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Low-Maintenance Grasses Offer Year-Round Interest & Habitat

Ornamental Grasses can complement your finest flowers or become their own focal point in the landscape. Native grasses are a cornerstone of habitat gardens, providing food and habitat for birds and pollinators. Easy to grow and maintain, grasses add year-round interest in all four seasons. Our selection includes upright Feather Reed Grass, graceful Fountain Grass, elegant Miscanthus Grass, tall Pampas Grass, low-growing Sedge Grass, native Switchgrass and Little Bluestem Grass, and more.

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  1. Cloud Nine Tall Switchgrass

    ‘Cloud Nine’ Tall Switchgrass, the tallest switchgrass cultivar available, is an easy-to-grow, award-winning native cultivar. Upright, blue-green foliage is topped with a...

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    Cloud Nine Switchgrass Cloud Nine Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Cloud Nine
    As low as $15.99 Sale $15.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    ‘Cloud Nine’ Tall Switchgrass, the tallest switchgrass cultivar available, is an easy-to-grow, award-winning native cultivar. Upright, blue-green foliage is topped with a cloud of airy seed panicles in mid-to-late-summer. Foliage and seeds turn a lovely golden hue in autumn, and ‘Cloud Nine’ stands tall through the winter months, providing shelter and food for songbirds. Highly adaptable, it tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Make a statement in your garden and grow a habitat-friendly garden! (Panicum virgatum)
  2. Prairie Dropseed Grass, Sporobolus heterolepis

    Prairie Dropseed Grass adds movement and texture to the landscape with gentle mounds of arching thread-like foliage. Open seed heads float above the foliage in fragrant puffs in summ...

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    Prairie Dropseed Grass Prairie Dropseed Grass Sporobolus heterolepis
    As low as $13.32 Sale $11.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Prairie Dropseed Grass adds movement and texture to the landscape with gentle mounds of arching thread-like foliage. Open seed heads float above the foliage in fragrant puffs in summer, lasting through the fall when songbirds nibble the seeds. Foliage is glossy green in summer and golden orange in autumn. This deer-resistant native grass is a favored choice for garden design, mass planting, and stabilizing slopes. (Sporobolus heterolepis)
  3. Northern Sea Oats, River Oats, Chasmanthium latifolium

    Northern Sea Oats is a one-of-a-kind native grass with upright, bamboo-like foliage and flattened seed heads that dangle from arched stems. Seed heads attract songbirds, provide wint...

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    Northern Sea Oats Northern Sea Oats, River Oats Chasmanthium latifolium
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Northern Sea Oats is a one-of-a-kind native grass with upright, bamboo-like foliage and flattened seed heads that dangle from arched stems. Seed heads attract songbirds, provide winter interest, and add texture to dried flower arrangements. Bright green foliage provides butterfly habitat, and turns to copper and brown as the seasons change. Northern Sea Oats are highly adaptable, easy to grow, and will naturalize and spread over time. (Chasmanthium latifolium)
  4. Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster, Calamagrostis acutiflora

    ‚Karl Foerster‚ Feather Reed Grass creates a dramatic garden accent, with tall, slender, vertical growth and feathery plumes of shifting bronze color that stay in place y...

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    Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora Karl Foerster
    As low as $13.32 Sale $11.32
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Karl Foerster' Feather Reed Grass creates a dramatic garden accent, with tall, slender, vertical growth and feathery plumes of shifting bronze color that stay in place year-round. An early bloomer, 'Karl Foerster' is a cool season grass that grows most rapidly in the spring season and produces notably early blooms. It is a clump-forming decorative grass, with an upward architectural growth habit, making it a dramatic specimen plant in garden or meadow. Torch-like plumes are widely used in dried flower arrangements. This sterile variety does not self-sow, is deer resistant, and notably cold hardy. (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
  5. Curb Appeal Ornamental Grass Collection

    Our Curb Appeal Ornamental Grass Collection is an easy way to refresh the appearance of your home or garden. Low-maintenance grasses provide year-round visual interest and dynamic te...

