ornamental grass seeds

v1rtu0s1ty(5a)January 5, 2009

Good evening folks,

Can anyone please share where to buy ornamental grass seeds that's hardy for zone 5a other than ebay?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Neil

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donn_(7b-8a)
    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 6:32AM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

Thanks donn for the link.

Is the information for their miscanthus they're selling correct? I was told from this forum that Miscanthus is only hardy to 6b and above. Their site is showing Zone 4-9.

Please let me know.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 12:50PM
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grass_guy

Lots of varieties of Miscanthus out there. Some are hardy to zone 4, while others only zone 5/6. Hardier varieties include Autumn Light, Silberfeder, Purpurascens, among others.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 5:46PM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

Thanks for the info. I'll look at it again. :)

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 10:05PM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

I only found Silberfeder using their search engine.

I searched for Purpurascens pics in Google and looks like this is one of the ornamental grass that I always see in our area and one of the ornamental grass I really want to have. It's very beautiful. While I was searching for it, I also saw the following.

1. Autumn Light Miscanthus - http://www.willowmist.com/autumn_light.html

2. Graziella - http://www.willowmist.com/graziella.html

3. Flame Grass(Purpurascens) - http://www.willowmist.com/png1_image006.html

4. Malepartus - http://www.willowmist.com/image009.html

5. Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' - http://www.willowmist.com/png1_image020.html

Is this hardy to zone 5a?

6.Fountain Grasses (Pennisetum alopecuroides) - http://www.willowmist.com/fountain.html

What about this one, is this hardy to zone 5a?

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2009 at 10:48PM
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donn_(7b-8a)

Pennisetum alopecuriodes is hardy to zone 4, and easy to grow from seed.

Here's a good website for information about grasses for your zone. Bluestem specializes in grasses for cold climates.

http://www.bluestem.ca/

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 11:15AM
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donn_(7b-8a)

Pardon my spelling. I always screw up alopecuroides.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 11:17AM
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v1rtu0s1ty(5a)

Thanks for the link! :)

    Bookmark   January 7, 2009 at 12:52PM
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donn_(7b-8a)

Most sources indicate 'Aureola' does not produce viable seed. I've never seen any sold, although I have seen some available on seed swap sites. It's unlikely any viable seed would produce the characteristics of the cultivar.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2009 at 10:04AM
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frankc(z3ab)

Been growing Carl Foester grass here in zone 3 for 3years. fRANK

    Bookmark   February 1, 2009 at 2:18PM
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marksavage

I'm trying to find some morning light ornamental grass. Love this stuff but can't seem to find plants or seed anywhere. Can anyone help?

Mark

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 10:42PM
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achnatherum(z4or3 Ontario)

If you would like to try a variety of grasses from seed Gardens North has quite a selection of hardy grass seed.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gardens North

    Bookmark   February 19, 2009 at 7:49PM
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