Monthly Archives: December 2011

Prairie dropseed sparkles in winter

Tan foliage and sparking seedheads that catch moisture make prairie dropseed beautiful in winter. Placed amid evergreens the plants are much more noticeable. Advertisements

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Grasses in Winter

Switchgrass stands up in winter, its buff color is set off here with sedum in front and blue spruce to the side…red, beige and blue…color in December in Minnesota..until it snows!

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Grasses in Florida

Warm season grasses are abundant in Florida. Tolerant of sandy soils, andropogon and muhlenbergia are often seen near the seashore, along with seaoats.

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Prairie Dropseed

Prairie dropseed, Sporobolus heterolepis, is an upland grass native to the midwest. Attractive in the fall with yellow and red colors, prairie dropseed grows 2-3 feet in height. A new form ‘Tara’, is shorter, 18-24″ in height. Shown below is … Continue reading

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