Salt-Tolerant Ornamental Grass Collection
DetailsIf you're planting roadside beds or along driveways that are subject to salting in the winter to melt the ice, these grasses are excellent choices. They are tolerant of salty soils and will provide an outstanding display of late summer flowering seed heads to color your landscape. Collection includes 3 of each:
- Maiden Hair Grass
- Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass
- White Cloud Muhly Grass
|Common Name||Salt-Tolerant Ornamental Grass Collection|
|Zones||7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus: 5-6' tall
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah: 4-5' tall
Muhlenbergia capillaris White Cloud: 36-48" tall
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus: 3' wide
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah: 18" wide
Muhlenbergia capillaris White Cloud: 36-40" wide
|Bloom Time||Late summer to early fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Adds Texture|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Exclusive|
|Ideal Region||Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)
Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)
Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).
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Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
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.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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