Ornamental Grass

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass With English Lavender

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grasses are a large family of beautiful perennial plants that add texture, color and movement to the garden. Ornamental grasses, like conifers and other evergreens, also provide interest in the fall and winter landscape, especially when backlit by morning or afternoon sun. When the flowers of summer are only a memory, you’ll find delight looking out on frosted ornamental grass spikes in the early light of a cold winter’s day.

 

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Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass With English Lavender

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grasses are a large family of beautiful perennial plants that add texture, color and movement to the garden. Ornamental grasses, like conifers and other evergreens, also provide interest in the fall and winter landscape, especially when backlit by morning or afternoon sun. When the flowers of summer are only a memory, you’ll find delight looking out on frosted ornamental grass spikes in the early light of a cold winter’s day.

 

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  1. Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster

    The world‚s most popular ornamental grass, ‚Karl Foerster‚ has a strong upright habit and blooms with showy flowers that ripen to tawny seed heads that decorate the...

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    Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    The world's most popular ornamental grass, 'Karl Foerster' has a strong upright habit and blooms with showy flowers that ripen to tawny seed heads that decorate the plant through the fall and winter months.
  2. Muhlenbergia reverchonii, Undaunted Ruby Muhly Grass

    Undaunted® Ruby Muhly Grass (Plant Select) has an impressive late summer display of see-through amber-pink flower spikes. This is the one Muhly grass with showy pink flowering pl...

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    Undaunted® Ruby Muhly Grass Undaunted® Ruby Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia reverchonii PUND01S
    As low as $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Undaunted® Ruby Muhly Grass (Plant Select) has an impressive late summer display of see-through amber-pink flower spikes. This is the one Muhly grass with showy pink flowering plumes that can be grown in USDA zones 5 and 6. A High Country Gardens introduction. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  3. Siskiyou Blue Idaho Fescue Grass, Festuca idahoensis Siskiyou Blue

    This is a new selection of the native Idaho Fescue, notable for its enticing spruce-blue foliage. The thin leaves are much longer than the more familiar Festuca glauca, giving &sbquo...

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    Siskiyou Blue Fescue Grass Siskiyou Blue Idaho Fescue Grass Festuca idahoensis Siskiyou Blue
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This is a new selection of the native Idaho Fescue, notable for its enticing spruce-blue foliage. The thin leaves are much longer than the more familiar Festuca glauca, giving 'Siskiyou Blue' a softer, more graceful look.
  4. Silky Thread Grass, Nassella tenuissima

    Silky thread Grass brings gossimer grace to any spot where it‚s planted. It blooms from late spring into late summer with plumes of silky flowers that sway back and forth in t...

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    Silky Thread Grass Silky Thread Grass Nassella tenuissima
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Silky thread Grass brings gossimer grace to any spot where it's planted. It blooms from late spring into late summer with plumes of silky flowers that sway back and forth in the slightest breeze. Grow readily in most any soil with full to partial sun. Re-seeds itself readily. Not for sale in CA. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  5. Mini Oat Grass, Poa secunda v. juncifolia

    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry ...

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    Mini Oat Grass (Poa) Mini Oat Grass Poa secunda v. juncifolia
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry season, grass matures to a warm gold hue. A highly resilient and drought-resistant grass that serves as a host plant for many butterflies, its upright habit and seed textures are a beautiful addition to waterwise landscapes, including high elevations.
  6. Giant Sacaton Grass, Sporobolus wrightii

    Fine, arching green foliage grows densely, with extravagant inflorescence rising 1-2 feet in late summer. Gold seed heads persist through the winter, catching the glow of afternoon l...

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    Giant Sacaton Grass Giant Sacaton Grass Sporobolus wrightii
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Fine, arching green foliage grows densely, with extravagant inflorescence rising 1-2 feet in late summer. Gold seed heads persist through the winter, catching the glow of afternoon light. This resilient native grass is highly adaptable in a range of growing conditions, ideal as an impactful garden accent or a focal point in the landscape.
  7. Carex appalachica, Appalachian Sedge, Photo Courtesy Of Hoffman Nursery

    Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy gr...

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    Appalachian Sedge Grass Appalachian Sedge Carex appalachica
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy groundcover for shade and heavy shade areas.
  8. Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass, Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues

    This western selection of Little Bluestem has gray-blue foliage and a strong, upright habit. This native prairie grass provides seeds for birds and are beneficial for many butterfly ...

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    Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This western selection of Little Bluestem has gray-blue foliage and a strong, upright habit. This native prairie grass provides seeds for birds and are beneficial for many butterfly species. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  9. Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation

    Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium ‚Standing Ovation‚ PP25,202) is an outstanding selection chosen for its blue foliage, reddish fall color a...

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    Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass Schizachyrium scoparium Standing Ovation
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Standing Ovation Little Bluestem Grass (Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' PP25,202) is an outstanding selection chosen for its blue foliage, reddish fall color and strong upright growth habit. Widely adapted for planting across the US. 2018 Plant of The Year
  10. Purple Love Grass, Eragrostis spectabilis

    Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) is a showy native grass that blooms in late summer with airy clouds of reddish-purple flowers. Purple Love Grass is a good choice for even ...

