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Ornamental Grasses Garden Plan

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Gardeners love ornamental grasses because they provide months and months of beauty and structure and require very little attention.

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A bed filled strictly with ornamental grasses does have some visual appeal. But throw some attractive companions into the mix, and your ornamental grasses really start to shine. That’s because differences in habit, texture, and color make for a more interesting garden design. Anchored by stalwarts such as eulalia grass, feather reed grass, and zebra grass, this bed is already solidly in the low-maintenance camp. And hardworking companions such as salvia and sedum fit right in as well.

A) Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’, Zones 5–9

B) Feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’), Zones 5–9

C) Zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’), Zones 5–9

D) ‘May Night’ salvia (Salvia x sylvestris), Zones 5–9

E) ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum (Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’), Zones 3–10

F) Miscanthus sinensis ‘Hameln’), Zones 5–9

G) Goldenrod (Solidago sphacelata ‘Golden Fleece’), Zones 5–9

H) Mums (Chrysanthemum), Zones 5–7 or annual

I) Blue fescue (Festuca glauca), Zones 4–8

J) White-flowered sedum (Sedum erythrostictum), Zones 6–9

K) New England aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’), Zones 4–8

L) Strawflower (Bracteantha bracteata), Zones 10–11 or annual

M) Lambs’ ears (Stachys byzantina), Zones 4–8