Prairie ProudThe Switch Grass ‘Northwind’, Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, is a very erect form and tolerates some snow load.The yellow flowers are golden during autumn. The foliage is deep green during the growing season turning golden in the fall.The wide, thick leaf blades are a bit more substantial than those of the other blues. ‘Northwind’ grass was one of the many important tall-grasses that covered the U.S. prairies.It is a versatile grass as it tolerates a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. This grass makes excellent background plants, and since this grass tolerates moist soils, it is a fine choice for water gardens or along stream banks.’Northwind’ prefers full sun, and moist, fertile soil; however, the plant will tolerate sand, heavy clay, dry slopes and boggy areas.This grass spreads quickly or slowly by rhizomes, depending on growing conditions. Northwind is a native grass and it is tough! Use it in your landscape as a vertical accent, in a mixed border, or as border hedge. This popular plant always sells out fast! Order yours now!* 6′ Erect Deep Green Foliage* Foliage and Flowers Turn Golden in Autumn* Tolerates Snow Load and Grows Anywhere.
The Butterfly Red Penta, ‘Penta lanceolata’ is a unique and very hardy plant that can be grown at any light level. It’s fairly drought tolerant too!This tall garden plant can be grown in both northern and southern garden beds and patio containers. This annual is also called ”Egyptian starflowers”.Pentas are quickly becoming one of the most popular summer container and landscape plants. They grow up to 22 inches tall with large star shaped flowers up to 3 inches across that attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.The flowers are a red color. This hybrid has very good plant vigor and it produces larger flowers and umbels, withstands stressful conditions, and demonstrates better garden performance than other commercial varieties on the market today.Use this plant in garden beds, containers, landscapes and as a gorgeous indoor plant.This plant is grown as an annual in most of the United States but is used as a perennial in zones 9 and 10.* Heat tolerantPick your color….
The Grass ‘Pampas’, Cortaderia selloana, is a tall ornamental grass that is tropical in appearance, clump forming, with narrow medium-green heavily serrated leaves. With its impressive size, graceful aspect, durable toughness, and spectacular flowers, it is the most recognized plant in the landscape. The leaves are evergreen, long and slender, and are arranged in dense fountain-like clumps.The real show starts in midsummer when the spectacular white plumes suddenly erupt from the foliage and reach up to one foot long. The feathery plumes persist and the foliage turns golden brown when touched by frost and cold weather.’Pampas’ Grass is highly adaptable and can grow in a wide range of environments and climates. Provide full sun and fertile well-drained loamy soils; occasionally water during times of drought to keep plant looking good..
This Porcupine Stands OutThe Grass ‘Porcupine’, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Strictus’, has green leaves with cream colored horizontal bands. These leaves make this ornamental grass stand out anywhere!Silvery white plumes rise 4 feet above the foliage in fall. The ‘Porcupine’ tolerates a wide range of soil types and is moderately drought tolerant. It will hold up to wind and snow.This grass has a rigid, upright habit and stiff, pointed leaf blades, some of which stick out at angles like porcupine quills. Use this plant as a specimen, for mass plantings, or plant next to ponds or pools.Water this grass regularly, mainly during the season when they are blooming, as you need to have well developed roots so that the grass can absorb enough nutrition from the soil. When clumps dry in the fall they add structural interest to the winter garden.In early spring remove the dead foliage before the plants begins new growth. Clumps may be divided every 3 years or so in early spring. It is deer resistant and has very has very little pest and disease issues.* Tall, tough, and showy!* 4′ White Plumes in Autumn* Green and Cream Banded Leaves* Upright and Rigid Foliage .
Weeping and GracefulMaiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’, is a 6-8 feet tall, graceful, clumping ornamental grass.The slender, weeping leaves are silvery-green and turn golden bronze in fall. A silver stripe runs up the middle of the sword-like green leaves.The flowers are white fan-shaped plumes in fall that extend above the foliage. The hardiness, the fine foliage and the spectacular fall colors have made ‘Gracillimus’ a favorite and very popular for years!Plant in spring or early summer when the soil is warm as the roots will grow only in warm soil. Planting too early in the spring may cause the roots to rot.Cut back the previous year’s growth before growth starts to appear in early spring. ‘Gracillimus’ has an arching shape and looks fabulous in the landscape as a specimen, screen or a nice mass of textured foliage; also looks great near a pond!For a carefree, year round interest grass, you cannot do better than Maiden grass! *Tall Weeping Form*White Fan Shaped Plumes*Bronze Foliage in Fall.