This colorful, robust hardy grass is NATIVE FROM CANADA TO MEXICO. Tall foliage turns light … Continued
browsing plants: 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
A North American native grass that makes a good substitute for Miscanthus. 1-2′ foot plumes … Continued
A clump-forming, cool season, ornamental grass from France and Italy. Features very narrow, spiky, steel … Continued
A tufted, warm-season native grass with distinctive caterpillar-like seed spikes which hang from one side … Continued
Perennial Plant Association 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year! Upright grass with fluffy seed heads … Continued
White edged leaves in compact, upright clumps make a nice color contrast. Pink plumes on … Continued
Easily grown in medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Thrives in … Continued
Bright gold grassy foliage has thin green margins. A moisture-loving plant for shade for texture … Continued
Mounding fountain of ribbon-like white-striped green foliage add texture to dappled sun and shade garden. … Continued
Low sedge with soft, delicate, arching, semi-evergreen leaves in clumps up to 8″ tall, this … Continued
Creamy yellow leaves have dark green edges, and clumps cascade to the ground in a … Continued