Fountain Grass Spouts Mauve Plumes Pennisetum ‘Desert Plains’, Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Desert Plains’, is a hardy and graceful, fountain grass that makes a dazzling focal point in a sunny landscape. It is easy to grow and needs at least 6 hours of direct sun per day. Desert Plains is a seedling of Cassian, but has an improved habit, better flowering performance, and richer fall color. Desert Plains forms a stunning upright vase-shaped clump. The plants fine textured leaves make a transition from green with deep red tips, to shades of orange and bronze in the fall. It bursts into bloom with its showy, large 5 inch long, mauve-colored bottlebrush plumes early fall, about 2 weeks later than ‘Cassian’. Once this ornamental grass is established, it takes on the heat, humidity, and punishing sun effortlessly. It tolerates drought, is easy to grow, and is deer resistant. * Carefree hardy plant!* Vase Shaped Plant* 5 Mauve Plumes in Autumn* Bronze Foliage in Autumn.
Cranberry Colored Flowers are Real Showstoppers Cranberry is a hot color this year for gardeners! It is also not an easy color to find in flowers or foliage. Lucky for you Nature Hills has got cranberry covered for you. Case in point – Hibiscus ‘Cranberry Crush’ (Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Cranberry Crush’). ‘Cranberry Crush’ is a great native plant that performs like a star in your garden. It forms rounded 4 foot tall shrubs of deep green, maple-like leaves. Beautiful on their own, they make a spectacular backdrop for the 8” wavy, cranberry-wine colored flowers that cover the shrub all summer. Unlike many hibiscus (or Rose Mallows as they are sometimes called) ‘Cranberry Crush’ doesn’t just flower on the top of the plant, but all up and down the stems! This provides you with an abundance of flowers covering the bush on all sides all summer! Hummingbirds flock to the huge flowers. So do intrigued neighbors. Plant this where it will be seen and enjoyed. It loves moist soils the best, but this super hardy native is very drought tolerant as well. ‘Cranberry Crush’ makes a spectacular specimen plant for your garden all summer. Order yours today! * Huge 8” flowers* Popular eye-catching color* Hummingbirds love it!* Hardy native.
Compact Red Carpet The Sedum ‘Elizabeth’, Sedum spurium, also known as Sedum Red Carpet, is a short ground cover that is a little different from the rest. The foliage is a dark red with green and produces a wonderful fall color. With a height of 3-4” and a spread of 24”, its’ red blooms flower from May to September. Sedum ‘Elizabeth’ needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought resistant. ‘Elizabeth’ is a great choice for beds and borders, and the colorful flowers will make a beautiful and special bouquet for your home. An extra bonus is created when you plant ‘Elizabeth’ in front of asters or coneflowers. You will love this plant, and the butterflies and bees do too. This colorful mixture will certainly add a bright spot to your fall garden! * Red Flowers from May to September* 3 Spreading Red and Green Foliage* Loves Sun, Heat, and Butterflies .
Tallgrass for Naturalizing Tallgrass prairie used to cover vast swaths of the Midwest, where the sky was big and the buffalo roamed. Those prairies don’t exist like they used to, but when they did Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii) was the king. It was the dominant grass that grew there, providing breathtaking seasonal color change and food and protection for wildlife. Thankfully you don’t need a vast prairie to enjoy the gifts of Big Bluestem – a neglected little corner of your yard will do. Big Bluestem thrives in dry, infertile soil where most other plants would shrivel. (A true hardy native, it does just fine in ordinary garden soil and even wet soil, too!) We’ll bet, though, that you’ll want to plant it in more prominent places than that corner. Big Bluestem makes a striking background for a naturalized border. (It grows from 4’ to 6’ tall in a season.) It is the backbone of a wildflower garden. It easily fits into a contemporary garden scheme, too. We know that you will love this tall stiff grass so much you will be looking for all the creative ways you can use it in your garden. This grass thrives on neglect. Once it is established the only real care it needs is to be cut to the ground prior to the first shoots of spring. Just make sure you plant it where you and your neighbors can enjoy watching it go from gray to blue green in spring, to green with red tinges in summer and finally to reddish bronze with lavender tones in autumn after frost. This kaleidoscope will light up your garden all year. Order yours today!. * Hardy native grass * Quick growing (up to 6’ per year!) * Four seasons of interest.
