Grasses For Zone 7

Grasses

They're gorgeous perennials that add color, movement, and texture to your landscape all year long. Ornamental grasses are an excellent choice available in a large number of plant varieties and best of all, are simple to grow and maintain. Average water and drainage are sufficient for most grasses.

These plants bring elegance and a unique appearance to your property. To choose your favorites, it's important to decide on the height you prefer. There are tall ornamental grasses that can reach spectacular heights of six to eight feet with some plumes soaring to 12 feet. There are also short ornamental grasses that hover around nine inches and others up to three feet.

Ornamental grasses feature gorgeous hues to add depth and interest to your landscaping plans. Consider blue grasses or pink ones that resemble cotton candy. Some have exotic purple plumes, white ones, bronze and just about any shade imaginable.

Texture also plays a major role in how ornamental grasses add uniqueness to your property's landscaping. For instance, mounding grasses can deliver softness next to other plants, while upright grasses create a sharp, strong appearance to beds and borders.

Ornamental grasses can also offer a gracefulness to hard surfaces around your landscape. Stone walls, pavers and even the concrete edges of swimming pools, for example, look more welcoming and softer with a mass of grasses planted along them.