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Feather Grass
In summer, plants are covered with masses of elegant pale feathery seed-heads which are held a little about the foliage.  These can be cut and dried when first opened for use in winter arrangements indoors. 
 

Exposure

Full Sun, partial shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 1 1/2 - 2 feet
Width 1 1/2 - 2 feet
Drought Tolerance Moderate


 


Feather Reed, Karl Foerster
A very upright clump forming grass that is easy to grow in full sun and average soil.  Use this one where you want a strong vertical shape as a backdrop or an accent. 'Karl Foerster' may bend and sway in wind and rain but will always find its way back upright.

Exposure

Full Sun / Partial Shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 4 - 5 feet
Width 18 inches
Drought Tolerance High




 


Fescue, Elijah Blue
Festuca, also known as Blue Fescue, is attractive all year as a foliage plant. It retains a neat mounded form, unless planted too closely. Trim dried foliage before new growth begins in the spring.
 

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 6 inches
Width 6 - 9 inches
Drought Tolerance High


 

Fountaingrass, Hameln
An attractive ornamental grass which makes a compact, densely tufted clump of dark green leaves, that turn yellow in autumn.  From mid-summer to autumn, it bears bristly, greenish white flower spikes that mature to grey-brown.  This grass looks good from months on end and needs very little attention.  Just remove the dead leaves in spring.
 

Exposure

Full Sun / Part Shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 23 feet
Width 23 feet
Drought Tolerance Moderate



 


Fountaingrass, Karly Rose
Fountain Grass is a graceful, elegant ornamental grass with smokey rose-purple plumes.  Flowers June to frost.  Hardy and new plumes are continuously displayed all summer long and gently sway in the slightest breeze.
 

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 3 - 4 feet
Width 2 - 3 feet
Drought Tolerance High



 


Maiden Grass
Maiden grass bears coppery tassels as a seed-head in early fall, eventually growing lighter in color and adorning the plant as a plume.  Provides visual interest even in winter.
 

Exposure

Full Sun, partial shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 7 feety
Width
Drought Tolerance High

 

 


Muhly Grass
This plant becomes a spectacular haze of dusky pink in the fall when it blooms.  Adapted to a wide range of soil types in well drained situations.
 

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 3 feet
Width 3 feet
Drought Tolerance Moderate


 


Pampasgrass, Hardy
Very sturdy, ornamental, perennial grass.  In the fall produces 2 ft. long, silvery, silky plumes above the blades.  Bloom color in shades of brown, orange and purple.  Can be dried for indoor arrangements.  Cut back previous seasonís dry or dead leaves before new growth starts in the Spring.
 

Exposure

Full Sun / Part shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 10 to 15 feet
Width 15 to 25 feet
Drought Tolerance

High



 


Pennisetium, Little Bunny
Fountain grass is one of the most suitable grasses for the home landscape offering three seasons of interest. It is versatile and dependable with a graceful fountain-like form. The flower heads of fountain grass are attractive in fresh and dried flower arrangements.  Little Bunny is the dwarf form of the fountain grass.
 

Exposure

Full Sun / Part shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 1 - 1 1/2 feet
Width 1 1/2 - 2 feet
Drought Tolerance

High



 


Zebra Grass

Wide green leaves with irregularly spaced yellow horizontal bands.   Forms dense clumps of variegated foliage.  This grass can be used as a scree or looks great by a pond.  Attracts birds and butterflies.

Exposure

Full Sun, partial shade
Soil Type Moist
Height 3 - 4 feet
Width
Drought Tolerance Moderate



 

 
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