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Panicum virgatum

Panicum virgatum

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America

Panicum virgatum is an elegant vase shaped grass with an abundance of seasonal interest. In spring, a fresh crop of glaucous stems and graceful bluish-green arching leaves rise from the earth.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with …

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Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze'

Common Name: Switch Grass

Native to North America (selection)

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze' is a switch grass cultivar that is known for its compact size and upright habit.  In late spring airy yellow-green flower panicles rise above the deep green arching leaves.  The panicles turn bron…

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Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ is a switch grass selection with a dramatically vertical habit.  Foliage and stems are erect with metallic blue blades. In summer airy pinkish flower panicles seem to dance in the evening l…

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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Sky’ is much admired for its steely blue foliage.  Mature plants are statuesque and crowned with airy summer flower panicles.  In late evening, the tiny silvery spikelets seem to dance…

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Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Switch grass

Native to North America (selection)

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' is a popular switch grass cultivar that is known for its compact habit and striking red-purple fall color.  In summer airy reddish-pink flower panicles rise above burgundy highlighted leaves.  The …

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Pennisetum alopecuroides

Pennisetum alopecuroides

Common Name: Fountain Grass

Native to China

Pennisetum alopecuroides is a clump forming warm season grass with graceful arching foliage.  Leaves are deep green, narrow and sharply pointed. In late summer culms are tipped with silvery bottlebrush like flowers.  The flo…

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian'

Common Name: Cassian dwarf fountain grass

Native to Asia (selection)

Similar to Hameln, but about a foot taller and greater range of hardiness.  Perfect for use as a groundcover or in a rain garden as it prefers moist to wet soils.  Flowers white with a pink tinge from late summer into fall. Seeds at…

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Common Name: Dwarf fountain grass

Native to China (selection)

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’ is a uniform compact cultivar of Asian fountain grass.  ‘Hameln’ has attractive deep green arching linear leaves.  In late summer culms are tipped with silvery bottlebrush …

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