Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Growing in fountainlike mounds, these are among the most graceful of the ornamental grasses. They have long, narrow leaves and arching stems that bear furry, foxtail-like flower plumes in summer, with bloom often extending into fall. Use them in containers, in perennial or shrub borders, or as bank covers.Pennisetum orientale
Perennial from central and western Asia. Grows to 2 ft. high and 2 1/2 ft. wide, with pinkish plumes standing above a mound of green to gray-green foliage. Plumes mature to light brown; foliage turns straw colored in winter. Seldom self-sows.
Native to the eastern and southern United States. Can climb to 10–20 ft. tall but is shrubby if ...
Biennial or short-lived perennial, from southern Europe and southwestern and central Asia. Foliage clu...
Growing to 2–3 ft. tall and wide, with aromatic, ferny-looking blue-green leaves, this native of...