Grasses & Ferns

BOLD means new to us; Wd-well drained; M-moist; W-woodland; Hr-humus rich; DH-deadhead; P-poor; S-sandy; Ps-part shade; X-excellent; Gc- ground cover; N-neutral; A-acid; Alk-alkaline; ^-winter protection; Lm-leaf Mould; F-fertile; Mt-moisture retentive.  MOST GRASSES ARE DEER RESISTANT

Miscanthus-is a warm weather growing plant;need sun & water in dry conditions- Most Grasses are deer resistant and prefer a Neutral to Acidic soil.

Grasses / Ferns 2020
Grass Andropogon geraldi sun-ps/M-6'-warm season grass.Slow spreader..sod forming.Foliage - blue-green; fine to medium blade width
fern Athyrium Godzilla PS,M,HR-3' arching clump of silvery fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems. spreads slowly
fern Athyrium n Crested Surf PS,M,HR-20" looks similar in color to a traditional Japanese Painted Fern, but the tips of the fronds are double crested.
grass Calamagrotis Karl Forester Sun-ps/F//Dry Soil/M M/wd-3-5'-a cool season grass that grows most rapidly in the spring season w early blooms.Non invasive is a clump-forming decorative grass, with an upward architectural growth habit,thrives well in clay soil...6' tall pink flowers, non invasive, tall reed grass
grass Carex s Snow Cap Ps-Shade/wd/M-8"x15"w-nearly all-cream to bright white, wide, strappy leaves with narrow green stripes
fern Dryopteris af The King sun-ps/wd/M/A-N-3'- fronds emerge with golden scales, edges & tips giving the whole plant a ruffled look.
grass Festuca gl Blue Whiskers Sun-ps/wd/P-12"x28"- finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump
fern Matteucia struthiopsis(Ostrich Fern Pshade-/wd/M-6'-Ostrich Fern;clump forming upward arching fronds;Fiddleheads;cinnamon fronds
grass Miscanthus giganteus Sun/M/F-up to 13' bamboo-like stems; warm season grass that is very cold tolerent; Large creamcolored fall plumes last all winter
grass Miscanthus purpenses (Flame Grass sun-ps/M/S-6'- upright clump of dark-green leaves, flame-orange and bronze in the autumn,
grass Miscanthus s Huron Star Sun/M/F-8'- improvement over Siberfeder; In fall, the foliage turns colorful shades of red, orange, burgundy, and gold.
grass Miscanthus s Huron Sunrise(Maiden Grass) Sun/M/F-6' it is best known as the most heavily blooming 'MG' with large, full, burgundy plumes appearing from late summer into fall.
grass Miscanthus s Malepartus Sun/M/F-6'- vigorous & free flowering;pink tinged plumes; excellent fall interest
grass Miscanthus s Octoberfest Sun/M/F-4'- early fall, showy flowers that emerge a rich shade of burgundy and copper, then mature into fluffy, creamy tan seed heads.
grass Miscanthus s Siberfeder Sun/M/F 8`;Large, feathery plumes that emerge a shimmering pinkish-silver in late summer give this grass its name, 'Silver Feather'.
grass Miscanthus s Stardust sun/F/M-3-dwarf grass has narrow, green leaves with golden-yellow, horizontal variegation.
grass Miscanthus s Strictus Sun/M/F-9'- very similar to Zebrinus except foliage is arching and taller
grass Miscanthus s Zebrinus sun/F/M-7'- Foliage is green with yellow bands; narrow blade width
grass Panicum Shenandoah sun/F/M-4'-starts green & tips turn a deep red in the summer;often mistaken for Bloodgrass
grass Panicum v Apache Rose sun/F/M-4'-unique rose-colored flower panicles instead of the typical cream; very hardy
grass Panicum v Heavy Metal sun/M/wide range of soils-4'-foliage is upright and blue-green;narrow blade
grass Panicum vir Hot Rod F sun/M-3'5"- emerges blue green and quickly shifts into full-throttle deep red. It's one of the earliest red Switchgrasses ..
grass Papyrus King/Medium & BabyTut- A Sun-ps/M/Hr-lovely garden acccent, great heads, shelter from wind one season-4'
grass Schizachyrium s Prarie Blues Sun/Avg -3'soil;foliage of this strain is an intense blue until fall when the leaves and stems turn shades of purple.
grass Silver Grass Variegatus Sun/M/F 2'-A gracefully arching ornamental grass, dark green blades highlighted by creamy white stripes. Invasive plant with caution
Helpul Hint: fertilize in april/may & again in early july with a granular all purpose fertilizer 4-12-8. Divide most all perennials in spring or late fall. Iris are best divided in july/august and peonies in late september.Remove spent flowers to keep a neat appearance,to remove unwanted seed heads & sometimes to encourage reblooming.

 

Helpul Hint: fertilize in april/may & again in early july with a granular all purpose fertilizer 4-12-8. Divide most all perennials in spring or late fall. Iris are best divided in july/august and peonies in late september.Remove spent flowers to keep a neat appearance,to remove unwanted seed heads & sometimes to encourage reblooming.