Perry's Perennial Pages

Photos and Files-- Ornamental Grasses

The following herbaceous perennials are depicted in photos and text as previous perennials of the month, or plants covered in either Garden Flowers or Herbaceous Garden Plants Online.  Check back as new photos and files will be added. These perennials are especially appropriate for the East Coast, Plains and Central U.S., and Northwest, with many also tolerant of southern heat. Most are probably not best for USDA hardiness zones 9-10.
Common Name Scientific Name
Golden dwarf Japanese rush

Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Bulbous Oat Grass Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbosum 'Variegatum'
Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis
Avalanche feather reed grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'
Feather Reed Grass 'Karl Foerster' Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Sedge Carex
Beatlemania Sedge Carex 'Beatlemania'
Bronze Sedge Carex comans Bronze form
Blue Sedge Carex glauca (flacca)
Ice Dance Sedge Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'
Gold Fountain Sedge Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga nishiki'
Variegated Sedge Carex muskingumensis 'Oehme'
Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia 
Bronze Veil Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia caespitosa 'Bronzeschlier'
Fescue Festuca
 Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca 'Elijah Blue'
Golden Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Blue Oat Grass Helictotrichon
Japanese Blood Grass Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Silver Grass Miscanthus
 Purpleleaf Silver Grass Miscanthus purpurascens
Moor Grass Molinia
Skyracer Moor Grass Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'
Dewey Blue switchgrass Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'
Switch Grass Panicum virgatum
Cloud Nine switch grass Panicum virgatum 'Cloud Nine'
Heavy Metal Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
Northwind switch grass Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'
Prairie Fire Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire'
Prairie Sky Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'
Ruby Ribbons switch grass Panicum virgatum Ruby Ribbons
Shenandoah switch grass Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'
Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Fountain Grass Pennisetum orientale
Ribbon Grass Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta'
Blue Heaven little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium  Blue Heaven
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues' 
Frost Grass Spodiopogon sibiricus
Prairie dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis

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