Calamagrostis acutiflora (x) 'Karl Foerster' FEATHER REED GRASS This grass is at home in meadows, open woods or added to give height to your border. Tolerant of partial shade it prefers moist, fertile, even heavy soils. In early summer plumes rise above the foliage with narrow feathery inflorescences up to 15 in. long, and remain in an ornamental condition all season. Leaf blades are a rich green, erect, 1/4 to 5/8 in. wide and finely pointed at the tip with coarsely textured margins. Overall Feather Reed Grass creates a sturdy enduring verticle element. Calamagrostis brachytricha FALL BLOOMING or KOREAN FEATHER REED GRASS The fatter and feathery infloresence opens greenish to tawny pink, fades to a silver grey and matures in fall to a yellowish wheat color. This excellent clump former makes a fine specimen or mass planting subject. Flowers last into winter and are suitable for fresh or dry bouquets. Tolerates partial shade where it will flower and produce a graceful arching form but will grow stronger and more upright in full sun.
|5 - 6 ft.||2 - 3 ft.||wht. rose buff||e. summer||Su||clump|
|4 - 5 ft.||2 - 3 ft.||gold||june||Su||clump|
|4 - 5 ft.||2 - 3 ft.||tawny pink silver||autumn||Su-Sh||clump|
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Eldorado'
|5 - 6 ft.||2 - 3 ft.||wheat/rose||l.spring||Su||clump|
Carex Botanically classified as sedges, these grass like plants are grown for their beautiful and extremely diverse foliage colors. The flowers are usually of minor decorative importance. Carex morowii 'Evergold' JAPANESE SEDGE Brighten up your garden with this graceful fountain-like evergreen. Dense, mound forming foliage; this plant prefers moist fertile soil and sun to bright shade. The dark green leaves, which are margined with creamy yellow, arch and taper to the tip of each blade. Carex elata 'Aurea' ('Bowles Golden') has brilliant golden yellow leaves and thrives in fertile soil in a moist to wet, sunny location. Carex conica 'Snowline' ('Variegata') MINIATURE VARIEGATED SEDGE Thin 1/8 to 3/8 in. blades have an attractive dark green color framed by their bright silvery white margins. The clump mounds 6 in. high. Successful especially where smaller plants are desirable, including between stepping stones, and even massed as a ground cover. Moderate to slow growth makes it valuable. Best in moist, fertile soil in part shade. For above three carex, old foliage with dead tips may be cut back in early spring to 2 to 3 in. above crown. Carex siderosticha 'Variegata' CREEPING VARIEGATED BROAD LEAFED SEDGE Blades 1/2 to 3/4 in. wide and 12 to 18 in. long, this sedge nearly resembles a small Hosta. Green to dark green leaves are streaked in the middle with white and the margins are a creamy white. Stems spread slowly beneath the surface and the overall form of the dense foliage is neat and appealing. Though deciduous, winter leaves are a light brown to brownish orange, and the new spring leaves glow pink! Best in fertile soil with humus, constant moisture, and dappled shade where the highlighted foliage seems to glow. It is a show either alone or in large groups. Cut leaves before spring growth. The recent cultivar Carex s. 'Island Brocade' has light green leaves with creamy yellow leaf edges and leaf streaks. The saturated color and contrast creates a brilliant variegated effect and expands the possibilities for this fine broad-leaved sedge. Carex d. 'Kaga Nishiki' GOLD FOUNTAINS forms a mounded fountain of foliage with narrow leaves that are green in the center and edged in gold. The highly adaptable Carex flacca (glauca) GLAUCOUS SEDGE has blue gray foliage. It is a useful groundcover spreading slow but strongly and producing a dense mass of slender textured foliage. Carex m. 'Goldband' has creamy yellow leaf margins and is very hardy. The enduring foliage forms a strong solid clump. Carex m. 'Ice Dance' This improved form of Carex m.'Variegata' (a heading that refers to a group of plants that have varying degrees of good vaiegation), has cream white leaf margins that are much more pronounced. The semi-evergreen rhizomatous clumps look fresh all season and stand out notably late in the year. Carex m. 'Silver Sceptre' offers arching narrow leaves with white margins and forms thick ivory clumps. Carex musk.'Little Midge' PALM SEDGE is a very compact form of palm sedge that spreads slowly to form a handsome fine foliage ground cover. Carex musk. 'Oehme' PALM SEDGE has yellow-edged leaves that grow out horizontally impersonating a miniature palm tree in effect. The variegation deepens as the season progresses. Prefers part sun to shade and moist soil.
