You are among the lucky owners of a garden, but you don’t have time to care for it? Ornamental grass is ideal for you! You can plant it among the flower beds to get a unique effect. In addition, it needs minimal care. Here are five of the most beautiful types of ornamental grass that you can plant in the garden.
Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’ or Reedgrass Feather is one of the most popular ornamental grasses. In addition, it provides a fantastic look to a garden even in winter, not just in summer. It adapts perfectly to any environmental conditions, it does not need special care. The only thing to keep in mind is to wet it from time to time in dry periods of the year.
Once in bloom, the grass has the appearance of feathers, hence the name of the plant. At maturity, it can be up to 70 inches.
Fountaingrass or Pennisetum alopecuroides is a beautiful plant that looks like a fountain. Its leaves are light and seem to dance in the wind. For a sensational effect you can plant it near the the red flower beds.
This type of grass loves well-drained soil and sunny areas. At maturity can reach up to 60 inches in height.
Blue Oatgrass or Helictotrichon sempervirens is ideal for a beautiful arranged garden. The grass in shades of blue, looks perfect with pastel or white flowers. It loves sunny places and it is indicated to plant it in well-drained soil. At maturity, the grass reaches up to 47 inches in height.
Maidengrass or Miscanthus sinensis is ideal for large gardens. It adapts easily to both dry and wet environments. Instead it prefers well-drained soils and sunny areas. Mature plant can exceed 78 inches in height.
Purple Fountaingrass or Pennisetum setaceum ‘purpureum’ is another grass ideal for any garden. The purple color of it will quickly emphasize it. It fits perfectly next to the flower beds in bright colors or near other ornamental grass. At maturity it can reach up to 35 inches in height.
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