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The Plant Life of the Lurie Garden


Overview
Grasses of the Lurie Garden

Ornamental and prairie grasses provide height, texture and movement within the garden. They especially provide autumn and winter interest.

Briza media
Quaking Grass

Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
Feather Reed Grass

Calamagrostis brachytricha
Korean Feather Reed Grass

Carex muskingumensis
Palm Sedge

Chasmanthium latifolium
Northern Sea Oats

Deschampsia caespitosa ‘Goldstaub’
Tufted Hair Grass

Eragrostis spectabilis
Purple Love Grass

Hakonechloa macra
Hakone Grass

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus’
Common Eulalia Grass

Molinia caerulea ‘Dauerstrahl’
Moor Grass

Molinia caerulea ‘Moorflamme’
Moor Flame Grass

Molinia litoralis ‘Transparent’
Moor Grass

Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’
Red Switch Grass

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cassian’
Fountain Grass

Schizachyrium scoparium ‘The Blues’
Little Bluestem

Sesleria autumnalis
Autumn Moor Grass

Sorghastrum nutans ‘Sioux Blue’
Indian Grass

Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie Dropseed

Sesleria nitida
Nest Moor Grass


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