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    Curb Appeal Ornamental Grass Collection Curb Appeal Ornamental Grass Collection
    $141.32 Sale $113.99
    Per Collection of 9
    Our Curb Appeal Ornamental Grass Collection is an easy way to refresh the appearance of your home or garden. Low-maintenance grasses provide year-round visual interest and dynamic texture suitable for any home style, from modern to traditional. This grass collection looks polished and sophisticated on its own or when planted to complement and fill in flower gardens. Collection of 9 plants, 3 each of these favorite ornamental grasses.
  6. Hameln Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroides

    ‚Hameln‚ Fountain Grass is a smaller variety with three distinctive seasons of stunning displays in full sun or part shade gardens. First, fine-textured green grass blade...

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    Hameln Fountain Grass Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides Hameln
    As low as $15.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Hameln' Fountain Grass is a smaller variety with three distinctive seasons of stunning displays in full sun or part shade gardens. First, fine-textured green grass blades up to 3 feet tall are tipped with soft, wheat-shaped seed heads. Foliage turns rust gold in autumn, and finally, pale blonde in winter. 'Hameln' is a favorite for birds and resists hungry deer. A great match for late-season perennials and colorful shrubs in the mixed border, as well as cut or dried flower arrangements. (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
  7. Purple Miscanthus Grass, Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens

    Purple Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, has graceful compact form highlighted by a kaleidoscope of color. Foliage emerges green, with red accents that deepen throughout summer, top...

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    Purple Miscanthus Grass Purple Maiden Grass, Purple Silver Grass, Flame Grass Miscanthus sinensis Purpurascens
    As low as $15.99 Sale $13.59
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Purple Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, has graceful compact form highlighted by a kaleidoscope of color. Foliage emerges green, with red accents that deepen throughout summer, topped by silver-pink plumes in late summer. Fall brings a fiery orange-red color to foliage, turning burgundy by winter, which gives contrast to the plumes that turn to an icy white as seeds develop. Fluffy white seed heads and burgundy color endure through winter for year-round interest. (Miscanthus sinensis)
  8. Carefree Ornamental Grass Pre-Planned Garden

    Ornamental Grasses are some of the easiest perennials to grow – but that’s not the only reason you should plant them! Delivering high-impact visual interest through all four ...

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    Carefree Ornamental Grass Pre-Planned Garden Carefree Ornamental Grass Pre-Planned Garden
    $197.32 Sale $168.99
    Per Garden of 15
    Ornamental Grasses are some of the easiest perennials to grow – but that’s not the only reason you should plant them! Delivering high-impact visual interest through all four seasons, the Carefree Ornamental Grass Garden will sway its feathery plumes in the breeze as their colors shift and change with the seasons. Excellent for creating privacy, wind screens and bird habitat. This Pre-Planned Garden comes with a garden layout map to make planting easy.
  9. Red Head Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuriodes

    ‚Red Head‚ Fountain Grass stands out as one of the earliest-flowering fountain grasses. ‚Red Head‚ dazzles with bottlebrush plumes that emerge burgundy red in...

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    Red Head Fountain Grass Red Head Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuriodes Red Head
    As low as $17.32 Sale $14.72
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Red Head' Fountain Grass stands out as one of the earliest-flowering fountain grasses. 'Red Head' dazzles with bottlebrush plumes that emerge burgundy red in mid-to-late summer. Soft, fuzzy plumes shift to a silvery hue in fall and remain in place throughout winter. Flowing, ribbon-like grass blades adds texture and motion throughout the seasons, with leaves taking on yellow highlights in autumn. An excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. (Pennisetum alopecuriodes)
  10. Pennsylvania Sedge Grass, Carex

    Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or la...

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    Pennsylvania Sedge Grass Pennsylvania Sedge Grass Carex pensylvanica
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or lawn alternative that requires little to no mowing. Mass planting will create a cool, glossy green carpet that is tough and versatile. Semi-evergreen foliage is deer resistant and low maintenance. (Carex pennsylvanica)
  11. Dwarf Pampas Grass Pumila plant in garden

    ‚Pumila‚ Dwarf Pampas Grass makes a bold statement with massive ivory plumes towering over handsome arching foliage. Attractive feathery flowers emerge in late-summer and...

