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THE PLANT FARM GRASS LIST

WE HAVE MANY VARIETIES IN LARGER SPECIMEN SIZE AT THE NURSERY.

ACORUS CALAMUS VARIEGATUS  $6.00 / DIV

(Variegated Sweet Rush) Big, bold, green and white grass that looks especially good when viewed as a clump from twenty or thirty feet away. Mix it with Japanese Iris or Gunnera. Sun. Water or moist soil.  1 m (3').  Zone:4   

ACORUS GRAMINEUS OGON  $6.00 / DIV

Stunning gold and green, evergreen spreading grass. Its bright glowing colour is retained all year and makes it a perfect ground cover. Sun or part-shade. Moist or wet soil.  20 cm (8").  Zone:6   

CALAMAGROSTIS ACUTIFLORA KARL FOERSTER  $5.00 / DIV

Excellent tall grass. Creamy white flowers in summer. Plum seed heads remain all winter. Great massed. Sun to part-shade. Average, well-drained soil.  1.2 m (4').  Zone:5 

CALAMAGROSTIS ARUNDINACEA OVERDAM  $5.00 / DIV

An absolutely beautiful grass. Pink, cream and green arching leaves with pale purple inflorescence. Sun. Average, well-drained soil.  1.2 m (4').  Zone:5 

CAREX ALBULA    $4.25 / DIV

(Frosted Curls) Delicate fine leaf. Beautiful pale chartreuse colour. Evergreen. Sun to shade. Most soils. Avoid extremes of wet or dry.  20 cm (8").  Zone:6 

CAREX COMANS BRONZE  $4.25 / DIV

(Hair Sedge) A mounded, clumping grass. Thin, dense growth with a warm brown hue. Has survived submerged in our fish pond.  Evergreen. Sun to part-shade. Most soils.  30 cm (1').  Zone:6 

CAREX DIPSACEA   $4.25 / DIV  

Arching, clump-forming sedge with unusual colouring. Evergreen, deep olive-green overlaid with bronzy glaze.  Sun or shade. Bronze colour may fade in deep shade. Brownish-black catkins on short spikes in summer. Most soils.  45 cm (18").  Zone:7   

CAREX ELATA AUREA  $4.25 / DIV

(Bowles' Golden Sedge) The strongest yellow of all the grass-like plants, having only a thin green margin. Spikes of brown and green appear early summer looking like fat caterpillars. Sun or part-shade. Moist or wet soil.  50 cm (20").  Zone:5 

CAREX FLAGELLIFERA  $4.25 / DIV

(Orange Hair Sedge) Light orange-rust shade on a softly, upright plant.  Evergreen. Sun to part-shade. Most soils.  45 cm (18"').  Zone:7 

CAREX MORROWII AUREO-VARIEGATA  $3.75 / DIV

(Variegated Japanese Sedge) Evergreen, clumping grass.  Lightly variegated and narrowly yellow-margined leaves.  Good for edging, groundcover, containers. Sun or part-shade.  Moist, well-drained soil.  30 cm (12").  Zone:6 

CAREX OSHIMENSIS EVERGOLD  $4.25 / DIV    

Evergreen, clumping grass.  Dark green leaves with a broad central yellow stripe. Looks great all year. Good for edging, groundcover, containers. Sun or part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil.  30 cm (12").  Zone:6 

CYPERUS GLABER   $6.00 / DIV

(Umbrella Sedge) Hardiest of the papyrus. Light green leaves with gold seed heads lasting from May until December. Very attractive. Excellent in pots or tubs or as a marginal plant. Sun. Wet or boggy soil.  75 cm (30").  Zone:7 

DESCHAMPSIA CAESPITOSA NORTHERN LIGHTS  $7.00 / DIV

A showy, easy to use grass. New green leaves have gold variegation that changes over time to creamy-white with pink tips. Graceful clouds of hazy flower heads on tall, erect stems appear throughout the summer months. Forms a dense clump. Sun to part-shade. Most soils.  40 cm (16").  Zone:4 

HAKONECHLOA MACRA ALL GOLD  $6.00 / DIV

Delicate, bright yellow leaves. Gradually forms a mound of arching, overlapping leaves giving a waterfall effect. One of the best dwarf grasses. Sun or light shade. Moist, well-drained soil.  30 cm (12").  Zone:6 

