Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Narrow-leafed grasses that are large enough and showy enough to stand out in the garden. Except as noted, they are evergreen in mild winters but turn tan or brown with hard freezes. They are very drought-tolerant plants but look better and grow larger if given some supplemental water.Muhlenbergia capillaris
From the eastern U.S. Dark green foliage forms a mound to 3 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide; airy plumes of feathery reddish flowers rise an additional 2 1/2 ft. in fall. Evergreen in low desert areas. Cut plants back in late winter for fresh new growth in spring.
From southern Africa and India. Billowing mass of slender, dark green, hairlike leaves reaches 3 ft. t...
Deciduous shrub or small tree. In warmest parts of the range, grows fast to make a tree to 25 ft. tall...
Native to Texas and Louisiana. Airy growth to 2 1/2–4 ft. high, 2–3 ft. wide. Leaves are 1...