Midwest Ornamental Grasses



    Discover 20 stunning ornamental grasses to plant around your home and garden that thrive in the midwest US climate. This app takes you through selecting the perfect species to planting and how to care for the grass. Watch our video series with Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist, to learn how to care for your ornamental grass and even upload your own ornamental grass success for others to see.

    Understanding Ornamental Grasses
    -Cool Season Grassse
    -Warm Season Grasses
    -Growth Habits

    How to Plant Ornamental Grasses

    Care and Maintenance
    -Weed Control
    -Winter Protection and Spring Cleanup

    Grasses include: Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Blue Fescue, Blue Lyme Grass, Feather Reed Grass, Plume Grass, Perennial Fountain Grass, Annual Fountain Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Purple Moor Grass, Switchgrass, Japanese Forest Grass, Northern Sea Oats, Prairie Dropseed, Annual Quaking Grass, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Korean Feather Reed, Indian Grass, Autumn Moor Grass, Tufted Hair Grass, & Side Oats Grama

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