What Are Some Dwarf Ornamental Grasses?

What Are Some Dwarf Ornamental Grasses?

Some dwarf ornamental grasses include dwarf fountain grass, Mexican feather grass and Japanese forest grass. These grasses are considered dwarf plants since they only reach a few feet tall when fully grown.

Dwarf fountain grass is sometimes known as “little bunny,” since the grass grows to look like a fluffy rabbit tail. The flowers on the grasses are white and green, growing in the summer and fall. The foliage turns to a reddish-gold shade in the fall. This type of grass is good for zones 5 through 9 and is a drought-tolerant grass. Mexican feather grass is best when grown on a hill or slope. It has bright green leaves and lighter green flowers. In the fall season, the flowers turn to a golden brown color.

Japanese forest grass is another golden grass that is on the short side, only growing to about a foot tall. It needs good draining and partial shade.