|1 - 2 ft.||18 - 24 in.||fol. fine hair like||e.summer||Sh-pSh||clump|
|10 - 12 in.||18 - 24 in.||fol. gold||spring||Su-pSh||clump|
|6 in.||12 - 15 in.||dk green & white||spr.- e. sum||pSh||clump|
Carex caryophyllea 'Beatlemania'
|6 in.||18 - 24 in.||fol. gold & deep green||spring||pSh-Sh||slow spreader|
|3 - 5 in.||12 - 18 in.||fol. green||spring||Su-Sh||spreader|
|2 - 5 ft.||2 ft.||fol. brgt. Yellow||spring||Su||clump|
|6 in.||18 in.||fol. blue gray||summer||Su-pSh||spreader|
|6 - 10 in.||24 in.||fol. blue green||spring||pSh-Sh||slow spreader|
|2 - 3 ft.||18 - 24 in.||green-yellow fruit||lt. spring||Su||clump|
|12 in.||12 - 24 in.||fol. yel.& grn.||spring||Su-pSh||clump|
|10 - 12 in.||18 in||fol. silvery blue||e. summer||Su-pSh||groundcover|
|12 in.||12 - 24 in.||fol. grn & yel.||spring||pSh-Su||clump|
|12 in||18 - 24 in.||green & white||spring||pSh-Su||spreader|
|12 in.||18 - 24 in.||green & white||spring||pSh||spreader|
Carex mor. var. temnolepis 'Silk Tassel'
|12 in.||2.5 - 3 ft.||fol. green white & silver||spring||Sh-pSh||clump|
|12 - 15 in.||12 - 18 in.||light green||e. summer||pSh||spreader|
|20 in.||12 - 18 in.||green & yellow||e. summer||pSh||slow sprdr.|
|8 - 10 in.||12 - 18 in.||wheat||spring||Su-pSh||groundcover|
|5 in||18 - 24 in.||fol. powder blue||spring||pSh||clump|
|8 - 10 in.||18 - 24 in.||fol.shiny green||e.spring||pSh-Sh||clump|
|8 in.||24 in.||creamy.yellow margins||spring||pSh||spreader|
|18 in.||18 - 24 in.||green , white||spring||Sh||spreader|
Chasmanthium latifolium NORTHERN SEA OATS, SPANGLE GRASS Very decorative, and an excellent choice for year round interest. Plant in fertile soil with average moisture. Lined with rough margins, the leaf blades are linear, narrow and lance shaped, reaching a length of 5 to 9 inches. Its inflorescence begins as an olive green and tan to a golden treasure of oat-like jewels on erect stems that gently bends about and atop the foliage. Standing still and attractive it seems unaffected by winter's elements, in that the sleet and snow usually slip right off of its foliage. Especially useful because it grows well in part shade.
|3 - 4 ft.||2 ft.||grn. - tawny||l. summer||pSh-Su||clump|
Chasmanthium 'River Mist'
|30 - 36 in.||2 - 3 ft.||fol. grn. & wh.||l. summer||pSh-Su||clump|
Cortaderia selloana TRUE HARDY PAMPAS
|5 - 7 ft.||3 - 4 ft.||silver white||l. summer||Su||clump|
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