Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Graceful, fine-textured, clumping grasses that are as tough as they are good-looking. Deep-rooted and drought-tolerant; excellent for massing in hot, dry areas and effective in meadow gardens, mixed borders, naturalized areas, rock gardens, and even by swimming pools. Plume-like flower heads appear in summer and fall. After they fade, tiny seeds drop to the ground; hence the common name. These plants tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.Sporobolus airoides
Native from South Dakota and Missouri west to eastern Washington, south to Mexico from 2,500–6,500-ft. elevation. Foliage clump grows to 3 ft. tall and wide; leaves are grayish green during the growing season, yellow in fall, beige in winter. At bloom time in summer or fall, showy, erect or arching flower plumes increase plant height to 5 ft.; plumes are pinkish, eventually fading to pale straw color. Extremely tough, deep-rooted plant. Good grass for alkaline conditions.
Native to eastern United States. This is the most widely used trumpet creeper in cold-winter areas. A ...
Evergreen or deciduous vine. Native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Grows to 10–20 ft. t...
Only 1 in. tall, spreading to 3 ft. The cylindrical leaves turn red in fall and winter, green up again...