Striking metallic blue-gray leaves to 3′. Rhizomatus spreader that is great for banks and erosion … Continued
Browsing plants: grass
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.
Grasslike in appearance and habit, but not a grass at all. Actually, it’s a member … Continued
Silver gray narrow foliage to 3-4′ tall with a 3-4′ spread. Pink inflorescence appear in … Continued
Feathery, fan-shaped, pale pink panicles. Neat narrow-leaved upright grass arches outward at the top in … Continued
Also called Japanese silver grass, this ornamental grows 4-5′ tall with wide leaves that are … Continued
Horizontal yellow bands on wide foliage that grows 4-6′ tall and 3-5′ wide. Tolerates poorly … Continued
This zone 7 perennial will self-seed in our northern zone 6 gardens. Excellent soft, fine … Continued
Metalic blue leaves, strictly upright. Never leans or flops, even in heavy rain. Pink tones … Continued
Best burgundy-red coloring of all the switch grasses. Deep-green foliage takes on red hues by … Continued
Dwarf fountain grass is cold hardy, heat and drought tolerant. Grows 2-3′ tall, and is … Continued