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Grasses for winter interest

marti_n_midwest_moderator | Posted in Midwest Gardening on

Graybeard Grass (Spodiopogon sibiricus) is a midsize ornamental grass that thrives in partial shade.  With the cooler temperatures of fall and a hard freeze we can finally enjoy its seasonal change of color. It’s important to leave the foliage of grasses up for the winter, their seed heads are a food source for wildlife and their  feathery texture provides interest in the winter landscape.  

Do you have any favorite ornamental grasses in your garden?


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    LSweeney_moderator | | #1

    Bouteloua gracilis!

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    marti_n_midwest_moderator | | #2

    YES! A wonderful grass that is under used in our area. I am so happy to find another fan.

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