Five Cool Season Grasses to Love

Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’For growers, cool season grasses round out a strong perennial program. They brighten up dormant landscapes and jump-start spring sales. Get ready with these fabulous cool season grasses:

Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’ (Striped Tuber Oat Grass)

  • Bright, white and green foliage
  • Summer flowers in cooler climates
  • Goes dormant in mid-summer
  • Fresh and fun in spring containers

Deschampsia flexuosa (Crinkled Hair Grass)Deschampsia flexuosa

  • Fine, vibrant green foliage
  • Wispy, graceful panicles in spring
  • Undemanding about soil and water
  • North American native

Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ (Blue Sheep’s Fescue)

  • Fine-textured, blue foliage
  • Neat, clumping habit
  • Blue-tinged blooms in early summer
  • Needs afternoon shade and well-drained soil in the SouthFestuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'

Helictotrichon sempervirens ‘Sapphire’ (Blue Oat Grass)

  • Graceful, bunching habit with deep blue foliage
  • Performs best in cooler climates
  • Loves full sun and well-drained soil
  • Long stems with oat-like seed heads

Nassella tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)

Helictotrichon sempervirens ‘Sapphire’

    • Extremely fine foliage
    • Arching habit that creates beautiful sweeps
    • Partially dormant in summer, but keeps habit
    • Outstanding container plant
    • North American native

Read why there’s even more to love about Mexican Feather Grass in this American Nurseryman Field Notes.

Bring in these cool-season grasses and get started on spring sales. We have new, well-rooted crops available now. Email or call our sales team (919-479-6620) to place your order.

Nassella tenuissima

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