Ornamental grasses in bloom? Yes indeed! It’s easy to forget that the attractive seed heads of the ornamental grasses are the result of flowers! Ornamental grasses add a soft texture and grace to our beds and borders from late summer through winter. Grasses are the anchors of our late summer bloomers, such as, coneflower, black-eyed-susans, and hydrangea. With the crisp air of autumn, their graceful stems and foliage take on vivid golds, purples and reds, providing the perfect accent to fall blooming mums, asters and sedum. Then against winter’s snow, ornamental grasses provide much needed interest with their persistent seed heads hanging on well into winter.
Each grass possesses a unique beauty and habit all it’s own. Feathery plumes of flame grass, airy blooms of switch grass, nodding tufts of the native little blue stem and the ever popular wheat colored spires of feather reed grass. These are just a few of the many beautiful varieties of ornamental grass that could grace your garden.