Growing Wisdom

Ornamental Grasses For Containers And The Landscape

I love ornamental grasses, but there are a lot of them to choose from. Some grasses are not hardy, meaning they will not survive the winter. These grasses are best suited as part of an annual display or even in containers.

You can use perennial grasses in containers as well. I have placed several varieties of Pennisetum alopecuroides in containers and they have done well for many years. Eventually, perennial grasses need to be divided or replaced. I tend to like grasses that grown more upright rather than flop so I can place flowers in front of them. Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass is probably my favorite grass to use for this reason.

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In this video,I am showing you several varieties of grasses that can be used in containers or planted directly into the garden. Whatever your choice, they make great additions to any design.


Grasses tend to like even watering and want to grow in full sunshine. Please follow me on Twitter @growingwisdom. I’d love to hear from you.

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