August plant of the moment
If you’d like a grass that lasts long into the winter months, the popular Pampas Grass is wonderful. The feathery plumes rise high into the air creating a brilliant focal point. Taller grasses such as the Pampus are delightful on a blustery day as they sway in the breeze. Golden Oats (Stipa gigantea) is also a beautiful tall grass and a real showstopper.
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- Generous groups of plants create better, and more dramatic, displays so think about planting clusters or drifts of grasses.
- Grasses grow well in pots, just make sure you choose a heavy pot and weight it down so it stands up to strong winds.
- The tops of some grasses will die over winter. Cut the dead away immediately; it’ll give the new shoots a better chance when the spring comes.
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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