Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of different colors, textures and shapes have been pleasantly combined for a long season of interest, extending to winter!
Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures of Phoenix Arizona. It generally grows to a size of 4’ x 4’ and requires little watering. In the fall, Deer Grass produces tall slender flower spikes which create a stunning contrast to dense foliage.
If your dog has a well worn path along the fence, a landscaped border may help to change the pattern. Choose tough specimens like ornamental grasses and native shrubs. These plants may help divert your pup's activity, and will hold up to occasional leaps and bounds.
Maidengrass. One of the most common grasses, maidengrass is big, beautiful, and easy to grow. It offers narrow, arching foliage (many selections are variegated; look for them to add more color to your landscape) and silvery plumes that are enchanting when the light catches them just right. Name: Miscanthus sinensis Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 8 feet tall Zones: 4-9