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Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape.

This website is about growing and using ornamental grasses. The site is for anyone interested in grasses: commercial growers, gardeners, garden centers, and anyone who wants to know more about grasses. I welcome your thoughts, questions and comments.

Mary Hockenberry Meyer, Professor, University of Minnesota

This 2010 November and December, (winter for many of us), has been rough on grasses in the northern part of the US. Snow and ice have knocked them down to the ground and flattened even the large miscanthus. Here is a photo from last winter, showing the beauty of Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' in winter. The second photo is the same grass in the summer. Changes through the seasons are a wonderful feature of ornamental grasses.

Panicum 'Northwind', St. Paul, MN

Northwind in summer

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