Height 1-1.2m (3-4ft)Panicum virgatum 'Hanse Herms' has rich, reddish-purple autumn foliage. It starts out green with tints of purple, then fades to a tan color as it ages. It blooms from late spring to mid summer and it lasts a long time in dried or fresh arrangements. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. 4. Height 15cm (6ins)Cortaderia selloana 'Aureolineata' (v) AGM (e) narrow arching foliage glaucous-green leaves edged rich golden-yellow. condensatus), Himalaya Fairy Grass (Miscanthus nepalensis), Karl Foerster (Calamagrostis x acutiflora), Moor Grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. Height 1m (3ft)Hordeum jubatum (squirrel tail grass) linear light-green leaves and silky pale green spikelets flushed red. More here at Total Landscape Care! Height 75cm (30ins)Glyceria maxima var. Internode: Area of the stem between two nodes. It grows up to six feet high and five feet wide and it makes a beautiful accent plant, hedge, or border. Size: To 3 feet tall Node: A joint where a leaf is or was attached to a stem. Height 90cm (3ft)Poa labillardierei (New Zealand blue grass) blue-green bristly-edged leaves and arching flower panicles. .membership-promo { background-image: none !important } I was visiting my brother in law and he has this ornamental grass growing in his backyard. To learn more about cultivating ornamental grasses see our pages; Ornamental grassesOrnamental grasses: cutting backOrnamental grasses: dividing. Annual grasses live for only one growing season because of their natural growth habit or they are not hardy in our climate.Grasses have growth habits that are either clumping or s… These blooms start out the same color as the foliage but turn to light tan as they age. The below list of ornamental grasses are suitable for the climate and growing conditions associated with USDA hardiness zone 5b, which includes DuPage County, IL. Short-lived but seeds about. Height to 30cm (1ft)Stipa gigantea AGM (giant feather grass) lax clumps of linear, mid-green leaves and bristled spikelets, golden when ripe in oat-like panicles during summer. Its hair-like, iridescent foliage is one reason it looks so good with flowering bulbs or perennials. They also look good when planted in masses and they can tolerate both wet and dry soil. The drawings on the following pages show things to check when looking at each of these plant parts. It is also deer-resistant and very low-maintenance. Fine Fescue Grass Identification. The variations in colour and texture of ornamental grasses provide structure, movement and interest in planting schemes, even in the dead of winter. Lawn grasses comprise the familiar green carpets on golf courses, football fields and playgrounds. They are the most shade-tolerant lawn grasses and fairly easy to differentiate from all other grasses. The leaves come in colors that include pale brown, subtle pink, and silver, depending on the age of the grass, and it grows up to eight feet tall, making it quite unique. Height 40cm (16ins|)Stipa tenuissima (c) densely tufted with filament-like bright green leaves and masses of softly feathery, greenish-white flower panicles persist into winter. Also called New Zealand Hair Sedge, this grass can soften any landscape due to its pale silver-green grass-like leaves and its year-round aspect. Similar to most warm-season grasses such as Bermuda and Zoysia grasses, this grass type is only green during the growing season. The reddish-brown plumes on this grass make it very unique and with its height of up to six feet, it can soften any landscape. It is a low-maintenance, drought-resistant grass that likes full sun but doesn’t require a lot of water. Height 1.5m (5ft), Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem) blue-green leaves turn purple in autumn when tall stems bear deep red-purple racemes. The name "fine fescue" is actually a collective term for the various species of grasses in this group: red, chewings, hard, and sheep. Varieties: Variegated Mondo Grass, ‘Silver Dragon’ Mondo Grass. Usually partnered with late summer perennials, grasses provide a long season of interest. Identifying vegetative grasses and seed heads To identify grasses in established pastures, first check to see whether the grass is sod forming (spreading) or bunching (forms clumps). Northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) is an ornamental grass that grows 2 to 3 feet high in loose clumps of green foliage. Height 1.2m (4ft)Miscanthus nepalensis airy metallic-gold flower tassels from midsummer onwards, above mounds of dark green foliage. Before choosing an ornamental grass it is important to understand your garden. Height 45cm (18ins). 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