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What's the name of this grass?

Posted by summerstar Z7VA (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 19, 07 at 16:29

There's a 6'- 8' ornamental grass that I see often, but don't know it's name. What's unique about it is that it's shape is totally different from most Miscanthus. It grows very upright and vase-like. In other words, the top 1/3 of this grass bends outward, so that it looks like a vase. I believe it's leaves are finer than the usual Miscanthus and it has a "wispyness" that is pretty. It's leaves move gently in a breeze.

It does not bend or fall over and doesn't seem to spread as wide as some of the Miscanthus types I'm familiar with. I can't recall the seed head color, but I believe it's silvery. I'd sure like to find the name for this one!

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RE: What's the name of this grass?

could it be a muhly grass? or one of the other native ornamental grasses? Sweet grass??? no clue.

RE: What's the name of this grass?

Not sure but maybe the link below will help.

- Brent

Here is a link that might be useful: Grass Comparison Matix

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