Ornamental Lawn Grasses

Ornamental lawn grasses are popular decorative plants used in landscaping. As a member of the grass family, ornamental lawn grasses are generally easy to plant and maintain. Ornamental lawn grasses require nutrient-rich soil, regular watering and plenty of direct sunlight for optimal growth.

All Gold

All Gold ornamental grass has a bright golden color with dense bamboo-type leaves growing between 8 to 15 inches in height. All Gold grass is widely adaptable to a variety of soil conditions and can grow in partial sunlight, making this particular ornamental grass a popular choice for adding color to a shady lawn or garden areas.

Elijah Blue Fescue

Elijah Blue fescue ornamental grass has a bluish-gray color and grows in large, dense plumes with a height of 12 inches and a spread of 12 to 14 inches. This grass requires direct sunlight for optimum growth.

Heavy Metal Switch

Heavy Metal Switch ornamental grass grows to heights of 3 to 4 feet with metallic-blue-colored leaves. Growing in large clumps, this ornamental grass has a distinctively upright, tall-looking posture. Although resilient to varying soil conditions, Heavy Metal Switch grass prefers direct sunlight,

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