Information About Ornamental Grass

What is ornamental grass? This plant family boasts a huge variety of graceful, low-maintenance grasses that add a wealth of texture and movement to the landscape, in colors ranging from soft pink to bright green or intense purple. Some hardy ornamental grasses are suitable for the coldest climates, while others tolerate intense summer heat or salty air and windy coastal conditions. Our large collection of articles will help you select, grow and care for ornamental grass in the garden.

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Ornamental Grass That Grows In Shade: Popular Shady Ornamental Grasses

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Shady ornamental grasses have traditionally been difficult to find, as many of the commercial offerings are geared towards sun locations. Options have increased in recent years, with numerous lovely ornamental grass for shade available. Learn more here.

Types Of Dwarf Ornamental Grass – Tips For Growing Short Ornamental Grasses

Many types of ornamental grasses are too large for small to midsize yards. However, there are many types of dwarf ornamental grass that fit nicely into a smaller garden, but provide all the benefits of their full-size cousins. Learn a little more about short ornamental grasses here.

Propagating Decorative Grasses: How To Propagate Ornamental Grass

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

In most cases, dividing ornamental grasses is recommended every few years once they are established. You can also reproduce more plants with seeds. Learn more about propagating these grasses in this article. Click here.

Preventing Flopping Grass: Causes Of Ornamental Grasses Falling Over

By Anne Baley

One of the few problems you may have with an ornamental grass plant is the stems falling over, otherwise known as lodging of ornamental grasses. Find out why this happens and how to fix it right here.

Ornamental Grasses Without Plumes: No Plumes On Ornamental Grass

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If there are no plumes on ornamental grass in your garden, there are a few possible causes. They may be cultural, site-related, due to age or just due to plant variety. Read here to learn more.

Ornamental Grasses For Containers: How To Grow Ornamental Grass In A Pot

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Ornamental grasses provide a unique texture, color, height and even sound to the home garden. But caring for potted grasses is also an excellent project. This article will explain more about potted grasses.

Sensational Borders With Ornamental Grass

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Ornamental grasses come in a wide range of heights, colors, and textures, making them perfect for any space in the garden, especially the border. Learn more about growing ornamental grasses here.

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