Arbor Gate's Picks of the Month
Maiden Grass, Cassian Fountain Grass and Shenandoah Switch Grass
Cassian Fountain Grass
One of the best dwarf Fountain Grasses for the Houston area. Nice tight clumps of narrow green foliage topeed with creamy-white fox-tail flower heads in summer that mature into a creamy tan. Averages 1�-2� tall. Normally has great orange fall color. One of the best Pennisetums for the South. Sun. Moist, well-drained soil.
Shenandoah Switch Grass
Panicum virgatum �Shenandoah�
An extremely versatile & attractive native clumping grass that tolerates a wide range of soil & climatic conditions. It�s valued for its erect, upright form, showy summer flowers, brilliant fall color, & winter silhouette. Switch Grass tolerates moist, wet soil & so it�s a great choice for water gardens & pond edges. It�s beautiful planted alone or as a mass planting & is great for naturalizing & attracting wildlife. Shenandoah has burgundy-tinged foliage. 3�-4� tall.
Miscanthus sinensis �Gracillimus�
THE Maiden Grass! One of the oldest cultivars in the trade. Spectacular with slender green foliage forming stiffly erect 4�-5� clumps that are topped with gorgeous copper-bronze plumes around September. The fall foliage color will normally turn orange, bleaching to almond. Sun. Moist, well-drained soil.