Sun Perennial Grasses for Sale | Garden Goods Direct
Sun perennial grasses aren’t your normal lawn grasses. These tall perennials are meant to add verticality to your garden, with long leaves that sway in the wind and textured blooms that provide even more variation in your garden.
Types of Sun Perennial Grasses
Ornamental sun perennial grasses come in a broad variety, each cultivar sporting its own colors and growing patterns. Varieties we offer at Garden Goods Direct include:
- The silver Miscanthus varieties
- The wide-spreading Panicum switchgrasses
- The pink-flowering Muhly grass
- The hedge-like Carex grasses
- And more
To learn more about what makes each variety unique, browse through the selections.
Why Plant Sun Perennial Grasses?
You can find sun perennial grasses for nearly any climate — these grasses come in a broad variety to suit any growing area and require very little care to get them going. All these grasses need is a bit of cutting back in the early spring and continuous watering through drought periods to keep them coming back year after year.
On top of their utility, grasses are a great aesthetic addition to any garden for their texture and variety. Long, upstanding grasses look incredible in windier times of year, swaying and rustling in the breeze. When placed near other plants, their verticality makes them a great complement to hedges and low-growing perennials, giving plenty of variety and texture to your garden arrangement. They even work well by themselves, acting as excellent walkway borders.
Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Sun Perennial Grasses
Choosing a sun perennial grass begins with understanding your climate. Not all sun perennial grasses are suited to all climates, though there are varieties suited to nearly every zone on the map. Look around to find one that’s compatible with your local area. You may also want to find a variety that is drought-tolerant, deer-resistant or pest-resistant, depending on the needs of your local area.
Outside of these considerations, think about how you want to use your sun perennial grass — are you looking for a tall centerpiece like the pink muhlygrass, or something smaller and more hedge-like, like the Carex? Your preferences will largely contribute to the decision you make.
How to Care for Sun Perennial Grasses
Sun perennial grass care is very easy because of their hardiness — almost all types of ornamental grasses are drought-resistant and can handle relatively little soil moisture. It is best, however, to keep them healthy with regular watering and the occasional fertilization, starting from planting. Check the requirements of your variety to learn how to plant your perennial grass.
You should plant most perennial grasses in well-drained soil mixed with fertilizer and water them regularly through the first year. Once established, keep watering your grass as needed and watch out for pests and diseases. You may also consider adding mulch to the area to suppress weed growth and retain moisture.
Contact Garden Goods to Buy Sun Perennial Grasses Today
If you want to add verticality and texture to your garden, there’s no better plant than a sun perennial grass. Garden Goods Direct has some of the best specimens available, inspected individually to ensure quality every time. As America’s number one online garden center, we guarantee nothing less than the best.
Use our simple online ordering solution today to have your sun perennial grass delivered directly to your door!