Grass Plants

Ornamental grass plants are architecturally and visually interesting, 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 can be a richly textured focal point in your yard. Ornamental grasses even look great in the ‘off season.’


Take care not to over-fertilize 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 proud. Grasses prefer a neutral to slightly acid pH, meaning they will grow in a wide number of areas. The pH of your soil is easy to determine with an inexpensive soil tester.


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Show product details for All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Plant

All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Plant

Price $7.90

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. Use All Gold Japanese Forest Grass as a ground cover or ornamental accent; dividing the clumps every two to three years in early spring will keep this ornamental grass looking fresh and beautiful. Each 3-inch pot contains one All Gold Japanese Forest Grass Plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

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Amazon Mist Sedge Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Amazon Mist' (Carex comans) Sedge Grass Plant is a compact ornamental grass that produces slender leaves are bluish-green on the top side and silvery white on the underside, each one twisting upon itself at the tips which makes the plant look somewhat "misty", hence the name. Tiny yellow flowers rise on wispy stems in midsummer. Very eye-catching in containers or planted along a retaining wall and allowing the "fountain" to overflow! Each 3-inch pot contains one Amazon Mist grass plant.

Show product details for Aureola Japanese Forest Grass Plant

Aureola Japanese Forest Grass Plant

Price $7.90

The 'Aureola' (Hakonechloa macra) 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. Perennial plant of the year in 2009. Each 3-inch pot contains one Aureola Hakonechloa Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Blue Bayou Pampas Grass Plant

Blue Bayou Pampas Grass Plant

Price $11.90

The 'Blue Bayou' (Cortaderia selloana) Pampas Grass Plant is a dwarf ornamental that 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. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Blue Dune Lyme Grass Plant

Blue Dune Lyme Grass Plant

Price $6.00

The 'Blue Dune' (Elymus arenarius) Lyme Grass Plant is a spreading ornamental the produces bright bluish-green blades which seem to grow haphazardly in an upright habit. It is tolerant of dryer conditions and adapts very well to salty, costal conditions. It is the perfect solution for erosion control on hillsides or in areas you wish to naturalize. Cutting it back periodically encourages new foliage. Each 3-inch pot contains one Blue Dune Lyme Grass Plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December

Show product details for Cherry Sparkler Fountain Grass Plant

Cherry Sparkler Fountain Grass Plant

Price $8.50

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. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Cyperus Alternifolius Umbrella Sedge Grass Plant

Cyperus Alternifolius Umbrella Sedge Grass Plant

Price $5.50

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. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass Plant

Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Dwarf Purple' (Pennisetum Cupreum Compactum) Fountain Grass Plant is a smaller ornamental with a coarser leaf texture and chocolate-purple plums which eventually fade to light brown. It is ideal for mixed container gardens to add height and texture and for small beds and borders. As it is deer resistant, pest and disease-free and moderately salt tolerant, this variety will also look and perform beautifully in mass plantings, even on the coast; the feathery plumes add nice texture, color and contrast. It is commonly called Red Riding Hood or Eaton Canyon. Each 3-inch pot contains one Dwarf Purple Fountain Fountain Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Plant

Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Plant

Price $5.50

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. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December

Show product details for Fireworks Fountain Grass Plant

Fireworks Fountain Grass Plant

Price $8.50

The 'Fireworks' (Pennisetum x advena) Fountain Grass Plant is also known as Variegated Purple Fountain Grass and though not quite as hardy as many of the ornamental grasses, it possesses a 'Wow' Factor unlike any other and still exhibits the moderate salt tolerance our coastal gardeners appreciate. Many gardeners move this one inside for the winter. It will go dormant and doesn’t need much light or water to survive. 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 and sometimes lingering until the first frost. Each 3-inch pot contains one Fireworks Fountain Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Plant

Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Karl Foerster' (Calamagrostis x acutiflora) Feather Reed Grass Plant is of the most popular grasses. It was named the 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year. Karl Foerster 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. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Live Wire Fiber Optic Grass Plant

