Ornamental Grasses Photo Gallery Page 6

grass,dwarf fountain,pennisetum alopecuroides 'hameln'1.jpg (125378 bytes)    Dwarf fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln') is a warm season, clump forming, fine-textured grass with arching green foliage. It flowers in July through September. This grass prefers moist, well-drained soil of any kind and will tolerate full sun to light shade. 'Hameln' is the oldest cultivar of Pennisetum alopecuroides and blooms the earliest.
grass,feesey's ribbon,phalaris arundinaecea  (103984 bytes) Feesey's ribbon grass (Phalaris arundinaecea) is a variegated cool season grass that has white leaves striped with green. It   is less aggressive than other ribbon grasses and can be used to brighten up dark areas. The flowers are more white than green and are present June through August. This grass will tolerate soils that are moist to dry and full sun to light shade.
grass,gaura lindheimeri, apple blossom  (127896 bytes) Apple blossom grass (Gaura lindheimeri) is a native perennial that grows 18-24 inches and has white to rose flowers that bloom on upright stems from mid-summer through fall. It will tolerate full sun to partial shade and prefers alkaline soil. Gaura is drought tolerant once established and makes an excellent xeriscape plant.
grass,japanese blood,imperta cylindrica rubra  (137376 bytes) Japanese blood grass (Imperta cylindrica rubrae) is a native of the far east with deep-red leaves. It grows to about 1 to 1 feet tall. A good grass for the container garden, blood grass will also slowly fill in a area to create an eye-catching massed planting.
Flame grass (Miscanthus sinensis purpurescens) (124098 bytes) Flame grass (Miscanthus sinensis purpurescens) (144999 bytes)  

Flame grass (Miscanthus sinensis purpurescens) is a warm season, clump forming, small and compact ornamental grass. It has reddish-green foliage, bronze flowers that can be seen from August until frost, and becomes brilliant red-orange in fall. A good companion plant for Aster, Rudbeckia, Sedum, or Yucca. This grass will tolerate full sun or bright shade and prefers fertile soil. When grown in hot, dry conditions, it will need ample water.


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