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 dumosa
Native to Arizona and Mexico. Grows to 3–6 ft. high and wide. Resembles bamboo, with slender, woody stems set with narrow bright green leaves to about 3 in. long. Branching flower clusters appear in spring; blossoms are barely distinguishable from foliage.
Native to Arizona and Mexico. Grows to 3–6 ft. high and wide. Resembles bamboo, with slender, wo...
From China. Though this loquat produces edible fruit, it’s most often used as an ornamental. Gro...
Native to southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Grows to 15–30 ft. tall and wide. Yellow-green bark, spi...