Overview

Grasses mingle well with perennials and shrubs. These selected varieties offer screening, provide texture or create a relaxing atmosphere. Grasses for different growing conditions provide many options to consider.

Ornamental Grasses Plant List

#Botanical NameCultivarCommon NameTreeNative
1Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky'blue switch grass
2Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'variegated maiden grass
3Muhlenbergia rigensdeergrass
4Festuca glauca 'Elijah Bue'blue fescue
5Stipa tenuissimaMexican feather grass
6Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'little bluestem
8Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawbery & Cream'ribbon grass
9Carex flagelliferaweeping New Zealand sedge
10Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'blue switch grass
11Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'red switch grass
12Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber'Japanese silver grass
13Arundo donaxgiant reed grass
14Molinia caerulea 'Satrahlenquelle' (source of rays)purple moor grass
15Carex buchananiired rooster, leatherleaf sedge
16Cornus masCornelian cherry*
17Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'zebra grass, porcupine grass
18Chasmanthium latifoliumIndian wood oats, Northern sea oats
19Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'golden Japanese forest grass
20Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'red switch grass
21Imperata cylindica 'Rubra', 'Red Baron”Japanese blood grass
22Helictotrichon sempervirensblue oat grass