September 27, 2010
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Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica Description & Overview Those of us contending with the shadier portions of our gardens may sometimes feel that we don’t have enough choices, particularly when it comes to ornamental grasses. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! While many types of grass typically […]
March 22, 2010
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Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Description & Overview A monarch of the native prairie grasses! Big Bluestem forms large clumps with blue-green to silvery-blue foliage that changes to attractive shades of bronze and reddish-copper with the first frost. In late August purplish flower spikes emerge producing distinctive three-parted seed heads. A […]
February 24, 2010
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Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Blackhawks Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ PP27,949 Description & Overview Blackhawks Big Bluestem is an upright selection of our native Big Bluestem characterized by its vertical habit, dark green foliage with purple-red tips in late summer, and deep purple fall color. In winter, the sturdy stems turn tan. Blackhawks is […]
February 22, 2010
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Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Overdam Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ Description & Overview Overdam Feather Reed Grass is an upright, arching, cool season grass that produces beautifully white variegated leaves. In midsummer, delightful feathery reddish-brown flower spikes emerge maturing to golden-brown. An excellent specimen for spaces needing vertical interest. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
February 22, 2010
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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Description & Overview Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is a beautiful and versatile cool-season, clump forming grass. Its lustrous deep green foliage is strictly upright. Showy feathery plumes on erect vertical stems are followed by striking, wheat-colored seed heads that […]
February 17, 2010
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Bottlebrush Grass

Bottlebrush Grass is a Wisconsin native ornamental grass with exquisite bristly flower heads resembling bottlebrushes. Blooming above dark olive-green foliage from June through August, Bottlebrush Grass is a good option under trees where most turf grasses fail. In addition to adding winter interest, foliage provides cover for birds as well as seeds.
February 16, 2010
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Indian Grass

Indian Grass is a resilient and striking Wisconsin native ornamental grass with tall, silvery blue-green leaves. Foliage turns a vibrant orange-yellow in fall, followed by light brown feathery flowers that provide cover and seed to birds and mammals. An excellent option for tough areas, Indian Grass is drought, erosion, and air pollution tolerant.
January 28, 2010
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Fox Sedge

Fox Sedge is a native Wisconsin perennial grass noted for its mounds of arching glossy foliage. Seed heads radiate out from the center of the clump, similar to a foxtail. Fox Sedge can be competitive and is best planted in large areas where groundcover is desired or erosion control is needed.
January 27, 2010
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Common Wood Sedge

Common Wood Sedge is a perennial native Wisconsin grass that makes an excellent low-growing groundcover. When nestled among tall wildflowers, lime green shiny leaves hold white whitish-green flowers in spring followed by seed heads in fall. Common Wood Sedge has an interesting texture all season long and is an important food source for birds and insects.
February 21, 2000
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Autumn Moor Grass

Autumn Moor Grass features low-mounding tufts of bright yellow-green foliage in spring and summer. Silvery-white flower spikes bloom in September followed by seed heads that persist into winter. Autumn Moor Grass is great under trees, as a groundcover, or planted in drifts for maximum impact.
February 21, 2000
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Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem is an excellent choice to bring height and season-long interest to the garden. Upright clumps of slender, blue-tinged leaf blades turn a brilliant bronze-orange in fall, holding color into winter. Silvery-white seed heads follow and continue to provide interest until spring, as well as food for birds.
February 11, 2000
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Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass

Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass is semi-evergreen that thrives in cool climates and is more compact than other varieties. Growing in lovely clumps with fine texture, Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass is topped with golden flowers in spring that become a silver-tinted green-purple in summer, turning yellow to bronze in fall and persisting into winter.
February 8, 2000
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Evergold Japanese Sedge

Evergold Japanese Sedge is a striking, densely tufted sedge that produces thick clumps of glossy dark green, arching foliage. With broad, bright creamy-gold centers, Evergold Japanese Grass provides excellent contrast with other plants in beds, borders, softening pathways, rock, cottage, and Japanese gardens.
February 5, 2000
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Blue Zinger Sedge

Blue Zinger Sedge is a low-growing ornamental grass noted for its bluish foliage and narrow leaves. With a fine-textured appearance and creeping habit, Blue Zinger Sedge is an effective groundcover, especially when planted in drifts, creating a sea of blue.
January 28, 2000
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Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats, a native Wisconsin perennial grass, features jewel-like flat seed heads that dance when the wind blows. Bamboo-like foliage changes from green in spring, to copper in autumn, to brown in winter. The seeds of Northern Sea Oats persist through winter and are an important food source for wildlife.
January 28, 2000
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Long-beaked Sedge

Long-beaked Sedge is a perennial native Wisconsin grass with bright green, narrow-bladed foliage and drooping greenish-brown seed heads that form long beaks. Loose tufts colonize if given room to spread, making an excellent low-growing groundcover in shady areas. Nodding seed heads provide food and cover for birds and wildlife.
January 27, 2000
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Bicknell’s Sedge

Bicknell's Sedge is a perennial native Wisconsin grass that grows in either dry upland or wet river bottom prairies, making it a versatile option. Unique, star-shaped flowering heads tower over foliage, growing upwards of 3 feet in height. Bicknell's Sedge emerges green in May, turning coppery-brown in fall, providing excellent winter interest.