Grasses

Carex Grass:

  • Height: 6 to 10 inches; fast growth, evergreen
  • Spread: 1 to 2 feet
  • Foliage: dense tufts of arching blades, used as border edging
  • Light requirement: partial sun to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Little Maiden Grass:

  • Height: 1 to 2 feet; fast growth
  • Spread: 1 to 2 feet
  • Foliage:  variegated blades, creamy pinkish blooms in late summer
  • Light requirement: partial to full sun
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Little Kitten Grass:

  • Height: 24 to 30 inches; moderate growth
  • Spread: 18 inches
  • Foliage:  green, silverfish blooms in late summer, used as border edging
  • Light requirement: partial sun to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Little Zebra Grass:

  • Height: 24 to 30 inches; moderate growth
  • Spread: 24 inches
  • Foliage:  green horizontal variegation, wine color blooms in late summer, used as border edging
  • Light requirement: partial shade to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Hamein Grass:

  • Height: 24 to 30 inches; moderate growth
  • Spread: 24 inches
  • Foliage:  green, buff color blooms in late summer, used as border edging
  • Light requirement: partial shade to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Karl Foerster Grass:

  • Height: 3  feet; moderate growth
  • Spread: 36 inches
  • Foliage:  green, bronze color blooms in late summer, used as border edging
  • Light requirement: partial shade to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Japanese Silver Grass:

  • Height: 3 to 5 feet; moderate growth
  • Spread: 12 inches
  • Foliage:  dark green creamy variegation, silvery color blooms in late summer
  • Light requirement: partial shade to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate

Liriope Grass:

  • Height: 6 to 10 inches; moderate growth
  • Spread: 12 inches
  • Foliage:  green with variegation, purple color blooms in late summer
  • Light requirement: partial shade to shade
  • Soil tolerances: moist; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: moderate