August plant of the moment
- Grasses work very well in pots, where you can provide the conditions they like best. Choose a well-draining compost for warm season grasses. Position the pot in full sun and water regularly as the pots can easily dry out.
- If you have deciduous grasses, cut them back to a couple of inches above the ground in late winter or early spring, just before their new growth starts. For evergreen grasses, just comb through the foliage with your hands to remove any dead leaves.
There are lots of plants that work well with your ornamental grasses and the following are particularly successful:
- Bergamot (Monarda didyma)
- Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’)
- Cirsium rivulare ‘Atropurpureum’
- Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
- Gaura lindheimeri
- Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’
- Herb Fennel
- Ice Plant (Sedum spectabile and other varieties)
- Liatris spicata
- Macedonian Scabious (Knautia macedonica)
- Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’
- Turkish Sage (Phlomis russeliana)
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