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2001: 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reedgrass Fantastic grass for the garden, tends NOT to be invasive as so many other grasses can be.
Zebragrass -- We love zebragrass because of its bold colour: Each leaf blade features a series of bright yellow bands. The plant really stands out in the landscape! Zebragrass also has a nice upright habit that looks great in the perennial border
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
Snow-in-Summer-zones 3-7 -Billowing mounds of crystalline white flowers float over snow-in-summer's silvery foliage. It makes a delightful accent to a stone wall, patio, or garden border. Snow-in-summer is able to handle a range of soil types as well
Amsonia A tough, but sadly underused perennial, amsonia produces clusters of sky-blue flowers in late spring. It's not just a one-season wonder, though. In autumn, its foliage turns brilliant shades of gold -- enough to rival many of the trees when they put on their fall finery. Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall I want some of this for the front yard!
Purple Fountaingrass A favorite of gardeners everywhere because of its burgundy-red foliage all season long, this tender perennial is often used in container gardens. Name: Pennisetum setaceum 'Purpureum' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 9-10 (grown as an annual in cooler climates) Plant This Grass Because: It offers rich, deep purple color.
Sweet Autumn Clematis. Zones 4-9. Fast growing- up to 30 ft in a few months (tall and wide). Blooms late summer-early fall. Tolerates most soil and sun conditions.
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.