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.

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.

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

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Corner of Grasses

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hardy to zone 5! care requirements for Japanese Forest Grass. Likes shade.

Growing Forest Grass: Tips On Caring For Japanese Forest Grasses

Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but t...

Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but t...

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover--  I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.

Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover-- I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.

"So mandatory for house landscaping~ LOW TO NO maintenance PART SHADE- (Pennisetum setaceum) Purple fountain grass perennial hardiness zones 8 through 11, cannot tolerate cold temperatures and performs as an annual in cooler zones. The plant resists drought and grows quickly, making it ideal for placement in rock gardens and annual beds. Full sun and need well-drained, fertile soil. Cut purple fountain grass back during late winter or early spring"

"So mandatory for house landscaping~ LOW TO NO maintenance PART SHADE- (Pennisetum setaceum) Purple fountain grass perennial hardiness zones 8 through 11, cannot tolerate cold temperatures and performs as an annual in cooler zones. The plant resists drought and grows quickly, making it ideal for placement in rock gardens and annual beds. Full sun and need well-drained, fertile soil. Cut purple fountain grass back during late winter or early spring"

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