Posted: 01/07/2014 at 08:26
Behind a Rogersia......so it's heavy soil there then? If so. It determines what grasses would do well there and those that won't.
Miscanrhus MornIng Light is a delight. Narrow, subtle green and white leaves with nice late summer flowers. Dainty looking but tough. Nice fountain shape.
Calamagrostis is a favourite of mine......flowerimg now and all summer long. Narrowish erect, upright wind resisting foliage and delightful purple/grey imflorescences. Check out a variety called overdam......variegated foliage (would post a picture but don't want to overpost)
Miscanthus Gold Bar is a newer vsriegated variety thaf I like very much. A more compact, sturdier and brighter version of Zebrinus.
For early summer flowers on tall plants go for Calamagrostis. For late and autumn flowers go for miscanthus
Yes, deschampsias are excellent.....clouds of billowing flowers all summer long but shorter plants.........about 3'
For a nice winter effect check out Arrhenantherum Bulbosum......have to check spelling on that .... This is a wonderful bright, white grass that shines in winter and spring. Looking good right now for me in the summer so is evergreen. For me it dies down a little in hot late summer but what a winter treat. Get uncinia rubrum, plum pudding heucheras for winter scene or geranium Black Beauty (fantastic black purple compacf foliage and brightest dark (true) blue flowers for summer