How To Grow and Care For Cymbopogon Nardus

Cymbopogon Nardus

Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle, commonly known as Citronella Grass, is a tropical perennial that thrives outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It belongs to the Poaceae (Gramineae) family

Lemongrass Companion Plants

Lemongrass Companion Plants

Lemongrass is an incredible herb used in many recipes, but it can be tough to find in stores. Some find the flavor a little overpowering, especially if they’re not experienced

How To Grow And Care For Lemon Grass Plants

lemon grass plants growing in landscape

Lemon grass plants, Citronella Grass, fever grass or Cymbopogon citratus grows largely in clumps. But, what is lemon grass? Is lemongrass a perennial? Yes, it is a perennial-type grass. What does

How To Grow Monkey Grass The Excellent Border Grass

monkey grass border along a rock walkway

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

Caring For And Growing Dwarf Miscanthus Adagio Grass

Adagio grass an excellent dwarf grass

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

Caring For Lomandra Breeze Grass

Lomandra breeze with creamy white flowers

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

How To Care For Ophiopogon Japonicus

Thin leaves of Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon japonicus

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

Lomandra Grass Growing and Care (Mat Rushes)

the ornamental Lomandra Grass

Lomandra (loh-MAN-druh), commonly known as mat rushes, is a small genus of perennial herbaceous plants from the Asparagaceae family.  It contains 51 species and all of them are native to

Caring For Schizachyrium Scoparium

Little Bluestem Grass - Schizachyrium Scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium [ski-za-KRY-ee-um, sko-PAIR-ee-um], is a type of prairie grass found throughout most of the United States except for parts of the West Coast.  It’s most common in the prairies

Learn How To Grow Dwarf Fountain Grass

Dwarf Fountain Plumes Grass (Pennisetum Alopecuroides)

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

Caring For Korean Feather Reed Grass

feather reed grass (Korean)

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

Learn How To Grow Carpet Grass

Axonopus (Carpet grass)

Generally known as carpet grass, Axonopus [aks-on-o-pus] is a genus in the grass family.  It is indigenous to the tropical and subtropical lands of the United States (Gulf Coast States),

How To Care For Black Mondo Grass

Black Mondo Grass up close

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

How To Care For Japanese Blood Grass

fiery red Imperata Cylindrica Japanese blood grass

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

Learning To Grow Blue Oat Grass

Blue Oat Grass growing in the landscape

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

How To Care For Feather Reed Grass

Blooming Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis X Acutiflora)

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

How To Grow Muhlenbergia Rigens Deer Grass Care

deer grass aka Muhlenbergia Rigens

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. 

Is Lemongrass Mosquito Repellent?

Potted lemon grass

Does Lemongrass Repel Mosquitoes? It is a question we receive all the time. Most of the natural insect repellent products are made from the essential oils extracted from certain plants such

10 Ways To Use Ornamental Grasses In The Landscape

assorted ornamental grasses

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.