The Q&A Archives: Ornamental Grass

Question: I live in western Mass. and I have seen several tall grasses around some of our local businesses. They look great and I would love to have some in my yard. Are they perennials or annuals? Seeds or bulbs? Can I grow them in this area?

Answer: Seeds of ornamental grasses are hard to find so it might be best to start with small plants. Most grasses are perennial and clumping, so you can divide them in 2-3 years and have lots of new plants. There are a number of sources for ornamental grasses and each variety will have specific zones of hardiness. For a complete listing, contact one or all of the following sources:
Ambergate Gardens, 8730 County Road 43, Chaska, MN 55318
Kurt Bluemel, Inc., 2740 Greene Lane, Baldwin, MD 21013
Limerock Ornamental Grasses, 70 Sawmill Rd., Port Matilda, PA 16870

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