Live Wire Fiber Optic Grass Plant

Price $5.00

The 'Live Wire' (Isolepis ceruna) 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, grain-of-rice-sized, silvery-white 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. Plant it in a hanging basket or let it spill from a window box or over a rock wall for maximum "wow"! Each 3-inch pot contains one Live Wire Fiber Optic Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass Plant

Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Pony Tails' (Nasella/Stipo tenuissima) Mexican Feather Grass Plant is deserving of its name, especially when the ‘tails’ are waving in a mild breeze, just as a pony’s tail flutters out behind it as it runs. Highly ornamental and ever graceful, the dense clumps of bright green leaves are topped by soft, wispy plumes all summer long. The plumes change from greenish-white to a wheaty-buff color as the season progresses. Each 3-inch pot contains one Pony Tails Mexican Feather Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Ravenna Hardy Pampas Grass Plant

Ravenna Hardy Pampas Grass Plant

Price $5.80

The 'Ravenna' (Erianthus ravennae) 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 and even the dried brown stalks are impressive against a backdrop of snow or evergreens. The plumes are often used fresh or dried for dramatic flower arrangements. Each 3-inch pot contains one Ravenna Hardy Pampas Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Red Rooster Sedge Grass Plant

Red Rooster Sedge Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Red Rooster' (Carex buchananii) Sedge Grass plant produces narrow, coppery blades with a graceful upright habit that distinguish this unusual grass. Incorporated into a container or ornamental bed, it provides textural interest to complement both blooming plants and other foliage. Red Rooster Sedge is tolerant of almost any soil and makes an excellent bog plant. It looks superb even when covered in winter frosts. It is a low maintenance grass and is generally free from most disease. It has bright red seed heads to add interest late in the season. Each 3-inch pot contains one Red Rooster grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Rotstrahlbusch Red Switch Grass Plant

Rotstrahlbusch Red Switch Grass Plant

Price $6.00

The 'Rostrahlbusch' (Panicum virgatum) 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. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Rubrum Purple Fountain Grass Plant

Rubrum Purple Fountain Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Rubrum' (Pennisetum x advena) Purple Fountain Grass Plant makes a great focal point in beds, borders and large container gardens with its deep burgundy-red leaves, stems and feathery flower plumes. 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. Our coastal gardeners rave about its moderate salt tolerance and enduring beauty. It is drought-tolerant once established. Each 3-inch pot contains one Rubrum Purple Fountain Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Shenandoah Red Switch Grass Plant

Shenandoah Red Switch Grass Plant

Price $6.00

The 'Shenandoah' (Panicum virgatum) Red Switch Grass 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 Red Switch Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Strawberries and Cream Ribbon Grass Plant

Strawberries and Cream Ribbon Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Strawberries and Cream' (Phalaris arundinacea) Ribbon Grass Plant produces multi-colored, finely-textured leaves blush bright pink in the spring, turning predominately white in the summer and often turning tan in the fall. This plant is great for naturalizing as it grows very fast-forming thick mats, spreading by underground rhizomes. It is often grown in containers. Each 3-inch pot contains one Strawberries and Cream Ribbon Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.

Show product details for Common Switch Grass Plant

Common Switch Grass Plant

Price $5.50

The 'Common Switchgrass' (Panicum virgatum) Grass Plant is a native clumping prairie grass that is highly adaptable to various growing conditions. It is a more deeply rooted variety with bright green leaves throughout the spring and summer, changing to golden yellow in the fall and lasting throughout the winter. Attractive reddish-purple lacy seed sprays rise above the fronds from about August to November. Birds will be regular visitors come late fall and until the seeds have been stripped. Switchgrass is slightly tolerant of salty environs and will adapt well to poor draining soil. Each 3-inch pot contains one Switchgrass Grass plant. Mark Your Calendar-Available to PreOrder in December.