Friday, October 7, 2011

Ornamental Grasses

If you are looking for something

  • easy to grow and maintain
  • drought tolerant 
  • high pest and disease resistance
  • 4 season interest
  • large variety of sizes
Look no further than ornamental grasses.  Click here to read about selections good for North Carolina:  Ornamental Grasses .

Below are pictures of the Arboretum's Wildflower Garden where native Pink Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris, is at its peak.  It is especially lush this year, perhaps due to the extra rain we've had.
Muhlenbergia capillaris
Gaillardia aristata

Salvia coccinea
Muhlenbergia capillaris

(Photos by Master Gardener C.T.)
For all you could possibly want to know about muhly grass, click here .