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Andropogon geradii – Big Bluestem

One of the best looking foliage of all the native grasses, probably why they call it the king of native grasses. Reaches a height of 4 to 8 feet and has blue-green stems that turn red in the summer and then change to a copper color in the fall. Will tolerate varied conditions from moist to dry, best location is full sun and dry average soil. Makes a nice clump which can be divided.

Full Sun, Dry to Moist Soil, 4-8 ft tall, Zones 4-8

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Carex amphibola - Creek Sedge

It has shiny narrow green foliage that is semi-evergreen in warmer climates. It is a vigorous clump former and is great to stabilize a bank in a shaded area. It is a compact grower reaching only about 12” in height, a great native alternative to Liriope.

Shade to Semi-Shade, Average to Dry Soil, Spring, 8-12” Tall, Zones 3-9

 

 

 

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Carex appalachia – Appalachian Sedge

This is excellent sedge to use as a groundcover for dry shade. It will reach a height of about 12 inches and has very fine texture foliage, and forms a nice small mound. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Shade to Semi-shade, Dry to Average, 10-12 in. tall, Zones 3-8 

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Carex eburnea - Bristleleaf Sedge

An excellent ground cover for dry shade, will naturalize quickly. Reaches a height of 6-8 inches and the foliage is soft thread like. Will grow in sandy or limestone soils, very drought tolerant.

Semi-Shade to Shade, Average to Dry Soil, Spring, 6-8” ft. Tall, Zones 2-8.

 

 

 

 

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Carex flaccosperma – Blue Wood Sedge           

 

This Groundcover is a native with striking blue foliage. It is easy to grow and is an evergreen in warmer zones. Cut back in late winter and see it rebound in the spring. You will find it spreads slowly in shady woodland gardens. It propagates by seed or clump division every few years. Can be grown in containers.

Shade, Average Soil, Spring, 6-10” Tall, Spread 10-12”, Zones 5-8

 

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Carex plantaginea – Plantainleaf Sedge

This sedge variety has 1 inch broad leaf that has a crinkle look to it. It will remain evergreen is most areas. Prefers shade to semi-shade in average to moist soils. It does have a inconspicuous white black tipped flower that appears in the spring. It is best used for the foliage and groundcover aspect. It will reach a height of 8-10 inches with a 10-12 inch spread.

Shade to Semi-shade, Average to Moist, 8-10 in. tall, Zones 4-8

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Carex platyphylla - Silver Sedge

Nice clump forming variety with powder blue leaves which are about 1” wide. Grows well in the  shade and spreads slowly so works well for edging in a shade garden.

Shade to Semi-Shade, Moist to Average Soil, 8-12” Tall, Zones 4-8

 

 

 

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Carex radiata - Eastern Star Sedge

Likes a rich soil with plenty of organic matter and does best in dappled shade. Very attractive foliage that forms a dense clump and reaches 1-2 feet tall.

Shade to Semi-shade, Rich Moist Soil, Spring, 1-2 ft. Tall, Zones 4-8

 

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Carex stricta - Tussock Sedge

Likes moist to wet soils, does well around ponds and on stream banks. Reaches a height of 2-3 feet and will have about a 3-5 foot spread so give it some room. Spreads quickly and can be divided every few years.

Sun to Semi-shade, Wet Soil, 2-3 ft. Tall, Zones 5-8

 

 

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Carex vulpinoidea - Fox Sedge

Likes a wet or moist location and full sun, does well around ponds and stream banks. Reaching a height of 1-3 feet with a spread of about 2 feet. The seed heads mature in late summer and resemble fox tails, hence the common name.


Sun to Semi-sun, Wet to moist Soil, 1-3 ft. Tall, Zones 3-7

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Deschampsia flexuosa – Wavy Hair Grass


          

This elegant native grass thrives in dry shade. It is fine-textured and looks delicate but is actually tough and drought tolerant. It is also ideal for any well-drained shady location as a ground cover. Its feathery Apricot  blooms blow quietly in the spring breezes. Try to avoid winter wetness.

Shade/Semi, Well-Drained Soil, Spring, 12” Tall, Spread 14”, Zones 4-9

 

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Panicum virgatum – Switch Grass

A well know native grass that will grow in varied conditions, moist to wet, however does not like heavy boggy soil. Soil should be loose give the roots room to spread. The blue green foliage, which turns yellow in the fall, will reach a height of 3-5 feet tall. In the summer it has airy white flowers that last until fall. Very hardy plant.

Sun, Moist to Dry and Well Drained Soil, Summer, 3-5 ft. tall, Zones 2-9

 

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Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Blue Stem

The blades of this native grass are blue or green which turn a orange color in the fall then turn a deep burgundy color in the winter which makes for an attractive plant during the winter months. Foliage will reach a height of about 2-4 feet. Performs best if it is cut to the ground in the spring before new growth appears. Likes an average to dry soil does not like wet feet, and needs full sun. It is both drought tolerant and deer resistant.

Sun, Dry to Average Soil, Summer, 2-4 ft tall, Zones 3-8

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