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Grasses are a great accent plant for beds and borders. Here, a clump of fountaingrass subtly complements bold black-eyed Susans, canna, coleus, and petunia along a deck.

15 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in Your Landscape

Grasses are a great accent plant for beds and borders. Here, a clump of fountaingrass subtly complements bold black-eyed Susans, canna, coleus, and petunia along a deck.

grass mounds? maybe the thing we need for the parkway

15 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in Your Landscape

PERENNIAL - Japanese Silver Grass  Japanese silver grass and its cultivars are showy ornamental grasses useful as accent plants, hedges, or screens. They are warm-season grasses, so they green up in late spring or early summer and bloom in mid to late summer or fall. The flowers are attractive feather plumes in silver, tan, or reddish, becoming fluffy and white in winter. The flowers persist through the winter. In winter, the leaves take on a reddish or bronzy color.

26 Best Perennial Varieties for Your Garden

PERENNIAL - Japanese Silver Grass Japanese silver grass and its cultivars are showy ornamental grasses useful as accent plants, hedges, or screens. They are warm-season grasses, so they green up in late spring or early summer and bloom in mid to late summer or fall. The flowers are attractive feather plumes in silver, tan, or reddish, becoming fluffy and white in winter. The flowers persist through the winter. In winter, the leaves take on a reddish or bronzy color.

#homeoutside That purple fountiangrass (just learned the name today!) is so pretty! And it would make for good fake mustaches!

15 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in Your Landscape

#homeoutside That purple fountiangrass (just learned the name today!) is so pretty! And it would make for good fake mustaches!

Pockets of Blue Fescue Use groupings of blue fescue to greet your guests and carry their eye up your walkway. The small size of drought-tolerant blue fescue -- usually 6-10 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide -- makes it perfect for planting along the edge of a bed. Additionally, its silvery-blue foliage works with every garden style.

The Beauty of Ornamental Grasses

Pockets of Blue Fescue Use groupings of blue fescue to greet your guests and carry their eye up your walkway. The small size of drought-tolerant blue fescue -- usually 6-10 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide -- makes it perfect for planting along the edge of a bed. Additionally, its silvery-blue foliage works with every garden style.

Fiber-optic Grass Create Colorful Containers

15 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in Your Landscape

Fiber-optic Grass Create Colorful Containers

Among the most versatile of ornamental grasses, switchgrass thrives in moist, dry, or clay soil -- and even in part shade. It offers wispy seedheads that sway gracefully in the breeze. Some varieties, such as 'Heavy Metal' have bluish-green foliage; others turn shades of red and maroon in autumn.

Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Among the most versatile of ornamental grasses, switchgrass thrives in moist, dry, or clay soil -- and even in part shade. It offers wispy seedheads that sway gracefully in the breeze. Some varieties, such as 'Heavy Metal' have bluish-green foliage; others turn shades of red and maroon in autumn.

Love the red grass with the blue containers

15 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in Your Landscape

Pampas Grass forms large, impressive clumps, 8 to 10 feet high and wide (although some slightly smaller cultivars are available), with beautiful silver to white feathery plumes arising on female plants in summer and autumn. It is hardy to zone 5b. This vigorous ornamental grass is widely used as a lawn specimen. Its quick growth rate and large size, make it ideal for barrier or windbreak plantings and has a place in larger areas such as along highways or in commercial or industrial…

Pampas Grass forms large, impressive clumps, 8 to 10 feet high and wide (although some slightly smaller cultivars are available), with beautiful silver to white feathery plumes arising on female plants in summer and autumn. It is hardy to zone 5b. This vigorous ornamental grass is widely used as a lawn specimen. Its quick growth rate and large size, make it ideal for barrier or windbreak plantings and has a place in larger areas such as along highways or in commercial or industrial…

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