Tall Grass that Can Grow Almost Anywhere The Grass ‘Northern Pampas Grass’, Erianthus ravennae, grass is an outstanding large grass. The tall flower stalks of this grass stand well above the foliage . They can grow to 12′!. The foliage grows in an arching, fountain-like way. The silvery white flower stalks are good for drying and Northern Pampas grass makes an excellent specimen plant. Pampas Grass grows the best in sun filled places with somewhat damp ground. It also grows well along a small stream bank or in shallow moist ravines. An amazing feature about Pampas Grass is that it can live in almost any habitat. This grass can grow in hard, rocky areas, flooded areas, dry and damp ground plus its normal habitat. The leaves die during frosts in northern climates, but grow back in the spring. Northern Pampas grass has excellent fall and winter interest. They stand tall above most other perennials planted nearby. They also would make a great hedge or border plant. Allow the dormant plant to stand until early spring and then trim it back to the ground before new growth starts. They are drought tolerant once established. * Clumping 4′ Grass* White Plumes up to 12’* Can Grow Anywhere .
Drought and Salt Tolerant The Miscanthus Morning Light Grass, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’, is an easy recognizable variegated grass. Miscanthus Morning Light is a very popular miscanthus. It boasts 5′ white-edged variegated, narrow leaves. It is quite attractive as the green blades have added highlights of creamy-white margins and mid-veins creating a shimmering silvery appearance. Its appearance is fine textured and it has a compact growth habit. This plant works well as a specimen plant in the garden, or can be used in container gardens. The reddish bronze blooms appear in the fall which adds visual excitement to shrub borders. It displays delicate reddish-bronze plumes in late summer. Place in full sun for best foliage coloration. Miscanthus Morning Light is very tolerant of dry conditions. Miscanthus Morning Light is deer resistant and easy to grow! It is also salt tolerant. Use this plant for cut flowers, in containers, for screening, for hedges, and of course, winter interest. Order your Miscanthus Morning Light today! *5′ Variegated Narrow Foliage*Reddish Blooms in Autumn*Salt and Drought Tolerant.
Fast Growing, Ornamental Grass with Year Round Interest With the beginning of spring, Shenandoah’s blue/green leaves emerge with subtle red tips and increasingly transition to burgundy/red by autumn. By mid-summer it has sent aloft puffy, summer blooms of a reddish/pink hue that rise above the foliage on airy panicles. The fluffy flower heads drift on the afternoon breeze as if delicate clouds, drawing the eye and enticing pollinators to come in for a closer look. Your yard’s birds will certainly also take notice, sizing Shenandoah up for a tasty treat (as the flowers transition to seeds). Both the foliage and panicle seeds slowly adopt shades of grey and brown for fall, lending a bit of decorative interest to your winter landscape. Your Shenandoah Switch Grass is an ornamental grass growing up to 4 feet in height with a 3 foot spread. It has a narrow, upright nature and is quite versatile, able to tolerate a variety of soils and conditions. Its hardy nature is most at home with moist soils and full sun, but can survive in dry soils, clay or sand as well. Shenandoah would look lovely planted in mass in a naturalized area of your yard, but even just one in your perennial bed would be sure to draw the eye. They’re especially useful for those areas where you’d like some winter interest. When tall grass prairie covered vast areas of the U.S., switch grass was a vital part of the ecosystem. Versatile and able to thrive in a variety of conditions, switch grass has a long history of being valued by gardeners…as it will be by you this year! * Colorful foliage & flowers* Year round interest* Fast growing* Deer resistant.
Heat Loving Yellow Groundcover The Sedum ‘Angelina, was developed in a private garden in Croatia. ‘Angelina’ has brilliant, needle-shaped, golden yellow foliage. It is a very vigorous 6 mat-forming groundcover. Angelina’s prefer well drained soil and to be kept on the dry side. It does well in a gritty soil or in a pot with its trailing habit. Sedum ‘Angelina’ needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought resistant. The foliage will turn orange in autumn. ‘Angelina’ is a great choice for beds and borders and excellent as cut flowers. Use this sedum in a container on a hot deck. It will not mind missing a watering or so throughout the seasons! It is also a great butterfly and bee attractor and is disease resistant. * Yellow Needle Shaped Foliage* Cold, Heat, and Drought Hardy Sedum* Attracts Butterflies.