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Grass Plants

Ornamental grass plants are popular for their textures, varied heights and diverse foliage types. They're multi-tasking annuals or perennials. Grasses have season-long color, are easy to maintain, and are relatively disease- and pest-free. They add structural interest to a landscape bed or garden area, or they can stand alone as a richly textured focal point in your yard. They even look great in the ‘off season,’ adding movement and interest when dormant.


Take care not to over-feed your ornamental grasses: too much fertilizer promotes excessive growth, which can cause the plant to become unmanageable and flop over rather than standing upright and strong. Grasses like a neutral to slightly acid pH, meaning they will grow in a wide number of areas.


All of our Grass Plants for sale are shipped with very well-established root systems. They ship according to our Spring Shipping schedule. We guarantee them to arrive alive and thriving.

Price $8.85
The 'All Gold' (Hakonechloa macra) Japanese Forest Grass Plant produces dramatic color, even in shaded areas! This tidy, slow grower is extremely versatile in any landscape plan. Following a faithful and consistent watering schedule during the first season of growth will ensure a healthy, deep, root system, while its clumping habit looks best if you remove the old foliage before the new leaves make their appearance. Each 3-inch pot contains one All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Plant.
Price $8.85
The 'Aureola' (Hakonechloa macra) Japanese Forest Grass Plant is one of the few ornamental grasses that grow well in the shade. If you live in the north you may want to give it a little more sun exposure to bring out and maintain the signature golden color. That golden hue changes to pink and shades of red in the fall, adding color when other garden plants are fading to brown. Growing in clumps, this variegated grass develops a graceful, waterfall-type habit that is even more beautiful when the breezes blow. Each 3-inch pot contains one Aureola Hakonechloa Grass plant.
Price $13.25
The 'Blue Bayou' (Cortaderia selloana) Dwarf Pampas Grass Plant produces slender, delicate-looking fronds that move with the barest breeze, calling attention to its attractive blue-green foliage with silvery undersides. It bears very noticeable and distinctive off-white plumes in late summer. This drought-tolerant, dramatic-looking ornamental grass is ideal for xeriscaping and has exceptional salt tolerance. Each 3-inch pot contains one Blue Bayou Pampas Grass plant.
Price $6.55
The 'Blue Dune' (Elymus arenarius) Lyme Grass Plant is a spreading ornamental that is the perfect solution for erosion control on hillsides or in areas you wish to naturalize. It is tolerant of dryer conditions and adapts very well to salty, costal conditions. Cutting it back periodically encourages new foliage. Each 3-inch pot contains one Blue Dune Lyme Grass Plant.
Price $6.20
The 'Dwarf Purple' Fountain Grass (Red Riding Hood) Plant is a smaller ornamental with a coarser leaf texture and chocolate-purple plums which eventually fade to light brown. It’s ideal for mixed container gardens to add height and texture and for small beds and borders. Its deer resistant, pest and disease-free and moderately salt tolerant. Each 3-inch pot contains one Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass plant.
Price $6.20
The 'Elijah Blue' (Festuca glauca) Fescue Grass Plant has amazing blue, spiky foliage that though it looks like colorful porcupine quills, will not hurt when you touch it. It offers light green flower plumes, with just a hint of purple, which are not very showy but add about 4-6 inches of height during the blooming season. It is perfectly suited for edging borders or mass planting as a ground-cover. Drought-tolerant once established. Each 3-inch pot contains one Elijah Blue Fescue Grass plant.
Price $6.55
The 'Shenandoah' Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum) Plant produces what is considered by many as the ultimate red switchgrass. Its cascading foliage displays its brilliant reddish-purple color on its tips by June, and then comes into its full glory in the fall when the color deepens to a spectacular burgundy, interspersed with other shades of red and orange. Shenandoah appreciates regular deep watering, but is also moderately drought-tolerant, so will survive dry summers. It is also slightly salt tolerant for our coastal friends. Each 3-inch pot contains one Shenandoah Switch Grass plant.
