'Karl Foerster' - Feather Reed Grass(Calamagrostis x acutiflora ) 4-5' x 24" wide. *2001 Perennial Plant of the Year.* Drought tolerant and tolerating a wide range of garden soils. It has a wonderful upright growth habit, making it very useful to place behind perennials with a spreading or rounded shape. The feathery plumes emerge in early summer and ripen to handsome wheat-colored seed heads by fall. Combine w/ Russian Sage. In groups of three or five for best effect. Zones 5-9.
Dodecatheon meadia Giroselle. The giroselle of Virginia (Dodecatheon meadia or Dodecatheon pauciflorum) is a hardy perennial plant whose flower is renowned for its beauty. This plant reaches 40 cm high and 25 cm in diameter. Its toothed, 10-25 cm long oval leaves are pale green in the medium. Flowering from March to may, umbels consisting of approximately 15 flowers pink-magenta, 1 to 2 cm long, on vigorous stems. Origin: southwest of the United States.