Ornamental Grass- Best Ornamental Grasses for Landscapes


Ornamental grasses can dominant a landscape or they can complement other ornamental grass. This is a alphabetical listing of the best  ornamental grasses along with their botanical name. In a short time I will also have a description with facts and info on all types of ornamental grasses.

"Ornamental Grass"

Mix of ornamental grasses

Ornamental Grass Name - Botanical Name

Autumn moor grass- sesleria autumnalis

Bamboo mushly- Muhlenbergia dumosa

Big bluestem- Andropogon gerardii

Blue fescue- Festuca glauca

Blue oat grass- Helictrotrichon sempervirens

Blue sheep fescue- Festuca amethystina

Bowles’ Golden sedge- Carex elata

Broad-leaf edge- Carex plantaginea

Buffalo grass- Buchloe dactyloides

Bullbous oat grass- Arrhenathenerum elatius ssp. Bulbossum ‘Variegatum’

California fescue- Festuca californica

Carnation sedge- Carex flacca

Common rush- Juncus effusus

Cow quakes- Briza media

Creeping broad leaf edge- Carex siderosticha ‘Variegatum’

"Ornamental Grasses"

Ornamental grasses

Creeping red fescue- Festuca rubra

Deer grass- Muhlenbergia rigens

Drooping sedge- Carex pendula

Dwarf mondo grass- Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Kyoto’

Eastern gamagrass- Tripsacum dactyloides

Egyptian paper reed- Cyperus papyrus

European tussock sedge- Carex elata

False-oat- Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbostum ‘Variegatum’

Feather reed grass- Calamagrostis xacutiflora

Flame grass- Miscanthus ‘Purpurascens’

Fountain bamboo- Fargesis nitida

Fountain grass- Pennisetum alopecuroides

Giant feather grass- Stipa gigantea

Giant miscanthus- Miscanthus ‘Giganteus’

Glaucus sedge- Carex flacca

Golden Japanese sweet flag- Acorus gramineus

Gulf muhly- Muhlenbergia capillaris

Hairgrass- Deschampsia caepitosa

Hairy wood rush- Luzula acuminata

Hakone grass- Hakonechloa macra

Hime kan suge- Carex conica

Indian grass- sorghastrum nutans

Japanese blood grass- Imperata cylindrica

Kan suge- Carex morrowii

Kentucky bluegrass- Poa pratensis

Korean feather reed grass- Calamagrostis brachytricha

Leafy reed grass- calamagrostis foliosa

Leatherleaf sedge- Carex buchananii

Lemongrass- Cymbopogon citratus

Lindeheimer muhly- Muchlenbergia lindheimeri

Little bluestem- Schizachyrium scoparium

Maiden grass- Miscanthus sinensis

Mendocino reed grass- Nassella tenuissima

Mondo grass- Ophiopogon japinicus

Mosquito grass- Bouteloua gracilis

Northern sea oats- Chasmanithium latifolium

Oriental fountain grass- Pennisetum orientale

Palm sedge- Carex muskingumensis

Pampas grass- Cortaderia selloana

Papyrus- Cyperus papyrus

Pearl grass- Briza media

Pendulous sedge- Carex pendula

Pennsylvannia sedge- Carex pensylvanica

Plantain-leaf sedge- Carex plantaginea

Prairie dropseed- sporobolus heterolepis

Purple fountain grass- Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’

Purple love grass- Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple top- Tridens flavus

Quaking grass- Briza media

Rattler grass- Briza media

Ravenna grass- Saccharum ravennae

Ribbon grass- Phalaris arundinacea var. picta

Sea oats- Uniola paniculata

Silver spike grass- Spodiopagon sibiricus

Switch grass- Panicum virgatum

Tagane so- Carex siderosticha ‘Variegata’

Tall purple moor grass- Molinia caerulea ssp. Arundimacea

Trembling grass- Briza media

Tuber oat grass- Arrhenatherum elatius

Tufted hairgrass- Deschampsia caespitosa

Tufted sedge- Carex elata

Tumble grass- Eragrostis spectabilis

Turkeyfoot- Andropogon gerardii

Tussock grass- Deschanpsia caespitosa

Variegated silver edge- Carex morrowii

Vetiver- Vetiveria zizanoides

Weeping love grass- Eragrostis curvula

Weeping sedge- Carex pendula

Wild-oats- Chasmanthium latifolium

Wild rice- Zizania aquatica

Wood-0ats- Chamanthium latifolium

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