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Drought-tolerant Ornamental Grasses

 
 
 
 
FLOWER
BOTANIC NAME
COMMON NAME
DIA
HGT
COLOR
TIME
Ornamental Grasses:
 
 
 
 
 
andropogon gerardi
big bluestem
5'
5'
bronze
July - Sept.
andropogon saccharoides
silver beardgrass
18"
36"
none
na
calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Karl Foerster feather reed grass
24"
54"
none
na
elytrigia elongata 'Jose select'
Jose select tall wheatgrass
18"
54"
none
na
festuca supp.
fescue
10"
10"
none
na
helictotrichon sempervirens
blue avena grass
24"
48"
none
na
miscanthus sinensis cvs.
maiden or miscanthus grass
42"
5'
none
na
nassella tenuissima
silky thread grass
12"
18"
none
na
oryzopsis hymenoides 'nezpar'
northern Indian rice grass
15"
18"
none
na
panicum virgatum cvs.
switch grass
42"
48"
buff
July
panicum virgatum 'prairie sky'
prairie sky switch grass
24"
54"
none
na
pennisetum alopecuroides cvs.
dwarf fountain grass
30"
30"
bronze
July
phalaris arundinacea 'Picta"
ribbon grass
42"
30"
none
na
saccharum ravennae
plume or ravenna grass/hardy pampas grass
48"
10'
bronze
Aug. - Sept.
schizachyrium scoparium
little bluestem
18"
30"
none
na
schizachyrium scoparium 'blaze'
blaze little bluestem grass
15"
24"
none
na
schizachyrium scoparium 'the blues'
little bluestem grass
18"
33"
none
na
sorghastrum nutans
Indian grass
24"
4'
buff
July - Aug.
sorghastrum nutans 'Cheyenne'
Cheyenne Indian grass
18"
42"
none
na