Best 5 Ornamental Grasses for Texas Landscapes

Ornamental grass adds variety to your landscape

You need plants that can stand up to your weather conditions and also make an impression. One type of plant that fits the bill is ornamental grass. This foliage option will give your landscape texture, color and lively movement. Plus, if you choose ornamental grasses that are native or adaptive to Texas, you can make your property more efficient (saving you money on utilities).
Not all grasses are created equal, though, so choose ones that are noninvasive and will benefit your landscape.

Here are the best 5  ornamental grasses to plant in your Texas landscape.

Mexican Feather Grass

mexican-feathergrass-ornamental-grassGet some good movement in the wind with Mexican feather grass. It has graceful leaves and flower heads that can bring your landscape to life.
This grass forms clumps that are 12 to 24 inches tall and wide, and it requires full sun.
One downside with this grass, however, is that it reseeds, so it might end up in places you don’t want.

Dwarf Hameln Grass

Dwarf-Hamlen-Grass2With fluffy, buff-colored plumes, dwarf Hameln grass is a great backdrop plant.
It turns golden-russet during the fall, and the grass grows 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. Dwarf Hameln grass thrives in full-sun areas and only requires occasional watering.

Blonde Ambition Grass

blonde-ambitionAdd cool-season interest to your property with blonde ambition grass, which has blonde seed heads that last through winter.
This variety has blue-green foliage, flowers and stems and tolerates a variety of soil types. It needs partial- to full-sun conditions and reaches 3 feet tall and wide.

Purple Fountain Grass

purple-fountian-grass-ornamental-grassWe love this variety so much we planted it at our office, hence Purple fountain grass provides good color with maroon blades and red flower spikes.  It does best in full-sun areas, and it is drought tolerant.
This grass grows 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide.

Big Muhly

Big-Muhly-ornamental-grassWith feather like blooms in fall, the Big Muhly is a good option for any region in Texas. The grass requires full-sun conditions, and it’s best to install it in early spring or fall. It grows 3 to 4 feet high with a 3- to 4-foot spread.

Add one or all these grasses will keep you landscaping looking good. To recap we have the best 5 ornamental grasses for Texas, but that is just our humble opinion. 
  1. Mexican Feather Grass
  2. Dwarf Hameln Grass
  3. Blonde Ambition Grass
  4. Purple Fountain Grass
  5. Big Muhly
For a more efficient landscape you need ornamental grasses that are dependable and durable. These five options are up for the challenge. For more home landscape ideas click here:
Let JCs Landscaping ensure your grasses and everything else on your landscape thrive and are well maintained.
Call us at 972-571-7899, or schedule a free consultation online.

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