Wind Dancer Garden Catalog of Ornamental Grasses
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Achnatherum calamagrostis Silver Spike Grass Deciduous 3’ Z5
Clumping, tufted, fountain of elegant green foliage topped in June by fine textured silver green inflorescences. Golden fall foliage. Needs full sun. Nice!Acorus
gramineus ‘Ogon’ Japanese Sweet Flag Evergreen 10” Z6
Radiating, green/yellow variegated leaves. Sparkling as a border, ground cover or in pots. Likes moist soil. Psh/S
Acorus gramineus minimus ‘Ogon’ Miniature Jap. Sweet Flag Evergreen 4” Z6
Diminutive form of large Ogon. Sweet along pathways or in small containers.
Anemanthele lessoniana Pheasant’s Tail Grass Semi Evergreen 20-24” Z7
Graceful, mounding habit with June inflorescences resembling pheasant tail feathers. Golden orange fall foliage. Nice in pots too. Reseeds slightly.
Bouteloa gracilis Blue Gramma Grass Deciduous 12” (18”) Z4
In mid summer, 1” seedheads appear perpendicular to the stem, resembling a school of darting fish with each puff of wind. May be used as a lawn substitute.
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Avalanche’ White Variegated Feather Reed Grass Decid. 3’ Z5
White variegation in the middle of the leaves. Blooms in June. S/Psh
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Eldorado’ Golden Varieg. Feather Reed Grass Decid 4’ Z5
Golden vein in middle of leaves making a lively coloration in the garden.
Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ Feather Reed Grass Deciduous 5’ Z5
2001 Perennial of the Year. Narrow, columnar habit with fluffy purplish/green blooms in June. Seedheads turn tan and tighten, offering movement and interest through the winter. This grass deserves its accolades, and it looks terrific 10 months of the year.
Calamagrostis brachytricha Korean Freather Grass Deciduous 4’ Z5
Deep green arching foliage, blooming like C. Karl Foerster, except in the fall. Blooms remain fluffy through out the winter. Nice golden rust fall color.
Carex albula ‘Frosty Curls’ Frosty Curls Sedge Evergreen 8” Z7
Cascading fountains of finest textured foliage that appears almost silver from a distance. Best planted on slopes or in pots where foliage can trail. Prefers sun/part shade.
Carex caryophyllea ‘The Beatles’ Spring Sedge Evergreen 6” Z5
A deep green mop of fine foliage, spreads very slowly. A useful ground cover or lawn substitute. Evergreen in milder winters. Requires moisture.
Carex conica ‘Snowline’ Snowline Sedge Evergreen 10” Z5
Tufted, fine green leaves edged in white. Slow growing. Best in light shade. Nice.
Carex elata ‘Aurea’ Bowles Golden Sedge Deciduous 2” Z5
Clumping, slightly weeping golden leaves with dark green margins.Prefers moist soil with Afternoon shade. Bright lime green new foliage in the spring. Psh/S
Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’ Golden Sedge Deciduous 15” Z5
Narrower, more delicate leaves that are brighter (solid yellow or lime depending on light levels) and more upright than Bowles Golden. Lights up the shady area.
Carex flagellifera Bronze New Zealand Sedge Evergreen 12” Z7
Weeping, fine textured bronze foliaged sedge that adds movement and color interest to gardens and containers. Best in full sun with good drainage.
Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ Japanese Sedge Evergreen 12” Z6
Clumping, arching green foliage with broad gold centers. Quite sun and drought tolerant when established. A truly beautiful sedge used as an accent, ground cover or in pots.
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ Japanese Sedge Evergreen 16” Z5
Upright and arching green leaves with cream/white edges. Good ground cover as it spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. Looks good year round and is easy to grow in almost any condition. A real work horse.
Carex morrowii ‘Gold Band’ Japanese Sedge Evergreen 14” Z5
Similar to C. Ice Dance but is clump forming, with golden leaf edges.
Carex phyllocephala ‘Sparkler’ Sparkler Sedge Semi Evergreen 2’ Z8
An outstanding and unique plant with cream variegated palmate foliage. Grows best in moist shade to part shade, but will grow in full sun with enough moisture.
Carex ennuiculmis ‘Cappuccino’ Weeping Brown New Zealand Sedge Evergreen 18” Z7
Pendulous, mounding, clumper with vibrant reddish/copper foliage. Stunning.
Carex testacea Orange New Zealand Sedge Evergreen 15” Z6
Clumping, fine textured mounding foliage that is copper/green in summer, with orange tints in winter. Likes moisture and good drainage. Wonderful in containers.
Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats Deciduous 3’ Z5 Green bamboo-like foliage with outstanding pendulous oatlike spikelets. Upright in full sun. Prefers moist, rich soil, but quite drought tolerant when established. Pick seed heads for fresh or dried arrangements or leave in the garden for a winter show.
Chasmanthium latifolium ‘River Mist’ Variegate Sea Oats Deciduous 3’ Z5 Vividly variegated ivory/green leaves are impressive, but the seedheads are breathtaking white with green veins.