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    Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass Pumila Dwarf Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana Pumila
    As low as $14.65 Sale $11.72
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Pumila' Dwarf Pampas Grass makes a bold statement with massive ivory plumes towering over handsome arching foliage. Attractive feathery flowers emerge in late-summer and last for months. Like their larger counterpoints, the silky plumes are an excellent attraction in the landscape, and are beautiful for cutting or drying. Pampas Grass tolerates wind and moves gracefully in a breeze. A tough, fast-growing and drought-tolerant specimen, this variety is sterile and will not reseed. (Cortaderia selloana)
  12. Northwind Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum Northwind

    Switchgrass Northwind is an extremely-hardy, native grass that thrives in any sunny spot. Gorgeous, steel-blue leaf blades change to a golden yellow in the autumn months, making it t...

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    Northwind Switchgrass Northwind Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Northwind
    As low as $18.65 Sale $15.85
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Switchgrass Northwind is an extremely-hardy, native grass that thrives in any sunny spot. Gorgeous, steel-blue leaf blades change to a golden yellow in the autumn months, making it the perfect backdrop for your favorite flowering-plants! (Panicum virgatum)
  13. Morning Light Maiden Grass, Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light

    ‚Morning Light‚ Miscanthus Grass is a versatile ornamental grass loved by birds. This elegant grass has fine arching white-and-green variegated leaves, giving the whole p...

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    Morning Light Miscanthus Grass Morning Light Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis Morning Light
    As low as $17.32 Sale $14.72
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Morning Light' Miscanthus Grass is a versatile ornamental grass loved by birds. This elegant grass has fine arching white-and-green variegated leaves, giving the whole plant a silvery appearance. Wheat-colored flowers appear in late summer to fall, and dry to a creamy white, adding great drama to the fall landscape. This grass is deer resistant and will attract birds to the garden. (Miscanthus sinensis)
  14. Purple Liriope Grass Big Blue, Monkey Grass, up close

    ‚Big Blue‚ Liriope is a low-maintenance groundcover for the most challenging sites. Spikes of blue-violet blooms complement deep green arching foliage in late summer, and...

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    Big Blue Liriope Grass Big Blue Monkey Grass Liriope muscari Big Blue
    As low as $10.65 Sale $9.05
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Big Blue' Liriope is a low-maintenance groundcover for the most challenging sites. Spikes of blue-violet blooms complement deep green arching foliage in late summer, and almost black berries in fall. Plants tolerate a range of conditions from full sun to shade, clay to sandy soils, and wet or dry sites. Liriope provides excellent erosion control, and is often used as a lawn alternative or groundcover. Evergreen foliage in warm southern climates. Plants are rabbit and deer-proof, making 'Big Blue' an easy choice for the no-fuss gardener. (Liriope muscari)
  15. Elijah Blue Fescue Grass, Festuca glauca

    ‚Elijah Blue‚ Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant ‚Elijah B...

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    Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca glauca Elijah Blue
    As low as $10.65 Sale $9.05
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Elijah Blue' Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant 'Elijah Blue' in borders, rock gardens, or as groundcover to create year-round visual interest in the garden. In late spring and early summer, blonde seed heads appear on tall stems. Compact forms are great for small gardens and containers, and wont overtake its companions in the garden. (Festuca glauca)
  16. Foxtrot Fountain Grass, Pennisetum alopecuroide, Photo Courtesy of Hoffman Nursery

    ‚Foxtrot‚ Fountain Grass lives up to its namesake, dancing upon the gentlest of breezes to invigorate the garden. Everything about this plant moves, from the flowing foli...

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    Foxtrot Fountain Grass Foxtrot Fountain Grass Pennisetum alopecuroides
    As low as $17.32
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Foxtrot' Fountain Grass lives up to its namesake, dancing upon the gentlest of breezes to invigorate the garden. Everything about this plant moves, from the flowing foliage to the arching pink plumes. An early bloomer among grasses, 'Foxtrot' sends four-inch plumes skyward mid-summer through fall. The soft bottlebrush blooms are tinged pink to maroon and glisten in the sun. A long-time industry favorite for exceptional dependability, this is among the largest and strongest of fountain grasses. Fast growing, low maintenance, and will not reseed. (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
  17. Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus, Saccharum ravennae Erianthus

    Hardy Pampas Grass, or Ravenna Grass, makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. In autumn, leaves turn to bronze then red, ...

