Grasses, Sedges & Rushes

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  • Deschampsia caespitosa Hair grass Z 4-9

    Airy pink panicles of seed heads

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    Airy pink panicles like delicate billowing clouds of seed heads top clumps of arching slender leaves in mid summer persisting through winter.

    Size: 2-4' x 18"
    Care: moist well-drained to moist soil in sun to shade.
    Native: Europe, Asia & No. America

    Deschampsia named for French botanist Deslongchamps (1774-1849).  This species found by the mid 1700’s.

  • Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Love grass Z. 5-9

    Profuse tiny purple panicles in August-September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

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    Profuse tiny purple panicles in August-September. One of internationally known garden designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 “MUST HAVE” plants, Gardens Illustrated 94 (2013)

    Size: 2’ x 18”
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil - (slow to emerge in spring)
    Native: Maine west to Minnesota, south to Arizona, Wisconsin native

    Eragrostis is Greek meaning “love”, (eros) and grass, agrostis. This species first named by botanist Frederick Pursh in his book Flora Americae Septronalis. (1813)

  • Festuca ovina glauca Blue fescue Z 4-8

    mound of thin blue gray foliage

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    Spiky but graceful mound of thin blue gray foliage – early summer short spikes of blue-green flowers

    Size: 12" x 10"
    Care: sun, moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: temperate areas thoughout the world

    Festuca is Latin meaning “grass stalk.” American garden cultivation since 1800’s.

  • Helictotrichon sempervirens Blue oat grass Z 4-9

    rounded mound of thin, steel-blue leaves

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    June-July spikes rise above a magnificent rounded mound of thin, steel-blue leaves – one of the best.

    Size: 4' x 2'
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Awards: Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden Great Plant Pick.

    Named by Dominique Villars (1745-1814).  Liberty Hyde Bailey (1933) said that Blue oat grass “scarcely grown as ornamental subjects.”