Schizachyrium scoparium

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    Flowering Grasses: Uncommon Varieties

    When it comes to ornamental grasses and their flowers, also known as inflorescences, it’s the subtle things that add up. Sure, they don’t have the in-your-face flower power of a…

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    Regional Picks: Grass Companions – Northeast

        1. Wood Lily Name: Lilium philadelphicum USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 Size: 18 to 36 inches tall, 9 to 12 inches wide Conditions: Full sun to partial…

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    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Midwest

    Midwest   1. ‘Molly Fordham’ Rhododendron   Name: Rhododendron ‘Molly Fordham’ Zones: 5 to 7 Size: 4 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide Conditions: Partial shade; well-drained, acidic…

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    Regional Picks: Plant Wish List – South

    South   1. ‘Standing Ovation’ Little Bluestem   Name: Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 1½ feet wide…

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    Unexpected Fall Color

    After months of bitter cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and every other miserable element nature throws at us, gardeners are eager to visit their favorite garden centers and nurseries. There…

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    Regional Picks: Plants with the Best Fall Colors – Midwest

    1. Willow-Leaved Blue Star Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana USDA hardiness zones: 3 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to light shade; moist, well-drained soil…

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    The Best of the Best Native Plants

    What makes native plants so great? According to some experts, it’s because these plants are practically perfect: They are built to thrive in the conditions of a specific region without…

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    Battle of the Grasses

    I think grasses suffer from lumping. I’m guilty of it myself, many times ending a list of companion perennials with the phrase “and some ornamental grasses.” This gives the impression…