Miscanthus Miscanthus (sometimes called maiden grass) is among the easiest to grow. We love the types that have silver-variegated foliage -- it creates a more delicate appearance in the landscape. Plant Name: Miscanthus sinensis Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide Grow it with: Purple-leaf ninebark (another four-season plant) for a stunning contrast in shapes, colors, and textures all year long.
Coleus 'Apocalypse' (medium 12"-18"; upright) Deeply-scalloped deep purple leaves are rimmed with a highly contrasting bright green. The leaves have a rich, velvety appearance. Very striking! Sun tolerant.