Ornamental Grasses

One of the most interesting and beautiful garden trends is the introduction of ornamental grasses to the home garden design.

Ornamental grasses are an environmentally responsible way to add colour, texture and interest to your landscape planting – providing food and a habitat for birds and wildlife.

Available in perennial and annual varieties, grasses thrive in an assortment of soil conditions, are drought tolerant and low maintenance.

Ornamental grasses are ideal for foundation planting, stabalizing soil on slopes and hill-sides, container planting and dried arrangements.

Choose from a huge variety of sizes, forms and colours to suit your garden design then sit-back and watch the wind gently move across your yard.


Common Name    Category  
Botanical Name   Light Requirements  
Zone  


  
Prairie Blues Grass (Andropogon scoparius 'Prairie Blues')
Arching blue-gray foliage turns a vibrant gold to red in fall. Exquisite in floral arrangements.
Height & Width: 91cm T x 46cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3

  
Prairie Fire Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Fire')
Blue-green stems with wine-red leaves." Red ribbons" turn a stunning red in summer.
Height & Width: 1.5m T x .6m W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 4

  
Shenandoah Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah')
Green leaves age to crimson-red by early summer. Bright red flowers. Use in perennial gardens.
Height & Width: .9m T x .6m W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Strawberries and Cream Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea 'Strawberries and Cream')
White-striped foliage flushed with pink and cream-coloured flowers make an accent for the garden.
Height & Width: .9m T x .6m W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone: Zone 4

  
Tufted Hair Grass Tussock Grass (Deschampsia caespitosa)
Sprays of delicate flowers range from silver/green/or purple appear early. Lovely in arrangements.
Height & Width: .9m T x .8m W
Light Requirements: Sun or Shade
Zone: Zone 4

  
Umbrella Bamboo (Fargesia murielae)
Softly cascading canopy of fine textured evergreen foliage emerges light blue, ages to yellow-green.
Height & Width: 4.3m T x 1.5m W
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Zone: Zone 5

  
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus')
Striped green and silver-white foliage. Feathery cream flowers in fall. Use for accent in borders.
Height & Width: 1.8m T x .9m W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 5

  
Variegated Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea 'Variegata')
Clumps of creamy variegated leaves. Tall stalks of purple seed heads. Use for borders, accent.
Height & Width: 76cm T x 91cm W
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Zone: Zone 3