Future Grasses of the Year (photos not included above):  2017—Andropogon gerardii or big bluestem; 2016—Panicum virgatum ‘Dallas Blues’ or ‘Dallas Blues’ switchgrass; 2015—Sporobolus wrightii or giant sakaton

GreatPlants Perennials of the Year, 2014-1999 (numbers below correspond to image numbers above)

  1. 2014—Carex grayi, Gray’s sedge
  2. 2013—Schizachyrium scoparium ‘MinnBlue’, ‘Blue Heaven’ Little Bluestem
  3. 2012—Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, Northwind switchgrass
  4. 2011—Carex muskingumensis, Palm sedge
  5. 2010—Eragrostis trichodes, sand lovegrass
  6. 2009—Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’, Shenandoah switchgrass
  7. 2008—Bouteloua gracilis, blue grama
  8. 2007—Calamagrostis brachytricha, Korean feather reed grass
  9. 2006—Miscanthus sinensis v. purpurascens ‘Autumn Red’, Autumn Red miscanthus
  10. 2005—Bouteloua curtipendula, sideoats grama
  11. 2004—Sorghastrum nutans, Indiangrass
  12. 2003—Sporobolus heterolepis, prairie dropseed