Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials
Some of these grasses are ornamental; others are used for lawns, erosion control, or pasture. All need good drainage, can withstand dry conditions and severe frosts. Clumps can be divided in fall.Festuca idahoensis
Native from British Columbia to Alberta, south to central California and Colorado. Blue-green to silvery blue foliage in a dense clump to 14 in. high, 10 in. wide. Longer-lived than F. glauca, and clumps are less likely to die out in the center. May also be more tolerant of wet winter soils. Good slope stabilizer. Hybrid ‘Siskiyou Blue’, to 2 ft. high and wide, has luminous blue leaves and tolerates considerable shade.
This annual is native to California and southwestern Oregon. Grows to about 6 in. high and wide, with ...
This is the classic tall prairie grass of the Midwest, where it can reach 8 ft. high. In drier climate...
Large chartreuse to lime green leaves are veined and centered with bright red; white blossoms.