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Ornamental Grasses

Beauty and interest go hand in hand with Gurney's wide selection of ornamental grasses. Bright and colorful grasses come in a variety of shapes and hues that look great in any garden or backyard landscape. They're perfect for filling in bare areas, creating a manmade prairie or meadow, or adding color and texture alongside your house, garage or fence. Blue festuca adds a dramatic pop of color, while graceful pampas grass sways gently in the breeze for a calming effect. Wonderful in containers, these perennial grasses are perfect for patios and decks, too.

Ornamental Grasses For Sale from Gurney's

Gurney's offers a diverse selection of ornamental grasses for sale, perfect for adding texture, movement, and visual interest to any garden or landscape. These ornamental grasses are meticulously cultivated to ensure quality and resilience, making them adaptable to various soil types and environmental conditions. Whether you're looking to create a serene ornamental border, add a dynamic focal point, or enhance your landscape's natural beauty, Gurney's has a wide range of ornamental grasses to suit your gardening needs. With their striking forms, graceful plumes, and low-maintenance nature, these ornamental grasses are an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

Featured Ornamental Grasses

Standing Ovation Little Bluestem

  • Blue-green color goes with everything
  • Small- to medium-size ornamental grass, good for borders
  • Drought-resistant
  • Upright habit grabs attention, yet stays in place
  • Glorious fall color change!

A standout among ornamental grasses, handsome and versatile little bluestem has a naturally upright profile and stays about waist-high. So you can add it to flowerbeds, where its beautiful soft-blue hues will flatter all sorts of flower colors. Clump-forming, stays where you put it. Or count on its extra-substantial blades to form an attractive, low-maintenance screen in larger areas. Widely adaptable, grows well in most soils. And in fall, when everything else is fading, it turns brilliant orange, pink-red, and yellow—wow!

Performs best in full sun. Reaches 3-4 feet tall, half as wide. Zones 3-8. PP25202

Pink Muhly Grass Plant

  • Very showy ornamental grass
  • Adds stunning late-season color
  • Ideal for dried floral arrangements
  • Grows 3 ft. tall
  • Deer tend to avoid

Its flower heads create a billowing-cloud effect beginning in mid to late August. This spectacular, yet softly subtle, grass announces that fall is coming to all areas of the South! Disease and pest resistant (including deer!) Mature height is 3' tall. A real eye-catcher! Zones 6-10.

White Pampas Grass Plant

  • Grows 5-7 ft. tall
  • Long, silky, white plumes
  • Can be grown in containers
  • Ideal for cut-floral arrangements
  • Deer tend to avoid

Long, silky blooms of white are sure to draw admiring glances no matter where you plant them. One of the taller ornamental grasses, White Pampas Grass makes a statement in the garden. In mid to late summer, big, puffy, white plumes emerge adding wonderful movement as they sway in the breeze. The flower plumes also impressive in dried and fresh cut-floral arrangements. Growing 5-7 ft. tall, White Pampas Grass can be massed to create a privacy screen. In northern climates, White Pampas Grass can be grown in containers and brought indoors when the weather cools. Deer tend to avoid. For best performance, plant in full sun. Zones 7-10.

Tips on Caring for Ornamental Grasses

  1. Proper Watering: Ornamental grasses generally prefer well-drained soil. Water them deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases.
  2. Pruning and Maintenance: Most ornamental grasses benefit from a yearly pruning in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. Cut back the dead foliage to a few inches above the ground to rejuvenate the plant and encourage new growth.
  3. Fertilization: While ornamental grasses are relatively low-maintenance, they can benefit from an annual application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring. This will provide them with the nutrients they need to thrive and produce lush, healthy foliage.
  4. Division: Over time, ornamental grasses can become crowded, leading to reduced vigor and flowering. Divide large clumps every few years in early spring or fall to maintain plant health and promote better growth and flowering.
  5. Winter Care: While many ornamental grasses are cold-hardy, some may benefit from a layer of mulch applied in late fall to protect the roots from freezing temperatures. However, avoid excessive mulching, as it can trap too much moisture and lead to rot.
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