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Filtering by Category: Upright Habit

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

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Big Bluestem

Wow, the color . . . the foliage starts a deep green with red highlights in the spring and increasingly gets redder as fall approaches. Once you get a frost the foliage turns candy-apple-red. The leaves are narrow with an upright habit. Native and is drought tolerant once established.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 60-72" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Summer
Color: 
Hardiness: Zone 3
Patent: PP#26283
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Foerster's Feather Reed Grass

This showy ornamental grass has a vertical appearance. The dark green leaves form a compact clump. Upright flower spikes emerge in June, start off green, change to bronze and then fade to a golden buff in late fall. Prefers moist, rich soil in full sun.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 72" tall x 24" wide
Bloom: Summer
Color: Red/Bronze
Hardiness: Zone 5
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Chasmanthium latifolium

Northern Sea Oats

This ornamental grass is a great addition to the garden with its light green foliage. It is used in dried flower arrangements because the flowers rarely shatter. The lovely arching form is great for winter interest. Native.

Exposure:  Full Sun to Part Shade
Size: 30" tall x 18" wide
Bloom: Fall
Color: Red/Brown
Hardiness: Zone 4
Characteristics: Deer Resistant, Cut Flower

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gold Bar'

Gold Bar Maiden Grass

This slow growing miscanthus is compact and upright. It is horizontally banded with green and creamy yellow. It works great as a specimen plant, in mass, or in containers.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 36-60" tall x 24-36" wide
Bloom: Fall
Color: Red
Hardiness: Zone 5
Patent: PP#15193
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#2 - $11.00 (1-9); $9.85 (10-24); $9.60 (25+)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Maiden Grass

This is a narrow leaved, graceful, upright grass with a vase-shaped habit. The coppery colored flowers appear in the fall and persist into winter. Perfectly suitable as a specimen plant or in groupings. Performs best in full sun.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 72" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Fall
Color: Copper
Hardiness: Zone 5
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'

Porcupine Grass

A showy, upright grass with light green leaves marked with wide, bright yellow, horizontal bands. The leaves are stiff and upward-pointing. Foliage is topped by bronze flowers, which dry to fuzzy tan. Prefers moist, fertile soil and full sun.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 60" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Fall
Color: Bronze
Hardiness: Zone 4
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

A striking grass with wide leaves striped with white. A popular grass, it forms 4-6' loose arching clumps. The pinkish-copper flower heads rise another 1' above the foliage in early fall. Will tolerate a light amount of shade.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 72" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Fall
Color: Pink/Copper
Hardiness: Zone 4
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

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Maiden Grass

This popular grass is distinguished by its large, arching foliage with horizontal bands. Reddish-bronze plumes in September. Excellent specimen plant or planted in mass.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 84-96" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Summer - Fall
Color: Reddish-Bronze
Hardiness: Zone 5
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod'

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Switch Grass

One of the earliest Panicum to change color. The foliage emerges a blue green, but quickly turns a deep red. In the fall, the color changes to a deep purple with red-purple seed heads. Nice upright habit.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 36-40" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Late Summer - Fall
Color: Red/Purple
Hardiness: Zone 4
Patent: PP#26074
Characteristics: Deer Resistant, Cut Flower

#2 - $11.00 (1-9); $9.85 (10-24); $9.60 (25+)

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Switch Grass

This olive-green, rigidly upright, fast growing grass holds up well against strong winds. It is drought tolerant and has lovely plumes in late summer and early fall. Perennial Plant of the Year for 2014. Native.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 72" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Late Summer - Early Fall
Hardiness: Zone 4
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#3 - $13.00 (1-9); $11.85 (10-24); $11.60 (25+)

Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons'

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Switch Grass

Lovely upright plant with blue grey foliage that starts to turn dark purplish-red in late summer. Great plant for small places.

Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade
Size: 36-48" tall x 24-30" wide
Bloom: Late Summer - Fall
Color: 
Hardiness: Zone 4
Patent: PP#17944
Characteristics: Deer Resistant, Cut Flower

#2 - 11.00 (1-9); $9.85 (10-24); $9.60 (25+)

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Twilight Zone'

Little Bluestem

The foliage of this Schizachyrium has a silvery mauve purple cast starting in midsummer. As fall approaches the foliage turns a much brighter purple. Great grass for hot, dry areas.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 48-54" tall x 36" wide
Bloom: Fall
Hardiness: Zone 3
Patent: PPAF
Characteristics: Deer Resistant

#2 - $11.00 (1-9); $9.85 (10-24); $9.60 (25+)