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Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') * I love ornamental grasses

Karl Foerster Reed Grass Calamagrostis x acutiflora "Karl Foerster" Height: 3- 5 feet Spread: 32 inches Sunlight: full sun partial shade Hardiness Zone: 3 Other Names: Feather Reed Grass; blooms in early June

Aesclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed and grasses, Nasella tenuissima and Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' weaving through the sunsteps by the ruin at Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Mexican Feather Grass 12-18" Zone 6. Borderline hardy in zone 5 but always self seeds if flowers are not cut off.

Calamagrostis 'Karl Forester' a fabulous ornamental grass!

Finally found a red grass hardy to zone 4 - 'Cheyenne Sky' red switch grass.

This lacy combo of wonderful textures designed by Mindy Arbo is composed of 'Filigree' Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Filigree', USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9), variegated Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', Zones 5-9), and lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis, Zones 4-8).

Great mixed container 1. Daphne (Daphne houtteana, USDA Zones 6-9)2. Hebe (Hebe anomala Nana Purpurea, USDA Zones 7-10)3. Sizzling Pink fringe flower (Loropetalum chinense Sizzling Pink, USDA Zones 7-9)4. Big Red hens & chicks (Sempervivum Big Red, USDA Zone 4)5. Fuldaglut stonecrop (Sedum spurium Fuldaglut, USDA Zones 4-8)6. Green Spice coral bells (Heuchera Green Spice, USDA Zones 3-8)7. Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra, USDA Zones 5-9)

Blue Grama Grass. The texture of this grass is very fine. Easy to establish, cold hardy, pest and disease free, tolerant of poor soil. The seed is borne in flags that curl back gracefully when dry. Down to zone 3

Clematis Crystal Fountain - early summer to early fall; full sun to mostly sunny (Zones 4-10; northern IN is in zone 5 according to this site).

10 combinations for shade...1. ‘Aureola’ Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’, Zones 5-9) 2. Fairy bells (Disporum flavens, Zones 4-9) 3. ‘Great Expectations’ hosta (Hosta ‘Great Expectations’, Zones 3-9)

Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Stricta') zones 4-9