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Podcast - "Shannon Currey (Hoffman Nursery)"

By John Markowski @jmarkowski0

My second podcast with Shannon Currey, head of sales and marketing at Hoffman Nursery in North Carolina, is in the books and it is loaded with incredible information on all aspects of ornamental grasses. I personally guarantee you will purchase at least one of these grasses within 24 hours of listening to the podcast.  
Don't hesitate and listen to it here.
Shannon provides her thoughts on the very best grasses out in the market today. After listening to this "OG Aficionado", come back here and reference the listing below which include all of the grasses she recommends.
Each of the grasses listed below link out to photos and a detailed description on the Hoffman Nursery website.
Enjoy and "Go Grasses"!       
Best cool season grasses:
Nassella tenuissima - Mexican Feather Grass
Deschampia cespitosa - Tufted Hair Grass
Helichtotrichon sempervirens 'Sapphire' - Blue Oat Grass
Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. 'Varieagatum' - Striped Tuber Oat Grass
Best warm season grasses:
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' - Red Switchgrass
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' - Upright Switchgrass
Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' - Variegated Maiden Grass
Best partial shade/full shade grasses:
Deschampia cespitosa - Tufted Hair Grass
Hakonechloa macra - Hakone Grass
Calamagrostis brachytricha - Korean Feather Reed Grass
Sesleria autumnalis - Autumn Moor Grass
Best newly introduced grasses:
Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' - Big Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium ' Standing Ovation' - Upright Little Bluestem
Sporobulus heterolepis 'Tara' - Dwarf Prairie Dropseed
Carex oshimensis 'Everillo' - Everillo Sedge

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