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Ornamental grass update

Breaking ornamental grass news in my garden:

Pennisetum ‘Desert Plains’ just started blooming after only having been planted this spring:



Panicum ‘Ruby Ribbons’ with fantastic color even though it has been a struggle to get this one established:  panicum

Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ a color-palooza right now: andro

Helictotrichon ‘Sapphire’ (Blue Oat Grass) also with phenomenal color when exposed by the sun:

little bluestem

The stately blooms on Molinia ‘Skyracer’ (Tall Moor Grass) continue to put on a show for weeks now:


The blooms of Panicum (Switch Grass) intertwined with Lobelia vedrariensis: lobelia

And if they haven’t proven their worth enough, ornamental grasses even provide support for taller blooming perennials, like this Helenium (Sneezeweed) supported by Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’: sneezeweed