Monthly Archives: February 2013

Blue HeavenTM in winter

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‘Northwind’ is 2014 PPA Perennial of the Year

Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ shown here behind flowering annuals, is know for its stiff upright appearance. This is the 3rd grass to become a Perennial Plant Association award winning perennial.

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Which Grasses Stand up in Winter?

Good choices for winter interest are: switchgrass, Indian grass, miscanthus, little bluestem, feather reedgrass, and river oats. Under heavy wet snow, all plants fall over, but as the snow comes off, many of the above grasses will stand up again. … Continue reading

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