grasses - Knowledgebase Question

Omaha, Ne
Question by kamikloth
April 5, 2010
Are there any tall decorative grasses that grow in the shade?

Answer from NGA
April 5, 2010


Only a few ornamental grasses are shade tolerant. They include Northern Sea Oats, Feather Reed Grass, Hakone, Ribbon grass and Japanese Sedge. Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora ?Karl Foerster?) grows 4? plus; Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) tops out at about 4?; the rest are about 18" tall at maturity.

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