Six Types of Meadow Grasses

Learn what type of meadow grass is best suited for your outdoor spaces and how to maintain it with this gardening guide.

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Cat's Tail <i>(Phleum bertolonii)</i>

The perennial smaller cat's tail tolerates a wide range of soil types from sand to clay but particularly thrives in cool, moist conditions. It bears attractive, cylindrical flowerheads and is very similar to Phleum pratense, only slightly smaller. This fully hardy plant prefers full to partial sun and well-drained to moist soil. H: 12 inches (30 cm); S: 12 inches (30 cm)

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