It’s Catalog Time!

Catalog of Grasses 2015-2016Grasses take center stage with our 2015-2016 Catalog. The new edition will be ready for prime time and mailed at the end of June.

It’s packed full, with more pages, bigger photos, and a new section on green infrastructure. What’s green infrastructure? Read about it in a previous post or wait and see the big spread in the catalog.

Because we know it’s hard to wait, here’s a quick preview of what’s in store:

Introduction to Green Infrastructure

The newest section of our catalog focuses on green infrastructure. It provides a guide to some of the most common features that use plants in their designs. To guide plant choices, we’ve selected grasses, sedges, and rushes that should perform well in the growing environments described. An easy-to-read chart shows you which plants are appropriate for which features.

Green infrastructure features includePlants for Green Infrastructure

  • Bioretention & rain gardens
  • Bioswales & vegetated swales
  • Erosion control
  • Green roofs
  • Lawn alternatives
  • Meadow & prairie plantings

Quick Guides

Our updated quick guides help you figure out which grasses will work for your site, location, and design. Lists include:

  • Drought tolerant grassesGrass Quick Guides
  • Shade tolerant grasses
  • Grasses for wet areas
  • Cool season grasses
  • North American natives
  • Grasses listed by height
  • Grasses listed by zone

Cultivar Quick Guides

Switchgrass Quick GuideChoosing among all the different cultivars can be confusing. Our cultivar quick guides cover the most popular genera.

  • Miscanthus
  • Switchgrass
  • Fountain Grass
  • Little Bluestem

Plant DescriptionsPlant Descriptions

Get the scoop on every plant we grow, with larger photos, descriptions, and quick facts for easy comparison.

New Plants for 2015-2016

Our newest selections come from the brilliant EverColor® series of sedges, along with a couple of native cultivars that add something special to our lineup. And finally, two familiar genera (Festuca and Miscanthus) get a pick-up from new cultivars.

  • Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everdi’ PPAFNew plants
  • Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everlime’ PPAF
  • Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Everoro’ PP23406
  • Carex oshimensis EverColor® ‘Eversheen’ PPAF
  • Eragrostis elliottii ‘Wind Dancer’
  • Festuca glauca Beyond Blue (‘Casca11’) PP23307
  • Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gold Breeze’ PP22311
  • Panicum virgatum ‘Cape Breeze’ PP24895

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