Ornamental grasses have long been the workhorses of the garden. They are used for screens, borders, and structural beauty. The past several years have brought a lot of attention to the toughness and versatility of these plants, and many new varieties are being introduced yearly. Here are some varieties we often carry.
ACORUS- SWEET FLAG
Excellent selection for pond and stream edges. Love boggy soil. Great for stabilizing soil to prevent erosion.
CALAMOGROSTIS – REED GRASS
Creates a stunning vertical effect. Thrives in wet soils and tolerates drier conditions as well.
CAREX – SEDGE
Sedge grass is evergreen most of the time. Tolerates sun or shady areas and adds stunning color and texture.
Cortaderia – Pampass grass
This stunner is well known for their beautiful plumes in Summer.
Festuca – Fescue
Evergreen mounds of color make great additions to any dry areas like rock gardens and slopes. Great winter color.
Juncus – Common Rush
Great water garden accent and helps to prevent soil erosion near wet banks. Dies back to the ground in winter.
Hakonechloa –Japanese Forest Grass
Graceful and colorful low growing grass. Wonderful addition to containers and shady areas.
Imperata – Japanese Blood Grass
This spreading ornamental grass creates a spectacular effect of color and movement.
Miscanthus – Maiden Grass
Miscanthus displays stunning lush plumes and arching foliage. Very drought tolerance.
Panicum – Switch Grass
Wonderful accent or screen grass, perfect for water gardens and naturalized areas.
Pennisetum – Fountain Grass
Most popular of all the ornamental grasses with it’s showy plumes. Does well in containers and mass plantings.
Ophiopogon – Mondo Grass
So many great uses for this versatile stunner. Tolerates sun or shade and a variety of soil conditions. Great addition to any style garden.