Irrigation effects on growth and visual quality of three ornamental grass species
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Ornamental grasses have become ubiquitous in the landscape and are popular with consumers and industry professionals because of their favorable low-input cultural characteristics. These characteristics include low water and nutrient requirements, decreased maintenance, fast growth and few disease and insect problems. A study conducted at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) examined the effects of four irrigation levels (0, 25, 50 and 100% of potential evapotranspiration (ET)) on growth and visual quality of three species of ornamental grasses (Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch' (Rotstrahlbusch ...