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Northern Sea Oats

Northern Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Part shade to shade. Tolerates more sun in wetter soils but prefers shade. • Soils: Tolerates a wide range of soils. • Bloom Time: July-September. Seed heads appear in the fall and persist...

Virginia Wild Rye

Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Sun to part shade • Soils: Prefers heavy, rich, moist soils but will tolerate average sandy soils in shadier spots • Bloom Time: March, April, May. Seed drops end of spring/early summer • Size: Up...

Indian Grass

Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Full to part sun • Soils: Dry to moist soils • Bloom Time: August-October • Size: Up to 8ft tall A beautiful, tall ornamental grass with a bronze, metallic sheen to the seedheads. Blueish green...

Switchgrass

Switchgrass

Panicum virgatum Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Full Sun, part • Soils: Dry, average • Bloom Time: Purplish in summer and early fall • Size: 2-5 feet in height; 2-4 foot spread A robust, warm season bunchgrass, switchgrass is best used as a...

Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Full Sun • Soils: Dry, average • Bloom Time: Purplish in summer and early fall • Size: 2-5 feet in height; 2-4 foot spread A robust, warm season bunchgrass, Big Bluestem is best used as a striking...

Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Sun, part shade • Soils: Dry, sandy, average • Bloom Time: Pink and brown tints in June, July, August • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread Plant as a groundcover, border, or accent plant...

Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium Growing Information • Plant Type: Grass • Sunlight: Sun, Part Shade • Soils: Average, dry • Bloom Time: Non-flowering • Size: 1-3 feet in height; 8-24 inch spread This ubiquitous Cape Cod grass makes a beautiful native choice for an ornamental...