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For the backyard Who wants a solid fence next to an entry door or a bedroom window? This soft, elegant solution is far preferable. A trio of Ali Baba–scale pots, each planted with a stunning ornamental grass, creates a kinder, gentler barrier with style.
Lemon grass is a natural mosquito repellent and grows quite tall. Plant some in deep planters and place on the patio or where you will have people sitting, and you will also have a privacy hedge with the height the grass grows. The scent is very appealing, not like sprays contains deet! It us a perennial grass so you won't have to worry about planting it again!!.
GOOD TO KNOW...Repel mosquitoes with container plants - Here is a helpful list of container plants that repel mosquitoes naturally!
2001: 'Karl Foerster' Feather Reedgrass Fantastic grass for the garden, tends NOT to be invasive as so many other grasses can be.
Use ornamental grasses to add height and texture to any planting. Here, purple fountaingrass adds extra color, too. This planting grows best in partial shade. A. Purple fountaingrass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') -- 2 B. Coleus (Solenostemon 'Sun Velvet Red') -- 3 C. Plectranthus 'Variegatus' -- 2 D. Impatiens 'Dazzler Pink' -- 2 E. Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) -- 2