Grass List A-D


ACHNATHERUM calamagrostis (syn. STIPA calamagrostis)
Clump forming grass with fine textured flowers in July-effective thru winter
Sun Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: well drained
 
ACORUS gramineus Minimus Aureus - Miniature Japanese Sweet Flag
This lovely miniature sweet flag is excellent between stepping stones. Yellow evergreen foliage lights up the garden
Sun to part shade Zones: 6 - 10 Height: 5 in Soil Type: moist
 
ACORUS gramineus Oborozuki - Sweetflag
Evergreen yellow and green variegated foliage is good for moist locations. Used close to a pond it adds wonderful texture and color.
Part shade Zones: 6 - 10 Height: 10 in Soil Type: moist
 
ANEMANTHELE lessoniana (syn. STIPA arundinacea)
Graceful fountain like foliage has wonderful fall colors one of the most popular grasses grown in our nursery.
Sun Zones: 8 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: well drained
 
ARUNDO donax Variegata
Bold white striped foliage tolerates seacoast conditions great for a tropical effect
Sun Zones: 6 - 10 Height: 5 - 7ft Soil Type: moist
 
ASTELIA nervosa Wesland
Wonderful reddish brown highlights on the heavily pleated evergreen foliage. Good container specimen protect from cold and drying winds
Sun to part shade Zones: 8 - 9 Height: 2ft Soil Type: well drained
 
BAUMEA rubiginosa Variegata
Evergreen rush like leaves are striking with a broad gold band, excellent choice for ponds
Sun Zones: 7 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: moist to swampy
 
BORINDA angustissima
The narrow leaves of this graceful bamboo creates a fine textured evergreen screen. This is the tightest clumping bamboo we grow
Part shade Zones: 7 - 9 Height: 16ft Soil Type: well drained
 
BORINDA boliana
An open, clumping bamboo with the stature of timber bamboo without the spreading rhizomes!
Sun to shade Zones: 8 - 11 Height: 30ft Soil Type: moist, well drained
 
BORINDA macclureana
Gently arching with large elegant foliage draping from purple branches.
Sun to part shade Zones: 8 - 9 Height: 18ft Soil Type:
 
CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha Fall Blooming Reed Grass
Green foliage green/pink flower emerges in Aug. will bloom in shade - drought tolerant when established
Sun to part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora Avalanche Variegated Feather Reed Grass
This stunning grass sports leaves with white centers and green margins - early spring blooms
Sun to part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora El Dorado
Vivid yellow/green variegation and early summer flowers create a vertical accent in your garden
Sun to part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: drought tolerant
 
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora Karl Foerster - Feather Reed Grass
Great vertical accent green leaves early flowers good choice for four seasons of interest. Drought tolerant
Sun to part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: tolerates heavy soil
 
CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora Overdam - Variegated Feather Reed Grass
Brightly variegated foliage blends well in the garden or in containers blooms in early summer and provides good cut flowers
Sun to part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CAREX albula Frosted Curls - Carex comans Frosted Curls
Evergreen foliage best placed where trailing leaves can be appreciated. Excellent container plant
Sun Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 1ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist, well drained
 
CAREX buchananii Leather Leaf Sedge
Showy copper colored foliage creates a striking garden accent great for containers
Sun Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist, well drained
 
CAREX buchananii Virdis
Green form of buchananii with upright growth and evergreen leaves. Wonderful container subject
Sun Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist, well drained
 
CAREX dipsacea
Dark olive green foliage arches gracefully - black seed heads look like ants crawling on the foliage!
Sun to part shade Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: moist to boggy
 
CAREX dolichostachya Kaga Nishiki - tradename - Gold Fountain
Lovely golden foliage graceful in habit evergreen in mild winters
Shade to part shade Zones: 7 - 9 Height: 12 - 18 in Soil Type: moist, fertile soil
 
CAREX elata Aurea - Bowles Golden Sedge
Lovely yellow foliage is a beautiful addition to a pond setting - will grow in shallow water
Shade to part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2ft Soil Type: constant moisture
 
