Salt-Tolerant Ornamental Grass Collection

These salt-tolerant ornamental grasses are perfect for coastal areas and locations with winter salting. They will provide an outstanding display of late summer flowering seed heads to color your landscape. A total of nine plants, three of each: Maiden Hair Grass, Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass, White Cloud Muhly Grass.
Zones7 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
Mature HeightVaries:
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus: 5-6' tall
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah: 4-5' tall
Muhlenbergia capillaris White Cloud: 36-48" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus: 3' wide
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah: 18" wide
Muhlenbergia capillaris White Cloud: 36-40" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to early fall
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017092

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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If 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:


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SKUHC017092
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Salt-Tolerant Ornamental Grass Collection
Zones
7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus: 5-6' tall
Panicum virgatum Shenandoah: 4-5' tall
Muhlenbergia capillaris White Cloud: 36-48" tall
Mature Spread
Varies:
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
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

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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