Tag Archives: ornamental grasses

New Ornamental Grass Introductions

Carex oshimensis ‘EVERCOLOR Everlime’ – A beautiful weeping sedge which is reliably evergreen in coastal British Columbia. It features arching broad blades of dark green with crisp lime marginal variegation. This sport of Carex ‘Evergold’ is clumping and looks great when used in … Continue reading

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Ornamental Grasses V

Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ (syn. ‘Casca11’) – A relatively new introduction with intense powdery-blue evergreen foliage throughout the year. It bears tan flower spikes in early summer which can be trimmed backed afterwards. This clumping grass looks great when mass … Continue reading

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An Ornamental Grass Sampler III

Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea ‘Moorflamme’ – Much like Mexican Feather Grass, the reason you want ‘Moorflamme’ in your garden is for that sense of movement that the wiry stems bring with even the slightest breeze. It is clump-forming and bears … Continue reading

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Grass-Like Evergreen Perennials

Phormium tenax ‘Tiny Tiger’ – A dwarf or mini New Zealand Flax with greyish-green strap-like leaves edged in creamy-white. ‘Tiny Tiger’ is a great choice as an accent in smaller containers or for planting around dwarf conifers in the rock … Continue reading

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An Ornamental Grass Sampler II

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Super Stripe’ – A compact Japanese Silver Grass with tightly-packed horizontal gold foliage bands that gleam in the sun. It bears coppery plumes on 7′ high flower scapes and blooms earlier than other Miscanthus sinensis. ‘Super Stripe’ has … Continue reading

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Ornamental Grass Companions

Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ – With a name that translates as ‘gold storm’, you know you can expect a flurry of thin-petaled golden yellow daisies contrasted by dark brown cones. These are borne July to October and work well with Pennisetum … Continue reading

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An Ornamental Grass Sampler

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Stardust’ – A compact Japanese Silver Grass similar in scale to ‘Adagio’ and ‘Yaku Jima’ but with contrasting gold bands (showier than ‘Little Zebra’) throughout the green foliage. It bears burgundy-red plumes starting in September and is a … Continue reading

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