Price $9.45
The 'Cherry Sparkler' (Pennisetum x advena) Fountain Grass Plant is an exciting ornamental that will brighten up any landscape with its green and cream variegated spears with a pinkish blush, which varies in intensity, depending on sunlight conditions and temperature. Its showy, burgundy-purple plumes dance above its pretty foliage on 3-foot stems. Our coastal gardeners are applauding its moderate tolerance to salt. Each 3-inch pot contains one Cherry Sparkler Fountain Grass Plant. Sold Out
Price $6.20
The 'Cyperus Alternifolius' (C. involucratus) Umbrella Sedge is an ornamental grass that produces long-leafed "petals", looking quite similar to an umbrella’s ribs, that grow atop straight, leafless stems. Tiny yellowy-green flowers bloom on top of the clumps from summer through fall. It is a good choice for containers and will grow well indoors with good filtered light and plenty of humidity. Its favorite use is as an accent specimen in garden areas, especially around water. In fact, our coastal growers enjoy its moderate tolerance to salt, planting it where it enjoys a bit of protection from direct salt spray with fantastic results! Each 3-inch pot contains one Cyperus Alternifolius Umbrella Sedge Grass Plant.
Price $9.45
The 'Fireworks' Fountain Grass (Variegated Purple Fountain Grass) Plant is not quite as hardy as many of the ornamental grasses, but possesses a 'Wow' Factor unlike any other and still exhibits the moderate salt tolerance our coastal gardeners appreciate. The variegated blades have longitudinal stripes that go from reddish-green to burgundy with white to hot pink margins. Slender pale red plumes appear in early summer, changing to purple as temperatures cool. Each 3-inch pot contains one Fireworks Fountain Grass plant. Sold Out
Price $6.20
The 'Karl Foerster' (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) Feather Reed Grass Plant is of the most popular grasses. It has a really nice upright growth habit, its feathery reddish-brown plumes appearing in early summer and then maturing to warm, handsome wheat-colored seed heads by fall’s arrival. It is somewhat drought tolerant once established and looks absolutely stunning when planted in groups of three to five plants. It will not reseed. Each 3-inch pot contains one Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Plant.
Price $5.80
The 'Live Wire' Fiber Optic Grass Plant is definitely not your run-of-the-mill kind of ornamental grass plant. It has long, willowy, slender green stems that bear very minute, blossoms at the tips that amazingly look like tiny fiber optic lights. Live Wire forms a very dense, billowing mound, the new leaves emerging upright from the center of the clump and then spilling down the mound as they elongate. Each 3-inch pot contains one Live Wire Fiber Optic Grass plant. Sold Out
Price $6.55
The 'Ravenna' Hardy Pampas Grass Plant produces one of the largest and most striking ornamental grasses. Its arching style with 8-10-foot-tall vertical plumes on hardy stems is easily recognizable, much prized and easy to grow. Grayish-green blades change to shades of tan, purple and beige as the summer season turns to fall. The plumes bloom silvery with a hint of purple at the top, fading to white in the fall.. Each 3-inch pot contains one Ravenna Hardy Pampas Grass plant. Sold Out for the Season
Price $6.20
The 'Rostrahlbusch' Red Switch Grass Plant is considered to be one of the best ornamentals for red foliage. It has an upright habit and slightly narrower, red-tinged leaves throughout the season, putting on more intense red in the fall, and keeps its color through the winter. It is perfect for container plantings and for small garden applications. Its blossoms are pinkish-beige and present from July through February in some climates. Each 3-inch pot contains one Rotstrahlbusch Red Switch Grass plant. Sold Out for the Season
Price $6.20
With its deep burgundy-red leaves, stems and feathery flower plumes, 'Rubrum' Purple Fountain Grass makes a great focal point in beds, borders and large container gardens. The feathery inflorescences are 12- inches long and occur from early summer to frost. This ornamental grass is a perfect contrast next to green or yellow foliage and pink or red flowers and also lends itself well to mass plantings. Each 3-inch pot contains one Rubrum Purple Fountain Grass plant. Sold Out