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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
Professionally-designed gardens make it easy to get a beautiful yard.
We first introduced our "Gardens in a Box" over a decade ago and despite our efforts, we sell out every season.
What’s included in a pre-planned garden?
Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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Exclusive. Silver Spike grass is an outstanding Old World species grown for its late spring display of silver-green flower spikes. The seed heads age to tawny brown and hold on the plant into the fall. Drought Resistant/xeric. Introduced into cultivation in the US by Lauren Springer Ogden. 2006 Plant of the Year.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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(based on 7 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent in Zone 6B
from Walker Pass, California @ 4,800 elev.
About Me Professional Landscaper
Comments about High Country Gardens Achnatherum calamagrostis:
Bloomed 2nd year, but bigger and better 3rd year. Very soft in the landscape. With a lot of movement in the slightest breeze. A wonderful addition to the dry garden with a long season of interest.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I planted these in March, and they woke up mid-April. They are now growing extremely strongly and happily. I love them already, and have high hopes for future seasons with this grass!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
These didn't survive
from Boise, Idaho
These didn't live.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Peggy,We are so sad to hear that your Achnatherum calamagrostis did not make it through the winter! We would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to enjoy! we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-925-9387 One of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you can get exactly what you paid for! Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
Nice airy grass
from Littleton, CO
About Me Master Gardener
This grass has a nice light texture. I have it planted in a pot that is sunk halfway in the ground with its bottom cut off. So far its been hardy enough to survive those conditions and it looks really nice.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from El Dorado, Kansas
About Me Avid Gardener
Not asmuch growth as I wcpected this year and no blooms. Still healthy.
Slow But Growing
from Rio Rico, AZ
Bought these to plant under eucalyptus trees. They seem to be a lot slower growing & 'blossoming' than I hoped for, but they have a nice shape & are not invasive.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
High Desert Grassland
By Prineville Sage
from Central Oregon/Prineville
Lovely profile, especially combined with Karl Forster. The coloring is delicate, and the effect is especially pleasing in a breeze. We use this among fescue,other calamogrostis plants and kinnickinnick in a rocky native planting.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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When you order from us, we guarantee that you will receive the hardiest plants, bulbs or seeds available, packed with care and ready to thrive in your garden. If you have followed our detailed planting and care instructions and you do not experience success, we will honor our satisfaction guarantee for up to one full year from delivery.
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