myrtles are among the
most widely grown in
plant zones 7-10.
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With heights ranging from under 1' to over
10', ornamental grasses are enjoying
rapidly increasing popularity.
Ornamental grasses can fit in any
landscape and can make outstanding
specimen plants when used individually .
In addition to a wide range of heights and
spreads, there is a variety of leaf sizes and
colors. Leaf colors range from pale greens
to bright blues and blood reds, with many
types of both vertical and horizontal stripe
Most of the ornamental grasses require
full sun and will produce a wide variety of
flowers, ranging from small, bottlebrush
arrangements to large, showy plumes.
Flower colors range from pale yellows and
pinks to deep maroons. Many of the flower
spikes last into the winter giving added
Small clump forming grasses and grass-
like plants such as mondo grass make
excellent rockgarden plants or can be
mass-planted as attractive groundcovers.
They are good companions to spring-
flowering bulbs or as border edging.
18 to 36” tall and make nice focal points in
either perennial borders or annual
bedding schemes. Varieties of Fountain
Grass add height and interest.