10 favorite ornamental grasses
So how to get started? Learn the difference between good plants and weeds. Browse through nurseries and look through books, such as Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses (Sunset Publishing Corporation, 2002; $15).
Then choose varieties of grasses that are appropriate for where you live—some are frost tender, others can be invasive in some areas. Most grasses are sold as container-grown plants in 1- and 5-gallon cans.
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Mounding Scotch moss (Sagina subulata ‘Aurea’) planted from flats spreads a soft chartreuse carpet around a cluster of three upright ‘Golden Rocket’ rush (Baumea rubiginosa ‘Variegata’), planted from 1-gallon cans.
Mondo grass surrounds the faux stone pot (it’s really made from a mix of clay and fiberglass).