Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses are one of the most versatile plants for any landscape. Sophisticated and dramatic or informal and understated, they bring great richness of texture, variety, and beauty to enhance and define other plantings.

Easy-to-grow grasses add interest to a landscape in every season. Grass plants constantly change throughout the year. Each season offers new eye-catching features: from spring's new green growth, to summer seed heads and rich autumn foliage tones, to the architecture of its winter forms. Ornamental grasses are an essential part of all landscape styles.

Green Gate Farms grows a FINISHED product, not plugs or starter plants so your grasses will be in trade gallon pots.

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Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Common Name: Grass, Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' commonly called blue grama or mosquito grass, is a tufted, warm season grass noted for its distinctive arrangement of mosquito larvae-like seed spikes which hang from only one side of its flowerin...


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

Common Name: Grass, Feather Reed
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' or Feather Reed Grass has a strict upright habit with golden wheat-like plumes that appear in spring until fall. At first, they are feathery and pinkish in color, then as the weather gets warmer, they become...

Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis

Common Name: Sedge, Palm

Carex muskingumensis is a dense, clump-forming sedge which is grown for its foliage effect. Produces rigid, erect stems resembling miniature palm fronds. A Missouri native which is found most often in wooded swamps and on wooded flood plains ...


Carex oshimensi 'Evergold'

Carex oshimensi 'Evergold'

Common Name: Sedge

Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ is an ornamental sedge that becomes an arching, low tufted mound in the landscape. Each graceful thin blade is dark green with a wide, bright butter-yellow central stripe. This cheerful perennial requires ve...


Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'

Common Name: Grass, Dwarf Pampas

One of the most cold-hardy varieties of Pampas Grass, Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila' is also shorter and more compact than other varieties. Produces showy plumes of silvery-cream that can be used in dried flower arrangements. Wait until late winter,...


Festuca glauca cinerea 'Elijah Blue'

Festuca glauca cinerea 'Elijah Blue'

Common Name: Grass, Blue Fescue
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is a Blue Fescue grass that is deep sea blue in color. 'Elijah Blue' is a low-growing, semi-evergreen ornamental grass noted for its finely-textured, silver-blue foliage. Foliage forms a dome-shaped, porcupine-like tuft o...

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

Common Name: Grass, Maiden
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus', or Maiden Grass, has narrow leaves with white variegation and a vase-like form reaching 6 feet tall. In the fall, the grass turns a nice yellowish-bronze to straw-colored and stands throughout winter to provide arch...

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens'

Common Name: Grass, Flame

Miscanthus sinensis 'Purpurascens', also known as Flame Grass, is a clump grass with medium textured green foliage that begins to change color in September and by late fall is a brilliant orange-red. Flame grass really stands out in the fall garde...


Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

Miscanthus sinensis 'Silberfeder'

Common Name: Grass, Silver Feather

Give this grass plenty of room! The tall, variegated Silver Feather grass originates from eastern Asia and has a graceful arching habit. Its long slender blades are dark green with razor thin white midribs and turn a beautiful whea...


Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

Common Name: Grass, Switch

'Northwind' is a tall ornamental switch grass cultivar which features one of the best vertical forms of any of the many panicum cultivars currently available in commerce. Olive-green to bluish-green foliage forms a compact, narrow, erect, 4-5' tal...


Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah'

Common Name: Grass, Switch
Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah' is a very bright red Panicum, also known as Switch Grass. Foliage emerges bluish-green but rapidly turns burgundy-red by early summer to form a compact, narrow, erect, 3ft tall clump of foliage which is topped by reddish...

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

Common Name: Grass, Dwarf Fountain

Dwarf Fountain Grass offers arching, deep green foliage in a compact growth habit. One of the most versatile of all ornamental grasses, it is also one of the most popular Pennisetum cultivars. The 'Hameln' variety has leaves that are deep green in...


Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Common Name: Grass, Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium, or Little Bluestem, is one of the dominant grasses which grow in the rich and fertile soils of the tallgrass prairie. Forms upright clumps of slender green leaves with a tinge of blue at the base which deepens almost into pur...

Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name: Grass, Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis, or Prairie Dropseed, is a Missouri native and prefers well-drained, rocky sites. Fine-textured, medium green leaves typically form an arching mound. Foliage turns golden with orange hues in fall, fading to light bronze in wint...
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