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    Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis) Purple Love Grass Eragrostis spectabilis
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) is a showy native grass that blooms in late summer with airy clouds of reddish-purple flowers. Purple Love Grass is a good choice for even the driest, lean soils, adding stunning color to the landscape. Plant in rock gardens, or mass plant in a naturalistic garden where it can naturalize and mix with other flowers and grasses.
  11. Zig Zag Blue Grama Grass, Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' PPAF

    Exclusive to High Country Gardens. Zig Zag Grama Grass (Bouteloua x ‚Zig Zag‚ PPAF) will be the star of your summer garden. It has a very compact habit and blooms with a ...

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    Zig Zag Blue Grama Grass Zig Zag Blue Grama Grass Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' PPAF
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Exclusive to High Country Gardens. Zig Zag Grama Grass (Bouteloua x 'Zig Zag' PPAF) will be the star of your summer garden. It has a very compact habit and blooms with a profusion of horizontal eyebrow-like flowers in mid-summer. The flowers ripen to a light tan color, curl upward on the flower spike, and hold on the plant through winter, providing months of flowers and seed heads. This native grass is a fantastic long-lived companion plant for all types of perennials and grasses in low-water gardens. A High Country Gardens Introduction.
  12. Blaze Little Bluestem Grass, Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze

    Blaze Little Bluestem grass is grown for its exceptional fall color. A tall upright warm-season ornamental grass, Schizachyrium scoparium ‚Blaze‚ mixes in nicely with flo...

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    Blaze Little Bluestem Grass Blaze Little Bluestem Grass Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze
    As low as $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blaze Little Bluestem grass is grown for its exceptional fall color. A tall upright warm-season ornamental grass, Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze' mixes in nicely with flowering perennials and its grass blades turn deep red in the fall maturing to a pink winter color. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
  13. Gracillimus Maiden Hair Grass, Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus

    Gracillimus is a superb selection of Chinese Maidenhair grass that blooms with a massive display of copper colored flowers in late summer. The seedheads age to white giving the grass...

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    Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass Gracillimus Maiden Hair Grass Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
    As low as $14.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Gracillimus is a superb selection of Chinese Maidenhair grass that blooms with a massive display of copper colored flowers in late summer. The seedheads age to white giving the grass a wonderful look in fall and early winter.
  14. Pink Flamingo Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia Pink Flamingo

    Pink Flamingo is one of the most spectacular native grasses for its big size, thin evergreen leaves and bright pink flower plumes that cover the grass in late summer. A heat loving...

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    Pink Flamingo Muhly Grass Pink Flamingo Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia Pink Flamingo
    As low as $15.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Pink Flamingo is one of the most spectacular native grasses for its big size, thin evergreen leaves and bright pink flower plumes that cover the grass in late summer. A heat loving hybrid discovered in Texas. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  15. Blue Sprite Blue Hair Grass, Koeleria glauca 'Blue Sprite'

    Blue Sprite Koeleria (Koeleria glauca) is one of the few low-growing ornamental grasses, making it an attractive option for accents, borders, and mass planting. Dense tufts of blue-g...

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    Blue Sprite Koeleria Blue Sprite Blue Hair Grass Koeleria glauca 'Blue Sprite'
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Sprite Koeleria (Koeleria glauca) is one of the few low-growing ornamental grasses, making it an attractive option for accents, borders, and mass planting. Dense tufts of blue-green leaves form mounds about one foot high, which sit neatly below flower panicles. Flowers emerge glossy green in spring, then mature to silvery seed heads for summer. A non-spreading species that forms low mounds and can be evergreen in mild climates.
  16. Sideoats Grama Grass,  Bouteloua curtipendula

    Sideoats Grama Grass (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a superb native grama grass that thrives in hot, dry gardens, where its showy summer flower spikes add grace and texture. Our strain ...

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    Sideoats Grama Grass Sideoats Grama Grass Bouteloua curtipendula
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sideoats Grama Grass (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a superb native grama grass that thrives in hot, dry gardens, where its showy summer flower spikes add grace and texture. Our strain has blue foliage that contrasts nicely with the mid-summer tan flowers, which mature to off-white seed heads in early fall. It's a very attractive winter grass with finely tapered, light-catching flower stems.
  17. Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass close-up

    Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal‚) is a choice ornamental native grass named for its attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage. It blooms ...

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    Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal') is a choice ornamental native grass named for its attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage. It blooms with attractive tan flowering sprays in late summer.
  18. Prairie Dropseed Grass, Sporobolus heterolepis

    Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis) is considered to be one of our most ornamental native species. It has graceful, fine-textured foliage with see-through fall seed heads...

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    Prairie Dropseed Grass Prairie Dropseed Grass Sporobolus heterolepis
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis) is considered to be one of our most ornamental native species. It has graceful, fine-textured foliage with see-through fall seed heads. An excellent performer in a wide range of conditions and soil types.
  19. Great Basin Wildrye with tall flower spikes and blue foliage, Leymus cinereus

    Great Basin Wildrye (Leymus cinereus) is a very tall growing, native, cool season grass. It blooms in late spring with long spikes of tan flowers held straight-up over stunning blue ...

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    Great Basin Wildrye Great Basin Wildrye Leymus cinereus
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Great Basin Wildrye (Leymus cinereus) is a very tall growing, native, cool season grass. It blooms in late spring with long spikes of tan flowers held straight-up over stunning blue foliage. Late spring blooms are a valuable attribute, as most other large native grasses are warm season growers that flower much later in the summer and fall. The tan-and-blue grass is a perfect addition to sophisticated grass plantings, and an excellent companion for later blooming perennials.
  20. Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition, Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flower...

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    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flowers appear in mid-summer and age to blonde seed heads by fall. They are held on the plant right through the winter to provide many months of interest. 2011 Plant of The Year

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