Grasses

Muhly Grass Purple

Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘Purple Muhly’
Common Name: Muhly Grass Purple
Zone: 6-9
Height Average: 4-5′
Spread Average: 4-5′
Habit: Upright to broad
Culture: Sun to part sun
Foliage: Blue-green
Flower: Dramatic pink cotton candy plumes from August to October
Comments: Drought tolerant, especially dramatic when planted in masses

 

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Grass Miscanthus ‘Gracillimus’

Botanical Name: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’
Common Name: Maiden Hair Grass
Zone: 5-9
Height Average: 5-6′
Spread Average: 3-4′
Habit: Vase shaped upright
Culture: Sun to part sun
Foliage: Thin, green silver-veined leaves to golden-yellow in fall
Flower: Reddish, fan-shaped plumes
Comments: Grows best in full sun as a specimen or in mass plantings, drought tolerant

 

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Grass ‘Morning Light’ Variegated

Botanical Name: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’
Common Name: Maiden Grass ‘Morning Light’ Variegated
Zone: 5-9
Height Average: 4-5′
Spread Average: 3-4′
Habit: Strongly arching upright
Culture: Sun to part sun
Foliage: Fine textured leaves with white variegation running along the margin
Flower: Reddish, fan shaped plumes in August
Comments: A variegated form of ‘Gracillimus’ that does not get as big; a great specimen for additional summer color, drought tolerant

 

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