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    Hardy Pampas Grass Erianthus Hardy Pampas Grass Saccharum ravennae Erianthus
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.19
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Hardy Pampas Grass, or Ravenna Grass, makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy white plumes form in mid-summer over green foliage. In autumn, leaves turn to bronze then red, adding a layer of color and visual interest. Plant can reach up to 12 feet tall, perfect for creating living fences or adding privacy to the landscape. This cold-hardy, quick-growing grass can help stabilize soil and prevent erosion. (Saccharum ravennae)
  18. Pink Feather Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana

    ‚Pink Feather‚ Pampas Grass will create a spectacular, dramatic statement wherever you plant it. The feathery plumes form in mid-summer, and are a growing trend for fanta...

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    Pink Feather Pampas Grass Pink Feather Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana Pink Feather
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.19
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Pink Feather' Pampas Grass will create a spectacular, dramatic statement wherever you plant it. The feathery plumes form in mid-summer, and are a growing trend for fantastic cut flower arrangements and centerpieces. It is deer resistant, and will provide habitat to attract birds to the garden. An excellent plant to create a large impact in your landscape with year-round visual interest. 'Pink Feather' Pampas Grass is extremely easy to grow and can reach heights of eight feet or taller, making it a great option for a living fence or privacy wall. (Cortaderia selloana)
  19. Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass, Maiden Grass

    Elegant ‚Gracillimus‚ Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, is a classic ornamental grass. It forms a tall, rounded mound of thin, variegated foliage, topped by feathery cop...

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    Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass Gracillimus Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
    As low as $15.99 Sale $13.59
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Elegant 'Gracillimus' Miscanthus Grass, or Maiden Grass, is a classic ornamental grass. It forms a tall, rounded mound of thin, variegated foliage, topped by feathery copper blooms in late summer to mid-autumn. Excellent as a privacy screen or architectural landscape element, 'Gracillimus' can grow to be 8 tall and 5 wide. While it prefers full sun and moist soil, this Maiden Grass tolerates a variety of conditions, including humidity. Foliage turns from silver-green to bronze as winter approaches. (Miscanthus sinensis)
  20. Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues, Schizachyrium scoparium

    ‚Prairie Blues‚ is an exceptional variety of native Little Bluestem Grass, selected for its vibrant color and compact growth. Fine leaf blades shine with a more intense b...

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    Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass Prairie Blues Little Bluestem Grass Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues
    As low as $17.32 Sale $14.72
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Prairie Blues' is an exceptional variety of native Little Bluestem Grass, selected for its vibrant color and compact growth. Fine leaf blades shine with a more intense blue color than most of the species, and late summer brings slender deep-purple plumes atop the foliage for an added layer of color. In autumn, small, airy, silver-white seed heads glisten in the autumn sun, against foliage that shifts to a warm bronze-orange color. Leave standing over winter to enjoy the colors and textures. An outstanding choice for both formal structured mass plantings and natural-looking landscapes. An exceptionally cold-hardy grass. (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  21. White Feather Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana

    ‚White Feather‚ Pampas Grass is monumental. With striking architecture and dizzying heights, this perennial grass makes a stunning specimen in any landscape. Enormous fea...

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    White Feather Pampas Grass White Feather Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana White Feather
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'White Feather' Pampas Grass is monumental. With striking architecture and dizzying heights, this perennial grass makes a stunning specimen in any landscape. Enormous feathery plumes stand up to eight feet tall, swaying atop gracefully arching foliage. The huge plumes are spectacular when reflecting the setting sun in golden hues or dancing on the wind. Deceptively easy to grow and endlessly dramatic, 'White Feather' adds texture and color for a beautiful display throughout the year. (Cortaderia selloana)
  22. Muhlenbergia capillaris, Pink Cloud Muhly Grass in the garden

    ‚Pink Cloud‚ Muhly Grass sends billows of airy pink flower panicles dancing in the wind for a stunning autumn display. The graceful, arching foliage is equally magnificen...