Cortaderia selloana ‘Icalmus’ Dwarf Pampas Grass Semi Evergreen 3-4’ Z7
The ‘small space’ pampas grass. Blooms in June. Bluish foliage. Sun
Cortaderia s. ‘Pumila’ Ivory Feathers Pampas Grass Semi Evergreen 4-6’ Z7
Small pampas grass with stunning ivory plumes in August. Sun.
Elymus magellanicus Magellan Wheat Grass Semi Evergreen 18” Z5
The bluest of all grasses. Upright, clumping habit. Wheat type seedheads. S/Psh
Eragrostis species ‘China Love Grass’ Purple LoveGrass Deciduous 12” Z5
Clouds of reddish-purple fine panicles hover above the foliage in Aug-Sept. Sun
Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo-striata’ White Japanese Forest Grass Deciduous 20” Z5
Graceful, arching foliage with white variegation. More sun tolerant. Psh/S
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ Gold Japanese Forest Grass Deciduous 16” Z5
Leaves are lime green to golden depending on sun exposure. Beautiful!
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola Variegated Japanese Forest Grass Deciduous 16” Z5
Magnificent cascading mound of bamboo-like foliage with gold striation. Perennial of the year 2009. Stunning along paths or in pots. Like moist soil. Protect from hot PM sun.
Hakonechloa macra ‘Beni Kaze’ Red Wind Japanese forest Grass Decid. 16” Z5
Green foliage which has burgundy highlights in the fall.
Helictotrichon sempervirens ‘Sapphire’ Sapphire Blue Oat Grass Evergreen Z4
Spikey mound of steel blue foliage. Delicate tan blooms 2’ above foliage in May. Likes fertile, well drained soil in full sun.
Imperata cylindrical ‘Red Baron’ Japanese Blood Grass Deciduous 20” Z6
Slowly spreading, upright green leaves tipped in burgundy. By fall most of the Foliage resembles flames. Grows well in moist fertile soil. Slow to establish.
Luzula alpinopilosa Alpine Woodrush Evergreen 10” Z5
Enchanting, spikey, low growing dense mounds of dark green foliage. Dainty black flowers in early spring.
Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’ Golden Woodrush Evergreen 14” Z5
Glossy golden leaves with hairy margins. Lights up the shade. Drought tolerant once established.
Miscanthus giganteus Giant Chinese Silver Grass Deciduous 10-12’ Z4
A large fountain of foliage with a tropical look. Nice for hedges or a speciamen plant. Likes heat, moisture, full sun. Remove lower leaves for a bamboo effect.
Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’ Flame Grass Deciduous 4’ Z5
Vivid burnt orange fall foliage with silvery plumes. Upright growth habit, early Flowering and quite cold tolerant. Prefers full sun.
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ Dwarf Maiden Grass Deciduous 5’ Z6Narrow foliage forms a sphere covered with buff colored plumes. Great for small Gardens. Sun. A favorite.
Miscanthus s. ‘Arabesque’ Arabesque compact Jap. Silver Grass Decid. 4-5’ Z5
Elegant, compact narrow foliage with bronzish-buff plumes. Blooms in Sept.
Miscanthus s. ‘Bluttenwunder’ Japanese Maiden Grass Deciduous 6’ Z6
Very showy, massive bloomer. Slightly burgundy stems. Nice fall color.
Miscanthus v.c. ‘Cabaret’ Variegated Maiden Grass Deciduous 7’ Z7
Eye catching, wide ribbon-like variegated leaves , white centers with green edges. Great specimen plant. Reddish, purple blooms in late autumn.
Miscanthus v.c. ‘Cosmopolitan’ Variegated Maiden Grass Deciduous 7’ Z7
Outstanding, lively, broad green leaves edged in white. Wow factor- 10
Miscanthus s. ‘Graziella’ Maiden Grass Deciduous 5-6’ Z5
Upright, narrow green leaves, with silvery fluffy plumes in fall held high above the copper foliage.
Miscanthus s. Klein Fontaine’ Small Founatin Maiden Grass Decid. 5’ Z5 Green leaves almost perpendicular to stems . Reddish-silver plumes.
Miscanthus s. ‘Little Zebra’ Dwarf Zebra Maiden Grass Decid. 4’ Z5
Delicate, slightly weeping banded leaves form an upright clump. This grass emerges with banding. A most graceful small Miscanthus. PPAP
Miscanthus s. ‘Malapartus’ Maiden Grass Deciduous 6-7’ Z5
Wider leaves form weeping mound with large silvery plumes. Gold fall color.
Miscanthus s. ‘Nippon’ Maiden Grass Deciduous 4-5’ Z5
Leaves with beautiful red autumn tones. Compact and narrowly upright. Nice.
Miscanthus s. ‘Positano’ Maiden Grass Deciduous 7’ Z5
Striking red plumes top this tall graceful grass. Good fall color. Sun
Miscanthus s. Silberfeder’ Silver Feather Maiden Grass Decid. 7’ Z5
Magical and distinctive large silvery plumes lasting well into winter.
