Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
A gorgeous large, ornamental, clumping grass native to much of the United States. Blue-green foliage grows upright, 3–4 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, and turns golden yellow in fall. Airy flower spikes tower above the foliage beginning in midsummer; they are coppery at first, then dry to a shimmering light brown. Good in dried arrangements. Water regularly until established, then needs little. Cut back in winter. ‘Cheyenne’ was selected for its drought tolerance. ‘Sioux Blue’ has bluer foliage.
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Native to East Asia; forms fans of sword-shaped leaves from slowly creeping rhizomes. The plants are p...
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced...