Easy to grow grass plants
Our collection of the best easy to grow grass plants for beginner gardeners. Whispy grasses are perfect for bringing a sense of calm and tranquillity to gardeners of all sizes – the sound and appearance of their foliage gently rustling in the wind naturally creates a serene, relaxing atmosphere. Alternatively, architectural grasses like cordyline, phormiums and yucca are well suited to adding shape and structure in the border or making a statement in containers, either on the patio or either side of a doorway or entrance. Grasses also act as an interesting contrast to other plants and can be used effectively in the sensory garden or to soften areas of hard landscaping. Ornamental grasses combine well with flowering perennials or broad-petalled flowering shrubs to create a subtle or explosive splash of colour. For dramatic arching leaves and fluffy flower plumes consider Miscanthus plants, or for a splash of colourful variegation consider Carex Evergold or the ever popular Zebra grass. Phormium plants work well in containers and Yuccas make excellent centre-pieces. Alternatively for the largest of the feathery grasses, look no further than Stipa Gigantea. You may find our guide to ornamental grasses useful and for bamboo, visit our separate section on bamboo plants.