Ornamental Grasses

Acorus, Variegated Sweet Flag

24″ high by 15″ wide.  Golden foliage with green variegation. Handle moist soils.

Andropogon, Big Bluestem

5-6′ high with the flower heads. Flower head looks like a turkey’s foot. Light red fall color. Likes a well drain soil.

Bouteloua, Sideoats Grama

24-30″ high by 24-30″ wide. Blue-green foliage, perfers well drain soil.

Calamagrostis, Avalanche

3-4′ high by 2-3′ wide.  Variegated foliage with green and white stripes.

Calamagrostis, Brachytricha

4-5′ high by 3-4′ wide. Green foliage that tolerates dry soils.

Calamagrostis, Karl Foerster

4-5′ high by 2-2.5′ wide.

Calamagrostis, Overdam

4-5′ high by 2-3′ wide. Variegated green and white leaves.  Can handle some shade.

Carex, Bowle’s Golden

12″ high by 12″ wide. Handles moist soils. Yellow leaves with little green variegation.

Carex, Ever Gold

12″ high by 18″ wide. Creamy yellow and green variegation. Full to partial sun.

Carex, Ice Dance

12″ high by 24″-36″ wide. White and green variegation. Handles moist woodland or dry shaded soils.

Chasmanthium, Northern Sea Oats

2-3′ high by 2-3′ wide. Has flat dropping flowers heads.  They come out green and then turn to a bronze color.

Deshampsia, Northern Lights Grass

1-3′ high by 0.5-1′ wide. Grey and gold variegation.  Prefers moist afternoon shade soils.

Erianthus, Hardy Pampas Grass

9-12′ high by 5-6′ wide. Taller grass with larger flowers heads.

Festuca, Elijah Blue Fescue

1′ high by 1′ wide. Blue foliage on a small compact grass.

Hakonechloa, All Gold

1-2′ high by 1-1.5′ wide. Tolerates shady locations with golden foliage.