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.