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    Pink Cloud Muhly Grass Pink Cloud Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia capillaris
    As low as $14.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Pink Cloud' Muhly Grass sends billows of airy pink flower panicles dancing in the wind for a stunning autumn display. The graceful, arching foliage is equally magnificent, providing movement and structure to mixed borders. This native plant is not just beautiful its easy to grow, drought resistant, and deer resistant, too. Tuck cuttings of 'Pink Cloud' Muhly Grass into flower arrangements for lavish texture. Simply breathtaking when planted in flowing drifts and sparkling in the afternoon sun. (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
  23. Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass,Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks in the garden, photo courtesy of Walter's Garden

    ‚Blackhawks‚ Big Bluestem Grass is a cultivar of a fine native prairie grass that has taken the gardening world by storm. Foliage emerges dark green, shifting to a deep p...

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    Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass Blackhawks Big Bluestem Grass PP#27949 Andropogon gerardii Blackhawks PP#27949
    As low as $18.65 Sale $14.92
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Blackhawks' Big Bluestem Grass is a cultivar of a fine native prairie grass that has taken the gardening world by storm. Foliage emerges dark green, shifting to a deep purple that darkens as summer turns to fall, culminating in purple blooms with tiny white seeds. This long-lived grass provides bold contrast in gardens or meadows, offering privacy, year-round visual interest, and habitat for birds and pollinators.(Andropogon)
  24. Fountain Grass Karley Rose, Pennisetum orientale

    ‚Karley Rose‚ is the most famous Fountain Grass, known for its highly decorative rose-purple plumes that catch sunlight like no other. Excellent in containers and when pl...

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    Karley Rose Fountain Grass Karley Rose Oriental Fountain Grass PP#12909 Pennisetum orientale Karley Rose PP#12909
    As low as $18.65 Sale $15.85
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Karley Rose' is the most famous Fountain Grass, known for its highly decorative rose-purple plumes that catch sunlight like no other. Excellent in containers and when planted en masse, 'Karley Rose' is a cold-hardy variety that holds its sprays of blooms throughout the season. Tolerant of both drought and partial shade, this fountain grass delivers plenty of winter interest and has no major pest or disease issues. PP#12909 (Pennisetum orientale)
  25. Red Switch Grass Shenandoah, Panicum virgatum, Red Switchgrass, photo courtesy of Hoffman Nursey, Inc.

    ‚Shenandoah‚ Red Switchgrass is a favorite selection of native prairie grass with gorgeous, colorful leaves. New growth emerges green with red tips. Gradually the entire ...

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    Shenandoah Red Switchgrass Shenandoah Red Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Shenandoah
    As low as $15.99 Sale $15.19
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Shenandoah' Red Switchgrass is a favorite selection of native prairie grass with gorgeous, colorful leaves. New growth emerges green with red tips. Gradually the entire plant turns to a rich burgundy color that appears to be aflame when backlit by the sun. Airy blooms appear in midsummer, hazy clouds floating above the leaves. Its a real showstopper year-round, with seed heads providing an important food source for native wildlife during the winter. (Panicum virgatum)
  26. EverColor Everest Sedge Grass Foliage Variegated with Green and White

    EverColor ‚Everest‚ Sedge Grass has gracefully arching green foliage with clean white margins. This variegated fountain-like grass looks lovely spilling from containers, ...

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    EverColor® Everest Sedge Grass EverColor® Everest Variegated Sedge Grass PP#20,955 Carex oshimensis EverColor® Everest PP#20,955
    As low as $15.99 Sale $13.59
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    EverColor 'Everest' Sedge Grass has gracefully arching green foliage with clean white margins. This variegated fountain-like grass looks lovely spilling from containers, or massed as a groundcover to brighten shady beds. Part of the popular EverColor Series, 'Everest' is easy to maintain, with neat mounding evergreen foliage that provides texture and beauty all year. Use this ornamental grass to edge walkways or rain gardens, beautify a slope or bank, or plant en masse to create a lovely ground cover in sun-to-part-shade areas. (Carex oshimensis)
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