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Botanical / Common Name
Hakonechloa macra 
Japanese Tree Grass 

Japanese tree grass found at the base of trees in the forest. This long-season ornamental grass is a good ground cover, a border-front specimen, a mass planting, or in a patio container.

  • Height 12”-18”
  • Partial shade (more sun in cooler areas)
  • Groups, ground cover
  • Elegant glossy green foliage
  • Blooms in Summer
  • Spring planting
  • Zone 5-9
Hakonechloa macra 'Albo-Straita' (spring planting) Sun tolerant, grows to 18", creamy white stripes, broad leaf, fastest growing, Zone 4-9
Hakonechloa macra 'All-Gold' (spring planting) Shade, dramatic ground cover, slender bright gold leaves,1-3 ft., deer proof, Zone 4-9
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’ 
Golden Variegated Hakonechloa
(spring planting) 1-3 ft., ground cover, full to part sun, 14" tall, bright yellow in spring, bright red in fall, Zone 5-9
Helictotrichon sempervirens 
Blue Oat Grass
Hardy, blue oat grass is an excellent accent with its clear blue summer foliage.  Its spiky, ghostly foliage really draws attention.  Blue oat grass is such an imposing sight that is has the ability to stop anyone dead in their tracks.  This cool season gem is clump forming and prefers good drainage. It is, however, adaptable.
  • (spring or fall planting)
  • Height 20-24”
  • Spread 10-12”
  • Full sun – light shade
  • Zone 4-9
Helictotrichon sempervirens 
(spring or fall planting) 2 ft., best blue color foliage, strong grower, Zone 4-8
Holcus mollis  'Albovariegatus'
Velvet Grass
(spring planting) 8 in., sun, part shade, groups, ground cover, nearly white variegation,Zone 7-9
Hystrix patula 
Bottle Brush Grass
(spring or fall planting) 3 ft., groups, blooms in Summer, good for dry shade conditions, Zone 4-9