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 2019
Grass Andropogon geraldi sun-ps/M-6'-warm season grass.Slow spreader..sod forming.Foliage - blue-green; fine to medium blade width
Grass Arrenatherum e Variegatum sun/M/wd-16",does it's best growing in the spring & fall when the weather is cooler. Grn leaves with white stripe
fern Athryium Pictum PS,M,HR-18"-This fern has cool, grey-green, almost silvery, foliage and reddish-purple stalks .
fern Athyrium Godzilla PS,M,HR-3' arching clump of silvery fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems. spreads slowly
fern Athyrium n Ghost PS,M,HR-1-3'- upright habit and silvery fronds that give it a ghostly look; shimmery whittish color
fern Athyrium n Pictum Applecort PS,M,HR-18"-gray/green/silver fronds as pictum, but differs by having distinctively crested pinnae on the fronds.
fern Athyrium n Red Beauty PS,M,HR-18"-soft grayish-green with silvery hues accented by contrasting dark maroon midribs.
grass Calamagrostis brachytricha Psun-PS/M/Wd-4'-produces pink, feathery blooms on tall stalks.medium growth;Korean Feather Grass
Grass Calamagrotis ac Overdam Sun-ps-clay soil-30"-variegated green & white blade. Clump forming
grass Calamagrotis Karl Forester thrives well in clay soil...6' tall pink flowers, non invasive, tall reed grass
grass Carex o Everest sun/wd-2'-distinctive Japanese Sedge narrow, arching, glossy, dark green leaves adorned with fine silvery edges
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.
fern Dryopteris e Brilliance Ps-shade/M/Hr-2'-a dazzling display of color for every season,turning from bright copper to soft green to russet-orange again
grass Festuca gl Blue Whiskers Sun-ps/wd/P-12"x28"- finely textured, bright silvery blue leaves form a fully rounded, robust clump
grass Hakonechloa Aureola PS/wd-Brightly variegated golden foliage with green stripes near the leaf margins give this Japanese forest grass its distinctive look;12"
grass Hierochloe Aurola Sw grass Sun/wet/30"-Fragrant; used in basket making;continues to play an important role in Indigenous cultures.
fern Matteucia struthiopsis Pshade-/wd/M-6'-Ostrich Fern;clump forming arching fronds;Fiddleheads;cinnamon fronds
grass Miscanthus Purpenscens sun-ps/M/S-6'-Flame Grass- upright clump of dark-green leaves, flame-orange and bronze in the autumn,
grass Miscanthus Rigoletto sun/wd/M-10'-Foliage is variegated; creamy-white with green stripes;feathery plumes
grass Miscanthus s Autumn Fire sun/M/F-5'-upright clump of dark-green leaves, turning flame-orange and bronze in the autumn,
grass Miscanthus s Gold Bar sun/M/F-6'-upright clump of green leaves, each banded horizontally with bright golden yellow. Burgundy-red plumes in fall
Grass Miscanthus s Little Zebra Sun/M/F-4'-green leaves with attractive horizontal banding of creamy yellow.Purple flowers fading to tan
Grass Miscanthus s Rigoletto Sun/M/F6'-variegated, creamy-white with green stripes. Plumes bronze-red turning silver-white
Grass Miscanthus s Sarabande Sun/M/F-5'- blooms August;large bronzy-gold flowers over an arching mound of narrow, dark green leaves.winter interest
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 Zebrinus sun/F/M-7'-Foliage is green with yellow bands; narrow blade width
gras Panicum Cheyenne Sky Sun/Avg-3'-vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that begins turning wine red in early summer. 
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.
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.