Best Ornamental Grasses for Midwest Gardens
Often called hardy pampas grass, this massive, fast-growing perennial commands attention when in flower in late summer because of its great height. It is a wonderful grass to add drama in the landscape or to hide an unsightly view. Just be sure to plant it where it can take center stage--not much else will stand up to this tower of beauty.
Size: to 12 feet tall, 3-6 feet wide
Conditions: full sun; well-drained, lean soil; little water
Best for: great height