Monday, October 6, 2008

High season of grasses

The first one is the Miscanthus sinensis 'Neue Hybriden', already mentioned in the post of August 8. It has already began to turn in green. By the end of the autumn the complete plant will assume a warm yellow color.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Neue Hybriden'The Pennisetum - Persicaria (Polygonum) couple, also mentioned in the post of August 8, is just as beautiful as it was then.

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'.The Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten', also mentioned there, assumes particularly beautiful colors. (For some other Miscanthus sports see the Bluestem Nurserey.)

Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'In September starts to bloom the Stipa brachytricha as well – in my opinion one of the most attractive grasses.

Calamagrostis brancyticaAnd finally a composition of some smaller grasses. (The one with the red leaves is a Carex flagellifera, the small green one an Eragrostis spectabilis, while the long one a Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'.)

Carex flagellifera, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster', Eragrostis spectabilisWith the exception of Carex, all of them can be also planted in relatively dry part-shadow.

2 comments:

heirloomgardener said...

Beautiful. I added you to my "follow" list.

Hortus Carmeli said...

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Thank you for your visit and message, I was happy of it! - Kata