Japanese Forest Grass: This low-growing, mounding plant has bright yellow, green-striped leaves, making them perfect for brightening shady spots in gardens. From late summer to midautumn, it bears needlelike, pale green spikelets. Size: 14 inches tall, 16 inches wide Conditions: partial shade and well-drained soil Zones: 5-9 Best for: adding bright color to shade gardens
2009: Japanese Forestgrass
Here's the perfect plant to brighten shady spots in your yard. Japanese forestgrass bears screamingly chartreuse foliage in a gracefully arching mound that looks good from spring to fall.
Name: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Size: To 14 inches tall and 16 inches wide
Plant it with: Red astilbe, golden corydalis, purple-leaf bugbane, or gold-leaf hosta
Elijah Blue.This decorative ornamental grass is a favorite for edging and rock gardens. It's blue color and compact size will add accent to your landscape and gardens throughout the summer. Reaching only 10" high at maturity and 1' wide, Elijah Blue is often used as a ground cover. Does best when planted in a dry soil with good drainage and a sunny to light shade area. Shipped in pots. Shipped in spring only. Zones 4-8.
Dwarf Chinese Fountain Grass Seed heads appear July through September, open greenish-white, and turn a creamy tan. Considered deer resistant and drought tolerant once established. Will tolerate wind and salt spray. ZONES: 4-9 EXPOSURE: full sun, part shade HEIGHT: 20 - 30" SPREAD: 18 - 30" BLOOM TIME: mid-summer to late summer FLOWER COLOR: pinkish white SOIL/WATER REQUIREMENTS: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; well-drained soil
One of the best and most versatile evergreen grasses, this will thrive in sun or shade, and glows shades of copper, gold and bronze in the autumn, hence its common name, Pheasant’s Tail Grass. It has a soft, arching habit, so plant it among shrubs for textural contrast, or in a mixed or herbaceous border.