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Look at any prairie planting and you will find that grasses make up 60-70% of their composition. Native grasses add beauty, structure and provide habitat to wildlife.
Our product selection contains both warm and cool season grasses that can tolerate varying levels of moisture.
Not sure what to plant? Ask the Prairie Guys for recommendations on the best natives grasses for your soil type and light levels.
This native perennial grass flowers during the latter part of the growing season.
"Scabra" means rough and refers to the roughness of the foliage. Upland game birds and waterfowl have been known to graze.
A mainstay of the prairies, this warm season grass grows to reach 7 feet in the right conditions. Also called "Turkey Foot" based on the shape of the seed heads. Beautiful red, purple, blue and green hues in the fall.
Closely related to big and little bluestem, this native grass is great for erosion control.
One of the main warm season short grass components of Midwestern prairies. Quick to establish with attractive seed display.
An important grazing grass in the central short grass prairie regions. Dense and shallow, it holds surface soil in place. Forms a sod over time.
A quick growing grass that establishes quickly. Seed heads dancing in the breeze make it a memorable sight.
Similar to Nodding Wild Rye, Virginia has a tighter seed head. It also establishes quickly and provides good first year cover.
The perfect native grass for the wetter places of your yard, this cool season species spreads by both stolons and rhizomes. It's large open flower tops (panicle) add seasonal interest.
This cool season grass does well in heavy shade and is well-suited for erosion control.
This wetland species is valuable for wildlife, especially waterfowl and small mammals. Great for erosion control in swales and other watercourses.
This cool season grass often blooms twice the same year, a characteristic that sets it apart from other grasses.
Switch grass is a tough and durable warm season grass that thrives in moist to mesic soils. Great for erosion prone hillsides. The open structure of its flower heads adds an airy, almost transparent element to the view.
Commonly found in wetlands, it's a favorite for waterfowl to feed on.
Perhaps the most beautiful of the warm season short grasses, Little Bluestem is a necessity for all short and mixed height prairie plantings. Found in dryer locations, it is a bunch grass that shares well with others.
Woolgrass is an important wetland species providing food and cover for waterfowl and other wildlife.
Indian grass is one of the three main mesic warm season and tall grass species. The plume like flower heads are always moving and putting on a show. Look closely at the non descript flowers and see the tiny bees that work there.
This wind pollinated wetland species occurs frequently in areas with Spring flooding.
Prairie Cordgrass is a robust grass that is typically found in ditches, streams, marshes and potholes. It also grows in floodplains and wet meadows.
The seeds of Tall Dropseed Grass is especially important to songbirds, especially during the winter.
Perhaps the most sought after prairie grass for gardens, this is a truly beautiful "fountain" of grass. It is a warm season bunch grass reaching 2 feet in height. The flowers give off an ethereal scent that is captivating.
Add some purple to your prairie! This is a standout among our other warm season grasses.