PERENNIALS: GRASS

One of the best landscaping plants for Iowa

Perennial Grasses provide heights from 8" to 8' and takes all conditions.
The full plumes or seed heads often last through the harsh winters providing interest and movement to the bare landscape.
Once established, perennial grasses require little care.

There are two main seasons for grasses: Cool season and Warm season.
Cool season grasses are related to our common lawn grasses and grow in the late spring and early summer.
All Calamagrostis are cool season grasses.

All other grasses are Warm season grasses and are related to Iowa prairie grasses.
Some do not emerge until June and bloom late summer and into the fall.

Web site last updated
July 3, 2018