Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass, 1-2’ zones 3-10, full sun. Blue grama is a warm season tufted perennial native from the western Great Plains. This fine textured grass with its cheerful “eyelash’ seeds heads is a fine addition to the perennial border. Xeric.
Photo: Lisa DiNardo
Sporobolus wrightii Giant Sacaton, 5-7'x 3-5’ zones 4-9, full sun to partial shade, well drained site, blooms late summer. Graceful arching foliage with giant, feathery seed heads. A stunning specimen plant with dramatic stature. Xeric, Plant Select 2006
Photo: Plant Select
Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues' Little Bluestem Grass, 30-36” x 18”, full sun. Great Plains native, notable for its intensely blue upright foliage. Beautiful fall foliage, leaves and seed heads change to a rich burgundy red. Xeric.
Photo: High Country Gardens
Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel' 5-7' x 3’ zones 4-9,full sun, steel blue 1/2-inch wide leaves grow in coarse clumps, producing tan, spike- like panicles in summer which ripen to a rich brown color in the fall. Xeric.