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Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass (12533 readers)
Contributed by havlis 07.06. 2008 06:16:52 Topic: Plants / Grass, Grasses

Switchgrass comes from Canada and USA and its variety “ Prairie Sky ” offers the bluest possible version of it. Erect leaves tend to arch in its last third. Beginning of autumn it produces long spikes of broad, weeping panicles of tiny flowers. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained soil with occasional watering in summer. It is recommended to tie up the leaves before winter or provide dry mulch. Cut back in early spring. ...

Heliopsis helianthoides - False Sunflower, Ox-Eye (7157 readers)
Contributed by amazon 20.06. 2007 09:49:12 Topic: Plants / Perennials

False Sunflower, also called oxeye, has 2 to 3 inch golden yellow flowers that are beautiful when used in floral arrangements. The plant grows 2 to 6 feet tall in light shade to full sun. It grows best in average, well-drained, moist garden soil. This hardy perennial tolerates drought but increases more rapidly in fertile soil. Flowers attract nectar seeking butterflies and birds enjoy the ripe seeds. This is an exceptionally long-blooming flower for the cutting garden. ...

Echinacea 'Fatal Atraction' - Coneflower (6107 readers)
Contributed by amazon 11.07. 2007 12:15:36 Topic: Plants / Perennials

Coneflower - Echinacea Fatal Atraction Origin: Hybrid origin. Large, deep purple-pink flowers on dark-red stems lure the eye to this richly colored variety with perky, non-drooping petals. Produces many flowers on strong stems. Requires full sun and well-drained fertile soil. Drought resistant. Dead-heading will prolong the flowering period. Long-flowering daisies for the sunny border, prairie garden or wildflower meadow. Also used for cutflowers. ...

Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Bluestem (5632 readers)
Contributed by amazon 29.01. 2008 13:03:39 Topic: Plants / Grass, Grasses

The Grass Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium , is a native American prairie grass. It is also know as Sagegrass or Beard grass. It can reach up to 3-4 and has a blueish hue to the leaves. The leaves turn a rich orangy wheat color in fall. ...

Andropogon geradii - Big Bluestem (6469 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.06. 2007 09:18:16 Topic: Plants / Grass, Grasses

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well drained soil in full sun and is a major component of the tallgrass prairie. Native grasses are host to several Skipper butterflies. ...

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot (5435 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.07. 2007 21:34:26 Topic: Plants / Grass, Grasses

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well drained soil in full sun and is a major component of the tallgrass prairie. Native grasses are host to several Skipper butterflies. ...

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses (8817 readers)
Contributed by pph 01.08. 2011 12:00:47 Topic: Plants / Other Match on Article's text

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie flowers that love it as the mercury climbs and look just right shimmering in the sun. Add into the mix the calming balance of some flowering grasses and you have a ready-made planting combination that ...

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