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Genus: M

Magnolia
sweet bay magnolia
Maianthemum
Canada mayflower
Manfreda
false aloe
Marshallia
large-flowered Barbara's button
Matteuccia
American ostrich fern; ostrich fern
Meehania
Meehan's mint; creeping mint
Melissa
lemon balm
Mentha
Corsican mint; applemint; horsemint; peppermint; spearmint
Mertensia
Bluebells; lungwort
Mimulus
Alleghany monkeyflower
Miscanthus
silver grass; maiden grass; variegated eulalia; maiden grass
Mitchella
partridgeberry
Monarda
Oswego tea; bee balm; dotted mint; horsemint; wild bergamot
Morus
mulberry
Muhlenbergia
purple hairgrass
Musa
hardy banana

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016

Miscanthus

(Gramineae - grass family)
About 20 species of vigorous Asian perennial grasses. Many are fine ornamentals. All of the selections listed here are good for use as hedges, screens, or specimens. They all flower in fall, and except for M. sacchariflorus the plumes do not reliably have time to develop in our short season. (although for the past few years all of them have developed good flower plumes, except perhaps M. floridulus. The plants' ornamental value is such, however, that they are well worth growing for their foliage alone. Except for M. floridulus, which has strong vertical stems, the stems and foliage tend to arch outward in fountain-like fashion. It is best to mulch Miscanthus species for the winter in zones 4 and 5, at least until they are well established. In cold climates, it is also advisable to leave the old foliage in place until spring, as it provides considerable protection for the root system during the winter. The selections listed here are mostly tolerant of dry conditions. Some will grow under wet conditions, also. Can't ship to CA.

Miscanthus floridulus - Sep 29 Miscanthus floridulus - Nov 27 Miscanthus floridulus - Nov 27 Miscanthus floridulus - Nov 27 Miscanthus floridulus - Nov 27
floridulus peren • ht 9-12' • zones 5-10

giant silver grass


ornamental grass, hedge - screen, moist - wet, sun
Japan, Pacific Isl

Stems are straight, strong, and vertical, giving the plant a columnar form. Stems resemble bamboo in appearance, and while not as strong or durable as bamboo they can be used as light weight garden stakes. The showy flower plumes appear late in the season; they often do not have time to develop fully in our short season. Outstanding for use as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant. Best in a location which is not too dry. Tolerant of wet locations, wind, and salt spray. Good in coastal gardens or other exposed locations. Stems and foliage develop subtle but very attractive fall coloration. A striking ornamental, rugged and adaptable, and useful.

cat # 8O3E
$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea


Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Sep 30 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Oct 25 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Nov 17 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Jan 16 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Oct 10 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Oct 10 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Oct 10 Miscanthus sacchariflorus - Nov 27
sacchariflorus peren • ht 8' • zones 4-10

Amur silver grass


ornamental grass, hedge - screen, dry - moist, sun
Asia

A showy plant, particularly in late summer and fall when it is laden with silvery plumes. Blossoms here in August, and the flower plumes remain showy into December. The flower plumes, especially when hit by sunlight, add a much needed touch of brilliance to the fall and early winter landscape. The long leaves, which drape vertically from the outward-arching stems, sway in the breeze in a manner reminescent of palm fronds. This species is described in the literature as a spreader but our plants, which in some cases are approaching 20 years old, have remained in tight clumps.

cat # 8O3L
$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea


Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus - Aug 22 Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus - Oct 19 Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus - Jan 16 Miscanthus sinensis gracillimus
sinensis gracillimus peren • ht 6-7' • zones 5-9

maiden grass


ornamental grass, hedge - screen, dry - moist, sun
China, Japan

Leaves are long, arching and very slender, with a white midrib. The variety name "gracillimus" means "most graceful", which describes the plant well. Fairly drought tolerant, but also tolerant of wet soil.

cat # 8O3S
$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea


Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Aug 27 Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Aug 27 Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Nov 8 Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Nov 8 Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Nov 8 Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Nov 27 Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Nov 27
sinensis 'Morning Light' peren • ht 6-7' • zones 5-9

Japanese silver grass


ornamental grass, hedge - screen, dry - wet, sun
e Asia

Thin white stripes running along the narrow leaves of this showy grass give them a silvery sheen when viewed from a distance. Foliage grows to be 4-6' tall while the plumes, which are useful in dried ornamental arrangements, reach a height of 5-7'. The flowers appear in a russet shade in October and dry to a showy ivory plume that is attractive throughout winter.

cat # 8O3T
$9.95 each


Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Sep 29 Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Oct 19 Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus' - Jan 16
sinensis 'Variegatus' peren • ht 6-7' • zones 5-9

variegated eulalia


ornamental grass, hedge - screen, dry - wet, sun
E Asia

Leaves are dark green, sharply variegated with white stripes running parallel to the leaf. The variegation remains sharp throughout the season. Very clean and neat in appearance. Will grow in wet soil or shallow water, but also tolerates drought quite well.

cat # 8O3U
$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea


Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus - Aug 20 Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus - Sep 9 Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus - Oct 19 Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus - Jan 16 Miscanthus sinensis zebrinus
sinensis zebrinus peren • ht 6-7' • zones 5-9

zebra grass


ornamental grass, hedge - screen, dry - wet, sun
China, Japan

White bands across the leaves provide a striking effect. This variegation becomes increasingly pronounced as the summer progresses. Will grow in wet soil or shallow water, but also tolerates drought quite well.

cat # 8O3W
$9.95 each / 3+, $9.50 ea