Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Grown for their graceful clumps of arching foliage and airy clouds of flowers. Although they grow over much of North America, most garden selections are imports from Europe. Use these in mass plantings.
Native to North America, Asia, Europe. Clumps of narrow dark green leaves grow to 1–2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide; evergreen except in colder climates. Airy inflorescences in late spring or early summer can increase plant height to 4 ft. or taller; they are green to greenish gold, turning straw color in winter. Good subject for planting under native oaks.
Grows to 1–2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. The plant produces plantlets instead of seeds; these droop to the ground and may take root.
Native from Arizona to Baja California and Northern Mexico. Slow grower to 10–25 ft. tall and ne...
Native to Texas and New Mexico. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide. Blooms heavily, bearin...
Native Europe to central Asia. This weedy, rhizomatous plant is grown for its sweet-scented foliage (u...