Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens is unique since it is one of the few black leaved ornamental grasses in the world. Black Mondo Grass is stunning when planted in mass or as an accent plant in the flower garden. Black Mondo Grass is a slow spreader and will eventually form a beautiful glossy black mat.
Japanese Forestgrass - shade One of our favorite low-growing species, this gorgeous plant offers a perfect mounding habit. Variegated selections (such as 'Aureola' or 'All Gold') bear brightly colored foliage that light up shady corners. Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Growing Conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 5-9 Plant This Grass Because: It adds bright color to shade gardens.
10 plants you can't kill image 10. Star Jasmine The versaitility of Star Jasmine makes it an unkillable winner – ground cover, climber, spreading bush or indoor plant. The fragrant flowers appear in summer. They’re not fussy about soil type or aspect – doing well in sun or shade.
Blue Fescue. Use blue fescue in large quantities to create big impact in the landscape. Its a great edging plant and its mounding habit is great for creating contrast with taller, more upright grasses. No matter how you employ it in your landscape, blue fescue features silvery-blue foliage that looks good from spring to fall.
Wilma Goldcrest Monterey Cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) is a beautiful container plant that is evergreen and smells like lemon when you touch its foliage. Also nice in the landscape in a protected spot.