Decorative Grass - Need Recomendations

Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:53 am

Son has a large, year round wet area. This area is on the side of a slope (hill). Property size is 4/10 acre and is in a small rural town.

Need recommendations for a decorative grass that will grow in wet - damp areas and be next to maintenance free. Grass height - perhaps no more than 3 or 4 feet tall.

Grass has to be safe - no sharp leaves, non toxic, etc., - neighborhood kids .

Re: Decorative Grass - Need Recomendations

Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:48 am

that is a hard find most of the grasses go between 6 and 10 foot tall when mature in the fall. all of them will need to be cut in the fall and regrow in the spring

Re: Decorative Grass - Need Recomendations

Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:00 pm

Eugene,

Here is some information to help:
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07232.html

http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/pbfiles/pb1626.pdf

Look toward the end of each of these publications for a chart of the characteristics for the varities of the grasses.

Bill

Re: Decorative Grass - Need Recomendations

Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:39 pm

Thanks guys. More recommendations wanted.

Re: Decorative Grass - Need Recomendations

Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:31 pm

Gets a little taller than 4 feet, but he might try bamboo. :D A cousin put it out in a wet spot at her place, and it is trying to take everything.