There are a couple of different sorts of Liriope. They are: Liriope Muscari (lih-RYE-oh-pee mus-KAY-ree) Liriope spicata (lih-RYE-oh-pee spih-KAH-tah) Both are often commonly referred to as Lilyturf, and both are
Ophiopogon japonicus (off-ee-uh-POE-gun juh-PON-ih-kus) also known as Monkey Grass is a member of the Asparagaceae family. This perennial groundcover hails from eastern Asia but has naturalized on continents all over
The Maiden grass Adagio is a perennial, herbaceous grass hailing from the Poaceae family. Its cultivar name, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ (miss-KANTH-us sy-NEN-sis) pays homage to the relaxing slow dance it
Most commonly known as mondo grass, Ophiopogon japonicus (o-fio-PO-gon ja-PON-i-kus) is a popular ornamental grass hailing from the Asparagaceae family. The scientific name means “snake’s beard” in Greek and the
Karl Foerster Grass, botanically called Calamagrostis x acutiflora (ka-la-mo-GROSS-tis, ak-yoo-tih-FLOR-uh), is a hybrid of two plant species – C. epigejos and C. arundinacea, both indigenous to Asia and Europe. It
Pennisetum alopecuroides (pen-ih-SEE-tum, al-oh-pek-yur-OY-deez) is an ornamental grass belonging to the family Gramineae, and hailing from Asia, Africa, and a variety of other temperate, tropical and subtropical climates around the
Calamagrostis arundinacea [ka-la-mo-GROSS-tis, a-run-din-uh-KEE-uh] is a species of bunch grass and part of the Poaceae family. It’s native to parts of Asia, including India, China, and the Korean peninsula. Calamagrostis
Ophiopogon planiscapus [Of-eyo-poe-gon, Plan-iss-kap-us] belongs to the Asparagaceae family of flowering plants. It is small and evergreen with tufts of leaves resembling grass. The black mondo grass is native to
The Japanese blood grass – Imperata cylindrica [im-per-AH-tuh, sil-IN-dree-kuh] is a perennial grass known for its ornamental value from the family Poaceae. Its bright green leaves with red tips and foot-high
Blue oat grass, Helictotrichon sempervirens [hel-lik-toh-TRY-kon, sem-per-VY-renz] is a semi-evergreen, cool-season, hardy, and showy ornamental grass and has distinctive blue leaves which enhances the look of your garden. Learn more
Calamagrostis x acutiflora [ka-la-mo-GROSS-tis, ak-yoo-tih-FLOR-uh] is a hybrid of two ornamental grasses of Calamagrostis species – Calamagrostis arundinacea and Calamagrostis epigejos – native to Europe and Asia. The hybrid plant
Muhlenbergia rigens [Muh-len-BER-gee-a, RIG-ens] is native to Southern California, Northern Mexico, New Mexico, and Texas. This ornamental grass typically grows in valley grasslands, yellow pine forests, chaparral, and wetland areas.
Muhlenbergia Capillaris [Mew-len-BERG-ee-ah, Kap-il-LAIR-iss] is a perennial ornamental grass plant in the Poaceae family. It is a complete showstopper in any garden and is preferred by many gardeners due to
Basket grass or botanically Oplismenus hirtellus, [oh-PLIS-mee-nus] [HER-tuh-lus], is part of the Poaceae family and found on every continent except Antarctica. While it grows almost everywhere, it’s mostly found in
Even in small gardens, ornamental grasses make great additions – planted or potted. Well-placed specimens create eye-catching focal points. Click this article for tips on using grasses in the landscape.