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OPLISMENUS hirtellus 'Variegatus'
(op-LIS-men-us) (hir-TEL-us)
GROPHV3
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Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Fine textured, tropical, striped white tinted pink to red grass for combos and lovely skirts for planters and baskets. Branches thickly and trails.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Ground Cover

PANICUM virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky' PP#23,209
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPACS8
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Common Name: Switch Grass
Description: An exciting selection chosen for its tight, vase-shaped form. Blue-green foliage turns wine-red late summer and showy flower spikes of the same color appear in fall. Seed plumes often persist through winter providing visual interest and food for birds. More compact and uniformly red than 'Shenandoah'. Propagation Prohibited. Limited.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Dallas Blues' PP# 11,202
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPADB8
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Common Name: Switch Grass
Description: 2016 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year! Steely blue-purple foliage selection with many, very large flower panicles from early September to frost. Robust plants. Outstanding! Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Great Plants Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPAHM8
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Common Name: Blue Switch Grass
Description: Strongly glaucous, blue leaves, strictly upright. Never leans or flops, even in heavy rain. Blooms in fall with strong pink tones in inflorescence. Fine specimen with yellow fall color.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Northwind'
(PAN-ih-kum)
GRPANW5
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Common Name: Switch Grass
Description: 2014 PPA Plant of the Year! 2012 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year! Considered the best landscape Panicum. 'North Wind' is an outstanding, upright, blue selection made by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm in Wisconsin. Wide, substantial, greenish-blue grass blades become a lovely blue in summer and turn golden-yellow in fall. Rust resistant. Vigorous.
Zone: 2
Specifics: Great Plants Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Northwind'
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPANW8
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Common Name: Switch Grass
Description: 2012 GreatPlantsTM Grass of the Year. Considered the best landscape Panicum. 'Northwind' is an outstanding, upright, blue selection made by Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm in WI. Wide, substantial, greenish-blue grass blades become a lovely blue in summer and turn golden-yellow in fall. Rust resistant. Vigorous.
Zone: 2
Specifics: Great Plants Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'RR1' Ruby Ribbons TM PP# 17,944
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPARR8
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Common Name: Ruby Ribbons Switch Grass
Description: This Panicum came from the University of Connecticut's plant breeding program. This deer resistant hybrid is a cross between Panicum 'Heavy Metal' x Panicum 'Hans Herme' producing a four foot specimen emerging with blue-gray foliage that turns burgundy-red by mid-summer. The foliage gets darker as the season progresses. Flower spikes appear in late summer and persist into winter; great in arrangements. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade

PANICUM virgatum 'Shenandoah'
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPASH8
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Common Name: Red Switch Grass
Description: 2009 GreatPlantsTM Grass of the Year. Dark red leaf tones in July, burgundy in August, to wine colored in September. Striking contrast plant.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Great Plants Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Shenandoah'
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPASH5
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Common Name: Red Switch Grass
Description: 2009 GreatPlants TM Grass of the Year! Dark red leaf tones in July, burgundy in August, to wine colored in September. Striking contrast plant.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Great Plants Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Trailblazer'
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPATR5
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Common Name: Switch Grass
Description: Graceful, warm season, sod-forming native. Feathery, open seed heads. Foliage is orange-yellow in winter.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PANICUM virgatum 'Trailblazer'
(PAN-ih-kum) (ver-GAY-tum)
GRPATR3
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Common Name: Switch Grass
Description: Graceful, warm season, sod-forming native. Feathery, open seed heads. Foliage is orange-yellow in winter.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Wild Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Hameln'
(pen-nih-SEE-tum) (al-oh-pek-yur-OY-deez)
GRPEHA5
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Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass
Description: Hardy, early flowering selection. A favorite of visitors to the Bluebird gardens.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
(pen-nih-SEE-tum) (al-oh-pek-yur-OY-deez)
GRPELB5
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Common Name: Miniature Fountain Grass
Description: Plants with fluffy, white inflorescence.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Piglet' PP# 19,074
(pen-nih-SEE-tum) (al-oh-pek-yur-OY-deez)
GRPEPI5
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Common Name: Dwarf Fountain Grass
Description: From Intrinsic Gardens comes this dwarf fountain grass that is taller than 'Little Bunny' and shorter than 'Hameln'. It has fine textured foliage growing up to 18" tall in flower. It also features more substantial, fluffy, tan flower heads emerging from its fine, compact foliage clumps in August/September. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Red Head'
(pen-nih-SEE-tum) (al-oh-pek-yur-OY-deez)
GRPERH5
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Description: Exciting introduction from Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials that sports red plumes one month before most Pennisetums.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'PP#12,909
(pen-nih-SEE-tum)
GRPEKR5
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Description: This grass has showy, pinkish-white spikes that look like a fountain; blooms from June-August. Yellowish-tan fall color foliage. Photo compliments of Hoffman Nursery.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM 'Purple Baron' F1
(pen-nih-SEE-tum)
GRPEPB3
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Common Name: Ornamental Millet
Description: Compact, robust variety with large, thick flower spikes and great basal branching foliage. Leaves are shorter and wider than 'Purple Majesty' and slightly darker purple at maturity. Great for mixed containers.
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Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Cherry Sparkler' PP# 22,538
(pen-ih-SEE-tum) (sah-TAY-see-um)
GRPECS3
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Description: The newest sibling of 'Fireworks' and 'Sky Rocket'. Foliage is green and cream variegated, and is overlaid with a soft pink blush. In cool temperatures the blush is highly expressed and plants are pink overall in appearance. Burgundy plumes stand above the foliage. Available after 3/1. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 10
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Cherry Sparkler' PP# 22,538
(pen-ih-SEE-tum) (sah-TAY-see-um)
GRPECS5
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Description: The newest sibling of 'Fireworks' and 'Sky Rocket'. Foliage is green and cream variegated, and is overlaid with a soft pink blush. In cool temperatures the blush is highly expressed and plants are pink overall in appearance. Burgundy plumes stand above the foliage. Available after 3/1. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 10
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Fireworks' PP# 18,504
(pen-ih-SEE-tum) (sah-TAY-see-um)
GRPEFW5
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Common Name: Variegated Purple Fountain Grass
Description: The first variegated purple fountain grass! This showy, upright grass has a burgundy mid-vein with hot pink margins. Purple tassels in late summer rise above the foliage. Variegation will fade in bright light and through the season; cut back late winter to expose new foliage. Available after 3/1. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Fireworks' PP# 18,504
(pen-ih-SEE-tum) (sah-TAY-see-um)
GRPEFW3
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Common Name: Variegated Purple Fountain Grass
Description: The first variegated purple fountain grass! This showy, upright grass has a burgundy mid-vein with hot pink margins. Purple tassels in late summer rise above the foliage. Variegation will fade in bright light and through the season; cut back late winter to expose new foliage. Available after 3/1. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Rubrum'
(pen-nih-SEE-tum) (sah-TAY-see-um)
GRPESR5
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Common Name: Purple Fountain Grass
Description: Outstanding ornamental with purple foliage and spikes.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

