September 27, 2010
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Little Bluestem

Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Description & Overview Schizachyrium scoparium, commonly known as Little Bluestem, is a tough and adaptable warm-season grass that is tolerable of a wide range of soil textures and moisture conditions. It has high ecological value and low maintenance needs. It is one of the dominant species […]
September 27, 2010
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Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica Description & Overview Those of us contending with the shadier portions of our gardens may sometimes feel that we don’t have enough choices, particularly when it comes to ornamental grasses. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! While many types of grass typically […]
August 18, 2010
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Gray’s (Morning Star) Sedge

Gray’s (Morning Star) Sedge Carex grayii Description & Overview Gray Sedge is a Wisconsin native broad-leafed grass with arching leaves growing up to two feet tall. It forms a tight clump up to a foot and a half across at the base. Living up to its name, Morning Star Sedge […]
March 22, 2010
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Big Bluestem

Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii Description & Overview A monarch of the native prairie grasses! Big Bluestem forms large clumps with blue-green to silvery-blue foliage that changes to attractive shades of bronze and reddish-copper with the first frost. In late August purplish flower spikes emerge producing distinctive three-parted seed heads. A […]
February 24, 2010
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Blackhawks Big Bluestem

Blackhawks Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ PP27,949 Description & Overview Blackhawks Big Bluestem is an upright selection of our native Big Bluestem characterized by its vertical habit, dark green foliage with purple-red tips in late summer, and deep purple fall color. In winter, the sturdy stems turn tan. Blackhawks is […]
February 22, 2010
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Overdam Feather Reed Grass

Overdam Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ Description & Overview Overdam Feather Reed Grass is an upright, arching, cool season grass that produces beautifully white variegated leaves. In midsummer, delightful feathery reddish-brown flower spikes emerge maturing to golden-brown. An excellent specimen for spaces needing vertical interest. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
February 22, 2010
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Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Description & Overview Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is a beautiful and versatile cool-season, clump forming grass. Its lustrous deep green foliage is strictly upright. Showy feathery plumes on erect vertical stems are followed by striking, wheat-colored seed heads that […]
January 31, 2010
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Prairie Dropseed Grass

Prairie Dropseed Grass Sporobolus heterolepis Description & Overview A most beautiful, warm season, clump forming native prairie grass! Prairie Dropseed Grass forms cascading tufts of emerald-green foliage with airy, popcorn scented seed heads. Excellent heat and drought tolerance makes this a great choice for tough, dry sites. Core Characteristics Wisconsin […]
September 27, 2000
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Native Bluegrass

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September 27, 2000
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Eastern Star Sedge

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