This week’s highlight is on 2 grasses that resemble bamboo, but are in fact true grasses. The first is Pogo Grass (Pogonatherum paniceum). This is a clumping grass with very delicate stalks forming an umbrella shape 2-3 feet tall. Pogon is greek for beard, which its fine dense appearance resembles. This grass can be used as a border to a garden, a stand alone specimen, or even in a decorative pot on a patio.
The second grass is Bamboo Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia dumosa). This grass is closely related to our native Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris). However, this much larger species is native to Arizona and California, and is bamboo like and can reach 4-6 feet in height. It has a very fine and delicate appearance, which makes it a very attractive stand alone specimen in the landscape.
Richard Lyons Nursery has both of these grasses in stock.