Discover 20 stunning ornamental grasses to plant around your home and garden that thrive in the midwest US climate. This app takes you through selecting the perfect species to planting and how to care for the grass. Watch our video series with Greg Stack, U of I Extension horticulturist, to learn how to care for your ornamental grass and even upload your own ornamental grass success for others to see.
Understanding Ornamental Grasses
-Cool Season Grass
-Warm Season Grass
How to Plant Ornamental Grasses
Care and Maintenance
-Winter Protection and Spring Cleanup
Grasses include: Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Blue Fescue, Blue Lyme Grass, Feather Reed Grass, Plume Grass, Perennial Fountain Grass, Annual Fountain Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Purple Moor Grass, Switchgrass, Japanese Forest Grass, Northern Sea Oats, Prairie Dropseed, Annual Quaking Grass, Rabbit's Tail Grass, Korean Feather Reed, Indian Grass, Autumn Moor Grass, Tufted Hair Grass, & Side Oats Grama