PENNISETUM villosum
(pen-nih-SEE-tum) (vil-OH-sum)
GRPEVI3
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Common Name: Feathertop Grass
Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Rapid growing bedder with snowy white inflorescence all summer.
Zone: 7
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

SACCHARUM ravennae
(SAK-har-um) (rah-VEN-nay)
GRSARA3
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Common Name: Hardy Pampas Grass, Ravenna Grass
Description: Tall, stately plumes. Mulch in colder climates.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

SACCHARUM ravennae
(SAK-har-um) (rah-VEN-nay)
GRSARA5
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Common Name: Hardy Pampas Grass, Ravenna Grass
Description: Tall, stately plumes. Mulch in colder climates.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

SACCHARUM ravennae
(SAK-har-um) (rah-VEN-nay)
GRSARA8
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Common Name: Hardy Pampas Grass, Ravenna Grass
Description: Tall, stately plumes. Mulch in colder climates.
Zone: 5
Specifics: Cut Flower Full Sun

SCHIZACHYRIUM s. 'MinnBlueA' PP17,310 Blue Heaven™
(skiz-ah-KEER-ee-um) (sko-PAR-ee-um)
GRSCBH5
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Description: 2013 GreatPlants Grass of the Year. Introduction from the University of MN. Blue-gray foliage in the summer turning burgundy-red with purple and violet highlights in September lasting well into November. Taller, more upright form than is typical of little bluestem, remains upright, and does not fall down or 'lodge'. Small, fluffy, white flowers form in August and September. Propagation Prohibited.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun

SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Blaze'
(skiz-ah-KEER-ee-um) (sko-PAR-ee-um)
GRSCBL3
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Common Name: Little Bluestem
Description: 1998 GreatPlantsTM Perennial of the Year! Colorful, fine-leaved, warm season bunch grass. Russet-red through fall and winter.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun

SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Blaze'
(skiz-ah-KEER-ee-um) (sko-PAR-ee-um)
GRSCBL5
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Common Name: Little Bluestem
Description: 1998 GreatPlantsTM Perennial of the Year! Colorful, fine-leaved, warm season bunch grass. Russet-red through fall and winter.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun

SCHIZACHYRIUM scoparium 'Standing Ovation'PP#25202
(skiz-ah-KEER-ee-um)
GRSCSO5
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Description: 2016 Plant Select®. This patented selection of native grass deserves a big round of applause. A warm season grass that does well in poor, dry soils keeps a tight habit throughout the entire growing season. Spikey, bluish-green leaves transition to a brilliant display of shades of red changing to deep purple in fall. Seed heads remain upright through winter and provide winter interest and food for birds. Brought to Plant Select® by North Creek Nursery
Zone: 3
Specifics: PlantSelect Wild Flower Full Sun