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Ornamental Grasses & Bamboo Plants

black mondo grass flowers reed canary grass Gold-striped hakone grass

• Ornamental grasses, sedges, reeds and other grass-like plants with strap-shaped foliage. Not NZ native.

• Bamboo plants, defined as plants with grass-like leaves and long-lived stems, usually hollow. Not NZ native.

 

 

 

Anigozanthus 'Bush Moon'
kangaroo paw cultivar from Australia.
Arundinaria viridistriata, synonym: Pleioblastus auricoma - golden pygmy bamboo, dwarf greenstripe / golden-striped dwarf bamboo.
Carex conica 'Snowline'CLOSER FOLIAGE
synonym 'Marginata' - variegated sedge from Japan.
Carex glauca
blue sedge from Europe, Africa.
Carex morrowii 'Evergold'FOLIAGE CLOSE-UP IMAGE
evergreen bright sedge grass from Japan.
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Gold and green ornamental grass from Japan.
Dianella tasmanica
Tasman flax lily from Tasmania, Australia.
Dierama igneum
Fairy wand flower or angel's fishing rod, from grasslands of South Africa. Smaller stature than D. pulcherrimum (below).
Dierama pulcherrimum
Fairy wand flower or Angel's fishing rod ornamental grass.
Elegia capensisFOUNTAIN RUSH DRIED FLOWER HEAD
Broom reed or fountain rush from South Africa.
Elegia cuspidata
African thatching rush from South Africa.
Elegia grandispicata AFRICAN RUSH DRIED SEEDS
African thatching rush from South Africa
Festuca ovina var glauca
Sheep's fescue or blue fescue from northern temperate zones.
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'GOLDEN HAKONE GRASS AS AN EDGING PLANT
Gold-striped hakone grass or Japanese forest grass.
Helictotrichon sempervirensPICTURE OF ORNAMENTAL OAT GRASS LEAVES
Ornamental blue oat grass from SE Europe.
Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'JAPANESE BLOOD GRASS GROUP PLANTING
JAPANESE BLOOD GRASS LEAVES
LIGHT SHINING THROUGH LEAVES
Japanese blood grass or Japanese cogon grass.
Synonym: Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Milium effusum 'Aureum'PICTURE OF ORNAMENTAL GRASS UNDER TREES
Golden millet grass. This type of ornamental grass looks great growing in shade under trees.
Ophiopogon planiscarpus
Mondo grass. Ornamental grass from Japan often used as ground cover.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'BLACK MONDO GRASS BERRIES
BLACK DRAGON MONDO GRASS PICTURE OF ORNAMENTAL MONDO GRASS
Black mondo grass. This striking black grass is also known as Ophiopogon 'Black Dragon' , 'Ebony Knight' or 'Arabicus'.
Phalaris arundinacea 'Variegatum'RIBBON GRASS LEAVES
Ribbon grass or reed canary grass. Similar to the cultivar 'Picta'.
Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Dwarf fern bamboo or pygmy bamboo. Synonym Arundinaria pygmaeus.
Rhodocoma gigantea
A soft reed grass from South Africa.
Thamnochortus cinereus
A thatching reed grass from South Africa.
Yucca filamentosa
Needle palm or Adam's needle from eastern USA.
Yucca gloriosa
Palm lily, Candle Yucca or Roman candle from USA.
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