Bushy bluestem


Blue grama


Texas sedge


Inland sea oats


Gulf muhly


Big muhly


Seep muhly


Indian grass


This collection of native grasses provide diversity to many planted conditions in the landscape, including shady areas, sunny spots, along the creekside, in a sweeping concentration or as textural punctuation in a planted buffer.

These grasses tend to form clumps or mounds of medium-height to tall grasses that stand out among other herbaceous forbs.

Although not suitable for sporty activities, like a zoysia-based lawn would be, some low-growing species from the short-grass prairie regions of Texas, like buffalo grass, blue grama + curley mesquite, can be useful in a full-sun prairie patch.  If conditions are right, this is a great way to have a lawn-like appearance without an excessive irrigation or service mandate.


Steve Shelton, MLA