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 Japan, Korea, and China. Variable in size and foliage. Blooms in late summer or fall. Flower...
This plant forms an erect, somewhat arching clump of narrow, variegated green leaves 2–3 ft. tal...
From Japan. Leaves are 12–16 in. long, divided into 15 to 19 leaflets. Fragrant, 1/2-ft. cluster...