Gallery of Ornamental and Fountain Grasses

Feather Reed Grass – Karl Foerster

Fountaingrass Pennisetum alopecuroides

Grows to 5′ Tall

Zones 5 – 9

Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium

A lovely, tough-as-nails prairie native, little bluestem offers gray-green leaf blades that turn bold shades of purple, red, and orange in autumn.

Grows to 3′ Tall

Zones 5 – 9

Switchgrass Panicum virgatum

One of our favorite grasses, switchgrass offers airy plumes in late summer and fall. It looks great during the season, too: Many varieties (such as ‘Dallas Blues’) offer blue-gray foliage during the season and turn brilliant shades of gold or red in autumn.

Grows to 5′ Tall

Zones 4 – 9

Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

Part Shade to 1′ tall

Zones 5 – 9

Purple Moorgrass Molinia caerulea

Part Shade or Full Sun Grows to 5′

Hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa grows to 6′

Full Sun to Part Shade

Zones 5 – 9

Hairgrass is an evergreen (depending on climate) grass with airy plumes in shades of golden, silver, purple, and green. The plant has an attractive mounding habit, as well.

Purple Fountain Grass to 3′ tall Full sun

Annual or Zones 9 – 10

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