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ANDROPOGON gerardii 'Pawnee'
(an-dro-PO-gon) (jer-AR-dee-eye)
GRANGE3
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Common Name: Big Bluestem
Description: 2017 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. Colorful, robust native; turns light red after frost.
Zone: 4
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ANDROPOGON gerardii 'Pawnee'
(an-dro-PO-gon) (jer-AR-dee-eye)
GRANGE5
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Common Name: Big Bluestem
Description: 2017 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. Colorful, robust native; turns light red after frost.
Zone: 4
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ANDROPOGON gerardii 'Pawnee'
(an-dro-PO-gon) (jer-AR-dee-eye)
GRANGE1
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Common Name: Big Bluestem
Description: 2017 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. Colorful, robust native; turns light red after frost.
Zone: 4
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ANDROPOGON gerardii 'Red October'PPAF
(an-dro-PO-gon) (jer-AR-dee-eye)
GRANRO5
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Description: This new big blue stem was chosen for its narrow foliage but the fall color is what makes it unique. After the first frost the foliage turns candy apple red. Photo courtesy of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens.
Zone: 3
Wild Flower Full Sun

ARUNDO donax 'Versicolor'
(a-RUN-do) (DO-naks)
GRARDO8
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Common Name: Variegated Giant Reed
Description: Stiff, upright, variegated reed.
Zone: 6
Full Sun

BOUTELOUA curtipendula 'Trailway'
(boo-tel-LOO-uh) (kurt-ih-PEN-doo-la)
GRBOCU1
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Common Name: Sideoats Grama
Description: 2005 GreatPlantsTM Grass. Fine leaf, sod-forming, warm season native. Delicate, pendant seed heads; graceful foliage.
Zone: 4
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BOUTELOUA curtipendula 'Trailway'
(boo-tel-LOO-uh) (kurt-ih-PEN-doo-la)
GRBOCU3
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Common Name: Sideoats Grama
Description: 2005 GreatPlantsTM Grass! Fine leaf, sod-forming, warm season native. Delicate, pendant seed heads; graceful foliage.
Zone: 4
Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun Ground Cover

BOUTELOUA curtipendula 'Trailway'
(boo-tel-LOO-uh) (kurt-ih-PEN-doo-la)
GRBOCU5
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Common Name: Sideoats Grama
Description: 2005 GreatPlantsTM Grass! Fine leaf, sod-forming, warm season native. Delicate, pendant seed heads; graceful foliage.
Zone: 4
Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun Ground Cover

BOUTELOUA gracilis
(boo-tel-LOO-uh) (grah-SIL-is)
GRBOGR1
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Common Name: Blue Grama
Description: 2008 GreatPlants Grass of the Year! Most important range grass of the Great Plains. Curly, narrow leaves; long, one sided seed spikes with eyelash-like inflorescence.
Zone: 4
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BOUTELOUA gracilis
(boo-tel-LOO-uh) (grah-SIL-is)
GRBOGR3
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Common Name: Blue Grama
Description: 2008 GreatPlants Grass of the Year! Most important range grass of the Great Plains. Curly, narrow leaves; long, one sided seed spikes with eyelash-like inflorescence.
Zone: 4
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BOUTELOUA gracilis
(boo-tel-LOO-uh) (grah-SIL-is)
GRBOGR5
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Common Name: Blue Grama
Description: 2008 GreatPlants TM Grass of the Year. Most important range grass of the Great Plains. Curly, narrow leaves; long, one-sided seed spikes with eyelash-like inflorescence.
Zone: 4
Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun Ground Cover

BOUTELOUA gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP# 22,048
(boot-tel-LOO-uh) (grah-SIL-is)
GRBOBA5
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Common Name: Grama Grass
Description: 2011 Plant Select®. An impressive, highly ornamental form of Western native grass with tall, upright stems. Showy, chartreuse, aging to blonde seed heads hold their straight shape and are displayed high above the foliage through winter, providing many months of color and texture. Developed by High Country Gardens. Extremely cold hardy and provides exceptional winter interest. Grows in a wide range of soil types. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 4
PlantSelect Wild Flower Full Sun Ground Cover

BUCHLOE dactyloides
(boo-KLO-ee) (dac-ty-LOY-deez)
GRBUDA1
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Common Name: Buffalo Grass
Description: Low, sod-forming, warm season grass that's tolerant of dry conditions. Excellent, low maintenance lawn.
Zone: 4
Wild Flower Full Sun Ground Cover

BUCHLOE dactyloides 'Legacy'®
(boo-KLO-ee) (dac-ty-LOY-deez)
GRBULE2
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Description: Attractive, low growing, vegetatively produced female clone with narrow, soft blades making an ideal turf. Developed at the University of Nebraska, Legacy® thrives on only 1/4" of water per week. A root system several feet deep gives it the ability to go several weeks without watering. A maximum height of 4-6" in most environments and slow, vertical, growth habit. For a manicured turf, mow every two to three weeks. For a natural look, leave unmowed. Mowing is recommended at least once a year in early spring. Can be established using plugs after the last frost in spring until about the end of August. Establishes quickly. Available in 98 plug trays. [2] quantities of 1-49 trays - $37.24/tray quantities of 50-149 trays - $34.30/tray
Zone: 4
Wild Flower Full Sun Ground Cover

