Ornamental grasses that thrive in full-sun conditions include big bluestem, bluejoint grass, side oats grama and blue grama. Full-sun conditions are locations where the grass gets more than eight hours of direct sunlight daily.
Big bluestem grows 40 to 80 inches high and has blue-green foliage. It blooms from August to September. Bluejoint grass grows 36 to 60 inches tall and has dark to blue-green foliage. It blooms from June to July. Sideoats grama grows 24 to 40 inches high and has light green foliage. It blooms in June. Blue grama grows 12 to 16 inches tall and has gray-green foliage. It blooms from June to August.