Topic: Ornamental Sedges

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Cortaderia selloana

Common Name: Pampas Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 6 ft. - 10 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Spartina pectinata

Common Name: Cord Grass Prairie, Prairie Cord Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 4 ft. - 7 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Festuca glauca

Common Name: Blue Fescue, Common Blue Fescue

Family: Poaceae

Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)

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Fargesia scabrida

Common Name: Scabrida Bamboo

Family: Poaceae

Height: 8 ft. - 15 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Bouteloua gracilis

Common Name: Blue Gramma, Mosquito Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Festuca rubra

Common Name: Creeping Red Fescue, Red Fescue

Family: Poaceae

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

Soil: Acid (<6.0)

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Miscanthus sinensis

Common Name: Chinese Silvergrass, Chinese Silver Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 4 ft. - 12 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Common Name: Lindheimer'S Muhly

Family: Poaceae

Height: 2 ft. - 5 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

Soil: Neutral (6.0-8.0)

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Bouteloua dactyloides

Common Name: Buffalo Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

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Phalaris arundinacea

Common Name: Gardener'S Garters, Reed Canary Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 2 ft. - 5 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Imperata cylindrica

Common Name: Cogongrass, Cogon Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 2 ft. - 4 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Common Name: Yellow Groove, Yellow Groove Bamboo

Family: Poaceae

Height: 12 ft. - 18 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Arundo donax

Common Name: Giant Reed, Giant Reed Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 14 ft. - 20 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Pleioblastus viridistriatus

Common Name: Compact Golden Striped Bamboo, Kanuro Zasa

Family: Poaceae

Height: 3 ft. - 6 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Hakonechloa macra

Common Name: Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 1 ft. - 3 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)

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Phyllostachys aurea

Common Name: Bamboo, Fish Pole Bamboo

Family: Poaceae

Height: 15 ft. - 20 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Andropogon gerardii

Common Name: Big Bluestem, Bluestem

Family: Poaceae

Height: 4 ft. - 8 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Miscanthus floridulus

Common Name: Giant Miscanthus, Pacific Island Silvergrass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 8 ft. - 12 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Sasa veitchii

Common Name: Kuma Bamboo Grass, Nagasa Bamboo

Family: Poaceae

Height: 2 ft. - 8 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

Soil: Acid (<6.0)

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Nassella tenuissima

Common Name: Mexican Feather Grass

Family: Poaceae

Height: 1 ft. - 2 ft.

Type: Ornamental Sedges

Sun: Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)

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Frequently asked questions about Ornamental Sedges

What are some examples of Ornamental Sedges?

Commonly found Ornamental Sedges include Pampas Grass, Cord Grass Prairie, Blue Fescue, Scabrida Bamboo.

What conditions do Ornamental Sedges grow best in?

There are many different types of Ornamental Sedges. Creeping Red Fescue grows best in full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day) and acid (<6.0) soil. Lindheimer'S Muhly grows best in full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day) and neutral (6.0-8.0) soil. Buffalo Grass often grow best with plenty of sun exposure and can typically survive long periods of drought and low moisture soil.