What are the different types of ornamental grasses?
1. Lilyturf ( Liriope muscari) Also known as the big blue lilyturf, it is actually an evergreen grass-like flowering plant that can be planted like any ornamental grass in your garden. Tolerant to full sun and drought conditions, it produces pink to lavender, fragrant flower spikes in spring. 2. Blue Fescue ( Festuca glauca)
What is the best ornamental grass to grow in containers?
The feather reed grasses are among the most adaptable and popular ornamental grasses for gardens. ‘Karl Foerster’ has wonderful, tall flower plumes that create an eye-catching focal point when grown in a container. Although feather reed grass needs a bit of protection from the hot sun, it can survive winters in containers down to zone 6.
What are the best ornamental grasses for privacy?
8 Best Ornamental Grasses to Add Privacy to the Garden. 1 Zebra Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’) Frederic Didillon/Getty Images. 2 Hardy Clumping Bamboo (Bambusoideae) 3 Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) 4 Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) 5 Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Are ornamental grasses invasive?
Many ornamental grasses are invasive in certain areas of the country. However, there are native and non-invasive alternatives for many of them. Also, in areas of high fire danger, grasses should be cut back to just a few inches once they have died back for the year. Otherwise, dried grasses and their seed heads can provide winter interest.
What kind of soil do ornamental grasses like?
Ornamental grasses like sedge prefer damp soils, although they don’t have to be fertile. Whether the spot is sunny or shaded is not important, in this case. Moor grass is an ornamental grass that grows in tight clusters. It can be often encountered near pine forests.
Where can I buy ornamental grass seedlings?
Seedlings of decorative grasses used for landscaping are typically available in any gardening shop. Sometimes, you can even find them in supermarkets. You can also purchase seeds of ornamental grasses instead of buying seedlings. They are just as accessible, although the Internet offers more interesting species.