GRASSES FOR FALL COLOR 2017-03-06T10:54:17+00:00

 

GRASSES WITH DISTINCTIVE
FALL FOLIAGE COLOR

Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem) – orange red
Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ – USPPAF (Big Bluestem) –
dark purple to near black
Andropogon gerardii ‘Dancing Wind’ – USPPA 26892 (Big Bluestem) –
dark red changing to scarlet
Andropogon gerardii ‘Indian Warrior’ – USPP 24999 (Big Bluestem) –
bronzy reddish purple
Andropogon gerardii ‘Rain Dance’ – USPPAF (Big Bluestem) –
maroon red
Andropogon gerardii ‘Red Bull’ (Big Bluestem) –
orange to purplish red tones
Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ – USPP 26283 (Big Bluestem) –
burgundy red changing to bright scarlet
Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Gramma) –
purple bronze to orange red
Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Gramma) – purplish
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Avalanche’ (Variegated Feather Reed Grass) – variegated pattern suffused with pink
Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ (Variegated Feather Reed Grass) –
variegated pattern suffused with pink
Calamagrostis brachytricha (Fall-blooming Reed Grass) – yellow
Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats) – rich gold with copper
seed heads, short-lived
Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Northern Lights’ (Variegated Tufted Hair Grass) – variegated pattern suffused with pink
Festuca glauca ‘Solling’ (Sheep Fescue) – reddish brown
Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass) – bronze orange
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Golden Variegated Hakone Grass) – variegated pattern suffused reddish pink
Hakonechloa macra ‘Beni Kaze’ / ‘Red Wind’ (Hakone Grass) – reddish purple
Hakonechloa macra ‘Briform’ Fubuki™ – USPP 21757 (Variegated Hakone Grass) – variegated pattern suffused with pink
Hakonechloa macra ‘Naomi’ – USPP 19897 (Golden Variegated Hakone Grass) – variegated pattern suffused reddish purple
Hakonechloa macra ‘Nicholas’ – USPP 19898 (Hakone Grass) – orange red
Hystrix patula / Elymus hystrix (Bottlebrush Grass) – yellow
Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’ (Red Flame Miscanthus) – orange red
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Light’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – yellow, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Blondo’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – buff with purplish tints
Miscanthus sinensis ‚Ferner Osten’ / ‘Far East’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – purplish tones
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Graziella’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – bronze to orange red
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Herkules’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – reddish, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‚Kleine Fontane’ / ‘Little Fountain’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – yellow
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – bronzy tones
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Nippon’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – reddish bronze, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Oktoberfest’ – USPPAF (Japanese Silver Grass) –
deep purple and red highlights, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Positano’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – yellow orange, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Roterpfeil‘ / ‘Red Arrow’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – red tones, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Rotsilber’ / ‘Red Silver’ (Japanese Silver Grass) –
purplish tones, tender
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Undine’ (Japanese Silver Grass) – yellow tinted purple, tender
Molinia arundinacea (Tall Purple Moor Grass) – golden yellow
Molinia caerulea (Purple Moor Grass) – golden yellow
Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) – golden yellow
Panicum virgatum ‘Badlands’ – USPPAF (Switch Grass) – purplish red
Panicum virgatum ‘Cloud Nine’ (Switch Grass) – deep gold
Panicum virgatum ‘Dust Devil’ – USPPAF (Switch Grass) – purplish red leaf tips
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ (Switch Grass) – yellow to orange
Panicum virgatum ‘Heiliger Hain’ (Switch Grass) – burgundy
Panicum virgatum ‘Hot Rod’ – USPPAF (Switch Grass) – deep purple red
Panicum virgatum ‘Huron Solstice’ – USPP 21498 (Switch Grass) –
orange to purplish red tones
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ (Switch Grass) – yellow to orange
Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Fire’ – USPP 19367 (Switch Grass) – wine red
Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® ‘Apache Rose’ – USPPAF (Switch Grass) –
tips of leaves are flushed with rosy red in fall
Panicum virgatum Prairie Winds® ‘Cheyenne Sky’ – USPP 23209
(Switch Grass) – wine red
Panicum virgatum ‘Red Sunset’ – USPPAF (Switch Grass) – reddish purple
Panicum virgatum ‘Rehbraun’ (Switch Grass) – reddish brown
Panicum virgatum ‘Rotstrahlbusch‘ / ‘Haense Herms’ (Switch Grass) – burgundy red
Panicum virgatum ‘RR1’ Ruby Ribbons™ – USPP 17944 (Switch Grass) – wine red
Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ (Switch Grass) – burgundy red
Panicum virgatum ‘Squaw’ (Switch Grass) – reddish
Panicum virgatum ‘Warrior’ (Switch Grass) – reddish brown
Pennisetum alopecuroides (Fountain Grass) – golden yellow, tender
Phalaris arundinacea ‘Feesey’ / ‘Strawberries and Cream’ (Variegated Ribbon Grass) – variegated pattern suffused with pink, aggressive spreader
Saccharum ravennae / Erianthus ravennae (Ravenna Grass) – red orange, tender
Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem) – bronzy orange tones
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Carousel’ – USPP 20948 (Little Bluestem) –
copper, pink & mahogany tones
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Jazz’ (Little Bluestem) – mauve purple
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘MinnBlueA’ Blue Heaven™ – USPP 17310 (Little Bluestem) – purple to reddish violet
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Blues’ (Little Bluestem) – pinkish orange
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Prairie Munchkin’ – USPP 26335 (Little Bluestem) –
maroon with orange red hues
Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Winds® ‘Blue Paradise’ – USPPAF
(Little Bluestem) – deep wine
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Smoke Signal’ – USPPAF (Little Bluestem) – deep red purple
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ – USPP 25202 (Little Bluestem) –
orange, red, yellow & purplish brown tones
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Twilight Zone’ – USPPAF (Little Bluestem) –
bright violet purple
Sesleria ‘Greenlee’ (Moor Grass) – golden beige
Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) – yellow to orange
Spartina pectinata (Prairie Cord Grass) – bright yellow, aggressive spreader
Spodiopogon sibiricus (Silver Spike Grass) – bronze to reddish purple
Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) – golden orange

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