Grasses growing in a variety of forms. Of high, erect species that form screens or wind protection for small clumping grasses with threadlike leaves, grasses, the landscape to complement their different colors and textures. Some even bloom with dramatic inflorescences that. Often high above the grass on tall stems Some grasses, but grown for their foliage. Species with leaves define more than one centimeter increase borders or beds and privacy in the garden or yard.
Plant sun-loving grasses in sites that receive direct light through the day. Cosmopolitan (Miscanthus sinensis var. Conde Satus "Cosmopolitan") has 1 1/2-inch-wide, white-margined leaves that grows in a clump cross. Cosmopolitan reaches heights of 8 to 10 feet and produces bronze-red flowers in early autumn. Cosmopolitan plant grass in well-drained soil.
Plume grass (Erianthus ravennae) has 1-inch-wide leaves and grows up to 14 meters. An upright, clumping grass, it has curvature, V-shaped handles with a white center line. Plume grass blooms in late summer with fuzzy, gray durable panicles. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.
Lightly shaded sites receive five to six hours of sunlight per day, or a shift mix of sun and shade. Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) has just over 1-inch wide leaves with sharp edges. The grass grows in clumps across 6 to 10 feet tall and produces dramatic, feathery white to pink feathers by last midwinter. Plant pampas grass in the sun or partial shade and moist, rich, well drained soil.
Cabaret Chinese silver grass (Miscanthus sinensis var. Conde Satus "Cabaret") has 1 1/4-inch-wide white leaves with dark green margins. The grass grows up to 9 meters in an upright form. It blooms with dark pink flowers in autumn sun and prefers light shade. Miscanthus cabaret preferably permeable points but tolerates a wide variety of soils.
Partially shaded sites receive two to three hours in the sun, or an equal mixture of sun and shade all day long. Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) has curvature, 1-inch wide leaves that grows in an upright, open hills. The grass grows 2-4 feet tall and blooms from summer to fall with purple and white flowers. Fountain grass prefers sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Feeseys form ribbon grass (Phalaris arundinaceae "Feeseys form") has leaves that grows 1 1/2 inches wide. This grass reaches heights up to 2 1/2 feet and produces white flowers in early summer, that rise to 1 1/2-foot stems. Ribbon grass plant in partial shade and moist to wet soils.
Amendment pages with organic compost before planting grasses that prefer rich, fertile soil.
Silver Comet pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana "Silver Comet") has 1-inch-wide, white and green variegated leaves that can grow up to 4 feet long. This grass grows to 6 feet and blooms with large panicles in mid to late summer. It grows best in full sun and rich, well drained soil.
Giant Chinese Silver Grass (Miscanthus floridulus) has 1 – to 1 1/2-inch wide fronds. This upright, clumping grass grows 10 to 14 feet tall and has large, thick stems. Giant miscanthus produces red-brown panicles in autumn that dry to a pale yellow. Plant in full sun and fertile, moist soil. This grass can be grown as a hedge or screen.