Monches Farm, LLC
5890 Monches Road
We have an excellent selection of
beautiful, mature specimens of ornamental grasses.
Miscanthus 'Silberfeider' ('Silver Feather'): Showy plumes atop 8' tall stems. Plumes start slender and become cloud-like & fluffy as they mature.
Panicum 'Northwind': Selected right here in Wisconsin for its exceptional upright habit and lovely airy seedheads.
Panicum 'Shenandoah': The first of the red-tipped perennial grasses to hit the market a number of years ago. The top 1/3 of each leaf blade turns burgundy by mid summer. Vase like loose open habit topped with clouds of light airy seedheads in summer & fall.
Panicum 'Ruby Ribbons': A newer introduction with all of the same characteristics of 'Shenandoah' but a much darker, richer burgundy color that is present throughout the growing season.
Calamogrostis 'Karl Foerster': Intensely vertical habit. Slender plumes that develop in June and remain wheat colored throughout the growing season and into the winter months.
Calamogrostis 'Eldorado': Although there are several white variegated forms of Calamogrostis ('Overdam' & 'Avalanche') this bright yellow variegated form is our favorite.
Calamogrostis brachytricha: Similar in appearance to Pennisetum, this grass forms a mound adorned with an abundance of bottlebrush plumes in autumn. Tolerant of partial shade.
In addition to the straight species we have a number of cultivars selected for such characteristics as richer blue foliage color ('The Blues'), more intense fall color ('Blaze') and shorter stature and more upright habit ('Jazz' & 'Little Luke').
Spodiopogon sibericus comes into its glory in autumn when it turns a striking burgundy color and bears its upright seedheads
The species, Helictotrichon sempervirens, is a fantastic plant as is the cultivar 'Sapphire', selected for its slightly richer blue color.
Chasmanthium latifolium: Attractive green hanging seedheads age to tan and are extremely popular for dried arrangements.
Sasa 'Albo Striata': A dwarf variegated bamboo that forms a low mass of green & white wide leaf blades. Totally hardy for us here and very well behaved (we've had it for years and it does NOT run around). Imparts an oriental essence. Nice also as a container plant.
Hakonechloa (Japanese Weeping Forest Grass): Graceful weeping habit. Slow to establish but soooo worth the wait. We carry the green leaf form as well as the yellow variegated form ('Aureola') and the pure gold one ('All Gold').
Carex 'Ice Dance': We carry many types of Carex, all of whom thrive in shade, but this one is among our favorites. Even under the harsh drought conditions of 2012 it has looked pristine all season. Very adaptable!