Grass Garden

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:

EVERGREEN GRASSES:

Giant Feather Grass (Stipa gigantea)

Atlas Fescue (Festuca mairei)

Moor Grass (Sesleria autumnalis)

Calamagrostis foliosa

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’

Pennisetum macrourum

DECIDUOUS GRASSES

July

September

December

Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’)

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Bunny Tails Grass (Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Bunny Tails’)

Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)

Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’

Pennisetum orientale ‘Fairy Tails’

Pennisetum spathiolatum

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)

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