This colorful, robust hardy grass is NATIVE FROM CANADA TO MEXICO. Tall foliage turns light … Continued
Browsing plants: ornamental grasses
Grasses belong to one of the largest and most economically and ecologically important families of plants with over nine thousand species recognized by botanists. Grasses can be found on every continent and in a wide variety of habitats, both as the dominant plant type (in prairies and tundra) or as minor components of the plant community. Collectively, grasses domesticated as crops represent the world’s most important source of food.
Grasses have multiple characteristics that differentiate them from other plants. They usually have long, narrow leaves and can grow very tall (tropical bamboos can grow 328′ high) or prostrate along the ground. Grasses have evolved in environments where drought, grazing by large herbivores, and fires were common, and have large root systems that can store substantial food reserves that allow them to regrow quickly if aboveground parts are removed. This also makes them drought resistant, ideal for lawns that are repeatedly mowed, and great for preventing soil erosion.
Grows to 12′ tall with a spread of 10′ at a fast rate. Grow in … Continued
Upright grass with fluffy seed heads that appear much earlier than other ornamental grasses. 3-4′ … Continued
White edged leaves in compact, upright clumps make a nice color contrast. Pink plumes on … Continued
Wide, strappy leaves measuring 1/4 to 1/2 inch across, this carex makes a bold statement … Continued
Attractive, nodding seed heads make excellent cut arrangement filler. This grass spreads aggressively so choose … Continued
Exotic-looking, fantastic bold form with pendulous leaves atop upright stems. This fast grower makes an … Continued
Masses of reddish-purple panicle blooms are beautiful in large sweeps. NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF … Continued
Showy plumes tower 8-10′ tall in summer. An excellent instant privacy planting especially useful between … Continued
Lovely 10″ selection with blue color that holds up well throughout the summer. Wonderful planted … Continued
Golden, ribbon-like leaf blades create a welcome bright spot at the edge of a shady … Continued
Round blades curl as they grow. Interesting foliage for containers, but also a hardy bog-loving … Continued