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Angie's List 2012
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Native Plants

Native Large Trees | Native Small Trees | Native Palms | Native Shrubs
Native Flowering Perennials | Native Grasses | Native Vines | Native Ferns
Scientific Name Common Name Type Height Habitat Color Bloom Time Exposure Features
   Native Grasses
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Peren-
nial
5-8' Average; drought tolerant; prairies, swales, open woods Blue-
green in summer; orange-
brown in fall
Aug.-
Oct.
Full sun Upright form. Grown for its lush summer foliage and reliabel fall and winter color. Adaptable, care free. For naturalizing or as backdrop of flowering plants.
Andropogon glomeratus Bushy Broom-
Sedge
Peren-
nial
4-6' Moist areas; road-
sides, moist pine-
lands, dithces.
Blue-
green; Red-
brown Fall
Aug.-
Oct.
Full - part sun Ornamental grass with showy plumes that turn rust color in late fall or early winter. Used in golf courses, around pond edges, stream banks, and other wet sites.
Andropogon virginicus Broom-
Sedge
Peren-
nial
2-5' Dry fields, upper shores of ponds Gold, brown Fall color Sept.-
Oct.
Full - part sun Can be invasive on disturbed lands. Striking fall and winter color when sunlight hits the fine hairs.
Calamagrostis cinnoides Reed Grass Peren-
nial
4-6' Wet areas Yellow green July-
Oct.
Full sun Long, upright narrow leaves. Grows in open areas.
Muhlenbergia filipes Sweet-
grass
Peren-
nial
2' Dry-wet Pink plumes July-
Nov.
Full sun Used for basket weaving, esp. in South Carolina. Winter hardy, aromatic. Moderate life span and growth rate. Beautiful pink fall color with wavy textures.
Panicum amarum Bitter Panic-
grass
Peren-
nial
3-5' Sand dune areas Yellow (incon-
cpi-
cuous)
July-
Oct.
Full sun Coarse foliage texture. Long life span. Very drought tolerant. Attracts birds.
Panicum virgatum Switch Grass Peren-
nial
3-6' Dry and wet habitats; prairies and dry fields Pink-
purple plumes
June-
Oct.
Full sun - part shade Grows in large clumps, like most grasses. Often used for restoration and erosion control. Adds fall color to naturalistic borders. Great wildlife plant.
Sorghastrum sp. Indian Grass Peren-
nial
3-8' Dry areas; prairies and dry fields Golden brown Sept.-
Oct.
Tall, graceful stature. Beautiful metallic golden sheen. Loved by livestock.
Spartina patens Salt Hay, Salt-
meadow Cord Grass
Peren-
nial
1-3' Wet, sandy soils; Saline marshes, sandy meadows  Yellow June-
Sept.
Part sun Narrow blades. Often used for beach front stabilization.  Attracts birds.
Uniola paniculata Sea Oats Peren-
nial
4-6' Moist, fertile, sandy soil; sand dunes Yellow-
beige
June-
Sept.
Full - part sun Usually is the most conspicuous plant growing on the sand dunes behind wave-washed beaches. Cut to ground in winter. Root system helps reduce erosion. Can be invasive, but worth the effort.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in SC:
  • Charleston
  • Mount Pleasant
  • James Island
  • West Ashley
  • Isle of Palms
  • Sullivan's Island
  • Kiawah Island
  • Seabrook Island
  • Johns Island