Molinia caerulea ‘Moorflamme’ Moor Grass Deciduous 3’ Z5
Airy clouds of seedheads dance 2’ above compact green foliage clumps.
Molinia c. subs. arundinacea ‘Skyracer’ Tall Moor Grass Deciduous 8’ Z4
From low basal foliage emerges stately tall slender inflorescences, lending both grace and movement to the garden. Golden fall color. Nice in pots or in a drift.
Molinia c. ‘Strahlenquelle’ Fountain spray Moor Grass Deciduous 3-4’ Z4
Airy, radiating, vase shaped mounds with delicate purplish flowers. Exquisite buttery yellow fall foliage.
Molinia c. ‘Variegata’ Variegated Moor Grass Deciduous 16” Z4
Magnificent, eye popping yellow/green variegated leaves form a weeping mound, Topped with golden radiating seedheads.
Muhlenbergia rigens Deer Grass Deciduous 4-5’ Z7 Clump forming gray-green basal foliage with stunning 5’ tall seedheads that resemble stainless steel. Upright thoughout the winter. Architectural. Sun
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ Black Mondo Grass Evergreen 10” Z6
Elegant black straplike foliage that pops when underplanted with lime green. Dark purple berries in the fall. Psh/Sh
Panicum v. ‘Cheyenne Sky’ Small Switch Grass Deciduous 2-3’ Z4
This Panicum is a stand out for small garden and containers. Fall color is a magical combination of golds, oranges and reds. PPAF
Panicum v. ‘Huron Solstice’ Huron Solstice Switch Grass Deciduous 4’ Z4
Superior new variety. Bluish green foliage takes on shades of deep burgundy in early summer. A veritable flame by fall. Not to be missed. PPAF
Panicum v. ‘North Wind’ Switch Grass Deciduous 4’ Z4
Very upright, narrow growth habit with airy slightly purple panicles. Nice for narrow spaces.
Panicum v. ‘Thundercloud’ Tall Switch Grass Deciduous 7-8’ Z4
Tall blue-green foliage remains upright. Pinkish tan panicles appear above the foliage in the fall. Makes a statement in the back of a bed. PPAF
Pennisetum a. ‘Desert Plains’ Desert Plains Fountain Grass Decid. 3’ Z6
Green mounding foliage reaches 3’ and is literally covered with long foxtail seedheads in the fall. Fall foliage is golden.
Pennisetum a. ‘Piglet’ Piglet Fountain Grass Deciduous 12-18 “ Z6
The Pennisetum you’ve been waiting for! Piglets size is just perfect for most borders, and mixes well with other perennials. Prolific bloomer. A winner! PPAF
Pennisetum a. ‘Fox Trot’ Giant Fountain Grass Deciduous 4-5’ Z6
Largest of all fountain grasses. Glossy green basal foliage forms dense upright mound. 6-7” foxtail inflorescences emerge in late summer. Showy.
Pennisetum a. ‘Moudry’ Black seeded fountain grass Deciduous 3’ Z6
Wider dark green leaves with exceptionally dark purple inflorescences in abundance.
Pennisetum orientale Oriental Fountain Grass Deciduous 20-24” Z6
A graceful, arching clumping grass with gray/green leaves. Blooms from June-Oct with pinkish-purple inflorescences. Hard to find a better border plant. Full sun.
Pennisetum o. ‘Tall Tales’ Tall Tales Fountain Grass Deciduous 4-5’ Z6
A tall version of P. orientale. Adds height and grace to the garden. Silvery white arching seedheads. Sun
Pennisetum spathiolatum Deciduous 3’ Z7
Vase shaped with dainty cattail flower spikes that wave in the slightest breeze. Fine mounding basal foliage.
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Blaze’ Little Bluestem Deciduous 2’ Z3
Fine upright green foliage changes to brick red in the fall. True prairie grass. Birds are attracted to the silvery seedheads. Remains erect all winter. Perfect for meadows.
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’ Little Bluestem Deciduous 2’ Z3
Narrow foliage in glaucous blue in the summer, turning to purplish tones in the fall.
Sesleria autumnalis Autumn Moor Grass Semi Evergreen 14” Z4
Low mounding lime green foliage with late summer silvery white blooms held high above the foliage. Very drought tolerant and will grow in part shade. Good for hell strips.
Stipa gigantea Giant Feather Grass Deciduous 2’ (6-7’) Z6 Fine, low, mounding foliage gives rise to stately and elegant golden seedheads in June. The seeds shimmer when backlit by the sun. Nice in a see-through border.
Stipa tennuissima Mexican Feather Grass Deciduous 18” Z 6
Fine, dense green fountain of hairlike leaves, with flowing tawny seedheads. Prefers to grow in hot and dry areas. Very tactile. May reseed somewhat. For the best show, leave seedlings and remove the mother plant every few years.