David L. Morgan
Canada wildrye is a versatile ornamental grass that has attractive bluish green foliage and gently nodding, wheat-like flower and seedheads in autumn and winter. A clump forming perennial, it is native to a vast area of temperate North America. In spring, erect stems start to bear the long, often weeping bluish gray-green or medium green leaves. By late summer and into fall, stem tips form dense green flowerspikes that look like those of wheat. The begin to turn beige as fall progresses, which is...
(Blue Lyme Grass, Blue Wildrye)
Blue wildrye is a versatile ornamental grass that has attractive, open clustered, silvery blue-green foliage and stiff, upright flower and seedheads in autumn. A clump forming perennial, it is native to a vast area of Europe and western Asia. In spring, erect stems start to bear the long, upright, but tip-weeping bluish green leaves. By late summer and into fall, stem tips form dense green flowerspikes that will only slightly arch. They begin to turn beige as fall progresses, which is the eventual...
(Blue Wheatgrass, Magellan's Wildrye)
Blue wheatgrass is a breathtaking clumping ornamental grass with fine foliage colored silvery blue. A native of the cooler lands and mountains of Chile and Argentina, it is a semi-evergreen perennial in the mildest of winter climates. The leaves are its glory, being most intense blue in the central younger growth, as the older leaves are pushed outward and downward to create a skirt. In late spring and summer, the often overlooked, small flowers appear on stems that tend to be held horizontally in...
Forest & Kim Starr
The clump-forming weeping lovegrass has fine, grassy blades that arch and droop and produces many tall stems of feathery flowers in late summer. This warm-season perennial grass hails from East Africa, so it is tough and tolerant of heat and drought.
Though native to a semi-tropical area, weeping lovegrass is usually fully deciduous but can remain semi-evergreen in fully frost-free climates. Its neat clumps of elegant foliage appear in spring. Airy panicles of lavender-gray flowers bloom in...
Silvery blue, finely-textured, evergreen leaves and masses of tiny, wispy flowers give Elliott's lovegrass an attractive, hazy look in summer. This lovely perennial bunch grass is native to the southeastern United States and islands of the upper Caribbean where it inhabit coastal lands and dry prairies.
Elliott's lovegrass produces relatively low, clumps of wiry, blue-green blades in tones of silvery gray. It blooms sporadically through the year but tends to flower the heaviest in fall. Scores...
James H. Schutte
(Elliott's Lovegrass, Wind Dancer Lovegrass)
The blue-green blades and extra tall grassy floral plumes lend 'Wind Dancer' a particularly attractive, hazy look in summer. This lovely perennial bunch grass is native to the southeastern United States and islands of the upper Caribbean where it inhabit coastal lands and dry prairies.
Elliott's lovegrass produces relatively low, clumps of wiry, blue-green blades in tones of silvery gray. It blooms sporadically through the year but tends to flower the heaviest in fall. Scores of stems arise...
James H. Schutte
Purple lovegrass, above its classy green leaves, displays pretty reddish to purpled sprays of flowers and seeds in late summer and fall. This lovely perennial, bunching, warm-season grass is native to the eastern two-thirds of the United States, and parts of northern Mexico. The relatively low, clump-forming mass of light green leaves is highlighted with stems of many small flowers in late summer. The red-purple flowers are lovely en masse on the plant, and will yield burgundy-red seeds. The flower...
Sand lovegrass is a tall bunching grass with a pleasing weeping foliage habit, and tall stems of seedheads that often flop in late summer. A perennial native to a large portion of the central United States, it is usually found in sandy, open woodlands or meadows. The green leaves are graceful and slightly arching to upright, and in late spring, tall stems arise and are topped with panicles, or branched clusters of tiny yellow flowers that turn purplish, eventually red-purple when seeds are ripe....
Centipede grass is a slow-growing, perennial, warm-season grass native to south and central China used mostly for lawns. It spreads by thick, leafy, branched stolons or above ground, lateral stems that root at each node. The yellow-green to medium green leaves are coarse, but not as wide as those of Saint Augustine grass, and emerge from tight sheaths folded to form short plantlets. Centipede flowers on short, flat two-flowered spikelets and produces viable green to tan seeds. This grass may be planted...
(Clumping Bamboo, Giant Panda Bamboo)
This noninvasive, clump-forming bamboo from the uplands of central China offers an elegant cascading habit, attractive reddish colored "stems", and exceptional cold hardiness. Relatively small in stature, its delicate canes and dense foliage give it a more shrubby appearance than that of many bamboos. Numerous branches each bear several relatively fine-textured, lance-shaped, evergreen leaves, which together bow the culms with their weight. New shoots emerge from late spring until fall, and persist...