Monday, April 28, 2008

Ornamental Grasses

My shipment of ornamental grasses arrived packaged very well and looked great, but then Haley managed to run off with one. It was badly chewed, all dirt shaken from its roots but I planted it anyway. She's such a little monster.

The List of Ornamental Grasses

Acorus gramineus Variegatus
Calamagrostis acutiflora Avalanche
Calamagrostis acutiflora Overdam
Carex elata Bowles Golden
Carex morrowii Ice Dance
Carex oshimensis Evergold
Deschampsia cespitosa
Miscanthus sinensis Bluetenwunder
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
Miscanthus sinensis Kaskade
Miscanthus sinensis Little Kitten
Miscanthus sinensis Little Zebra
Miscanthus sinensis Malepartus
Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light
Miscanthus sinensis Mysterious Maiden
Miscanthus sinensis Nippon
Miscanthus sinensis Puenktchen Little Dot
Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens Autumn Red
Miscanthus sinensis Rigoletto
Miscanthus sinensis Sarabande
Miscanthus sinensis Silberfeder
Miscanthus sinensis Strictus
Miscanthus sinensis Super Stripe
Miscanthus sinensis Variegatus
Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah
Phlox paniculata David

Of course the Phlox isn't a grass but we lost our phlox a few years ago and that particular one has an amazing aroma, so I bought a replacement.

It looks like a pricey purchase but I actually bought these last fall during their year end sale when all the grasses were so discounted it came out to only a couple bucks per grass. I opted for the spring delivery because at the time I was too busy with other stuff. I feel like a stinker because of that option I got their spring inventory at the fall price. Very happy with the roots on these wonderful plants.

My garden is now full of ornamental grasses!!

On another note: Yesterday I finished spray painting the layout for the new walk way. For days Cliff has been saying, "This is BS. Blah, Blah It won't look good." After he could visually see what has been in my head he admitted that it looked pretty cool. At this point I'm really surprised he still doubts that I know what I'm doing. tee hee hee I guess I can't fool him, but it is turning out rather well. :)

Related Links

University of Illinois Extension - Ornamental Grasses - Understanding Ornamental Grasses, How to Plant, Care and Maintenance, and Types of Ornamental Grasses.


  1. Now that these have had 2 full winters. PLease redo this list with all the ones that are still alive. I'd be curious which ones made it for you. Thx!

  2. Karen, the fate of the grasses are in question because they all survived and did wonderful!! Almost too wonderful. I've had to divide some which isn't an easy task. It's gotten me to question my love for ornamental least the larger varieties.


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