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ornamental grass seeds

Posted by v1rtu0s1ty Zone 5a, Northern IL (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 5, 09 at 22:52

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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RE: ornamental grass seeds

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 6, 09 at 6:32

https://www.jelitto.com/haupt_en.html


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RE: ornamental grass seeds

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.


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RE: ornamental grass seeds

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.


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RE: ornamental grass seeds

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


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Ornamental Grass list

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!


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  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 7, 09 at 11:15

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/


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spello

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 7, 09 at 11:17

Pardon my spelling. I always screw up alopecuroides.


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RE: ornamental grass seeds

Thanks for the link! :)


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  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 10, 09 at 10:04

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.


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RE: ornamental grass seeds

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


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morning light

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


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RE: ornamental grass seeds

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


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