The grass garden at Dawn Gardens has about 20 different varieties of ornamental grasses. It occupies about 1/4 acre and is irrigated about 4 times a year with rotor heads.
A ride past the grass garden in the golf cart.
Photos of some of the grasses in Dawn Gardens:
Giant Feather Grass (Stipa gigantea)
Atlas Fescue (Festuca mairei)
Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis)
Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’ Lomandra is actually not a grass; it is in the Lily family. It is native to Australia and is used for freeway planting because of its tolerance to slopes, poor soil and drought.
Lomandra ‘Lime Tuft’
Lomandra ‘Platnum Beauty’
Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’)
Bunny Tails Grass (Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Bunny Tails’)
Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)
Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’
Pennisetum orientale ‘Fairy Tails’
Love Grass (Eragrostis)
Peruvian Feather Grass (Stipa ‘Ichu’)
See post of Mar 8, 2019 The Story of Ichu.
Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima)
Little Bluestem (Schizachryrium scoparium ‘Las Vegas)
Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra)