Top 3 Perennial Grasses for Your Winter Garden

By November 21st, 2017

Feather Reed Grass - Perennial Grasses

Your garden’s beauty doesn’t have to hibernate for the winter just because the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall. There are plenty of ways to add visual interest and dimension to your landscape in the winter. In addition to evergreen trees, one of the easiest and most striking ways to create a stunning winter garden is with tall, swaying grasses.

Perennial grasses are easy to maintain, inexpensive, and look fantastic in your garden at any time of year but can be especially pretty in the winter when they are lightly frosted and waving in the wind. If you’re considering adding texture and depth to your winter landscaping with grasses, these are the three best choices for your garden:

Blue Fescue
This cool weather grass species is known for its beautiful blue hue that adds a welcome pop of colour to a winter outdoor scene. Blue Fescue is a low-growing grass, ranging from 15 – 25 centimetres in height, making it an ideal ground covering between taller grasses.

Feather Reed Grass
A truly tall grass, feather reed grass that’s characterized by long stalks with pink feather-like plumes. The feather tops last well into the cold months, adding a soft and whimsical appearance to your winter landscape and looking dramatic against a snow-covered backdrop. When it comes to decorative grasses for landscaping, feather reed grass is one of the most popular choices.

Blue Oat Grass
This hardy grass type is another mid-height plant that with a visually bold appearance due to its blue foliage. Blue Oat Grass looks great as an accent grass or grown in clusters.

These, and many other perennial grasses, are an excellent way to add texture and beauty to your yard even in the coldest months. A garden expert from TERRA Greenhouses can work with you to select a variety of grasses to complement your outdoor space.


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