Evergreen Grasses for Containers

Tough, graceful and easy to care for, these ornamental grasses provide a shot of color to brighten the bleakest winter day.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ice Dance Sedge Shows Off Well in Winter Garden

Carex 'Ice Dance' is a clump-forming sedge with variegated strap-like leaves and brown flowers.

Cascading Acorus Gramineus Prefers Sun

Acorus gramineus 'Ogen' makes a cascading clump of yellow, green, and cream variegated leaves. Grow in a sunny spot.

Carex Flagellifera Produces Waterfall of Foliage

A cascade of bronze leaves flows from the carex flagellifera. It is happy to grow in sun or partial shade.

Black Grasslike Nigrescens Adds Drama to Garden

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' is not a true grass, but its dramatic black, grasslike leaves are invaluable.

Variety of Grasses Makes Exciting Garden Display

Combine grass and container colors and shapes to make an exciting garden display.

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Sow Ornamental Grasses From Seed

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Decorate your lawn or garden with ornamental grasses to achieve a free-flowing, modern feel in your outdoor spaces.

Ornamental Grasses for Every Situation

Choose the ornamental grass based on the season, the height and the type of soil.