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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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX eburna
(KARE-eks)
GRCAEB5
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Common Name: Bristleleaf Sedge
Description: 2018 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. This sedge is a naturalizer, tough and adaptable, tolerates dry shade and will tolerate part sun as long as it has ample moisture. Green, needle-like foliage.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Great Plants Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX eburna
(KARE-eks)
GRCAEB3
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Common Name: Bristleleaf Sedge
Description: 2018 GreatPlants™ Grass of the Year. This sedge is a neutralizer, tough and adaptable, tolerates dry shade and will tolerate part sun as long as it has ample moisture. Green, needle-like foliage. Photo compliments of Hoffman Nursery
Zone: 3
Specifics: Great Plants 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
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Partial Shade Full Shade

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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: Great Plants Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: 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
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX rosea
(KARE-eks)
GRCARO3
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Common Name: Rosy Sedge, Curly Wood Sedge
Description: This native sedge to North America grows in compact clumps with delicate, arching foliage in both wet and dry areas; including difficult, dry, part shade areas. Photo compliments Hoffman Nursery, Inc.
Zone: 4
Specifics: Wild Flower Partial Shade Full Shade New

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
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CAREX vulpinoidea
(KARE-eks)(vul-PIN-oy-dee-ah)
GRCAVU5
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Common Name: Sedge
Description: Light green foliage that grows in an arching habit; used for erosion control, naturalizing, and rain garden.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Partial Shade Full Shade

CHASMANTHIUM latifolium
(chas-man-THEE-um) (lat-ih-FOE-lee-um)
GRCHLA5
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Common Name: Northern Sea Oats
Description: Grass with attractive seed heads. Useful for groups or massing.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade

CHASMANTHIUM latifolium
(chas-man-THEE-um) (lat-ih-FOE-lee-um)
GRCHLA8
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Common Name: Northern Sea Oats
Description: Grass with attractive seed heads. Useful for groups or massing.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade

CHASMANTHIUM latifolium
(chas-man-THEE-um) (lat-ih-FOE-lee-um)
GRCHLA3
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Common Name: Northern Sea Oats
Description: Grass with attractive seed heads. Useful for groups or massing.
Zone: 3
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade

CYPERUS albostriatus 'Variegatus'
(sih-PEER-us) (al-bo-stree-AH-tus)
GRCYAB5
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Common Name: Variegated Broadleaf Umbrella Grass
Description: Foliage is streaked in creamy white, as if airbrushed, most noticeable on new growth. Tolerates moist soil, does not appreciate water over its crown.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CYPERUS alternifolius 'Variegatus'
(sih-PEER-us) (al-ter-ni-FOL-ee-us)
GRCYAV5
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Common Name: Umbrella Sedge
Description: Bold white variegation.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CYPERUS haspan viviparus
(sih-PEER-us) (HASS-pan)
GRCYHV5
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Common Name: Umbrella Sedge
Description: Dwarf version of Cyperus grass.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

CYPERUS papyrus
(sih-PEER-us) (pah-PY-rus)
GRCYPA5
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Common Name: Umbrella Sedge
Description: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Grass-like, three-sided stems, and large, showy inflorescens. Makes a show in pools, ponds, or containers.
Zone: 9
Specifics: Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

EQUISETUM hyemale
(ek-wis-SEE-tum) (hy-EH-may-lee)
GREQHY5
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Common Name: Horsetail, Scouring Rush
Description: Hollow, tubular stems. Use beside pools and for Japanese style gardens. Ancient native plant.
Zone: 2
Specifics: Wild Flower Full Sun Partial Shade Water Plant

GALIUM odoratum
(ga-LEE-um) (o-dor-AH-tum)
GALIOD3
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Common Name: Sweet Woodruff
Description: Principal value as ground cover with whorled, green leaves for shade or in rockery. Small, white flowers. Scented foliage used for flavoring wine. Risky to ship in hot weather!
Zone: 4
Specifics: Rock Garden Partial Shade Full Shade Ground Cover

GALIUM odoratum
(ga-LEE-um) (o-dor-AH-tum)
GALIOD1
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Common Name: Sweet Woodruff
Description: Principal value as ground cover with whorled, green leaves for shade or in rockery. Small, white flowers. Scented foliage used for flavoring wine. Risky to ship in hot weather!
Zone: 4
Specifics: Rock Garden Partial Shade Full Shade Ground Cover