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Best Grasses for Sunny Borders Collection/5

Specially designed ornamental mix

Q&A
  • Diverse in color and form
  • Especially drought-tolerant grasses
  • Easy multi-season interest
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 5 feet
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer.
60520-Best Grasses for Sunny Borders Collection/5

5 per pack $59.99

We ship this item in Spring

Best Grasses for Sunny Borders Collection/5

Description
Landscapers are loving ornamental grasses, but they can be overlooked in home gardens. We get it, we've found the average garden center variety to be a little lackluster too. However, Spring Hill Nurseries R&D farm manager, Jeff Bartley, put together a collection that really shows what an ornamental grass can do. These varieties are foolproof, especially in full sun borders where their drought tolerance (once established) is incredibly useful. The long, slender, upright-to-arching blades add tons of graceful texture. With these five varieties there's also a surprising amount of color variation, from the burgundy blades of Hot Rod to the blue tones of Standing Ovation. The plant forms and seed heads are all distinctive too. Foxtrot's bottlebrush seed heads create a soft feature over a fountain of green foliage, while Blonde Ambition's seed heads take a swift 90° turn, sticking out horizontally like a flag mid-breeze. You'll get nearly four seasons of interest out of this collection, including some lovely fall color-changes. The collection includes Blackhawks, Blonde Ambition, Hot Rod, Fox Trot and Standing Ovation. Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks', Bouteloua gracillis 'Blonde Ambition', Panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod', Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Fox Trot', Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure5
  • Botanical NameAndropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks', panicum virgatum 'Hot Rod', Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition', Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Foxtrot', Shizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 60 inches
  • Spacing24 - 60 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer.
  • Planting InstructionsPlant at same depth as container.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Flower Color:red, purple, pink
  • Flower FormVarious
  • Foliage TypeVarious
  • Soil RequirementLight, moderately fertile soil that is well drained.
  • PruningTrim back old stems in late winter to early spring.
  • Unique CharactersticsSee Fact sheet for following items. (13117, 13118, 8642, 4609, 12095)
  • Shipped2.5" POT
  • Height/Habit4 - 5 feet
  • Growth RateMedium to Fast
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
5A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 5-7: June 17th, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019

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