GRASSES

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Cortaderia selloana (pampas grass) - Gets up to 8 feet with showy, large, silvery white, flower plumes that get up to 2 feet long and 6 inches wide.  Zones 5 - 9.

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' (dwarf pampas grass) - This diminutive form only gets about half the size of the original.

Cymbopogon citratus (lemon grass) - A delicate looking, clump forming grass up to 3 feet tall with very aromatic, citrus scented foliage which yields lemongrass oil.  Zones 6 - 9.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (golden variegated hakone grass) - A weeping, herbaceous grass to 1 foot with bright golden yellow variegation throughout.  Zones 5 - 9.

Miscanthus sinensis (fountain grass) - A showy and easy to grow, herbaceous, warm season grass up to 10 feet tall with flower plumes which resemble those of pampas grass.  Zones 4 - 9.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio' (dwarf maiden grass) - This petite version of Maiden Grass gets only 3 feet tall.  It has great green color in the summer and beautiful golden brown fall coloration.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Cabaret' - One of the most beautiful grasses with a wide, white band down the center of each leaf.  The 6 foot tall, flower stalks emerge reddish purple then fade to tan.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (maiden grass) - This grass forms a rounded clump up to 5 feet tall with gracefully arching, narrow foliage.  It produces spectacular 6 foot plumes similar to those of Pampas Grass.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' (zebra grass) - The wonderful selection gets about 5 feet tall having dark green, arching foliage with horizontal bands of yellow variegation about every inch or so.

Muhlenbergia capillaris (pink muhly) - This clumping grass to 3 feet had very narrow, upright to arching foliage and very delicate looking, pink plumes that seem to float above the foliage.

Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' (purple fountain grass) - A herbaceous, perennial grass to 4 feet that forms clumps of reddish purple leaves.  Zones 9 and 10.