Vibrant Ornamental Grasses

Vibrant Ornamental Grasses

Landscaping is a way to transform your outdoor area into a blend of grasses, bushes, trees, plants, and flowers. You can use various perennial and annual plants to create a unique area that matches your taste. Ornamental grass is a more popular and hardy option to add to any outdoor area. These types of grass are designed to be more prominent and almost reminiscent of a bush as they grow tall and wide, thus drawing attention from all angles. Various types and species are available, though some are more common due to their growing ability and distinct look.


Ornamental Grasses BulRush

Bulrush is an ornamental grass that brings a unique and eye-catching appearance. They can grow to be up to ten feet, and the look of a bulrush can bring a sense of tranquility to any area. Various types are available, and bulrush grows best in very moist or wet soil or even in shallow water, making them ideal for landscaping in and around ponds. The fact that this particular grass grows so high is one of the reasons many prefer to use it as a perimeter plant for ponds and lakes.

Pennsylvanica sedge is yet another one of the more ornate and beautiful ornamental grasses that are hardy and readily available for bringing a new look and feel to your yard, garden, or outdoor area. Pennsylvanica sedge works quite well in dry soil and has an inherent ability to spread. This creeping ability makes Pennsylvanica sedge appear bushy and lush as the fine and soft grass appears to be as light as air. The almost random nature of how the grass grows makes it suitable for larger areas where it is used as a filler and thus will not infringe upon other plants.


Ornamental Grasses Pink Muhly Grass

Pink muhly grass, yet another option for adding ornamental grasses to their landscaping mix, has a distinctly different look and feel than other grasses. Pink muhly grass grows best when planted in frost-free areas and allows plenty of room to grow. Reaching upwards of six feet high and almost five feet in width, the most prominent feature of this grass is the plume of Soft Touch Holly that grows from the top tufts of the grass, creating a spun candy look and feel. This is one of the more astonishing grasses available and can bring a subtle pink color to any yard or garden.

The choice of grass is based on personal preference, geographic location, and soil quality. You can create a one-of-a-kind outdoor oasis simply by choosing unique elements for your yard and garden, such as grasses that are far more than what typical lawn grass is since these grasses get their name because they can be considered ornaments for your yard.

 Some Ornamental Grasses Stay Vibrant All Year Around


There are few things that make a landscape 'pop' out to a person than beautiful ornamental grasses. Plants like the Purple Love Grass, the Pennsylvania Sedge, and the Appalachian Sedge Grass make optimal additions to any person wishing to add both texture and motion to their landscapes. Plus, these grasses tend to fair very well in most seasons, including winter, which keeps a landscape pleasing to the eye throughout the year.

Appalachian Sedge Grass

This particular type of ornamental grass is perfect for nearly any type of landscaping project. The Appalachian Sedge is an amazing addition to the land surrounding a pond or even just on the lawn, and it keeps its beautiful foliage through every season. This plant can also do fairly well in drought conditions, though it is best to plant this grass in an area that drains well in order to see the best growth. Yet, this sedge is so adaptable that it will flourish in nearly any type of soil, with minimal management on the landscaper's part. The recommended locations for the Appalachian Sedge, though it is adaptable to most environments, is in full sunlight or partial shade with moist, well-draining soil. Better yet, slopes and hills that suffer from soil erosion benefit greatly from this mounding ornamental grass, and those types of locations are usually well-drained and in the sunlight.

Pennsylvanica Sedge Grass

The Pennsylvania Sedge, otherwise known as Carex Pennsylvania, will add another unique and wonderful texture to any landscape. Growing to a height of two feet, this sedge brings many opportunities to balance out their low, mounding counterparts like the Appalachian Sedge. Also known to last throughout the year, this ornamental grass will ensure the landscape endures the harsh seasons of fall and winter, but it truly flourishes during spring and summer. The best place to plant this beautiful ornamental grass is in the full sunlight with moist to dry soil.

This 'purple love' plant is also known as Eragrostis Spectabilis and is an ornamental grass that grows in dense tufts that range from around eight inches in height to eighteen inches. The marvelous aspect of 'Purple Love' Grass is its ability to take on a reddish-purple hue during late summer. However, this plant is also hardy enough to outlast even the worst seasons and will continue to bring its unique texture to the landscape throughout the year. The recommended locations for this plant are in full sunlight with moist but well-drained or sandy soils.


Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge - 10 Pack

Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica) is a versatile, low-maintenance native grass-like plant commonly used in landscaping for ground cover and erosion control. It is clumped, low-growing grass-like, and pale green foliage leaves with brown seed capsules. It is a drought-tolerant plant that forms good lawns. It makes a loveable ground cover that requires little or no mowing. Pennsylvania Sedge's Requirements  The growth and development of sedge plants are based on many factors, such as hardy planting zones, blooming season and color, heights at maturity, and soil types preferred. The sedge plant requires a half-sun, a half-shade, or even a full shade on its hardiness to survive in mild climatic conditions. This species tolerates drier conditions where it can endure low water supply. It performs best during cold summer nights, providing relief from the heat. This plant requires shade during hot summer and does well on moist soils. Pennsylvania Sedge's Blooming Season Pennsylvania Sedge blooms in May, June, and July, respectively, during the year for its carex to mature into fruiting. The leaf arrangement is alternated with a simple, linear, parallel venation. During the flowering season, it blooms in flower color of brown seeded capsules on expanded buds. Uses in Landscaping Shade Gardens: Ideal for shaded areas where traditional grasses may not thrive. Ground Cover: Perfect for under trees, along woodland edges, and in naturalized settings. Lawns: Can be used as an alternative to traditional turf grass in low-traffic areas. Pennsylvania Sedge Characteristics The maturity height of Pennsylvania Sedge is 6-12 inches tall and 6-12 inches wide. Thus, it takes a slow growth rate, ensuring that each section has roots and leaves by which they propagate by division into mature plants. Soil Type Preferably, light-textured soils that offer good water drainages and retention, such as sandy soil that always maintains a moist environment, are recommended. These features ensure that plants stay dry and grow on clean grounds. This leads to its constant ever-green foliage during all the seasons. This offers a soft, graceful environment covering creeping foliage that is attractive and fine-textured in the garden lawns and compounds.  It should not be left in deep shade for more than 2 hours. It requires about 6 hours or more daily in full sun/natural sunlight. Get Your Pennsylvania Sedge at Garden Plants Nursery.

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