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Cymbopogon citratus

Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus


This rapid growing perennial tropical grass is native to Southeast Asia where it is used in cooking to give a lemon flavoring. Also, it is a fine looking ornamental, growing in a dense clump to 3 feet high and as wide. Leaves emit a wonderful lemony fragrance when bruised. Plant in ground or in containers. Prefers full sun, but tolerates a bit of shade. Best in rich soil with good drainage. It is not frost hardy. In cold climates it's suggested to makes small potted divisions and overwinter in a bright indoor location. The bulbous lower leaf sections are harvested and minced or mashed for asian cooking. Leaves may be used fresh or dried for flavoring. USDA zones 10 - 11. Poaceae


Oplismenus hirtellus 'Variegatus'

Variegated Basket Grass

Oplismenus hirtellus Variegatus


This tropical grass is popular in hanging baskets with its tri-colored striped leaves in green, pink, and white. Use it as a striking accent in a mixed container or a window box. It hugs the ground as it spreads making a colorful ground cover for a warm area or conservatory, growing to a maximum height of 6 inches with a spread of 12 inches. Plant in sun for the best color, but it will also tolerate some shade. Keep moist. Treat as an annual in cold climates as it does not tolerate frost. USDA zones 9 - 11. Poaceae


Pennisetum macrostachyum 'Burgundy Giant'

Giant Burgundy Fountain Grass

Pennisetum macrostachyum Burgundy Giant


This fast growing grass with deep burgundy leaves (boldest of the fountain grasses) makes a dramatic background in the perennial border. The clump grows 4 to 5 feet high with large, purple foxtail-like pendulous flower heads. It seldom sets seed, so it's not invasive as some of its smaller cousins. Needs full sun, moisture, and good drainage. Use the stems with leaves and flowers in floral arrangements. The flower heads can also be dried. This tender plant is originally from the East Indies including Borneo and New Guinea and thus cannot take any frost. Propagate by divisions and in colder climates keep the small plants warm over winter to plant out in the spring. USDA zones 9b - 12. Poaceae


Setaria palmifolia 'Rubra Variegata'

Variegated Malaysian Palm Grass

Setaria palmifolia Rubra Variegata


This is an uncommon variegated form of Palm Grass with long pleated emerald colored leaves, red central veins and margins of bright white arising from deep maroon sheaths. In late fall, older foliage turns reddish as temperatures cool and narrow bottlebrush-like spikes of small greenish flowers rise above the foliage. This clump forming grass grows about 2 feet high and 3 feet wide. Makes a nice specimen for a tropical look with its wide palm-like leaves or as an attractive container plant. Grow in full sun to part shade in rich, moist soil. Occasionally prune back to rejuvenate the clump. It is very tender and will be damaged by the lightest frost. Outside of the tropics, It needs to be overwintered indoors or in a heated greenhouse. From tropical Asia. USDA zones 10 - 12. Poaceae

In 4 inch pots.


Stenotaphrum secundatum 'Variegatum'

Variegated St. Augustine Grass

Stenotaphrum secundatum Variegatum


Ornamental grass striped white and green. Basket or ground cover. Poaceae

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