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Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

The very best perennial ornamental grasses, the top ornamental grasses for sun & shade, towering tall ornamental grasses, and more.



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The very best perennial ornamental grass for shade and sun, towering tall ornamental grasses, small variegated grasses, and more. Ornamental grasses are low maintenance, easy to care for, and tough as nails...perfect as deer resistant ground cover for gardeners of all skill levels. There is a rich variety of colored ornamental grasses including green, blue, chartreuse, purple and even black. And there are many drought tolerant grasses for those of you who are xeric minded. For lovers of native plants, the US is home to a wide variety of decorative native grasses thanks to our large prairies.

Ornamental grass varieties have become incredibly popular and important landscape decorations to the garden over the last several decades and rightly so. As a garden design element, decorative ornamental grasses offer textural relief from round foundation shrubs, and their interest spans all the seasons. No matter what conditions you have in your garden, there are ornamental grasses for you. 

For woodland gardens, you can select great shade tolerant ornamental grasses. In our opinion, the best ornamental grasses for shade are:

  • ophiopogon (mondo grass - great short ornamental grass plants),
  • carex (sedge) - the toughest of the shade ornamental grasses
  • chasmanthium (sea oats)

And if you want ornamental grasses for sun, the best ornamental grasses for sun include:

No matter what your garden decor...cottage, formal, rock garden, container plant (thrillers, fillers, spillers), etc....there is an ornamental grass for you. And you will find the best grass right here at Plant Delights Nursery.

Check out our many blog posts about ornamental grasses and native grasses.


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