Five Great Ornamental Grasses For Landscaping Design

Published on: September 28, 2014

There are many ways to use ornamental grasses in your landscaping, which can lend unique and beautiful additions to your yard. Ornamental grasses can be used as fillers, borders or even hedges to add a dramatic texture and color to almost any property. Most of these grasses are hardy, making them easy to grow and maintain. Here are 5 excellent choices for ornamental grasses to use in a variety of applications in your landscaping: 

  • Blue Oat Grass. For a beautiful addition to rock gardens or flower beds, Blue Oat Grass produce clumps of long blue-green grass, spanning in a circular shape from each clump. This grass is perfect in both sunny or lightly shaded areas.
  • Pampas Grass. One  grass which is a great choice for hedges is Pampas Grass. This long grass has plumes that top the stalks, which look similar to white bird feathers. The grass can grow as high as ten feet tall, and is best suited for warmer climates.
  • Silky Thread Grass. For planting beds or gardens, Silky Thread Grass offers lovely clumps of fine, silky flowers that sway in the breeze. This grass is versatile, growing in almost any soil in sunny areas.
  • Fountain Grass. A great filler ornamental grass, Fountain Grass grows quickly and easily, forming clumps with leaves which cascade to look like a water fountain. This grass is easy to contain, and can offer nice foliage during the winter months.
  • Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo. Add a tinge of purple to your landscaping with Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo. The name reflects the wider, fern-like leaves, which are green with a small amount of purple. 

Talk to your landscaper about which ornamental grasses will work best with your sunlight, soil and weather to compliment your landscape design.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Landscapers

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