erect growth habit, late spring plumes, Soil: Dry locations, can tolerate heavy clay-based soil Uses: Backdrop for low growing perennials; screen plant that does not reseed Zone: 4-7

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SILVER FEATHER GRASS
SILVER FEATHER GRASS

Origin: Asia Height: 5 feet; 7 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Warm season, green foliage, loose, upright, arching shape; leaves deep green w/white mid-rib; silvery-pink blooms in August turn fluffy as winter approaches Soil: Dry Uses: specimen or backdrop for shorter perennials or annuals Zone: 4-9

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GRACILLIMUS (MAIDEN GRASS)
GRACILLIMUS (MAIDEN GRASS)

Origin: Asia Height: 6 feet, 7 feet w/flower (September) Light: Sun Habit: warm season; thin-bladed green foliage with a silver vein; vase shape; fall color-auburn gold after first frost w/silvery white plumes Soil: dry Uses: specimen or large groups Zone: 5-9

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LORD SNOWDEN (BIG BLUE STEM)
LORD SNOWDEN (BIG BLUE STEM)

Lord Snowden Silver-blue leaf blades. Foliage will turn light copper color in fall after frost. Origin: native Height: 6-8 feet Spread: 2-3 feet Light: Full sun to part shade Flowers: purplish spikes in late August Water Use: Regular Zone: 3-9

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NORTHWIND
NORTHWIND

Origin: North American Height: 4 feet; 5 feet w/flower Light: Sun Habit: Warm season; blue/green foliage, upright habit; flowers (narrow, open panicles) fall Soil: Dry; drought tolerant once established (can tolerate occasionally boggy soil) Uses: Structural look in multiples Zone: 4-9

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INDIAN GRASS
INDIAN GRASS

One of the major native tall prairie grasses. Origin: North America Height: 2 feet; 6 feet w/flower Light: Sun-part shade Habit: Warm season; green foliage, arching shape; feathery plumes in August Soil: Dry; drought tolerant once established Uses: Prairie meadow or background plant Zone: 4-9

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