With a nod to garden designer Piet Oudolf, we planted this 50-foot border of perennial grasses, mixed with rudbeckia and echinacea for extra color. If you want a dramatic, easy-care display of plants, its hard to beat ornamental grasses.
I keep seeing the most amazing photos of this type of hedge and I finally learned the name. Miscanthus produces showy copper colored flower plumes in September and brilliant fall gold foliage. This perennial is zone 5 hardy and is both deer resistant and drought proof once established. Make sure to shear back this hedge plant in the spring to about 12” from the ground. This helps to re-energize the plant for the coming season.