Miscanthus Autumn Anthem
Feathery, cream plumes form on 5.5" upright clumps. Narrow white mid-rib. Z5
Miscanthus Autumn Light
3-4'. Good yellow fall color. Very hardy and vigorous. Z4-9
4-5' green and white foliage has a compact growth with silky, pink plumes. Also works well in containers. Z5
Z5-9. 6'. Perfect in northern climates. Earlier bloomer with a secondary flush of coppery purple plumes. Flowers turn to a creamy tan with a tall clump of dark green leaves with a white midrib.
Z4-9. 10'. Upright clumps of wide green leaves Light pk. plumes turn silver.
Miscanthus Gracillimus (Maiden Grass)
6-8'. Slender leaves; graceful arching habit. The standard against which all others are measured. Z6-9
Miscanthus Huron Sunrise
Profuse, full burgundy plumes sit atop white ribbed green leaves. 5-6'. Z4
Miscanthus Little Zebra
3-4'. Reliable reddish blooms, esp. for the north. Green leaves have gold bands and form a rounded shape.
Miscanthus Morning Light
4-5'. Elegant, narrow, fine, silvery green leaves appear to glow when backlit. Arching clump topped with bronze red plumes.
Spiky textured foliage grows upright with pinkish copper blooms. 4-6'.
Miscanthus Oligostachyus 'Purpurascens
4-5' Reddish hue develops through summer; entire plant turns red in fall. Z5-9
Miscanthus Strictus Porcupine Grass
4-6'. Gold bands on green foliage, upright with pinkish copper blooms.
5-6'. Z4. Very narrow foliage gets gold and copper colored seed heads in August.
Miscanthus Silberfeder (Silver Reed Grass)
6-7'. Z4. Large, feathery seed heads rise high above graceful arching mounds of deep green blades with silver midribs. One of the most cold hardy of the species.
8'. Z5. Gold horizontal bars on green leaves have an arching habit and Pinkish copper blooms in Sept.
Panicum Heavy Metal (Sun)
To 4'. Stiff, upright columns of metallic blue foliage. A Longwood Gardens selection. Z4-9
Panicum Hot Rod
36-40". Z4. Green leaves emerge and quickly turn to rich maroon.
Panicum Prairie Fire
Blue-green foliage turns wine red by early summer. Rosy panicles. 4-5'. Z4.
Panicum Ruby Ribbon
4'. Z4. Blue-green leaves turn to wine-red upright clumps, darkening through the season. Ornamental seed heads.
36" summer. This bright red panicum, introduced by Dr. Hans Simon of Germany, is bound to be very popular. Color of foliage appears in June. Red flowers appear in summer. One of the shortest varieties.
This dwarf fountain Grass is more compact at 2-3'. Finely textured green leaves have soft greenish-cream panicles. Z5.
18". Z5. Easy to grow. Upright habit. Creamy fluffy seedheads on light green foliage.
Pennisetum Red Head
Z5-9. 4-5'. Early form fountain grass with smoky purple plumes 3" wide and 9" long. Turns gold in fall.
Prairie Winds Desert Plain
Upright vase-shaped clump 3-4' tall with showy 5" bottlebrush smoky purple plumes. Z5.
Schizachyrium Blue Heaven
Non-flopping habit with brighter steel blue foliage and purple highlights that turn pink to red in the fall. Glossy purple panicles. 42-54". Z3.
Schizachyrium Blue Paradise
Z3-9. 42-54". This little bluestem has a non-flopping habit and steel blue foliage with purple highlights. Gossy purple panicles.
Schizachyrium Smoke Signal
3-4'. This Little Bluestem takes on scarlet red tones in late summer and gets deeper in the fall contrasting with tiny, tan seed heads. Does not flop. Z3.
Schizachyrium Twilight Zone
A standout with iridescent silvery mauve cast beginning mid-summer. Gets more purple in the fall. Upright and narrow clump that doesn't flop. 4-4.5'. Z3.
2-3'. This prairie dropseed has a soft, fountain-like look. Threadlike, green leaves turn golden orange in fall. Fragrant, pinkish brown flowers appear atop tall, arching stems. Drought tolerant. Z3.