Current list of available grasses and sedges

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Andropogon scoparius, Little Bluestem

Andropogon scoparius, or Little Bluestem, is a short warm season clump grass with a dense root system. Little Bluestem turns a bright red in the fall and possesses a fluffy silvery-white seed stalk. Light: Sun Soil moisture: Dry Height: 3′

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Bouteloua curtipendula, Side Oats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula, or Side Oats Grama, is short, hardy prairie grass with blue-green foliage and purple flowers. Small oat-like seeds develop on the side of its stalk. Side Oats Grama is an excellent grass for drought tolerant gardens and performs … Continued

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Carex crinita, Short-hair Sedge

Carex crinita, or Short-hair Sedge, is a perennial sedge that actively grows during the spring and fall when soil temperatures are cool. Short-hair sedge is a tufted grass-like plant growing 2-3 feet tall. Light: Sun-Part Sun Soil moisture: Wet-Moist Height: … Continued

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Carex pensylvanica, Pennsylvania Sedge

Carex pensylvanica, or Pennsylvania Sedge, is a perennial sedge that is one of the first to bloom in spring. Pennsylvania Sedge enjoys upland woodlands, wooded slopes or sandy openings in wooded areas. Light: Part Sun Moisture: Medium Height: 1-2′

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Carex stipata, Common Fox Sedge

Carex stipata, or Common Fox Sedge, is a sturdy, deer-resistant sedge active in the spring and fall when the soil is cool. It’s small prickly seed heads turn from green to a golden brown when mature. Light: Sun-Shade Soil moisture: Wet-Medium Height: 3′

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Carex stricta, Tussock Sedge

Carex stricta, or Tussock Sedge, is a truly beautiful sedge that forms attractive green tussocks of fine-leaved foliage. This sedge is a great ornamental for wet meadows. Light: Sun-Part Sun Soil moisture: Wet Height: 3′

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Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

Carex vulpinoidea, or Fox Sedge, is a wetland sedge growing up to 3 feet high. In midsummer, Fox Sedge produces beautiful golden brown seed heads and makes a great addition to a rain garden. Light: Sun-Part Sun Soil moisture: Wet … Continued

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Chasmanthium latifolium, Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium, or Sea Oats, is a 3-4 foot tall, showy grass for moist soils in sun to shade. Dense clumps of dark green leaves end in open clusters of flowers in late summer and are followed by attractive, flat seed … Continued

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Hystrix patula, Bottlebrush Grass

Hystrix patula, or Bottlebrush Grass, is an ornamental woodland species with bottlebrush-like seed heads. Bottlebrush Grass is a perfect grass for woodland sites and mixes well with spring flowers. Light: Shade-Part Sun Soil moisture: Medium-Dry Height: 3′

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Panicum virginum, Switch Grass

Panicum virginum, or Switch Grass, is a 2-3 foot warm season, clump grass found in dry to wet soils and grows best in sun to part sun. Switch Grass’ flowers are open and form a fine-textured cluster in mid-summer. The grass provides … Continued

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Scirpus cyperinus, Wool Grass

Scirpus cyperinus, or Wool Grass, is a 3-5 foot wetland grass for moist to wet soils. This includes shallow, permanent standing water in sun to part sun. Wool Grass is an attractive seed head in summer to fall that self-sows. Light: Sun-Part … Continued

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Sorghastrum nutans, Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans, or Indian Grass, is a 4-6 foot tall clump-forming warm season grass composed of silky, soft, bronze seed heads. Indian Grass is perfect for moist to dry soils and part to full sun. Indian Grass is very attractive … Continued

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