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
Lomandra breeze, also known as Lomandra longifolia ‘breeze,’ is a cultivar of the ornamental grass Lomandra longifolia. It’s a dwarf variety of the plant commonly known as spiny-head mat rush. Lomandra species
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 ‘Karl Foerster’ (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
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.
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
Purple fountain grass – Pennisetum setaceum “Rubrum” is an ornamental landscape grass known for its burgundy or purple leaf blades and soft, fuzzy-like flowers. Its foxtail plumes and striking burgundy
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.