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Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'

A dwarf acorus with bright-yellow leaves and tufted growth habit. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and grows well in moist areas but not in standing water. Afternoon shade preferred. 3-4" ht. Z 5-8.

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Evergreen grass-like plant forming a tufted mound of golden leaves with green stripes perfect for brightening up shady areas or filling in around ponds. Tolerates moist sites. Will burn if soil is too dry. Spreads slowly from rhizomes. 6-14" ht. Z 5-10.

1 gal
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Ammophila breviligulata 'Cape'

Native. A leafy, strongly spreading grass by rhizomes, that can produce up to 100 stems per clump annually. Extremely drought and salt tolerant. Used primarily for erosion control on beaches. Generally planted 18-24" apart. 2-3' ht.

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Calamagrostis brachytricha

A cool season grass producing feathery blond plumes during fall. Not as erect as 'Karl Forester', sporting a softer, more pendulous form. Handles shady areas well. Works as a specimen plant or in masses. 3' ht/ 4' in flower. Z 4-9.

2 gal
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Calamagrostis xacutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Low maintenance, clump-forming grass growing 4' high with strong vertical inflorescences to 6'. Tolerates full sun to part-shade. Z 4. 2001 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year.

2 gal
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Calamagrostis xacutiflora 'Overdam'

A variegated form of feather reed grass that starts out with bright creamy-white margins which then fade to white with a pink flush. Upright clump of foliage remains 2' high with feathery plumes reaching 5' tall. Provide full sun and average to low moisture. 2' ht/5'flower. Z 4-8.

2 gal
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Carex appalachica

Native to dry woods of eastern North America. This sedge has fine texture and fountaining habit of dark-green leaves. Adaptable to various soil types but prefers well-drained soil in part shade to shady sites. 12" h x 8" w. Z 3-8.

0.7 gal
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Carex elata 'Aurea'

The color of this unique golden sedge is most spectacular when planted in full sun, turning lime-green when planted in shade. Prefers moist to wet soils. Plant as a specimen or en masse around pond borders. 2' ht. Z 5-8.

1 gal
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Carex flacca 'Blue Zinger'

This carex produces a mat of bluish foliage suitable for dry or moist, shady conditions. While evergreen in warmer climates, cut back in spring in colder areas to freshen up foliage. 8-16" ht by 12-24" w. Z 5-8.

1 gal
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Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

An adaptable, grass-like plant with bright-white variegation for part shade to shade locations. Spreads by rhizomes to function as a groundcover or use as a single speciman. 15" ht by 15" w. Z 5-9

1.5 gal
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