Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Growing in fountainlike mounds, these are among the most graceful of 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, as bank covers.Pennisetum orientale
From central and western Asia. To 2 ft. high, 2 1/2ft. 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 selfsows.
These Eurasian natives are sturdy, clumping grasses with feathery flower plumes that fade from purple-...
Propagated from a plant collected at the abandoned farm of Rudolph Boysen in 1923, this fruit put Knot...
Gray-green, 2–5-in.-wide rosettes spread quickly to form clumps to 2 ft. or wider. Leaves have r...