Ornamental Grasses

Gallon -$5.97   3 Gallon $10.00

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses add grace to any garden.  With their array of colors, textures, and sizes, ornamental grasses add year round interest.  They even add the magic of motion as they wave with the wind or sway with the breezes.

Ornamental grasses are grouped as to how they grow.  Some grasses form dense clumps, others spread by stolons or rhizomes.  Grasses are categorized as cool-season grasses and warm-season grasses. Many ornamental grasses are perennials, but some are so tender they’re treated as annuals.  Cool-season grasses actively grow during the cool time of the year and some even stay green throughout the winter.  Warm-season grasses do their growing during the warm part of the year when they grow rapidly.  Warm-season grasses are best if left along except for their yearly cutting back at the end of winter.  They thrive on hot, long days and once established are drought tolerant.  They usually flower late in the season – often sending up flower heads that turn brown after the first frost.  They require little maintenance.  Enjoy the grasses throughout the winter season as they add interest when nearly everything else is dormant.

Ornamental grasses are an excellent choice for an unusual ground cover, on a bank, as a specimen plant or backdrop to a garden.  Also well suited for containers.  Grasses have grown in popularity over the last few years and have proven to be an important part of any landscape.

Feathertop Grass with white Crape Myrtle

Feathertop Grass with white Crape Myrtle

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