Ornamental Grasses for Minnesota

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Pamphlet
Abstract: 

Ornamental grasses offer homeowners, cabin owners, landscapers, and park managers an environmentally friendly alternative for grounds beautification. They can also be used to control soil erosion and in prairie re-establishment. This fact sheet reports the results of a 6-year study in which more than 80 ornamental grasses (including many native species) were tested for winter hardiness at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (just west of Minneapolis, in USDA Zone 4a). Lists the grasses that proved to be hardy by botanical and common names. Gives recommendations for culture and maintenance.

Author: 
M. H. Meyer, D. B. White, and H. Pellett
Topic Areas: 
Horticulture
Prairies
Botany
Target Audience: 
Adult
Consumers
Producer / Landowner
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

For detailed information and color photos of ornamental grasses, see "Ornamental Grasses for Cold Climates"

Pages/Length: 
2 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1995
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$ .50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636,
612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FS-6422-SEEK