Ornamental Grasses

PSS 123 Garden Flowers

Dr. Leonard Perry
Dept. Plant and Soil Science, 208 Hills
University of Vermont





Names are linked to plant descriptions,  indicate photos (about 50K),  indicate latin name pronunciations.

Plants are picked as best/most popular or seen in Northeast U.S. Selection will vary with region of the country. These plants will be included in the lecture exams and should be used for landscape plans. Names will not have to be memorized unless also covered in labs. Specific species or cultivars shown in photos are in ( ).



Ornamental Grasses  
Sedge Carex
Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia (Goldschlier)
Fescue Festuca
Blue Oat Grass Helictotrichon
Japanese Blood Grass Imperata
Silver Grass Miscanthus 
Moor Grass  Molinia
Switch Grass Panicum (virginianum)
Fountain Grass Pennisetum (orientale)
Ribbon Grass Phalaris (arundinacea 'Picta') 


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