Sunlit drama for your garden!You probably don’t realize that your garden is incomplete. Once you see Adagio Maiden Grass backlit by the sun on a crisp fall evening, though, you will know what’s been missing.Adagio Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’) adds graceful motion and rich texture to your landscape. Just one will elevate your garden to designer status!Adagio swings on the scene in early spring with loads of silvery green foliage arching out like a fountain. It quickly becomes a stunning whirl of burgundy and gold in the fall. Tons of showy flower plumes emerge above the foliage in rustic bronze shades that fade to pink then white as autumn comes on.One Adagio Maiden Grass is a stunning centerpiece and standout specimen in your garden, but multiples are breathtakingly spectacular in masses. Mix them into your perennial borders. Watch them sing by your evergreens.You will be thrilled by simple beauty they add. They reach 5 feet tall and three feet wide in full sun. Cut them down in late winter and they will spring back up fresh every year.Don’t wait to order these sure-fire great additions to your landscape. Get yours now!* Very easy care* Fast Growing* Bird friendly, deer resistant* Fall color* Showy foliage and flowers* Waterwise.
Show stopping color all year! Before the tall-grass prairies of the North American plains became a casualty of progress, big bluestem grass dominated from the Rocky Mountains to the forests in the east. It formed acres of rolling waves of amber. Many reports say that it grew so tall it could hide a man on horseback.Thankfully some great horticulturalists have tamed some of these native grasses for us to use in our own home landscapes. Red October Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’) is one of the best of those. This year-round showstopper emerges blue-gray in the spring. As it grows taller through the summer it changes to a deep blue-green. Late summer brings burgundy red wheat-like flower heads floating over foliage that has turned a purple-red hue. Then, when the first frost of fall hits the color ratchets up a notch to the vivid scarlet red that gives this big grass its name.Give this hardy grass room to grow. It gets 2-3 feet wide and 4-6 feet tall. (Not enough to hide a man on horseback, but enough to hide your other shrubs, so plant it in the back of the border or as a specimen in big beds. It also looks great mimicking a prairie in big drifts along the edge of your property.)Wildlife love this grass, too. It attracts butterflies and other pollinators and provides cover for at least 20 different species of songbirds!Being a native, it can handle just about any garden situation but loves full sun and dry, sandy or clay soils.Bring some classic American beauty to your home landscape this year. Order Red October Big Bluestem Grass from us today!* Year-round beauty* Vivid fall color* Shelter for songbirds* Attracts pollinators* Deer resistant and tolerant of black walnut* Dried seed heads are great for floral arrangements.
Tall and graceful grass for your garden! What do you think of when you think of a Totem Pole? A tall, narrow structure meant to evoke majestic reverence and awe? That’s exactly what Totem Pole Switchgrass does, too! This new ornamental grass grows from spring through summer into a very vertical column of blue-gray foliage and powder-blue stems. Then, in autumn, the top of the grass explodes like fireworks with gold seed panicles. The effect is overwhelmingly beautiful! Since the base of the clump stays small and narrow, it is a perfect plant for small spaces, as the ‘footprint’ is so small. It gives visual height and heft without taking up a lot of actual room. If you have a smaller garden, this grass will not only fit it, it will define it. Switchgrass adds graceful movement and peaceful music when blowing in the wind, but don’t let the grace and peace fool you into thinking this is a pansy. (No offense to our annual flower friends!) Totem Pole is very sturdy and will keep its shape all winter unless the snows are really heavy. Birds love to shelter in Totem Pole on cold days. From a design perspective, this is a very versatile plant. Use it as a backlit specimen to draw your eye to the end of the garden. Use it in masses for a native tall-grass prairie look. Put it by the pool for a romantic screen. Plant it by ponds and streams for a rustic look. It even looks great in a container by the entryway. Totem Pole is proven deer resistant and very hardy in full sun. Add texture and motion to your garden this year. Order Totem Pole Switchgrass today! * Tall and narrow grass * Versatile * Full sun * Hardy * Easy * Great in small spaces.
Big drama for small urban spaces!There is a revolution happening right now in home gardening. Not a big revolution. A small one. With so many people moving from the suburbs back into urban spaces, there is a trend of finding beautiful small – even dwarf – plants to fit the smaller gardens. Something these small gardens often lack is the motion and grandeur of grass, since so many of the American prairie grasses are big and bold. They simply take up too much space. But now we have a striking beauty – the Little Miss Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Miss’) – that has all of the great traits of the well-loved miscanthus grasses and puts them in a small but mighty package.Little Miss has green, lush, graceful foliage that emerges in early spring. As the summer wears on the outer foliage turns brilliant red and purple that just intensifies in the fall. The inside foliage, near the center stays green which gives a neat two-tone effect. In autumn red flowers give way to buff-colored seed heads that hold through the winter. Wait until you see it backlit by the sun. It will make you stop in your tracks!Plant a small drift of Little Miss to imitate the color and movement of the prairie, or just plant one individually to animate your border. Its small size is just right for decorative ceramic pots or balcony window boxes.If you have to garden small, be sure to go big! Order your own Little Miss Maiden Grass today.* Very easy care* Great for containers and small gardens* Bird friendly, deer resistant* Fall color* Showy foliage* Fast grower.