Ornamental grasses are found throughout the world and are often used in gardening and landscaping projects as ornamental accouterments. Species of ornamental…
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Great Ponds & Gardens
Ornamental Grasses Border ........................ 1. White Sagebrush 'Silver Queen' (Artemisia ludoviciana) 2. Gray's Sedge (Carex grayi) 3. Curry Plant (Helichrysum italicum) 4. Black-Flowered Fountaingrass (Pennisetum viridescens) 5. Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) 6. Eulalia, Maiden Grass 'Adagio' (Miscanthus sinensis) 7. Eulalia, Maiden Grass 'Silberfeder' (Miscanthus sinensis)
Perennial Plant of the Year
Perennial Plant of the Year 2014 - Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (switch grass)- Roy Diblik. Have 10+ in my garden. A hardy, native grass stands up to harsh winds. Dense, but easy to divide. Non-spreading and low maintenance. Needs minimal water once established. Lovely vertical element for the garden. ( picture - late Autumn)
The Beauty of Ornamental Grasses
Giant Reedgrass (Arundo donax 'Variegata') This behemoth of the grass world can reach 10 to 15 feet tall, so it's not for every yard. However, its unique architecture and variegated leaves are striking. Zones 7-10. Note: Giant reedgrass is a noxious weed in some areas. Check local restrictions before planting it.