Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
These Eurasian natives are sturdy, clumping grasses with feathery flower plumes that fade from purple-tinted green to yellow, then buff. These persist into winter and can be used for fresh or dried arrangements. Cut back clumps low to the ground in late winter, before new growth begins.
Deciduous. This grass forms an upright, arching clump 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. In late summer or early fall, broad flower spikes bring plant height to 4 ft. This is one of the best grasses for partial shade. Great in containers.
This is a naturally occurring, sterile European hybrid between Calamagrostis arundinacea and Calamagrostis epigejos. It is known mainly through its evergreen to semievergreen selections.
Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...
Native to Texas and New Mexico. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide. Blooms heavily, bearin...
Gray-green, 2–5-in.-wide rosettes spread quickly to form clumps to 2 ft. or wider. Leaves have r...