Posted: 03/07/2013 at 23:53
Hiya dove. Buchanii is lovely....I pull out the seed stalks, easy to do.
Everyones got it right....site gigantea so sun sets behind it. It does t have to go at the back of the border....middle is better I think as its a sort of "transparent" grass....vkz., thin long stems that enable plants behind to be seen.
Reb, Karl Foerster is relatively narrow and erect. My clumps are 3 or 4 feet across....I split every 4 years or so....at a height of 6 to 8 feet. Overdam is a variegated form with same flowers slightly less vigorous. Yes, it would make a good screen spaced 2 or 3 feet apart. Miscanthus variegatus and zebrinus too. Calamagrostis flower now; miscanthus in August
Paula, glad you like hordeum jupartum.....I enjoy it for those same reasons.