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Avalanche Variegated Feather Reed Grass

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Common NameAvalanche Variegated Feather Reed GrassBotanical NameCalamagrostis acutifloria 'Avalanche'
Height120 cmSpread60 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourGreen Variegated White
Flower ColourTanFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Big Bluestem Grass

Not AvailableGreen leaves with blades tipped red change in summer change to a rich burgundy color by autumn. Pink blooms add to the attractiveness of this prairie grass. Grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. 
Common NameBig Bluestem GrassBotanical NameAndropogon gerardii
Height200 cmSpread100 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourDeep Blue
Flower ColourFall ColourRed
LocationSunshineGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Blood Brothers Switchgrass

Not AvailableClumps of upright blue-green foliage mature to blood red. Clouds of airy, reddish seed heads mature to tan in the fall, providing winter interest. Does not tolerate wet soil conditions.
Common NameBlood Brothers SwitchgrassBotanical NamePanicum virgatum
Height125 cmSpread125 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourBlue-Green Mature to Blood Red
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshineGrowth Habit
Special FeaturesAttracts Butterflies & Deer Resistant  

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Blue Joint Reed Grass

Not AvailableThis grass is a native found in wet meadows, open woodlands and along streambanks. It is best used for natural landscaping as it spreads by rhizome. Full sun in moist soil, shade if dry locations.
Common NameBlue Joint Reed GrassBotanical NameCalamagrostis canadensis 'Blue Joint'
Height120 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationGrowth Habit
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Bulbous Oat Grass

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Common NameBulbous Oat GrassBotanical NameArrhenatherum elat. bulbosum 'Variegatum'
Height50 cmSpread60 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourGreen & White Variegated
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Cheju-Do Grass

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Common NameCheju-Do GrassBotanical NameCalamagrostis acutiflora 'Cheju-do'
Height90 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Cheyenne Sky Switchgrass

Cheyenne Sky SwitchgrassBlue-green leaves turn wine red in summer and form a dense, upright clump. Purple flower panicles appear just above the foliage in late summer early fall. Full sun.
Common NameCheyenne Sky SwitchgrassBotanical NamePanicum virgatum
Height120 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 4Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
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Elijah Blue Fescue Grass

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Common NameElijah Blue Fescue GrassBotanical NameFestuca ovina glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Height25 cmSpread30 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourBright Blue
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Flamingo Garden Phlox

Not AvailableFlamingo has fragrant rich pink flowers with deep fuchsia centers. Disease resistant. Does well in most soils.
Common NameFlamingo Garden PhloxBotanical NamePhlox paniculata
Height65 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFlamingo Pink with Red EyeFall Colour
LocationSunshineGrowth Habit
Special FeaturesAttracts Butterflies  

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Goldtau Tufted Hair Grass

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Common NameGoldtau Tufted Hair GrassBotanical NameDeschampsia cespitosa
Height70 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationGrowth Habit
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Heavy Metal Switchgrass

Not AvailableVery upright, stiff blue green foliage. Airy pink tinges panicles from early August til frost. Full sun to part shade.
Common NameHeavy Metal SwitchgrassBotanical NamePanicum virgatum
Height100 cmSpread90 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Idaho Fescue Grass

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Common NameIdaho Fescue GrassBotanical NameFestuca idahoensis
Height30 cmSpread30 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
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June Grass

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Common NameJune GrassBotanical NameKoeleria cristata
Height50 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneFoliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
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Karl Foerster Reed Grass

Karl Foerster Reed GrassStrong upright clumps , with dark green leaves. Soft feathery plumes appear in summer maturing to wheat colored spikes in fall. The seed heads add to the winter landscape. Does well in most conditions. [gallery link="file" columns="2" ids="20001,20000"]
Common NameKarl Foerster Reed GrassBotanical NameCalamagrostis acutilflora 'Karl Foerster'
Height100-120 cmSpread80 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourGreen
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special FeaturesDeer Resistant  

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Mexican Feather Grass

Not AvailableA graceful, delicate and fine textured grass forming a fountain like clump The greenish flower cluster ripens to golden brown in the fall. Can reseed so should be deadheaded in fall.
Common NameMexican Feather GrassBotanical NameStipa tenuissima
Height50 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 4Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Needle Grass

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Common NameNeedle GrassBotanical NameStipa viridula
Height30 - 60 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationGrowth Habit
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Overdam Variegated Reed Grass

Not AvailableStrong upright clumps , with beautiful white and green variegated foliage. Soft feathery greenish-mauve plumes appear in summer, maturing into stiff wheat-coloured spikes, which last into winter.
Common NameOverdam Variegated Reed GrassBotanical NameCalamagrostis acutiflora 'Overdam'
Height120 cmSpread60 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourStriped White & Green
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special FeaturesDeer Resistant  

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Prairie Flame Switchgrass

Not AvailableTall, upright clump of blue-green leaves that develop wine-red tips in early summer. Airy heads of tiny pinkish red flowers appear in late summer turning a beige brown in the fall
Common NamePrairie Flame SwitchgrassBotanical NamePanicum virgatum
Height120 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 4Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Red Switchgrass

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Common NameRed SwitchgrassBotanical NamePanicum virgatum 'Rostrahlbusch'
Height90-110 cmSpread90 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Ribbon Grass

Not AvailableVariegated creamy-white and light green leaves that have a hint of pink in the summer. Pinkish white flower heads turn light brown in fall. Spreading habit that can be invasive. Does best in shady most areas.
Common NameRibbon GrassBotanical NamePhalaris arundinacea var. picta
Height80 cmSpread90 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 2Foliage ColourGreen and White
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Sapphire Blue Oat Grass

Not AvailableHardier than blue fescue, this grass forms graceful fountains of bright steel-blue blades. Neat ornamental clumps that combine well with other grasses.
Common NameSapphire Blue Oat GrassBotanical NameHelictrotrichon sempervirens
Height60 cmSpread60 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 4Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Shenandoah Switchgrass

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Common NameShenandoah SwitchgrassBotanical NamePanicum virgatum
Height120 cmSpread80 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage ColourGreen with Red Tips
Flower ColourRoseFall ColourBurgundy
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
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Skyracer Moor Grass

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Common NameSkyracer Moor GrassBotanical NameMolina caerulea arundinacea
Height60 cmSpread
Hardiness ZoneZone 4Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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Strawberries & Cream Grass

Strawberries & Cream Grass
Common NameStrawberries & Cream GrassBotanical NamePhalaris arundinacea
Height30 cmSpread60 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationGrowth Habit
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Variegated Moor Grass

Variegated Moor Grass
Common NameVariegated Moor GrassBotanical NameMolina caerulea
Height60 cmSpread60-100 cm
Hardiness ZoneZone 3Foliage Colour
Flower ColourFall Colour
LocationSunshine/Part ShadeGrowth Habit
Special Features  

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