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Northern Wheatgrass
Agropyron dasystachyum

Height: 50 - 100cm (20 - 40 IN.)

Spread: Spreading (Spreading)

North American native grass often found in coarse to medium textured soils throughout the prairies. Very hardy and drought tolerant. Long lived grass that has an extensive root system.

Height: 50 - 100cm (20 - 40 IN.)

Spread: Spreading (Spreading)

Big Bluestem Grass
Andropogon gerardii

Height: 2m (6 ? FT.)

Spread: 100cm (40 IN.)

Tall, large, dense clumps of arching, silver-blue foliage in late spring with purplish inflorescence turns copper-red in fall. A native, sod forming, warm-season grass of North America. Drought tolerant when established.

Height: 2m (6 ? FT.)

Spread: 100cm (40 IN.)

Blackhawks Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii 'Blackhawks' PP27949

Height: 1.1 - 1.5m (42 - 60 IN.)

Spread: 30 - 60cm (12 - 24 IN.)

A gorgeous, upright, clumping, warm-season grass with unique, dark purple to almost black, fall foliage. Purple inflorescence is three-pronged, much like a bird's foot. Great for providing height and colour to landscapes. Drought tolerant once established.

Height: 1.1 - 1.5m (42 - 60 IN.)

Spread: 30 - 60cm (12 - 24 IN.)

Variegated Bulbous Oat Grass
Arrhenatherum ela. bulbosum 'Variegatum'

Height: 30 - 40cm (12 - 16 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Spreading clumps of finely textured, bright white and green, variegated, arched foliage. Cool-season grass which is best in moist to wet, acidic soil. Avoid clay soil. Good in rock gardens, woodlands, containers and borders. Prefers a cooler area in the landscape.

Height: 30 - 40cm (12 - 16 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP22048

Height: 75cm (30 IN.)

Spread: 65 - 75cm (26 - 30 IN.)

Low maintenance, warm-season grass. Blue-green, blade-like foliage provides an abundance of unique, flag-like inflorescence during summer months that turn to yellow seed heads in fall, and persist over winter. Remains visually interesting through cooler seasons. Tolerates a wide range of soil types.

Height: 75cm (30 IN.)

Spread: 65 - 75cm (26 - 30 IN.)

Korean Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis brachytricha

Height: 90 - 125cm (36 - 48 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Upright, clumping, warm-season grass. Large 30cm(12"), coral-pink inflorescence atop deep green blades from fall to frost, mature to light tan and persist over winter. Used in mass planting, accent, or low spots by ponds and streams. Prefers moist, fertile soils; adapts to clay.

Height: 90 - 125cm (36 - 48 IN.)

Spread: 45 - 60cm (18 - 24 IN.)

Avalanche Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis x acu. 'Avalanche'

Height: 1.1 - 1.25m (42 - 48 IN.)

Spread: 30 - 45cm (12 - 18 IN.)

Clump-forming, cool-season grass with grey-green foliage and bright white centre stripe. Rosy inflorescence in summer form tan seed heads on tall, golden stems and hold over winter. Great background grass. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.

Height: 1.1 - 1.25m (42 - 48 IN.)

Spread: 30 - 45cm (12 - 18 IN.)

Eldorado Feather Reed Grass
Calamagrostis x acu. 'Eldorado' PP16486

Height: 1.25 - 1.5m (4 - 5 FT.)

Spread: 60 - 75cm (24 - 30 IN.)

Cool season grass forms an upright arching clump of narrow green foliage with a bright golden centre stripe. Sterile light purple inflorescence mature to golden-tan and persist through winter. Great for massing, as a specimen on in the back of a border. Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.

Height: 1.25 - 1.5m (4 - 5 FT.)

Spread: 60 - 75cm (24 - 30 IN.)

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Plant names containing PBRAF, PP numbers and the like, may not be asexually propagated. Reproduction of these patented plants in any form, is prohibited. The symbols used to represent plant characteristics are based on our research and experience. Outcome may vary based on climate and conditions.

Full Sun

Full Sun: Varieties that require 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day to thrive and produce blooms to their full potential. The Plants with this icon are often heat-tolerant.

Part Shade

Partial Shade: Varieties that require 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants often prefer less intense heat.

Full Shade

Full Shade: Varieties that require less than 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Morning sun is best as these plants are often not heat-tolerant.

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CVI: Certified Virus Indexed Prunus Pyrus and Malus varieties for export to the US.

New

New: All new variety additions to Bron and Sons within the last three years.

Attracts Hummingbirds

Attracts Hummingbirds: Varieties with brightly colours, nectar-rich blooms. Often tubular shaped with a strong, sweet fragrance.

Attracts Butterflies

Attracts Butterflies: These varieties often provide nectar on which butterflies feed. They can also be host plants that females lay their eggs on.

Attracts Birds

Attracts Birds: Varieties that provide food, cover and nesting areas for birds. Most commonly plants and trees that produce berries, fruits, seeds and nectar.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators: Varieties that provide nectar and pollen to pollinators. These plants are often brightly coloured and very fragrant. Many of the best plants to attract pollinators are native plants as they produce large amounts of nectar and pollen vs hybrid varieties.

Drought Tolerant

Drought Tolerant Once Established: Plants that have the ability to withstand extended periods without watering once they are established, but may still need to be mildly supplemented during extended dry periods.

Fire Resistant

Fire Resistant: These choices are presented as a basic guideline from credible sources, to increase resilience to wildfires. Fire resistant does not mean fire proof. Plants on this list may burn if they are not selected for site and local conditions as well as being properly maintained.

Cut or Dried Flowers

Cut or Dried Flowers: Plants that have beauty and appeal with a longer stem. Often maintainting a sweet fragrance and an extended vase life.

Deer Tolerant

Deer Tolerant: Varieties with the ability to withstand deer feeding without detrimental outcomes. Also included are varieties that deer prefer to avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to deer browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.

Rabbit Tolerant

Rabbit Tolerant: Varieties that deter rabbits; often has prickly, spiky or jagged foliage. May also refer to toxic varieties that rabbits will avoid eating. Please note that plants which are resistant to rabbit browse may become options for food as climate change and loss of habitat can result in resource scarcity.