Choosing Ornamental Grasses

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

 

 

There are many ornamental grasses to choose from.  The question is which one is right for your garden?

Here you will see which grasses:

  • to use in rock gardens
  • are a good specimen/accent
  • prefer moist soil
  • can be used as a boarder
  • make a good screen/hedge
  • prefer sun or shade
  • can make a lovely meadow

 

Rock Gardens

Black Sedge

Blue Fescue

Blue Oat Grass

Bulbous Oat Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Lily Turf

Mondo Grass

Snowy Woodrush

Variegated Japanese Sedge

Variegated Sweet Flag

 

Specimen/ Accent

Black Sedge

Blue Fescue

Blue Oat Grass

Bulbous Oat Grass

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Flame Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Fountain Grass

Lily Turf

Maiden Grass

Pampas Grass

Porcupine Grass

Ribbon Grass

Silver Grass

Variegated Japanese Sedge

Variegated Sweet Flag

Zebra Grass

 

Moist Soil

Greater Woodrush

Ribbon Grass

Snowy Woodrush

Tussock Grass

Variegated Sweet Flag

Poor Soil

Ribbon Grass

Variegated Sweet Flag

 

Borders

Blue Fescue

Blue Oat Grass

Blue Sedge

Bulbous Oat Grass

Greater Woodrush

Lily Turf

Mondo Grass

Snowy Woodrush

Variegated Japanese Sedge

Variegated Sweet Flag

 

Screen/Hedge

Feather Reed Grass

Hardy Pampas Grass

Maiden Grass

Pampas Grass

Porcupine Grass

 

Meadow

Bulbous Oat Grass

Flame Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Fountain Grass

Pampas Grass

Tussock Grass

 

Sun

Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue Fescue

Blue Oat Grass

Bulbous Oat Grass

Dwarf Fountain Grass

Flame Grass

Fountain Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Maiden Grass

Oriental Fountain Grass

Pampas Grass

Phormium

Porcupine Grass

Ribbon Grass

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Variegated Sweet Flag

Yellow-eyed Grass

Zebra Grass

 

Shade

Black Sedge

Bulbous Oat Grass

Greater Woodrush

Lily Turf

Mondo Grass

Ribbon Grass

Snowy Woodrush

Tussock Grass

Variegated Japanese Sedge

 

Part Sun/ Part Shade

Black Sedge

Bulbous Oat Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Lily Turf

Mondo Grass

Ribbon Grass

Snowy Woodrush

Tussock Grass

Variegated Japanese Sedge

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Variegated Sweet Flag


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