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Ornamental Grass Photos

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Giant reed grass is extremely vigorous and can become invasive. However, it makes a striking specimen plant and a good screen. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Bamboo forms a good hedge or screen and keeps its leaves long into the winter season. Promote clump-forming types, as these are less invasive. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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Blue fescue ‘Elijah Blue’ is a cool season grass that blends well with yellow annuals in the retail setting. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Purple fountain grass makes an excellent container specimen and should be treated as an annual in most parts of the country. (Photo courtesy of: Brain E. Whipker)
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Purple fountain grass makes an excellent container specimen and should be treated as an annual in most parts of the country. (Photo courtesy of: Brain E. Whipker)
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The tawny blossoms of miscanthus last well into fall. Educate consumers about the fall interest of ornamental grasses. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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Fountain grass is popular because of its graceful habit and fine inflorescence. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Fountain grass is popular because of its graceful habit and fine inflorescence. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Ravenna grass blooms in regions with long growing seasons. The flowers are great for cutting. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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In order to display ornamental grasses properly, allow space between plants for ease of shopping and highlighting textural differences. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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In order to display ornamental grasses properly, allow space between plants for ease of shopping and highlighting textural differences. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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Summer landscapes are enhanced by ornamental grasses in combination with annuals. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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Be ready for summer sales with a large inventory of ornamental grasses. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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Purple-leaved millet is a fast grower and makes a bold statement in the landscape. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Miscanthus are durable plants that bloom in late summer. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Muhlenbergia in June. Pinkish-red flowers borne in August will be the key selling point of this plant. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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Signage of ornamental grasses is crucial in designating this large sales area at Fairview Nursery in Raleigh, NC. (Photo courtesy of: James L. Gibson)
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Blue switch grass reminds customers of sweeping prairie landscapes. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)
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‘Strawberries and Cream’ reed canary grass is a good choice for Northern gardens. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)

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Purple fountain grass is a favorite among consumers. (Photo courtesy of: Brain E. Whipker)
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Purple fountain grass is a favorite among consumers. (Photo courtesy of: Brain E. Whipker)
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Blue switch grass offers excellent red fall color. (Photo courtesy of: Lane Greer)

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