Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of different colors, textures and shapes have been pleasantly combined for a long season of interest, extending to winter!

Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of different colors, textures and shapes have been pleasantly combined for a long season of interest, extending to winter!

Pacific patio garden landscaped with smokebush, wintercreeper, nandina, spirea, petunia, hydrangea and ornamental grasses.

Pacific patio garden landscaped with smokebush, wintercreeper, nandina, spirea, petunia, hydrangea and ornamental grasses.

Maidengrass. One of the most common grasses, maidengrass is big, beautiful, and easy to grow. It offers narrow, arching foliage (many selections are variegated; look for them to add more color to your landscape) and silvery plumes that are enchanting when the light catches them just right.    Name: Miscanthus sinensis    Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil    Size: To 8 feet tall    Zones: 4-9

17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Maidengrass. One of the most common grasses, maidengrass is big, beautiful, and easy to grow. It offers narrow, arching foliage (many selections are variegated; look for them to add more color to your landscape) and silvery plumes that are enchanting when the light catches them just right. Name: Miscanthus sinensis Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 8 feet tall Zones: 4-9

oriental fountain grass in planter at pool edge. Pavers around pool look nice. * just planted fountain grass- love how wispy it is

oriental fountain grass in planter at pool edge. Pavers around pool look nice. * just planted fountain grass- love how wispy it is

Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures of Phoenix Arizona. It generally grows to a size of 4’ x 4’ and requires little watering. In the fall, Deer Grass produces tall slender flower spikes which create a stunning contrast to dense foliage.

Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures of Phoenix Arizona. It generally grows to a size of 4’ x 4’ and requires little watering. In the fall, Deer Grass produces tall slender flower spikes which create a stunning contrast to dense foliage.

Beautiful ideas for landscaping with ornamental grasses used as an informal grass hedge, mass planted in the garden, or mixed with other shrubs and plants.

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses

Beautiful ideas for landscaping with ornamental grasses used as an informal grass hedge, mass planted in the garden, or mixed with other shrubs and plants.

Enjoy the Beauty of Grasses  Ornamental grasses are great because they look beautiful all winter and are ultraeasy to grow. Soften hard-to-mow corners in the front of your home with this small-space garden plan. Garden size: 10 by 8 feet.      Download this plan!

Colorful Front-Yard Garden Plans

Enjoy the Beauty of Grasses Ornamental grasses are great because they look beautiful all winter and are ultraeasy to grow. Soften hard-to-mow corners in the front of your home with this small-space garden plan. Garden size: 10 by 8 feet. Download this plan!

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