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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Don’t Plant These Invasive Ornamental Grasses

By Amy Grant

Ornamental grasses are beautiful but some are highly invasive. Before you buy, learn which ones could be a problem.

What Is Siberian Melic – Tips For Growing Siberian Melic Grass

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Siberian melic altissima is an ornamental grass with striking, deep purple panicles in summer. Click to learn more.

Ornamental Grass Clay Soil – How To Grow Grass In Clay

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Those with heavy clay soils may find it especially difficult to establish thriving borders. Fortunately, several species of ornamental grass are available.

What Is Sheep Fescue Grass – Growing Requirements For Sheep Grass In Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sheep fescue grass is drought tolerant, slow growing, and thrives in infertile soil. For more information about sheep fescue grass click the following.

Flame Grass Care – Growing Flame Grass Miscanthus

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Flame maiden grass brings movement to the garden with arching stems that change from green to a brilliant orange-red in the fall. Read on for more.

Ornamental Grass For Sand – What Grass Grows On Sand

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Planning a garden and wondering what grass grows on sand? Many of the top ornamental grasses are excellent choices. Read on for more.

Northwestern Ornamental Grasses – Growing Ornamental Grass In Northwest Gardens

By Amy Grant

Incorporating ornamental grass in northwest gardens is an increasingly popular choice and with good reason. Interested in growing northwestern ornamental grasses? Click here to learn about pacific northwest ornamental grasses.

Full Sun Ornamental Grass – Ornamental Grass For Sun Gardens

By Amy Grant

If you are looking for plants for an area of full sun, try growing sun loving ornamental grass. Read on to learn more.

What Is Gamagrass – How To Plant Eastern Gamagrass Seed

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Eastern gamagrass plants are native to the eastern U.S. As a grass for forage or hay, it is highly productive and easy to grow.

Killing Ornamental Grass: Tips For Invasive Ornamental Grass Control

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Ornamental grasses have a diversity of form, color, and plumes, and sound nice rustling in the winds. These plants provide sensation in the landscape. However, some grasses can become invasive and control becomes necessary. This article can help when this happens.

Ornamental Grass Center Is Dying: What To Do With A Dead Center In Ornamental Grass

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you notice the centers dying in ornamental grass, it just means the plant is getting older and a little tired. A dead center in ornamental grass is typical when plants have been around for a while. This article will help with fixing ornamental grass dying in the middle.

Ornamental Grass Feeding Needs: Do Ornamental Grasses Need Fertilizing

By Amy Grant

Ornamental grasses are low maintenance perennials that add interest to the landscape year round. Because they require minimal care, a reasonable question to ask is “do ornamental grasses need fertilizing?” If so, what are their feeding needs? Find out in this article.

Small Ornamental Grass Varieties: Learn About Popular Short Ornamental Grasses

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Although large clumps of ornamental grass are impressive, low growing grasses can be just as stunning. They are easy to grow, low maintenance, and come in a wide array of varieties. To learn about the most popular short ornamental grasses, click here.

Pruning Ornamental Grasses – Does Ornamental Grass Need Pruning

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Ornamental grasses are an interesting, low-maintenance addition to the landscape. Limited care and ornamental grass pruning are mainly all that’s needed to keep them attractive. This article covers tips for pruning ornamental grass. Click here to learn more.

Ornamental Grass Division: When And How To Divide Ornamental Grass

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

If you have more time than money and like growing your own landscape plants, try ornamental grass division. Most landscapes have an area, or even several spots, where some type of grass would look perfect. Learn when and how to divide ornamental grasses here.

Dying Ornamental Grass: Why Ornamental Grass Turns Yellow And Dies

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Although it’s uncommon, even these super tough plants can develop certain problems, and yellowing ornamental grass is a sure sign that something isn’t right. Do some troubleshooting in this article and figure out the possible reasons why ornamental grass is yellowing.

Ornamental Grass Seed Propagation – Learn About Collecting Ornamental Grass Seeds

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Their carefree growth habit, in addition to the ease at which ornamental grass seed propagation can occur, make these grasses an excellent choice even for novice growers. Click here for information on collecting and saving ornamental grass seeds.

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

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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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