CAREX flagellifera Weeping New Zealand Sedge
This ever - brown sedge is an excellent filler or spiller in the border great choice for containers
Sun to part shade Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 18 in Soil Type: drought tolerant
 
CAREX flagellifera Kiwi
Soft green foliage with glossy yellow highlights and evergreen color. The growth habit is softly weeping
Sun Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 18 in Soil Type: drought tolerant
 
CAREX morrowii Ice Dance
Distinct creamy white margin on this evergreen sedge. Good for moist to wet locations. Forms a slow creeping ground cover
Sun to shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 1ft Soil Type: moist
 
CAREX muskingumensis Oehme
Foliage is green in spring developing yellow margins as the summer progresses. Suitable for pots or submerged at pondfts edge
Shade to part shade Zones: 4 - 9 Height: 2ft Soil Type: moist to submerged
 
CAREX oshimensis Evergold - Variegated Japanese Sedge
Evergreen sedge with strongly variegated foliage works well as an accent groundcover or in a container.
Sun to part shade Zones: 7 - 9 Height: 1ft Soil Type: moist
 
CAREX phyllocephala 'Sparkler'
An excellent container plant or in a moist location near pool or stream. Holds its variegation throughout the summer.
Sun to part shade Zones: 8 - 10 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: moist
 
CAREX secta
Light olive green foliage grows upright and provides evergreen height and texture to the garden setting - drought tolerant when established
Sun to part shade Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 40 in Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CAREX tenuiculmis Cappuccino - Cinnamon Sedge
Green and cinnamon infuses this soft weeping sedge with color. Great combined with burgundy foliage
Sun to part shade Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 18 in Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CAREX testacea
Clump forming fine textured evergreen sedge - the copper orange foliage makes a nice accent
Sun to part shade Zones: 7 - 9 Height: 18 in Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CAREX trifida Rekohu Sunrise
Stout green and gold variegated foliage forms an elegant mound of evergreen foliage
Sun to part shade Zones: 8 - 9 Height: 2ft Soil Type: well drained
 
CAREX tumilicola
Can grow in full sun to full shade and most any soil.
Sun to shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 1ft - 2ft Soil Type: Any
 
CHASMANTHIUM latifolium Northern Sea Oats
Bamboo-like foliage great cut flower good choice for coastal gardens
Part shade Zones: 5 - 9 Height: 2 - 3ft Soil Type: moist
 
CHIONOCHLOA rubra
Excellent evergreen foliage with reddish overtones flowers in summer. Native to New Zealand and can be found in poorly drained peaty soils.
Sun Zones: 8 - 9 Height: 2ft Soil Type: drought tolerant to moist
 
CHUSQUEA culeou
A hardy clumping bamboo - upright growth with whorls of leaves creating a vase shaped silhouette. Chusquea canes are solid wood
Sun to shade Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 15ft Soil Type: moist well drained
 
CHUSQUEA gigantea
Truly a giant - very upright in its growth and open rhizomes that can reach 12 in between each cane. New shoots are hues of burgundy and purple fading to green with age.
Sun Zones: 6 - 9 Height: 40ft Soil Type: moist, well drained
 
CORTADERIA richardii Toe Toe Pampas Grass
Evergreen New Zealand native more graceful in foliage and flower than the common Pampas grass. Flowers are one sided gently nodding in form.
Sun Zones: 8 - 10 Height: 8 - 10ft Soil Type: drought tolerant, well drained
 
CORTADERIA selloana Pumila
A dwarf form of pampas grass; an excellent choice for smaller gardens. Blooms on very young plants.
Sun Zones: 6 - 10 Height: 6ft Soil Type: drought tolerant, well drained
 
DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa Bronzeschleier Tufted Hair Grass
Semi evergreen early to bloom the shimmering bronze flowers are spectacular in mass plantings excellent ground cover
Sun to part shade Zones: 4 - 9 Height: 1 - 2ft Soil Type: moist, rich soil
 
DESCHAMPSIA cespitosa Goldtau
We like this grass for itfts compact growth and later bloom than other deschampsiafts. Gold flowers
Sun to part shade Zones: 4 - 9 Height: 1ft Soil Type: moist, rich soil