July 19 2018
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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grass makes a lovely, year-round addition to any home garden. There are many different types of ornamental grass, including feather, fountain, forest and reed grass. Most ornamental grasses are relatively easy to care for and will change in appearance with the seasons. They typically bloom in spring, maintain their aesthetic appeal through late fall and go dormant in winter. The majority of ornamental grasses are perennials and follow this cycle.

Did You Know?
Some ornamental grasses can grow up to 10 feet tall, making them an excellent choice for privacy.

Other Fun Facts About Ornamental Grasses

  • Fountain grass is named for its fountain-like foliage, which protrudes out seemingly in streams.
  • There are roughly 150 species of feather grass, also commonly referred to as needlegrass.
  • Reed grass is often used for thatching roofs.
  • Many ornamental grasses can be dried and used for decoration.