Ornamental Grasses in Greenhouse Grower

Greenhouse Grower Magazine recently published an article on grasses for containers and the landscape. Hoffman Nursery Manager, Scott Epps, was asked for his thoughts on outstanding grasses.

Scott’s contribution appears in a section on growing grasses in combo containers:

Hoffman Nursery Manager, Scott EppsOne common issue with combination containers is timing. Scott Epps of Hoffman Nursery says warm season grasses can be slow to get going in early spring, especially if it is cool. Fast-growing annuals can overtake the grasses before they have a chance to take off. Epps advises planting a larger grass, using a smaller annual plug or delaying planting by a couple of weeks.

For containers, Epps recommends two cool season grasses for their small size and great color. Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’ and Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. bulbosum ‘Variegatum’. Additionally, try Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ for exceptional performance in low-water conditions.

The story includes recommendations from a number of growers, and it’s great to see grasses (and sedges) getting attention. Read the full article.

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