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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are available in a wide array of colors, shapes, textures and sizes. The flowers and subsequent seed heads are equally diverse, ranging from "ho-hum" to truly spectacular.

Each grass species has its own unique form- they may form low compact mounds, tall screens, or densely spreading mats. The foliage colors include various shades of green, blue, and red, as well as variegated 

varieties having red, white, or yellow foliage banded with ivory or yellow stripes. In the fall, the spring and summer colors change to hues of red, beige, or brown providing a great winter garden accent.

Ornamental grasses can be used as fillers or specimens, border plants or background plantings, as ground covers or screens, or they can be grown as container plants. Their adaptability and subtle beauty make them perfect companions to flowering plants and other woody ornamentals.

Full sun is best for most ornamental grasses. They are adaptable in many situations and can be used as container plants as well. Although not true grasses, the Carex (sedge) genus is commonly grouped with ornamental grasses, and is quite shade tolerant. Some grasses- such as Acorus, Carex, and Juncus- do well in wet areas, while others- such as Andropogon, Calamagrostis, and Cortaderia- are very drought tolerant.

Acorus 'Ogon'
Andropogon
     Indian Warrior
     Lord Snowden’s Big Blue
Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'
Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass)
     brachytricha
     Karl Foerster
Carex (Sedge)
     Amazon Mist
     Banana Boat
     Blue Zinger
     Everest
     Evergold
     Everillo
     Hobb
     Ice Dance
     testacea
     Toffee Twist
Chasmanthium latifolium (Sea Oats)
Cortaderia (Pampas Grass)
     selloana
     selloana ‘Pumila’
Eragrostis 'Purple Love'
Festuca 'Elijah Blue'
Hakonechloa
     Aureola
     Nicholas
Imperata 'Red Baron'
Juncus
     Blue Arrows
     Unicorn
Liriope
     Cleopatra
     Marc Anthony
     New Blue
     Variegated
Miscanthus (Maiden Grass)
     Adagio
     Cabaret
     Gold Bar
     Gracillimus
     Huron Surprise
     Little Kitten
     Little Zebra
     Morning Light
     Strictus
     Variegatus
     Yaku Jima
Mondo
Muhlenbergia (Muhly Grass)
     capillaris
     Fast Forward
     White Cloud
Nassella tenuissima
Panicum (Switch Grass)
     Cheyenne Sky
     Dallas Blues
     Heavy Metal
     Hot Rod
     Northwind
     Ruby Ribbons
     Shenandoah
     Thundercloud
Pennisetum (Fountain Grass)
     alopecuroides
     Cassian
     Cherry Sparkler (annual grass)
     Fireworks (annual grass)
     Hameln
     Little Bunny
     Moundry
     Red Head
     Rubrum (annual grass)
     Tall Tails
Schizachyrium (Little Bluestem)
     Standing Ovation
     The Blues
Sporobolus (Prairie Dropseed)
     heterolepis
     Tara
     wrightii