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Perennial & Ornamental Grass Display Garden

Perennial & Ornamental Grass Display Garden

Perennials add texture, seasonal color and diversity to the landscape, filling the height gap between woody shrubs and the lowest ground layer. These herbaceous plants range from short, grass-like habits with diminutive flowers to tall, full-leaved mounds, with saucer-sized flowers.

To help you locate particular species and cultivars, and to aide in teaching plant identification, these beds are numbered and the display is loosely arranged in alphabetical order by genus from the east (closest to the flag poles) to the west (closest to the pond). Ornamental Grasses and Sedges are grouped together for comparison at the west end of the garden.

 Perennial & Ornamental Grass Display Garden Plant List

Perennial Palette by Karla Lynch

Garden Library

Label Gentiana True Blue
Gentiana 'True Blue'
Bottle Gentian
  • Height: 24" – 36"
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: July, August, September
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 6
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Gentiana andrewsii
Bottle Gentian
  • Height: 18" – 24"
  • Width: 12" – 18"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: August, September
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 7
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21300A Heuchera villosa Autumn Bride A PO
Heuchera 'Autumn Bride'
Autumn Bride Alumroot
  • Height: 24" – 36"
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: September, October
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 To 9
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20737A Oenothera macrocarpa A PO 1
Oenothera macrocarpa
Missouri Evening Primrose
  • Height: 8" – 12"
  • Width: 8" – 12"
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: June, July, August
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 8
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22647A Polemonium reptans NGN A NP
Polemonium reptans (NGN)
Jacob's Ladder
  • Height: 8" – 12"
  • Width: 18" – 24"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: May, June
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

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6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

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Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

 

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