10 Grasses for Prairie-Style Gardens
From upright and airy to short and mounding, these grasses form the backbone of a prairie garden
Native grasses make up the biggest plant component of true prairies. Cool-season grasses grow in spring and fall, while warm-season grasses wait for summer's heat before they begin growing. Grasses unfailingly appreciate sun, but some tolerate shade. These garden backbones are tough, and the native ones offer shelter to pollinators, but for a tidier look, cut them back in late winter. Here, 10 grasses that make great neighbors in the prairie- or meadow-style garden.