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Carex austrocaroliniana Carex austrocaroliniana

Tarheel Sedge.  A collection from Campbell County Tennessee by botanist Aaron Floden of this Southeastern native. Densely tidy clumps of thin evergreen lightly arching blades allows you to check the design element boxes for textural contrast and low maintenance.  An unchecked box can gnaw at you as we all know.

Price: $15.00
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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

I have always been attracted to aureolas and this Aureola is one of the finest.  One of the 10 best ornamental grasses and perhaps the best for light shade, this deciduous species from Japan forms a beautiful undulating surf of foliage when planted in drifts.  It is a great plant.

Price: $12.00
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Harpochloa falx Harpochloa falx

Caterpillar Grass.  This is a cool evergreen grass (semi-evergreen in our winters) from South Africa.  The low grassy 15" mounds of leaves won't turn your head but the flowers will.  Wiry stems bear seedheads looking like a Caterpillar on a stick.  Seriously.   It's seriously fun.

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Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Japanese Blood Grass.  One of the finest of all ornamental grasses.  This selection is slow growing and doesn't seed about unlike the straight species.  Fabulous red foliage win sun slowly making dense clumps.  Goes dormant in winter and just a few simple snips and fall cleanup is done.

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Luzula ulophylla Luzula ulophylla

Excellent dwarf grass forming dense tussocks with dark seedheads bobbing on wiry stems.  Choice little plant for the rock garden or trough and suitable for the open garden in that special little niche.

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Melica uniflora f. albida Melica uniflora f. albida

At garden cocktail parties where the design elite and the grass cognoscenti compare notes over a cool Negroni perfectly mixed with Punt e Mes vermouth, this is often alluded to as their favorite grass. Thin green supple leaves are imbued with a simple timeless grace and the delicate seed-like white flowers are the perfect contrast.

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Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus' Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea 'Edith Dudszus'

One of the better grasses you will find as this has impeccable manners coupled with tasteful presentation.  A dense and self-contained spiky green mound of thin green blades gives rise to dark-stemmed flower spikes which can reach 30" tall and are at their best in late summer to autumn.  Came to us via Marchant's in the UK.

Price: $18.00
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Ophiopogon chingii Ophiopogon chingii

One of the cutest Mondo Grasses around!  This little Chinese species has very fine leaves making a tight little mound which is decorated with white flowers in spring.  The flowers are not what grabs us though as they give way to rounded oval shiny blue fruits that beg to be admired.  Easy in part shade.

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Edge of Night' Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Edge of Night'

A subtle sport of the Black Mondo Grass 'Nigrescens' with the thinnest edge of white along one side of the leaf. This was introduced by Collector's Nursery and named by the late clever wordsmith Bill Jansen who was one of the owners.  Bill had a gift for naming plants as many of you conifer collectors well know.

Price: $20.00
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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Kokuryu'  syn. 'Nigrescens' Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Kokuryu' syn. 'Nigrescens'

Black Mondo Grass. One of the classiest ornamentals and maybe the best for providing color and textural contrast, this can find a home in any garden. Fairly drought tolerant but thriving in more moist situations, this has evergreen (or everblack) leaves with pink flowers and shiny black pearl seeds.  The cultivar names 'Nigrescens', 'Niger', and 'Black Dragon' have been very recently subsumed into 'Kokuryu'.

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Ophiopogon sp. CDHM 14659 Ophiopogon sp. CDHM 14659

Our collection from Leigongping in Guizhou in October of 2012.  This had narrow evergreen leaves to 16" with clusters of blue fruit and was growing in a mixed deciduous forest of Castanea, Carpinus and Fagus with nearby shrubs of Skimmia and Symplocos.

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Ophiopogon sp. CDHM 14679 Ophiopogon sp. CDHM 14679

Mondo Grass. Our collection from Asia.  This was shorter-growing than the other species we observed in the area and the leaves were comparatively glossier. The autumn blue fruit was oval shaped and we could only hope the flowers would be good. Our hopes were not misplaced as the white flowers are large for an Ophiopogon and different than our other collections.  This is a dense carpeter rather than a clumper.

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Ophiopogon sp. cf. umbraticola H2MD063 Ophiopogon sp. cf. umbraticola H2MD063

A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering.  Keying Ophiopogon requires a keener taxonomic mind than we possess plus a bottle of sippin' whiskey within easy reach as it is a frustrating endeavor.  This is a little gem forming loose open tussocks of fine bladed grassy green leaves which provides excellent viewing of the comparatively large brilliant blue fruit.

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Ophiopogon sp. CGG 14041 Ophiopogon sp. CGG 14041

Our collection from Guizhou in an area famed for its vast diversity and density of Rhododendron species.  It was really quite staggering to see even in the fall when all was out of flower.  This little Mondo Grass in the wild had narrow evergreen leaves to 6" with 8" flower stems bearing up to 7 glossy blue-black fruits.

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Ophiopogon sp. FMWJ 13118 Ophiopogon sp. FMWJ 13118

2011 collection of this very attractive species from Dragon's Tooth in Lao Cai, Vietnam at 1700 meters. This rare Mondo Grass makes good evergreen clumps with narrow arching leaves up to 20" long with showy lavender flowers with darker flecks. Any plant from a place called Dragon's Tooth should be pretty tough as well as bringing a bit of magic to your garden.

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Ophiopogon sp. NV 095 Ophiopogon sp. NV 095

Our Asian collection of yet another Ophiopogon or Mondo Grass.  Through the Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy, we are very keen on acquiring documented collections of this complex and taxonomically challenging genus as such collections are needed to get the genus properly sorted. Narrow grassy leaves to 15" and purplish fruit.  Flowers unknown.  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy.

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Ophiopogon umbraticola 'Sparkler' Ophiopogon umbraticola 'Sparkler'

This is an indicator plant useful for delineating highly refined plant geeks.  Perfection of scale and form with very narrow slightly curled leaves and delicate white flowers followed by improbably rich blue shiny fruit.  Involuntary moaning is perfectly acceptable.  Very slow clumper.

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Ophiopogon sp. NV 077 Ophiopogon/Liriope sp. NV 077

A wild collection introduced by Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy hoping to shine some light into the taxonomic murkiness that is these genera.  Perhaps our unflinching ambiguity in assigning it to two possible genera is an indication.  From a high elevation within its range, this should have good hardiness.  Evergreen leaves 18" long by 1/2" wide with blue fruit.  Flowers unknown. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy.

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