Cool Weather Grass

The grasses on this page are at their prime during the cooler months and bloom before the warmer summer months arrive. Therefore, they should be planted in the spring or early summer months.

All Photos are courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

CALAMAGROSTIS

(Feather Reed Grass)

CALAMAGROSTIS

Acutiflora Overdam
Zones 5-9
Calamagrotis Feather Reed Grass: 2-3'
Sun/Light Shade.  White-edged erect leaves in compact clumps, with pink plumes in early summer.  


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Avalanche
Zones 4-8
5'
Variegated form of Karl Forester, the deep green leaves have a wide, shite stripe down the center.  Upright, clumping habit and excellent for screening. Wheat-like seed heads last all season.


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El Dorado
4-5'
Variegated form with a wide yellow stripe down the center.


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Hello Spring
Zones 4-10
3-4'
Beautiful variegated form with crisp, uniform green and white striping.


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Karl Foerster
Zones 4-8
5'
Cool season, clumping grass.  Compact and upright.  Wheat-like seed heads last all season.


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Korean Calamagrotis Feather Reed Grass
Zones 4-9
4'
Warm season grass that blooms later in the summer.  Purplish red, fluffy plumes turn green/tan.  Shade tolerant.


FESTUCA

(Fescue)

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Blue Whiskers
Zones 4-8
10-12"
Taller and more vigorous than 'Elijah Blue', this grass has bright, silvery blue foliage color.  Forms fully rounded, robust clump.


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