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Photo unavailable PANICUM bulbosum
Panic Grass

Perennial: Given to us by John Greenlee. Forms a charming, small tight clump w/wispy but upright plumes that reach 3-4' tall in cultivation but can grow 5-6' tall in the wild. Reddish-brown flowers bloom in pyramidal panicles in summer. Will take part shade but best flower color in full sun. Use as an accent, in a group or mass. Also effective as a screen. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, sandy or clay soils w/good drainage. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM 'Fairy Tales'
Fountain Grass

Perennial: Deciduous. Native to South Africa. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. One of the longest-blooming fountain grasses & one of the first to bloom in spring. Nice clumping, upright habit. Good in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: grey-green. Blm time: spring-fall w/3-4" plumes that are creamy pk aging to tan. Ht: 1-2' (plumes 2-3' above foliage). Width: 2-3'. Exp: sun/part shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Dwarf Fountain Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Deer & drought tolerant. Good meadow, rock garden, ground cover, border & cut flower plant. Blooms earlier & is more compact than the species. Attracts butterflies. Foliage color: dark green w/ nice fall color. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: creamy white. Clumping habit. Ht: 2-3'. W: 1-2'. Use in sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

PENNISETUM messiacum, Red Bunny Tail Grass PENNISETUM messiacum
Red Bunny Tail Grass

Deer resistant. The stocky, purple flowers are as soft as a bunny’s tail. The leaves form a small tuft to 12" with the flowers extending to 28". The blooms move & sway beautifully in the breeze. It is an excellent grass for large pots and as a border plant. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Can be treated as an annual, but has shown hardiness to USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM orientale
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" silvery pink plumes. Size: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose', Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass) PENNISETUM orientale 'Karley Rose'
Oriental Fountain Grass (Ornamental Grass)

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Clumping, arching habit. Nice in arrangements, borders and pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: deep green. Blooms: summer-fall with 3-4" dusty rose plumes. 3-4' x 1.5-2' w/ plumes 1-1.5' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5 or <. PP12909.

PENNISETUM setaceum 'Fireworks', Variegated Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass) PENNISETUM setaceum 'Fireworks'
Variegated Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass)

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Dazzling red foliage has stripes of white, green and pink throughout the season. Nice good ground cover, border, cut flower and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Clump forming. Height: 24-30". Width: 24-30". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9. PP#18504

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM setaceum 'Rubrum'
Purple Leaved Fountain Grass (Ornamental grass)

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Drought, deer and heat tolerant. Clump forming, good ground cover, border, cut flower and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Doesn't set seed. Nice purple foliage. Height: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable PENNISETUM spathiolatum
Slender Veldt Grass, Fountain Grass

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to South Africa. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice clumping, arching habit. Good in arrangements, borders & pots. Attracts butterflies. Foliage: dark gray green. Bloom time: summer-fall with 3-4" tawny pink plumes. Habit: 1-2' x 1-2' with plumes 2-3' above foliage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable PHLEUM species 'Khazakstan'
Timothy Grass, Meadow Cat's-Tail

Perennial Grass: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. A cool-season bunchgrass that creates a long-lasting, beautiful show of dark green with foxtail-like plumes. This grass also will attract wildlife to your lawn or meadow. Good for erosion control or livestock feed. Bloom time: spring-summer. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate. High tolerance to cold temps. USDA Z2.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Alison Blackman'

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: variegated cream and green/brown leaves with red edges. Height around 4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Amazing Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast, winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: dark reddish-brown with dark margins. Height: around 38". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Apricot Queen', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Apricot Queen'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to N. Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drough, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Vigorous. Foliage: arching, soft yellow stripes with lime green margins, seasonally flushed with apricot. Height: to 3-4'. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Best Red', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Best Red'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: warm reddish-pink with olive stripes. Height: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Black Rage'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Foliage: weeping, bluish-black with silver blue undersides. Very striking! Height: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8. (syn. P. tenax 'Black Rage')

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Dark Delight' (syn. 'Double Delight')
New Zealand Flax

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Somewhat slow growing. Foliage: drooping, velvety purple-black. Height: to 3-3.5 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Dazzler'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. A stable cultivar & very red! Foliage: slightly arching, red and brown with rose red central stripe. Height: 3'. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8. (syn. 'Red Stripe')

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Duet Uncorked'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Presumed to be a mutation of Phormium Duet with more drooping and slightly twisted blades. Height probably shorter then the Duet. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Bright green foliage with creamy-yellow margins. Height: to 2.5 feet. Exp.: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Duet', New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Duet'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: upright, bright green with lemon-yellow margins. Height: to 3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Dusky Chief'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. A good grower. Foliage: upright, dark purple-black. Height: to 2.5-3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Ed Carman'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: drooping, narrow dark bronze with pale gold margins. Height: to 2-2.5 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Firebird'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to N. Zealand. Good for pool sides, pots & borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray & poor soil. Foliage: slightly drooping, purple bronze w/brt crimson stripes & margins (sometimes w/bronze lines & crimson stripe). Height: around 3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Guardsman'
New Zealand Flax, New Zealand Hemp, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, windbreak, pots and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Vigorous. Foliage: upright, red-bronze with wide scarlet margins. Height: to 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8. (syn. P. tenax 'Guardsman' or P. 'Red Guardian')

Photo unavailable PHORMIUM 'Jester'
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Slow growing. Foliage: drooping narrow, lime-green with rose-pink margins. Height: to 2 feet. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

PHORMIUM 'Maori Maiden' (syn. 'Rainbow Maiden'), New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily PHORMIUM 'Maori Maiden' (syn. 'Rainbow Maiden')
New Zealand Flax, Flax Lily

Perennial: Evergreen. Native to New Zealand. Good for pool sides, containers and borders. Tolerant of heat, deer, drought, coast winds, salt spray and poor soil. Good grower. Foliage: drooping, apricot to rose-red with olive margins. Height: to 3 feet. Exposure: part shade. Water: can vary. USDA Z8.

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