Deer resistant Red Head Fountain Grass offers wonderful TEXTURE in the landscape! Its upright green foliage and bottle-brush ROSE colored plumes will brighten any garden. Plant in full sun. BONUS: wonderful winter interest, too! Height: 24-36″/Width: 18-24″ Hardiness zone: 5a-9b ✿ May all your gardens grow!
'Red Head' Fountain Grass - Pennisetum alopecuroides
Miscanthus is one of the most prized of ornamental grasses, and one particular cultivar, 'Morning Light', sums up much of its appeal: This grass is stunning when backlit by the sun, either rising or setting. Statuesque miscanthus makes dense clumps of arching grassy foliage in an assortment of widths, decoration, and fineness, according to variety. Erect, dramatic plumes of flower spikelets rise among the leaves or well above them and last beautifully through the winter. Site miscanthus wi...
Top Plants that Thrive in Clay Miscanthus Miscanthus bears silvery seed heads that seem to glow in the late-summer and autumn sunshine. This ornamental grass grows nearly anywhere, from soggy soil to sun-baked clay. It can drop a lot of seedlings, so deadhead the plumes as they mature to keep it from becoming weedy in your garden. Name: Miscanthus selections Zones: 4-9
Japanese Silver Grass
Cordgrass, Cordgrass An underutilized selection, cordgrass is a spreading prairie grass that thrives in moist or wet soils. As such, it's a good choice for growing along the side of a pond or stream. Name: Spartina pectinata Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist soil Size: To 7 feet tall Zones: 4-7 Plant This Grass Because: It doesn't mind moist, or even wet, soils.
Purple Millet - annual This incredibly tough annual grass offers fantastic burgundy foliage and rich purple foliage that look like fuzzy cattails. The plants are beautiful and attract birds. Name: Pennisetum glaucum Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall Zones: Annual Plant This Grass Because: It has rich purple foliage.
Maidengrass. One of the most common grasses, maidengrass is big, beautiful, and easy to grow. It offers narrow, arching foliage (many selections are variegated; look for them to add more color to your landscape) and silvery plumes that are enchanting when the light catches them just right. Name: Miscanthus sinensis Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 8 feet tall Zones: 4-9
Ravennagrass massive, fast-growing perennial, ravennagrass sends up towering, silvery plumes that can top 10 feet. It makes a strong statement in the autumn landscape. Name: Saccharum ravennae Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 12 feet tall Zones: 6-9 Plant This Grass Because: It's tall and has beautiful plumes.
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