Ornamental Grasses - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, IL
Question by gerger
April 30, 2001
Is there any ornamental grasses that will do well in shady areas?

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2001


Most ornamental grasses prefer a sunny area, just as lawn grasses do. In shade, they may grow but will be wispy and thin and may not bloom. For the grassy texture, you might try Hakonechloa (hardy to zone 6) and for partial shade and a moist soil you might try Carex (to zone 3).

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