This comprehensive reference emphasizes the ornamental value and versatility of a wide variety of grass species and grasslike plants. It provides scientists, nursery managers, horticulturists, and gardening enthusiasts with practical information on the adaptation, habitat, appearance, cold
hardiness, cultivation, and uses of hundreds of species and cultivars of temperate and tropical origin. The volume is divided into four chapters which include broad categories of ornamental grasses including bamboo, grasslike plants, and rushes and sedges. The chapters present variability in form, size, color, texture, growth and flowering habit, and adaptation among selected species. The remainder of each chapter is devoted to plant descriptions of individual species including Latin name,
synonym, common name, habitat, plant hardiness, and cultural practices and utilization.