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

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In the Garden

Shade garden plants (Perennials) - Tiarella 'Crow's Feather, a Heuchera 'Purple Petticoat and a variegated Hosta

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17 Top Ornamental Grasses

Purple Fountain Grass ~ love!

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Graceful Grasses® 'Fireworks' Pennisetum

Fireworks Fountain Grass

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)

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

Elijah Blue Fescue (Front) 12" Zone 4. Needs dividing every few years. Feather Reed Grass (Behind) 60" Zone 3. Food for birds

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).

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Prairie Winds® 'Cheyenne Sky' - Red Switch Grass - Panicum virgatum

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

Love the lime and purple combo. Too bad Japanese Forest Grass (Zone 5) doesn't grow very well in my Zone 3 garden. It's alive and healthy, but has only grown to be about 8" in diameter...

Combination 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)

Minnesota Hardiness Zones Map (to help you decide which plants are best suited for your organic garden).

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Graceful Grasses® Vertigo® - Purple Fountain Grass - Pennisetum purpureum

Finally! A purple fountain grass that is perennial (comes back every year). ‘Vertigo’ grass from Proven Winners is even more striking than fountain grass. Reaching 2’ to 3’ tall by 2’ wide, ‘Vertigo’ is heat loving and long flowering.

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