For nearly nonstop performance, strength and visual impact, few plants compare to ornamental grasses. Don't confuse ornamental grasses with the types of grass used for lawns, though. Ornamental grasses are meant to grow - not be cut or mown - and most aren't used as ground covers. Once you start landscaping with ornamental grasses you'll be amazed by how many varieties, sizes, shapes and colors are available. Consider using an ornamental grass in a container garden
, using the thriller, filler and spiller theory
Enjoy this picture gallery of popular ornamental grasses.