CALAMAGROSTIS brachytricha
(kal-ah-mah-GROS-tiss) (bray-kee-TRY-ka)
GRCABR3
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Common Name: Reed Grass
Description: 2007 GreatPlantsTM Grass of the Year! RHS Award of Garden Merit. Fall blooming reed grass. Fine textured, rosy inflorescence in September; looks good all fall.
Zone: 5
Great Plants Full Sun Partial Shade

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Avalanche'
(kal-ah-mah-GROS-tiss) (ah-kew-tih-FLOOR-ah)
GRCAAV5
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Common Name: Reed Grass
Description: Striking, variegated form of 'Karl Foerster' with wide, white, center stripe on each leaf blade. Feathery, gold plumes to 4' in early summer. Exciting introduction from Steve Schmidt of American Ornamental Perennials.
Zone: 4
Full Sun Partial Shade Hybrid

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Eldorado' PP# 16,486
(kal-ah-mah-GROS-tiss) (ah-kew-tih-FLOOR-ah)
GRCAED5
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Common Name: Reed Grass
Description: Rare, gold variegated form of 'Karl Foerster'. Narrow, green leaves with a bright gold midrib. Early summer brings feathery plumes that last all season. Flowers 7' tall. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 5
Full Sun Partial Shade Hybrid

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
(kal-ah-mah-GROS-tiss) (ah-kew-tih-FLOOR-ah)
GRCAKF8
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Common Name: Reed Grass
Description: 2001 PPA Plant of the Year! Selection with fluffier seed heads.
Zone: 5
Full Sun Partial Shade Hybrid

CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora 'Overdam'
(kal-ah-mah-GROS-tiss) (ah-kew-tih-FLOOR-ah)
GRCAOV5
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Common Name: Reed Grass
Description: White edged leaves in compact clumps. Pink plumes on 36" stems in early summer.
Zone: 5
Full Sun Partial Shade Hybrid

CAREX appalachica
(KARE-eks)
GRCAAP3
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Common Name: (Sedge)
Description: Appalachian sedge is a clump grower with narrow, foot long foliage that makes a great, low maintenance lawn substitute. Will tolerate dry shade. Photo courtesy of Hoffman Nursery.
Zone: 3
Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX 'Beatlemania'
(KARE-eks)
GRCABM5
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Common Name: Striped Mop Top Sedge
Description: A slow spreading sedge with very dark green, almost black foliage edged in gold. Arching, 12" long leaves have a mop head appearance that form a clump. Performs best as a ground cover in moist soil.
Zone: 5
Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX 'Blue Zinger'
(KARE-eks)
GRCABZ5
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Attractive, blue-gray, tufted, grass-like foliage that is splendid in mass plantings. Insignificant, grass-like flowers in late summer. Part or full shade preferable, but tolerates full sun in cool summer climates. Considered deer resistant.
Zone: 5
Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX buchananii
(KARE-eks) (bew-kan-AN-ee-eye)
GRCABU5
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Common Name: Leather-leaf Sedge
Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Everbrown cinnamon colored vertical clumps. Striking when planted with blue or variegated grasses.
Zone: 5
Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX grayi
(KARE-eks) (GRAY-eye)
GRCAGR3
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Common Name: Gray's Sedge
Description: Large, showy seed heads for moist shade.
Zone: 4
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CAREX morrowii 'Ice Dance'
(KARE-eks) (mor-OH-ee-eye)
GRCAID3
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Deep green center with creamy-white margins on 1" leaves that form compact tufts. This slow spreading ground cover works well in moist, well-drained soil or containers.
Zone: 5
Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX muskingumensis
(KARE-eks) (mus-king-u-MEN-sis)
GRCAMU3
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Common Name: Palm Sedge
Description: 2011 GreatPlants TM Grass of the Year. Effective as a specimen near water.
Zone: 4
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CAREX oshimensis 'Evergold'
(KARE-eks) (oh-she-MEN-sis)
GRCAEV3
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Bright yellow variegation. Previously misnamed as morrowii 'Aureovariegata'.
Zone: 5
Full Sun Partial Shade

CAREX pensylvanica
(KARE-eks) (pen-sil-VAN-ih-kuh)
GRCAPV5
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Common Name: Pennsylvania Sedge, Common Oak Carex
Description: North American native with slender, upright, green blades. Looks like green tufts with gold highlights in autumn. Semi-evergreen in mild climates; does well under oak trees. Deer resistant.
Zone: 3
Wild Flower Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX plantaginea
(KARE-eks) (plan-ta-JIN-ee-ah)
GRCAPL5
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Common Name: Plaintain Sedge
Description: Evergreen, clump-forming sedge with broad, almost Hosta-like, soft green foliage with handsome veining. Lovely ground cover that is easy and dependable, even for dry shade.
Zone: 4
Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX 'Silver Sceptre'
(KARE-eks)
GRCASS3
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Thick, silvery clumps of narrow, green leaves with white margins. A lovely selection to brighten up a shady spot. Rhizomatous.
Zone: 5
Partial Shade Full Shade