For those looking to add a verdant touch to their outdoors, grasses are the definite lush option for you. However, not all grasses are created alike thus, we’ve compiled a list of the best ornamental grasses you can plant for maximum impact.
As its name suggests, fountaingrass offers a lovely bouquet of plumes when it blooms. Soft and feathery, the plumes sway to the wind and create a melancholic look to your outdoors. This plant loves full sun and well-drained soil.
Muhlenbergia or also known as muhly, offers soft cotton candy-like tufts of pink. So if you want your yard to look like cotton candy heaven, grab a clump of muhly and let them propagate in your yard. Not only will you have a sea of pink muhly, you’ll also save a lot on your water bill since this ornamental grass is not as thirsty as other plants.
From pink, we move on to silvery plumes courtesy of maidengrass. A big, bold and beautiful ornamental grass, it’ll strike up your fancy and create illusion as the silver plumes glitter and sparkle when sunlight hits it. So if you want a sparkling sea of silver, go for maidengrass in your garden.
At home in Texas, red yucca stands proud and tall with its thin towers of red coral spike flowers. Its blooms start to show up in spring and lasts until summertime. And while it loves to receive full sun, it can manage a little shade. It can also push through any drought situations and can even survive on rainfall alone.
Though named after a zebra, it does not sport a black-and-white pattern. The leaves however proclaim a bold burst of yellow bands which arrests the eyes. Thriving in full sun, zebragrass will easily grow in Texas.