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Grasses

Andropogon gerardii

3-fingered seed stem resembles a turkey foot, red foliage in fall

Big Bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula

Grey green stalks with blooms, purple/red tinged

Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua gracilis

Blue tint, thrives in full sun and dry conditions

Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Chartreuse stems change to blonde, drought tolerant

Blue Grama

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Avalanche'

Variegated foliage, deep green margin

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Upright grass with cinnamon bloom stalks

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'

Clumping plant with creamy white variegation

Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Pink feathery plumes in fall

Korean Feather Reed Grass

Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

Blue-gray narrow foliage

Sedge

Carex grayi

Medium to dark-green blades, unique spiked flower head

Gray Sedge

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

Wide green leaves with white margins, sun or shade

Sedge

Carex oshimensis

Gold/dark green variegation, weeping habit, shade to part-shade

Evergold Sedge

Carex pensylvanica

Thin bladed clump forming, ideal for groundcover, widely adaptable

Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea

Arching habit, ideal for wet meadows, ditches, & marshes

Fox Sedge

Chasmanthium latifolium

Bamboo-like foliage, dangling oval seeds

Northern Sea Oats

Deschampsia cespitosa

Semi-evergreen, clump forming, green blades

Tufted Hair Grass

Erianthus ravennae

Gray/green mound, tall flower stalks

Hardy Pampas Grass

Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Small dense mound, prefers well-drained soil

Blue Fescue

Festuca hybrida 'Cool as Ice'

Fine blue foliage, hint of grey green in spring, salt tolerant

Blue Fescue

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

Green-gold foliage, prefers partial shade

Japanese Forest Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Yellow leaves, green margins, prefers partial shade

Japanese Forest Grass

Helictotrichon sempervirens

Blue-gray mound, tan seed heads

Blue Oat Grass

Helictotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire'

Steel blue foliage, brown seed heads, full sun

Blue Oat Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'

Silvery narrow blades turn burgundy in fall

Dwarf Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Narrow foliage with white band in middle, yellow in fall

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'

Dwarf, green & gold variegated foliage

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

Slender with white variegation on leaf margin

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

Fiery red-orange fall foliage

Autumn Red Flame Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

Deep green foliage with silver midrib

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

White stripes the length of the leaf

Variegated Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

Horizontal yellow bands, arching growth habit

Maiden Grass

Molina caerulea

Cool season, clump forming grass

Purple Moor Grass

Molina caerulea 'Skyracer'

Green foliage turns golden yellow in fall, tall purple spikes

Tall Purple Moor Grass

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

Near black narrow leaves

Black Mondo Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Dallas Blues'

Blue foliage with rose-pink seed heads, drought tolerant

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Metallic blue foliage, extreme erect habit

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'

Compact upright form, drought and salt tolerant

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Strong upright grower, wide steely-blue foliage

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire'

Foliage turns wine-red by early summer

Switch Grass

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Red tinted foliage turns burgundy in fall

Switch Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides

Narrow leaves, silver-purple spikes

Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Burgundy Bunny'

Red summer accents, blazing red in fall

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Dwarf, early flowering

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'

Plumes appear late summer

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Piglet'

Fine textured foliage, tan flower heads

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Blaze'

Fine leafed grass, russet-red through fall & winter

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Carousel'

Blue foliage with pink streaks in summer

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'MinnblueA'

Blue in spring turns copper

Blue Heaven Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Smoke Signal'

Sturdy upright stems, deep red/purple in fall

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'

Upright stems with blue cast

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'

Deep blue foliage with red stems, burgundy fall color

Little Bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'

Steel blue/mauve foliage, burgundy fall color

Little Bluestem

Sesleria autumnalis

Seed heads turn tan in fall, foliage turns golden

Autumn Moor Grass

Sesleria caerulea

Narrow blue/green blades, hint of purple inflorescence in fall

Blue Moor Grass

Sorghastrum nutans

Native tall prairie grass, golden plume-like seed heads

Indian Grass

Sporobolus heterolepis

Narrow emerald-green leaves turn deep orange in fall

Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Airy tan flower plumes in late summer

Dwarf Prairie Dropseed