- Mar 22, 2017
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I love growing ornamental grasses......from the beautiful maroon red leaves of imperata red baron to the brilliant blue leaves of elymus magellanicus. The clsssiest of all grasses is hackonechloa .....fantastic in a container or in the ground. The golden oat grass, stipa gigantea, is absolutely majestic in summer....8' plus flowers tremble in the slightest breeze. Its smaller cousin, tennuissima, has billowing plumes all summer. Similar but with colours of purple, red, orange hues beautifully reflecting the sun. Miscanthus for late summer and winter structure and calamagrostis for tall purple grey flowers from mid summer......hey! Have I said enough to whet your appetites for growing grasses? Or, do you grow them and how do you place them in your gardens folks? Hoping this year my pink muhly grass will flower here in the UK......those of you growing this in hotter climes can grow this superbly I think. Any pictures?