Ornamental grass trials

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This paper summarizes ornamental grass trials across the world that have resulted in 72 award winning grasses. The University of Minnesota ornamental grass collection has been used to trial ornamental grasses for cold hardiness, propagation and invasiveness. The conclusion from a survey of nurserymen and landscapers shows that ornamental grasses are of interest to them but greater education for gardeners on their use is needed. Awards given after trial can be used for educating gardeners but they need to be accompanied by appropriate information and marketing plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationI International Trials Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment of Ornamental Plants
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789066052376
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Cultivar evaluation
  • Landscape grasses
  • Online survey


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