HAKONECHLOA MACRA AUREOLA  $6.00 / DIV

Delicate, bright yellow leaves with rich green stripes. Gradually forms a mound of arching, overlapping leaves giving a waterfall effect. One of the best dwarf grasses. Sun or light shade. Moist, well-drained soil.  35 cm (14").  Zone:6 

IMPERATA CYLINDRA RUBRA  $4.25 / DIV

(Japanese Blood Grass) Mid-green leaves at the base with vibrant blood red tips. Very slow to establish. One of the last to emerge in the spring. Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil.  45 cm (18").  Zone:5 

MISCANTHUS FLORIDULUS   $5.00 / DIV

(Amur Silvergrass/Japanese Sugar Cane) Bamboo-like appearance. Erect clumps of long, broad, gray-green leaves with a silvery midrib. Excellent specimen or screen. Slow spreading. White flowers only in warm summer areas. Sun or part-shade. Average soil.  2.5 m (9').  Zone:

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS ADAGIO  $5.00 / DIV

(Dwarf Maiden) Grey-green leaves. Burgundy red fall foliage. Silver pink blooms.  Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1- 1.2  m (3-4').  Zone:6 

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS GRACILLIMUS  $5.00 / DIV

(Maiden Grass) Excellent specimen grass. Elegant, narrow, arching green leaves with silver midribs. Forms a dense, compact clump.  Superb for massing. Good fall colour. Fall flowering. Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1.2 m (4').  Zone:

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS HURON SUNRISE  $5.00 / DIV

(Maiden Grass) Green with silver centre. Purple red blooms.  Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1.5 m (5').  Zone:4 

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS LITTLE ZEBRA  $5.00 / DIV

(Dwarf Zebra Grass) Golden horizontal banding on bright green leaves. Stunning and unique. Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1- 1.2 m (3-4').  Zone:5 

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS MORNING LIGHT  $5.00 / DIV

(Variegated Maiden Grass) Thin, delicate, leaf with a thin white margin and silvery midrib. Beautiful specimen plant. Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1.2 m (4').  Zone:4

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS PURPURASCENS  $5.00 / DIV

(Flame Grass) Upright clumps of medium green leaves that turn bright red-orange and purple by late summer.  Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1.2 m (4').  Zone:4

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS SILBERSPINNE  $5.00 / DIV

(Silver Spider Grass) Erect clump of narrow leaves with panicles of long, open, spidery fingers.  1 m (3').  Zone:4   

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS STRICTUS  $5.00 / DIV

(Porcupine Grass) Golden horizontal banding on bright green leaves. Stunning and unique. Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1.5 m (5').  Zone:4 

MISCANTHUS SINENSIS VARIEGATUS  $4.50 / DIV

(Variegated Silver Grass) Vertical white stripes of white and green giving a stately vase-like appearance. Narrower than M. Cosmopolitan. Creamy pink plumes sometimes appear in September. Sun to part-shade. Moist, well-drained soil best, but will tolerate most soils.  1.5 m (5').  Zone:  

MOLINIA CAERULEA VARIEGATA  $5.00 / DIV

(Variegated Purple Moor Grass) Compact clump of cream leaves with pale green stripes. Leaves fade to buff in fall. Purple spikelets on tall, creamy yellow stems in late summer. Dislikes hot spots. Sun to part-shade. Average to moist soil.  35 cm (14").  Zone:

OPHIOPOGON PLANISCARPUS ARABICUS   $15.00 / Gallon 

(Black Mondo Grass) Unique black-bladed grass. Good for vampire gardens. Makes a superb foil for gold-leaf plants or blue or red flowers. Flowers followed by neat black berries. Not a fast grower. Sun or part-shade.  Moist, well-drained soil.  Flower: Lilac; July-Aug. 20 c m (8").  Zone:6 

PHRAGMITES AUSTRALIS VARIEGATUS  $8.00 / DIV

Big, impressive and sure to grab attention. Long, pointed, wide, variegated leaves encircle plume-like, silky, hairy, yellow gold panicles. This relative of the Giant Reed is more well behaved, but can still spread. Sun. Moist or wet soil.  2 m (6').  Zone:5 

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